# Entry Requirements for 100-level Mathematics and Statistics Courses

## Entry levels

At present there are three levels of entry to Mathematics and Statistics courses at Victoria University. For further advice on entry to Mathematics or Statistics courses, contact the

School Office.

### Advanced and gifted students

Advanced and gifted students may be granted direct entry to 200-level courses. This
applies to very few students. Entry is at the discretion of the appropriate programme
director.

### Well prepared calculus students

Well prepared calculus students may enroll directly to

MATH 142 (Calculus 1B). To do
this you will need at least 18 credits of NCEA Level-3 Calculus or its equivalent,
preferably with some at Merit or Excellence. Otherwise

MATH 141 (Calculus 1A) is
required for entry into

MATH 142.

### Reasonably well prepared students

Reasonably well prepared students who have gained 16 NCEA Level-3 mathematics
credits are given direct entry to

MATH 141 (Calculus 1A),

MATH 151 (Algebra),

MATH 161 (Discrete Mathematics and Logic), and

STAT 131 (Probability and Decision
Modelling), with the proviso that for entry into

STAT 131), at least 12 of your credits
should be from the Calculus domain.

### Less well prepared students

Less well prepared students are given entry to

MATH 132 (Introduction to
Mathematical Thinking) and

STAT 193 (Statistics for Natural and Social Sciences). A
pass in

MATH 132 gives entry into

MATH 141,

MATH 151,

MATH 161 and

STAT 131.

Note that, although less well prepared students are given entry to

STAT 193 and

MATH 132, if your background is extremely weak then a lot of work may be required.
Support is given to assist students prepared to put in this work.

Note also that

MATH 103 and

MATH 104 will be offered for the last time in the
summer trimester 2008-2009. A pass in

MATH 103 gives entry into

STAT 131 and

MATH 141, a B pass or higher in

MATH 103 gives entry to

MATH 142, and a pass in

MATH 104 gives entry into

MATH 151 and

MATH 161.