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Single Major

Mathematical Physics

Bachelors of Mathematics/Computer Science

This major focuses on the mathematical foundations of theories in modern physics.

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.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2020

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:

  • Senior analyst
  • Simulation engineer
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Risk modeller

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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
  • Overseas study
  • 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:

  • Applied Mathematical Analysis
  • Mathematical Probability
  • Methods & Models of Applied Mathematics