The University of Newcastle, Australia

Mathematical research extends human capabilities by taking our innate skills and intuitions to higher levels. The study of 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. As part of your structured mathematics major, you will study courses in topic areas such as:

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

Mathematics Majors

Focus your studies and choose from one of four mathematics majors, where you will study specialised courses in:

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

Studying a mathematics major allows you to enrol in a range of courses, learn advanced mathematical 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

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