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Bachelors of Mathematics / Education (Secondary)

Overview

Combine your passion for mathematics with the skills, knowledge and practical experiences required for secondary school teaching.

This four-year dual program allows you to combine your passion for mathematics with the qualifications to become a secondary teacher. You'll benefit from a thorough preparation for your teaching areas, combined with – and informed by – professional studies in the area of education.

The education component offers school-based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching methods, ensuring you graduate well-prepared for secondary school teaching, or training in business or industry. It's a challenging and rewarding career, with secondary school teachers in demand worldwide.

In the mathematics component, you'll choose from a wide range of courses in mathematics and its applications. In your first year, you'll study essential topics in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. In later years you can select from more specialised courses that emphasise new ideas in mathematics and include recent applications in coding and cryptology, mathematical physics, mathematical biology, bioinformatics and finance.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
714801
Program Code
2398
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42352 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
714801
Program Code
2398
CRICOS Code
088351E
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Choose to specialise in one of five mathematics majors including Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics and Operations Research, Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics
  • Graduate with high-level teaching ability and a wide range of mathematical skills, ready to excel in a challenging and rewarding profession
  • Complete 10 days school experience and 90 days supervised practicum

23 in the world for education

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for mathematics

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
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Placements and work experience

Compulsory Placement Course

Students must complete 10 days school experience and 90 days supervised practicum. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income over this period. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and southeast Queensland and are encouraged to explore the option of a rural placement. Financial assistance may be available to assist with travel and accommodation costs for rural placements.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence. The Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from School of Education.

What you'll study

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:

  • Secondary school maths teacher
  • Head of curriculum
  • Learning support teacher
  • Literacy and numeracy coach
  • School principal

Graduate salary

Teacher education (undergraduate)

$67K–$68K

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Next steps after graduation

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) as a teacher, to work as a secondary school teacher in Queensland. QCT registration could be used to apply for permission to work as a teacher in other Australian states/territories or internationally. With further study and experience this can lead to roles such as Head of Curriculum, Master Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Literacy and Numeracy Coach, Deputy Principal and Principal.

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Queensland College of Teachers

Professional registration

When you graduate, you may be eligible for registration with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to register.

  • Queensland College Of Teachers

Program accreditation

The Bachelors of Mathematics/Education (Secondary) is accredited by:

  • Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Entry requirements

Minimum entry score

To be considered for this program, you must meet the minimum entry score for the Bachelor of Mathematics.

Prerequisites

Entry score threshold

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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 score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ.

TOEFL IBT, TOEFL PB, Pearsons, BE, CES, and OET are 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

Inherent requirements

To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.

Learn about inherent requirements

Additional application information

From 2018 applicants to education programs in Australia must complete non-academic entry criteria - please check QTAC's advice.

The following advice has been provided from the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT):

Transferring students
If a student is admitted as a transfer student into an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program at a new university and they enrolled in their original ITE primary program prior to the implementation of the non-academic selection tool pre-requisite, they are able transfer without meeting the requirement. If a student is being admitted into an ITE program as a new student, the prerequisite will need to be met.

Students accepted into an ITE program who defer the commencement of their study date post Semester 2 2017
A student who has already accepted a placement in an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program and has deferred their study for a period no longer than one year will not need to submit documentation to address the requirements of the non-academic selection tool.

Additional application information

As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course. All applicants will need to complete an online questionnaire to meet the non-academic entry requirement for this program. Once you have submitted your application, you will be directed to the online questionnaire.

From 2018, all students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. For more information on the test including sample tests, indicative fees, testing institutions and registration information, please visit the School of Education LANTITE website and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Entry score range

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

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest3 / 961 / 99
Median4 / 944 / 95
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

738.89%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
00%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
844.44%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

<5<5

Total

18100%

"<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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Education (Secondary) 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

View

Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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 $42,352

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Mathematics/Education (Secondary) 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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Education (Secondary) 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 $8,720

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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Education (Secondary) 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

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • From 2018, all students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation.
  • UQ committed to fund test costs to the end of 2018. From 1 January 2019 this is no longer available and students must cover this cost. The 2018 fee was $185 ($92.50 per test). ACER lists current fees.
  • Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office.
  • For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Education (Secondary) is 714801.

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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Education (Secondary) is 2398.

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