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Discrete Mathematics and Logic

Undergraduate | MUR-MAS162 | 2024

Delve into the arm of maths computer science depends on.  Learn to use recursive definitions, write MATLAB programs, perform base conversions, explain aspects of computer arithmetic, solve using Boolean algebra and more.

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18 Aug 2024
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Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Aug 2024

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Discrete Mathematics and Logic

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject, you should be able to:

    1. formulate and use recursive definitions in various contexts and applications
    2. write MATLAB programs to solve various mathematical and applied problems
    3. perform base conversions and explain aspects of computer arithmetic
    4. use counting techniques and understand the basics of discrete probability
    5. use matrix algebra and derive linear transformations of the plane
    6. apply propositional logic to analyse the validity of arguments, express statements in predicate logic and use proof by mathematical induction
    7. solve basic problems in Boolean algebra and represent a Boolean function as a logic network
    8. appreciate the important role that computing has in mathematics and the essential importance of discrete mathematics for the foundations of computer science
    9. present coherent written solutions to various problems related to the material in the subject.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


If you have not completed MAS164 but can show that you have a good background in the subject, you can apply to have this requirement waived via a Unit Validation Request (See link in Description).
Some equivalent pre-requisites to MAS164 are: a final scaled score of 55% or more in ATAR Mathematics Applications OR a final scaled score of 50% or more in ATAR Mathematics Methods OR equivalent.

Additional requirements

  • Software requirements - Required Computer Software: MATLAB & Simulink Student Suite (
  • Other requirements - Recommended Textbook: Etter, D.M. (2015). Introduction to MATLAB 3rd edition. Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780133770018

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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