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Applied Mathematics

Diploma in Science

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

Learn advanced mathematical techniques to solve problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and the numerical methods used in computer programming. You'll gain practical mathematical skills that can be applied to any field.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for statistics and operational research

QS World University Rankings 2021

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:

  • Quantitative researcher
  • Data engineer
  • Financial analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Algorithm specialist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Applied Mathematical Analysis
  • Methods & Models of Applied Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques and Applications

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