A Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Newcastle combines core topics with a major study program allowing tailoring of the degree to suit your interests

Bachelor of Mathematics

What you will study

Bachelor of MathematicsMathematical research extends human capabilities by taking our innate skills and intuitions to higher levels. Mathematics enables modern society to make decisions, to operate more efficiently, to invent new technologies and to understand and modify the world around us.

Current research is inventing new ways of using existing mathematics as well as creating new mathematics for the future.

Studying a Bachelor of Mathematics at the University Newcastle will give you essential skills and knowledge in logic, mathematical modelling, experimental design and data analysis.


As well as studying a range of courses, you can choose a specific field of study from one of four majors. A major is an area you can specialise in within your degree. It allows you to gain detailed skills and a strong understanding of key principles in your chosen speciality.

The four available majors in the Bachelor of Mathematics are:

  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Studies in mathematics and statistics

The mathematics degree is completed over three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time) undertaken at our Newcastle campus at Callaghan. Students that perform well during their undergraduate study may be invited to undertake an additional Honours year. Master and PhD programs also available.

For more detailed program information about the Bachelor of Mathematics, please refer to the handbook.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities available to Bachelor of Mathematics graduates include:

  • bioinformatics
  • biotechnology
  • communications
  • computer-related enterprises
  • engineering, insurance
  • international finance and the futures market
  • logistics and strategic planning
  • the mining and energy sectors
  • management
  • manufacturing industries
  • merchant banking
  • medical and health research

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