MATH353-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Computational Mathematics and Applications

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course looks at a variety of methods for solving important computational problems that arise in science, engineering and commerce. In addition to applications, we will look at the methods' basic theoretical properties (stability, accuracy, computational complexity, convergence). During the course, you will learn about the performance of the methods through examples and counterexamples that highlight their pros and cons.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain understanding of the principles and applications of numerical methods.
  • To be able to implement and use such methods
  • To have an appreciation of error build-up, and stability issues.
  • To enable students to use numerical methods to solve applied mathematical problems in science, engineering and elsewhere.
  • To be able to know what type of numerical method to apply to a particular problem.


1) Either MATH201 or EMTH210; AND 2) One of MATH202, MATH203, MATH240, MATH270, EMTH211 or EMTH271. With the permission of the Head of School a high grade in either MATH201 or EMTH210 will suffice.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Miguel Moyers Gonzalez


Rachael Tappenden


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tutorials 10%
Computer Labs 10%
Assignments 40%
Final Examination 40%

Note: To pass this course, you must both pass the course as a whole (≥50% over all the assessment items) and obtain at least 40% in the final examination.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $847.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

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