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Bachelor of Mathematics

Overview

Learn how to solve theoretical and applied mathematics problems across science, engineering, information technology, economics and business, and gain the foundation for a successful career.

You will develop comprehensive specialised knowledge in your chosen field of mathematics, or a high level of sophistication in the applications of mathematics generally. You can then apply your knowledge to sectors of the economy including 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. You will also develop 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 our 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 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
714401
Program Code
2460
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
714401
Program Code
2460
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 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

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

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science

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

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) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

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.

ATAR scores: See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the 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 and minors

Majors

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

Applied Mathematics

Did you know that mathematical modelling enables scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Study applied mathematics and learn how advanced mathematical methods are used to develop practical solutions to a variety of real-world problems.

Develop your critical thinking skills and learn advanced mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and numerical methods used in computer programming.

You'll then have the opportunity to apply your expertise in areas of interest such as financial mathematics, natural resources and environmental modelling, or biological science.

You may also choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

This major will prepare you for a diverse range of career opportunities in sectors such as financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.

View

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.

This major applies scientific information and decision-making to business management. You'll also learn the skills needed to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions.

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

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

View

Mathematical Physics

This major focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories.

It also examines 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, but also fosters creativity and develops high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, which are paramount in problem-solving.

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

View

Pure Mathematics

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

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

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

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

View

Statistics

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

In this major, you will learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

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

You will combine theory with practical experiences that challenge your thinking, expand your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

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

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science or physics.

View

Minors

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

Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Studying bioinformatics will prepare you for a wide range of opportunities in scientific research organisations, universities, government departments, and the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.

View

Computational Science

Apply your technical skills and mathematical knowledge to translate vast amounts of complex data into meaningful insights that help shape our future.

Recent advances in technology give scientists the ability to collect and process more data than ever before.

Computational science combines fundamental principles from computer science, mathematics and statistics to solve scientific problems across any specialist field.

Develop your skills in computational thinking and apply computational problem-solving strategies to design algorithms for collecting, processing and analysing vast amounts of data from various sources.

Apply your programming skills to construct large-scale mathematical models and simulations to analyse and interpret real-world data and generate meaningful insights.

You’ll learn to create a range of data visualisations and graphics to communicate your findings to scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Skills in computational science are essential for all scientific disciplines and any career where computational techniques are required for problem-solving, forecasting, data analysis or data visualisation.

View

Computer Science

Computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware to the development of algorithms and programming languages.

Gain technical skills in programming to create or optimise programs, systems or applications that are used across multiple devices.

Programming skills are essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce and communications.

These transferable skills apply to many industries including health, science, technology, business and government.

You’ll be equipped for roles such as a web, gaming or app developer, software engineer, information security specialist, data analyst or computer systems expert.

View

Physics

Deepen your understanding of how and why things work.

Led by internationally recognised researchers, you’ll study the laws of physics and explore how these principles are applied in our everyday lives – from understanding the nature of time to developing new technologies.

You'll combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to understand theories relating to quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. Or you can 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.

Alternatively, continue to a higher degree by research to kickstart your career in research and uncover new scientific knowledge or develop new devices, products or processes.

View

Statistics

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

In this major, you will learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

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

You will combine theory with practical experiences that challenge your thinking, expand your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

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

View

Majors

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

Applied Mathematics

Did you know that mathematical modelling enables scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Study applied mathematics and learn how advanced mathematical methods are used to develop practical solutions to a variety of real-world problems.

Develop your critical thinking skills and learn advanced mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and numerical methods used in computer programming.

You'll then have the opportunity to apply your expertise in areas of interest such as financial mathematics, natural resources and environmental modelling, or biological science.

You may also choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

This major will prepare you for a diverse range of career opportunities in sectors such as financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.

View

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.

This major applies scientific information and decision-making to business management. You'll also learn the skills needed to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions.

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

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

View

Mathematical Physics

This major focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories.

It also examines 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, but also fosters creativity and develops high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, which are paramount in problem-solving.

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

View

Pure Mathematics

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

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

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

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.

View

Statistics

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

In this major, you will learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

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

You will combine theory with practical experiences that challenge your thinking, expand your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

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

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science or physics.

View

Minors

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

Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Studying bioinformatics will prepare you for a wide range of opportunities in scientific research organisations, universities, government departments, and the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.

View

Computational Science

Apply your technical skills and mathematical knowledge to translate vast amounts of complex data into meaningful insights that help shape our future.

Recent advances in technology give scientists the ability to collect and process more data than ever before.

Computational science combines fundamental principles from computer science, mathematics and statistics to solve scientific problems across any specialist field.

Develop your skills in computational thinking and apply computational problem-solving strategies to design algorithms for collecting, processing and analysing vast amounts of data from various sources.

Apply your programming skills to construct large-scale mathematical models and simulations to analyse and interpret real-world data and generate meaningful insights.

You’ll learn to create a range of data visualisations and graphics to communicate your findings to scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Skills in computational science are essential for all scientific disciplines and any career where computational techniques are required for problem-solving, forecasting, data analysis or data visualisation.

View

Computer Science

Computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware to the development of algorithms and programming languages.

Gain technical skills in programming to create or optimise programs, systems or applications that are used across multiple devices.

Programming skills are essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce and communications.

These transferable skills apply to many industries including health, science, technology, business and government.

You’ll be equipped for roles such as a web, gaming or app developer, software engineer, information security specialist, data analyst or computer systems expert.

View

Physics

Deepen your understanding of how and why things work.

Led by internationally recognised researchers, you’ll study the laws of physics and explore how these principles are applied in our everyday lives – from understanding the nature of time to developing new technologies.

You'll combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to understand theories relating to quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. Or you can 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.

Alternatively, continue to a higher degree by research to kickstart your career in research and uncover new scientific knowledge or develop new devices, products or processes.

View

Statistics

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

In this major, you will learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

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

You will combine theory with practical experiences that challenge your thinking, expand your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

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

View

Fees and Scholarships

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 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Mathematics for the 2021 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

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

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 2460.

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

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