Bachelors of  Mathematics/Computer Science

Program code: 2429
QTAC code: 714421
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Min. selection threshold

OP

4
/

Rank

93
/

IB

35
Minimum selection threshold

Location

St Lucia

Duration

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

Commencing

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

Why study the Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science

The dual four-year program provides students with a focused background in Computer Science along with the in-depth knowledge of a mathematics degree.

The Computer Science component combines the theoretical studies of algorithms and data structures, with the practical challenges of implementing them in hardware and software systems.

In the Mathematics component you will develop a comprehensive specialised knowledge in one field of mathematics or a high level of sophistication in the applications of mathematics. Modern computation, advances in scientific technology and the increasing production of data have all increased the scope for applications of mathematics well beyond the traditional areas of engineering and the physical sciences, to include fields such as finance, economics, information technology and molecular biology. There is increasing recognition that graduates with high-level quantitative and analytic skills will play a key role at the forefront of new developments in these and other fields.

Summary

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B. Mathematics C is recommended.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science in 2018:

OPRankIB
4 93 35

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2018

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science:

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest1 / 99 1 / 99
Median2 / 97 1 / 99
Lowest6 / 89 4 / 93

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

The Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science in Semester 1, 2018:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study<5 <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
15 83.33%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
<5 <5
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
0 0%
International students0 0%
Total18 100%

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

Notes:
"<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.

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science.

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. Advanced techniques for solving differential equations using advanced mathematics are studied in the second and third year of the major. Computation plays an increasingly large role in the solution of problems in applied mathematics, and the algorithms and ideas which allow their efficient solution form an important part of the field. Courses in the major provide students with the skills to implement and develop these methods.

More information about what can be studied in the Applied Mathematics Major.

Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and supports more services than ever before, securing these systems becomes more challenging yet more crucial than ever. By studying cyber security, you will learn the fundamental processes and practices to protect computing systems, be it smartphones, engine control units of your car, computers, or servers, from attack, damage or unauthorised access. You will study secure programming techniques and ethical hacking, to safeguard individuals, businesses and governments against cybercrime.

Data Analytics and Operations Research

Data analytics and operations research are rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to extract information and make decisions in areas from pure science research to applied business management.

This major will provide students with skills in analysing large and complex data sets and making effective decisions using optimisation techniques.

More information about can be studied in the Data Analytics and Operations Research Major.

Data Science

Our world is recording more data than we have the ability to process, which present enormous challenges associated with storage, management and analysis of data. Learn comprehensive and fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing that transforms data into information, and become the new breed of data science professionals.

Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve its performance with experience. Such algorithms allow computers to automatically identify and harness useful data to help decision making, find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look, predict outcomes of certain policies to help authorities design effective policies, and many more. This is a massive growth area as society looks for automated and continuous improvements on ways to enhance business and our lives through the use of computing systems and data.

Mathematical Physics

The field of mathematical physics focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories. It provides the mathematical understanding and tools underpinning a broad range of contemporary science including statistical mechanics, relativity and the quantum theory of many body systems.

Students who undertake a major in mathematical physics will gain the mathematical background required to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels. The major will not only prepare students for research in mathematical physics and related disciplines; it will foster creativity and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, paramount in problem solving.

More information about what can be studied in the Mathematical Physics Major.

Programming Languages

Programming languages are the building blocks of software in computer science. Covering the different paradigms of programming, this major focuses on the design of computer languages that can be easily used to create programs. In this major, you will study the craft and science of programming, that will enable the construction of effective programming languages as well as correct and reliable software.

Pure Mathematics

The pure mathematics major develops foundations and theory in a broad range of mathematical fields. Students study mathematical concepts in terms of their intrinsic nature and fundamental properties, gaining an appreciation of the ubiquity, universality and beauty of mathematics.

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 to undertake focused study in advanced courses. Our pure mathematics courses cover areas such as algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, number theory and topology.

More information about what can be studied in the Pure Mathematics Major.

Scientific Computing

In this major, you will study the ins and outs of algorithms for the numerical approximations of mathematical analysis. All scientific endeavours, from biology to chemistry to pharmaceutical research, rely on such analysis. Computers hold the key for fast and efficient analysis of complex scientific problems. However, computers are digital systems, requiring discrete inputs and outputs, while mathematical analysis often rely on continuous functions. Therefore, careful approximations are necessary to enable computers analyse complex mathematical functions used in various scientific endeavours, including by various hospitals and universities medical research, and big pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies across the public and private sectors.

Statistics

Statistics provides the mathematics and techniques necessary for understanding and dealing with chance and uncertainty. It involves the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, with the aim of extracting patterns and other useful relationships. A key feature of statistics is the development and use of probabilistic models for random phenomena, which can be analysed and used to make predictions and decisions.

More information about what can be studied in the Statistics Major.

Sometimes dual programs will have different majors to the ones listed on course lists, or on individual program pages for each of its component degrees.

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

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science 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 $9,367
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science 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.

Scholarships

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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science 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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science is 714421. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

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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