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Bachelors of Mathematics / Information Technology

Overview

Combine hands-on expertise in information technology with a solid grounding in mathematics theory and you'll be ready for a huge range of roles in the technology sector and beyond.

This dual program will provide you with a focused background in information technology, along with the in-depth knowledge of a mathematics degree.

The Bachelor Information Technology is a hands-on project-focused program based on international standards for computer science and information systems. You'll study programming languages, algorithms and information structure, and develop the ability to process data or information to solve problems.

In the mathematics component, you'll develop comprehensive specialised knowledge in one field of mathematics, or a high level of sophistication in the applications of mathematics generally.

Modern computation, advances in scientific technology and the increasing production of data have increased the scope for applications of mathematics beyond the traditional areas of engineering and the physical sciences to include fields such as finance, economics, information technology and molecular biology.

You'll graduate with high-level quantitative and analytical skills that will help you take a key role at the forefront of new developments in technology, and you'll have a skill-set that's desirable to many of the world's most valuable brands.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
714411
Program Code
2403
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$46512 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
714411
Program Code
2403
CRICOS Code
089168G
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Graduate with skills that are in high demand from some of the world's largest corporations, such as Apple, Google, Oracle and Microsoft.
  • Choose from more than 60 individual mathematics and statistics courses – more than any other Queensland university.
  • Undertake a flexible project-focused degree that will provide you with abilities and knowledge to shape the future of information communication technology.
  • Gain a degree accredited by the Australian Computer Society that enables you to work anywhere in the world.

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
  • Work placements
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

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:

  • Quantitative researcher
  • Senior analyst
  • System architect
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Data architect
  • Analytics engineer
  • Algorithm specialist
  • Software architect
  • Customer and user experience designer
  • Product designer

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

compared.edu.au

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

82.5% of graduates are in full-time employment 
(Computer and Information Systems Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2019)

100,000 new jobs in the tech sector, but only 49,5000 graduating students to fill them

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/BInfo Technology for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest<5 / <5<5 / <5
Median<5 / <5<5 / <5
Lowest<5 / <5<5 / <5

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

00%

(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
<5<5
  • 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

00%

Total

<5100%

"<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/Information Technology 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.

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Computer Systems and Networks

This major provides you with a thorough background in understanding how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It's a highly technical major, requiring strong conceptual and programming skills – you'll graduate ready to meet the evolving demands of an increasingly complex technological landscape.

Graduates can look forward to careers in security, designing advanced new computer systems, and integrating large-scale systems based on networked machines.

Join a growing industry

  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • Study systems security, an area of significant growth. Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

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Data Analytics and Operation 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 provides you with a thorough background in understanding how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It's a highly technical major, requiring strong conceptual and programming skills – you'll graduate ready to meet the evolving demands of an increasingly complex technological landscape.

Graduates can look forward to careers in security, designing advanced new computer systems, and integrating large-scale systems based on networked machines.

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

Software Design

This major is aimed at students who wish to follow a career in the creation and management of software applications.

Courses in this major focus on programming, software engineering, project management, requirements analysis, specification, and the software process, as well as software applications involving Internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles from software engineers, software developers, to software development managers.

Join a growing industry

  • Join a thriving sector of the global IT industry that develops applications such as games, apps for mobile devices, or tools and systems used by individuals, government and companies.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

View

Software Information Systems

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.

Join a growing industry

  • Information systems are integral to almost every business and government organisation.
  • Design and build the information systems that are used everywhere in our modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.

View

User Experience Design

Courses studied in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming, and prototyping in different media.

This major is intended for students who want to take up careers in the multi-skilled and interdisciplinary field of human-centred design.

UX designers are increasingly sought after across all sectors of ICT, where the combination of people skills along with creativity and technical ability produces graduates who are prepared for the rapidly changing future of technology design.

Career paths can lead to roles as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

Graduate in demand

  • User Experience (UX) designers are the people who ensure the design of software, websites, or technologies meets their intended use – from commercial software to personal fitness apps to games, and everything in between
  • Future-proof your career when you graduate with a combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities
  • Design-first thinking is in demand. Service Designer was the #13 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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.

View

Computer Systems and Networks

This major provides you with a thorough background in understanding how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It's a highly technical major, requiring strong conceptual and programming skills – you'll graduate ready to meet the evolving demands of an increasingly complex technological landscape.

Graduates can look forward to careers in security, designing advanced new computer systems, and integrating large-scale systems based on networked machines.

Join a growing industry

  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • Study systems security, an area of significant growth. Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

View

Data Analytics and Operation 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 provides you with a thorough background in understanding how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It's a highly technical major, requiring strong conceptual and programming skills – you'll graduate ready to meet the evolving demands of an increasingly complex technological landscape.

Graduates can look forward to careers in security, designing advanced new computer systems, and integrating large-scale systems based on networked machines.

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

Software Design

This major is aimed at students who wish to follow a career in the creation and management of software applications.

Courses in this major focus on programming, software engineering, project management, requirements analysis, specification, and the software process, as well as software applications involving Internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles from software engineers, software developers, to software development managers.

Join a growing industry

  • Join a thriving sector of the global IT industry that develops applications such as games, apps for mobile devices, or tools and systems used by individuals, government and companies.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

View

Software Information Systems

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.

Join a growing industry

  • Information systems are integral to almost every business and government organisation.
  • Design and build the information systems that are used everywhere in our modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.

View

User Experience Design

Courses studied in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming, and prototyping in different media.

This major is intended for students who want to take up careers in the multi-skilled and interdisciplinary field of human-centred design.

UX designers are increasingly sought after across all sectors of ICT, where the combination of people skills along with creativity and technical ability produces graduates who are prepared for the rapidly changing future of technology design.

Career paths can lead to roles as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

Graduate in demand

  • User Experience (UX) designers are the people who ensure the design of software, websites, or technologies meets their intended use – from commercial software to personal fitness apps to games, and everything in between
  • Future-proof your career when you graduate with a combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities
  • Design-first thinking is in demand. Service Designer was the #13 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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 $46,512

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Mathematics/Information Technology 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/Information Technology 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 Bachelors of Mathematics/Information Technology 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

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/Information Technology is 714411.

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/Information Technology is 2403.

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