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Bachelor of  Mathematics

Program code: 2393
QTAC code: 714401
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Min. selection threshold






Minimum selection threshold


St Lucia


3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Study advanced mathematics and learn how to solve problems across a wide range of fields, including the sciences, engineering, information technology, economics, and business.

  • The Bachelor of Mathematics is a three-year program designed to develop advanced quantitative and analytical skills, so you can pursue a high-achieving career in mathematics, or one of the many fields it has influenced.
  • Choose a specialised major in Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics and Operations Research, Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics. You may also select a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Physics.
  • Hone your skills in areas that are increasingly in demand across a wide range of jobs. This includes advanced problem solving, logical thinking, conceptual ability, communication, data handling and interpretation, and research.
  • Work with exceptionally driven peers, and learn from some of Australia's leading mathematicians. You will forge life-long connections, both personally and professionally, with people who share a common passion for mathematics.

The Bachelor of Mathematics provides quantitative training that will set you apart in the job market and allow you to excel in the mathematical aspects of a range of disciplines.

  • Employability

    Dual program options with mathematics

    Double your employability by choosing 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.

  • Students

    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 opportunity to learn how to present mathematics to an audience and your peers.

  • In the classroom

    Our teachers are tops

    Our talented academics have been recognised with some of Australia’s highest accolades, and include four fellows of the Australian Academy of Sciences and eight ARC Future Fellows. The School of Mathematics and Physics is also home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

  • Students
    Mathematics is a broad field of study, and I enjoy being exposed to its many subfields 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)

Majors for this program

There are 5 majors available in the Bachelor of Mathematics.

View all majors for this program

Career outcomes

Demand for quantitatively trained graduates is at an all-time high. Graduates with a degree in mathematics are sought by industry for their 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.

  • 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

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    Find out more


  • Program code
  • QTAC code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Admissions criteria


Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Mathematics in 2019:

4 94 36

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2019

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Mathematics:

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest1 / 99 1 / 99
Median4 / 94 3 / 96
Lowest6 / 90 4 / 94

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.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Mathematics in Semester 1, 2019:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study15 37.5%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study0 0%
(C) Work and life experience0 0%
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
18 45%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
0 0%
International students7 17.5%
Total40 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

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, please see Programs and Courses 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.

Government assistance


Domestic places in the Bachelor of Mathematics are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,310
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Mathematics for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Mathematics need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Mathematics is 714401. You'll need this when applying.

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. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

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".

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

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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