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Bachelor of  Mathematics

Program code: 2393
QTAC code: 714401
CRICOS code: 088347A


St Lucia


3 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Like to think outside the square? Study advanced mathematics and learn how to solve theoretical and applied problems across the sciences, engineering, information technology, economics and business.

  • This three-year program will equip you with a deep knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, modelling and complex analysis as well as the quantitative and analytical skills to apply mathematics across a variety of fields and industries.
  • Become a specialist by choosing a major in Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics and Operations Research, Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics. Choose a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.
  • Choose from more than 60 individual mathematics and statistics courses. UQ offers more practical and theoretical mathematics courses than any other Queensland university, including the option to specialise in Pure Mathematics.
  • Hone your skills in areas that are in demand in today’s data-driven economy. You will explore advanced problem solving, logical thinking, conceptual ability, communication systems, data handling and interpretation, and research.

The Bachelor of Mathematics provides quantitative training that will set you apart in the job market and see you excel in mathematics or one of the many disciplines it influences.

  • Employability

    Double your opportunities

    Improve your employability with a dual program that combines the Bachelor of Mathematics with a degree in Economics, Education (Secondary), Arts, Commerce, Computer Science, Information Technology, Science, Engineering or Business Management.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    You will learn from widely recognised teachers, including fellows of the Australian Academy of Sciences and the Australian Research Council (ARC). The School of Mathematics and Physics is also home to nodes of four ARC Centres of Excellence.

  • Campus Life

    Meet like-minded students

    Join the Mathematics Students Society (MSS) for weekly maths talks, games, film nights and more. The maths talks, in particular, are a great way to learn how to present your findings to an audience.

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  • Why study

    Meet Mitchell, he studies mathematics at UQ

Majors for this program

There are 5 majors available in the Bachelor of Mathematics.

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Career outcomes

Demand for quantitatively trained graduates is at an all-time high. With a degree in mathematics, you will be sought by industry for your excellent quantitative and problem-solving abilities, and gain a wide range of rewarding positions in the public and private sectors. This includes roles in:

  • finance
  • economics
  • mathematical research
  • statistics
  • actuarial studies
  • quantitative finance
  • meteorology
  • information technology
  • data science
  • teaching.

Find out more about careers that started in science

  • Professional experience

    Research opportunities

    During semester breaks, UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide you with research experience working alongside some of the University’s leading academics and researchers. You just need to find a project relevant to your interests and apply.

  • Beyond the classroom

    See the world

    Expand your outlook and give your studies an international edge. Live and study abroad for a semester or year with one of our partner universities, including world-leading scientific institutions across the US and UK.

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  • Students

    Get the most out of your studies

    Find out about compulsory or recommended courses, plan your upcoming semester and create a successful path for your degree, using the Science Study Planner.

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  • Students
    "Mathematics is a broad field of study, and I enjoy being exposed to its many sub-fields and being able to work out mathematical solutions with my classmates to problems I've grappled with for hours or days." Baxter Cowley, Bachelor of Mathematics (current student)


  • Program code
  • QTAC code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7
  • CRICOS code

Admissions criteria

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.


Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Mathematics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure


The courses offered in the Bachelor of Mathematics are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Mathematics. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.


The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of Mathematics.

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Applied Mathematics

The Applied Mathematics major focuses on the derivation and evaluation of models in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. As a student in the Applied Mathematics major, you'll study advanced techniques for solving differential equations using high-level maths in the second and third years of your major. Courses also examine the numerical methods used in computer programming and computational science, and you can also choose from electives that focus on areas like financial mathematics.

Data Analytics and Operations Research

Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data. As a student in the Data Analytics and Operations Research major, you'll learn how to extract information and make decisions in fields from pure science research to applied business management. You'll also learn the skills to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions using optimisation techniques.

Mathematical Physics

The field of Mathematical Physics focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories. It also provides the mathematical understanding that underpins a broad range of contemporary sciences, including statistical mechanics, relativity and quantum theory. As a student in the Mathematical Physics major, you'll learn how to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels. This major not only prepares students for research in mathematical physics and related disciplines – it also fosters creativity and develops high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, which are paramount in problem solving.

Pure Mathematics

As a student in the Pure Mathematics major, you'll study the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognise its ubiquity, universality and beauty. Courses in the major develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and provide frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics. The major offers the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses. Our pure mathematics courses cover areas such as algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, number theory and topology.


Statistics is a field that seeks to understand and deal with chance and uncertainty through mathematics. As a student in the Statistics major, you'll learn about the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and how to extract patterns and identify other useful relationships. Courses also focus on key features of statistics, including the development and use of probability models to represent random phenomena, which you'll use to analyse and make predictions and decisions.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Mathematics for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Mathematics depends on what type of applicant you are.

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Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Mathematics is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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