ATAR cut-off
81.73 (Median ATAR)
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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 9 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10237
CRICOS code: 001608D

Study mathematics at UON

Without maths, interpreting the real world would not be possible. Mathematics is the language of science and underpins most technological advances that we rely on every day. Studying a Bachelor of Mathematics will give you essential skills and knowledge in logic, mathematical modelling, experimental design and data analysis.

The Bachelor of Mathematics will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to be a professional mathematician or statistician − including the ability to manipulate, analyse and interpret large amounts of data.

Why study with us?

  • One of a kind: one of the few specialised mathematics programs available in Australia.
  • Learn from award-winning teachers, including Professor George Willis, winner of the 2016 Gavin Brown Prize of the Australian Mathematical Society.
  • Top 250 in the world: Applied mathematics at UON is ranked in the top 250 in the world while we are also ranked above world standard for applied mathematics and pure mathematics.

World top 250 ? for applied mathematics
ERA 5 ? well above world standard for statistics research

What you will study

Mathematical research extends human capabilities by taking our innate skills and intuitions to higher levels. Maths 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. In addition to your major, you will study topics such as:

  • statistics
  • linear algebra
  • differential equations
  • numerical methods
  • number theory
  • topology
  • complex analysis


Focus your studies and choose from one of four majors:

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Studies in Mathematics and Statistics

A major allows you to gain detailed skills and a strong understanding of key principles in your chosen speciality.

Advanced study options

If you want to get an employment edge and open yourself up to higher salaries and positions, you could consider an additional year of study and complete your Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree. Students use the program as a spring board to secure innovative and exciting roles.

Over the year you will be complete a research project focusing on a specific topic or problem, further developing your specific areas of interest as well as your research skills.

The benefits of completing your Honours degree include:

  • you will develop high level analytical and research skills, along with expertise in your research area
  • you will set yourself apart in the highly competitive, global job market
  • we have extensive facilities and generous scholarships are offered to Honours students
  • you will make a significant and original contribution to your chosen field
  • you set the foundation for further postgraduate research such as a Research Higher Degree or Masters by coursework.

The University of Newcastle is a leader in research and is home to the Priority Research Centre in Computer Assisted Mathematics and Applications (CARMA) as well as research groups in algebra, discrete mathematics, functional analysis and mathematical modelling and physical systems. Through your Honours degree you have the opportunity to be involved with research at the forefront of your field.

Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) program handbook


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Mathematics and statistics graduates go everywhere and do everything. They find work in:

  • industry
  • international finance
  • medicine
  • merchant banking
  • public sector.

Mathematical skills are valuable wherever real world problems must be solved, including the areas of manufacturing and scheduling. The private sector needs statisticians in areas such as:

  • management and technical roles
  • finance
  • bioinformatics
  • biotechnology
  • health research
  • marketing
  • insurance
  • engineering

In addition, government agencies and research institutions employ statisticians to design, collect, analyse and interpret data.

Careers by major

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    Practical experience

    Practical experience

    When you study maths at UON, you will complement your theoretical studies with tutorials and laboratories that help you apply what you learn to practical situations.

    Our two Advanced Collaborative Environment spaces are equipped with computers, cameras, projectors, microphones and SmartBoards to enable you to connect with other groups in real time without delays.

    Additionally, Bachelor of Mathematics students can enrol in international study which offers you the opportunity to undertake an international placement to expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed in this program and apply knowledge and skills in an external and international context.

    Merit Pathway

    High achieving students can also apply for our Merit Pathway program. Here you will participate in activities that enrich your learning and experiences. You will work on active research projects throughout your degree, be mentored by leading researchers and complete relevant seminars and workshops. Students can apply before starting uni or throughout their degree.