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Bachelor of Mathematics

Overview

Gain the foundation for a successful career by learning how to solve theoretical and applied mathematics problems across the sciences, engineering, information technology, economics and business.

Choose to develop a comprehensive specialised knowledge in one field of mathematics, or a high level of sophistication in the applications of mathematics generally. You can then apply your valuable knowledge in sectors of the economy beyond the traditional areas to include fields such as finance, economics, information technology and molecular biology.

You'll gain quantitative and analytical skills, along with a foundation of calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, mathematical analysis and modelling. Your study will also give you a deep knowledge of mathematical topics and a high level of sophistication in the application of mathematics across a variety of fields and industries.

As a graduate, you'll further benefit from UQ’s mathematics research and industry networks, which will widen your career options and help you excel in the mathematical aspects of other disciplines.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
QTAC Code
714401
Program Code
2393
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
QTAC Code
714401
Program Code
2393
CRICOS Code
088347A
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Hone your skills in areas that are in demand in today’s data-driven economy.
  • Explore advanced problem solving, logical thinking, conceptual ability, communication systems, data handling and interpretation, and research.
  • Choose from more than 60 individual mathematics and statistics courses – more than any other Queensland university.
  • Gain the training that will set you apart in the job market now and in the future.

1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Data Analytics and Operations Research
  • Abstract Algebra and Number Theory
  • Functional Analysis
  • Statistical Modelling and Analysis

Dual programs

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data engineer
  • Production bioinformatics engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Research engineering lead
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Materials scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Customer analyst
  • Applied statistician
  • Risk modeller

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

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.

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B.

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
49437

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

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.

 

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Mathematics for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median3 / 963 / 96
Lowest5 / 924 / 94

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

1032.26%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
1238.71%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

825.81%

Total

31100%

"<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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Mathematics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Applied Mathematics

This major focuses on the derivation and evaluation of models in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.

You'll study advanced techniques for solving differential equations using high-level maths and also examine the numerical methods used in computer programming and computational science. You can also choose from electives that focus on areas like financial mathematics.

This major will prepare you to work in sectors including financial services, engineering and sciences.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

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Data Analytics and Operations Research

This major focuses on 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.

Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data.

This major will prepare you to work in a range of roles in financial services, technology, engineering, science and research.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Mathematical Physics

This major 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.

You'll learn how to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels. This major not only prepares you 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.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Pure Mathematics

This major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognise its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

You'll develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and the course provides you with frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics.

You'll have the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Statistics

Apply the tools of modern statistics to inform data-driven decision making and solve real-world problems.

Examples include improving medical treatments through data-driven experimental design, or using meteorological and spatial data to assess drought conditions in local communities.

Learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

We combine theory with practical experience to challenge your critical thinking, expand your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

Statisticians and data analysts are in high demand across business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of complex issues.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Applied Mathematics

This major focuses on the derivation and evaluation of models in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.

You'll study advanced techniques for solving differential equations using high-level maths and also examine the numerical methods used in computer programming and computational science. You can also choose from electives that focus on areas like financial mathematics.

This major will prepare you to work in sectors including financial services, engineering and sciences.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Data Analytics and Operations Research

This major focuses on 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.

Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data.

This major will prepare you to work in a range of roles in financial services, technology, engineering, science and research.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Mathematical Physics

This major 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.

You'll learn how to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels. This major not only prepares you 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.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Pure Mathematics

This major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognise its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

You'll develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and the course provides you with frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics.

You'll have the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Statistics

Apply the tools of modern statistics to inform data-driven decision making and solve real-world problems.

Examples include improving medical treatments through data-driven experimental design, or using meteorological and spatial data to assess drought conditions in local communities.

Learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

We combine theory with practical experience to challenge your critical thinking, expand your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

Statisticians and data analysts are in high demand across business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of complex issues.

Combine your chosen major with a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Physics.

Bioinformatics (minor)

Bioinformatics applies computational science to enhance the understanding of biology. You'll gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

This expanding field offers opportunities to work in a diversity of scientific research organisations and within the biotechnology sector.

Computer Science (minor)

As a field, computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. Learn and apply your computer programming skills to create or optimise programs, systems or applications which are used across multiple devices. 

Computer science is essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce or communications.

Physics (minor)

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to deepen your understanding of theories relating to fields such as quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. 

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2020

This 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 (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,478

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Mathematics for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

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

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Mathematics is 714401.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Mathematics is 2393.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

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

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

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

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 entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

Express yourself. And your interest.

They say choosing a degree is hard, which is why we've made it easy. Register your interest in the Bachelor of Mathematics and we'll send you everything you need to know about applying to UQ.