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Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)

Overview

Continue your study in advanced mathematics to gain the foundation for a highly paid career in diverse industry sectors, or in multidisciplinary and emerging research areas.

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) program is designed to further cultivate the mathematical and communication skills that you developed throughout your undergraduate studies.

During the year, you'll devote yourself to a single, in-depth research project and take on a broad range of advanced courses. The research project will ensure that you investigate one particular topic to a deep and thorough level of scholarship, with a requirement of producing written and oral outputs of the highest quality. You'll also broaden your mathematical skills by undertaking advanced coursework with topics such as number theory, advanced statistics, combinatorial designs, financial calculus or general relativity.

When you graduate with honours, you'll be sought by industry for your excellent problem-solving abilities. You'll have opportunities to pursue a wide range of rewarding positions in finance, economics, mathematical research, statistics, actuarial studies, quantitative finance, meteorology, information technology, data science and teaching.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2421
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45248 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2421
CRICOS Code
094108K
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Further your knowledge through additional advanced coursework, with topics designed to place you at the leading-edge of contemporary mathematics.
  • Undertake an in-depth research project under the supervision of world-class academics.
  • Leverage UQ’s mathematics research and industry networks to widen your career options.

1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

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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
  • 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:

  • Mathematics Honours Research Project
  • Computation in Financial Mathematics
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods & Models A
  • Advanced Topics in Operations Research

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:

  • Financial analyst
  • Algorithm specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Data architect
  • Business analyst
  • Risk modeller
  • Mathematics teacher
  • Data scientist
  • Applied statistician
  • Quantitative researcher

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Next steps after graduation

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) 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

Bachelor of Mathematics or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 over #8 of late year courses from Part B of the Bachelor of Mathematics course list; and

Satisfy any additional requirements set by the Head of School.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Mathematics or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 over #8 of late year courses from Part B of the Bachelor of Mathematics course list; and

Satisfy any additional requirements set by the Head of School.

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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) 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

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 $45,248

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) 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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) 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 $9,527

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) for the 2021 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

Important dates

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

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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.

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