MATH353-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Computational Mathematics and Applications

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


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.


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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 446
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 529
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Miguel Moyers Gonzalez


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 $788.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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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