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Applied Mathematics

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Did you know that mathematical modelling is used to create disease models that enable scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Specialise in applied mathematics to learn and apply advanced mathematical methods to translate data and insights into innovative, practical solutions in a variety of real-world contexts.

Apply your advanced knowledge of calculus and linear algebra to strengthen your aptitude in mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling, and computer programming.

You'll enhance your critical thinking skills and learn complex mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

Apply your statistical knowledge and mathematics expertise in areas of interest by undertaking advanced coursework in natural resources mathematics, physics or operations research.

In your final year, you’ll undertake your own independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and present your findings to the scientific community.

Complement your specialist learning and enhance your employability by combining your specialisation with a major or minors from a wide range of science disciplines. Or broaden your skill set even further by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

With a qualification in advanced science, you’ll be well equipped to progress into a higher degree by research and kickstart your research career.

Your expertise will highly sought after for data-driven, analytical or technical roles within business, financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.

No matter which path you choose, you'll be expertly prepared for the jobs of the future.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for statistics and operational research

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data scientist
  • Quantitative researcher
  • Data engineer
  • Financial analyst
  • Algorithm specialist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I & II
  • Advanced Complex Analysis
  • Operations Research & Mathematical Planning
  • Advanced Hamiltonian Dynamics & Chaos

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