Is mathematics for you?
Mathematics and statistics are the basis for successful decision making and problem solving in business, science, engineering and industry. The higher-than-average starting salaries of mathematical and statistical graduates is an indication that you will be in demand by employers, and that you will have the skills to be productive from your first day on the job.
Mathematics degrees provide you with the essential skills and knowledge of a professional mathematician or statistician: logic, mathematical modelling, experimental design, and the ability to manipulate, analyse and interpret large amounts of data.
What will you study?
The single mathematics degree is a three year degree comprising 240 units. You can choose a major in either applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics or a general major in mathematics and statistics.
Throughout the degree theoretical studies are complemented by tutorials, laboratories and assignments where you can apply what you are learning. The emphasis is on giving you a well-rounded mix of mathematics and topics that interest you.
You are required to study a range of core, directed and elective courses. Core courses include areas of advanced mathematics, statistics, calculus, algebra and analysis. Directed courses encompass the areas of mathematical software, modelling of real-world systems, Operations Research, Hilbert Space, differential equations and topology just to name a few. You can also select elective courses from a range of areas including engineering, finance, computer science, languages, linguistics, philosophy and psychology for example.
After completing the three year bachelor degree, high-achieving students can opt for a fourth year of study (Honours). This additional full-time year of study is a more challenging and research-oriented program, which adds prestige to your degree. It would be an advantage for any student and necessary for those who are aiming for a research-based job, or those planning to go on to research higher degrees.
Who will you be learning from?
We are considered among the top of our field, and are committed to providing a challenging and rewarding learning environment. You will be taught by experts in algebra, analysis, number theory, experimental mathematics, applied mathematics and operations research and have access to excellent learning facilities which support our degrees and emphasise modern mathematical skills built on a strong basis of fundamental principles.
The Discipline of Mathematics is home to the Centre for Computer Assisted Research in Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA) and is a partner in the Centre for Complex and Dynamic Systems and Control. Mathematics is also closely associated with the Centre for Optimal Planning and Operations. The synergy generated by an active research environment and a strong program of education is a feature of our degrees and majors.