1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2293-11 Mathematician

Uses and develops mathematical principles and techniques to solve problems in science, engineering, management and other fields.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • develops mathematical theory underlying processes in the physical, biological and social sciences
  • formulates mathematical models to simulate processes
  • applies models to experimental observations and adjusts or recasts the models
  • applies mathematical principles and techniques to the solution of problems in research, development, production, distribution and other functional areas
  • uses numerical analysis methods to develop algorithms and perform computations
  • writes reports and papers
  • may develop pure mathematical theories and hypotheses
  • may write computer programs
  • may direct and supervise computer programming activities

Specialisations:
Operations Research Analyst

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