Highlights

  • Gain advanced mathematics and statistics skills required for current research and for a competitive edge in the employment market.
  • Pursue specialised studies in an area of mutual interest with a personal research mentor/supervisor.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the PhD program.
  • Be in demand with a shortage of highly trained mathematical scientists in Australia and abroad.

Highlights

  • Gain advanced mathematics and statistics skills required for current research and for a competitive edge in the employment market.
  • Pursue specialised studies in an area of mutual interest with a personal research mentor/supervisor.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the PhD program.
  • Be in demand with a shortage of highly trained mathematical scientists in Australia and abroad.

Why choose this course?

The primary aim of the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is to provide a strong and practical foundation both for professional employment and for undertaking research work either in an academic setting or in industry. Advanced theory, professional training (where appropriate), and a research project that leads to a research paper or thesis are therefore incorporated within the course.

 

In addition to developing graduates' skills in knowledge and problem solving to an advanced level, the honours program aims to equip graduates with well-developed skills in lifelong learning and a strong commitment to professional and ethical practice.

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What to expect

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) course provides extended modern and rigorous training in mathematical sciences and related research, to prepare students both for higher-level graduate careers in industry and government and for research at PhD level or a Master of Philosophy. The course contributes to addressing the continuing shortage of highly trained mathematical scientists in Australia and abroad.

Through a combination of research and advanced coursework units, students pursue specialised studies in an area of mutual interest with a personal research mentor/supervisor. Research units will enable students to develop an understanding of the nature of mathematical and statistical approaches to solving real world, current research problems. Coursework units provide students the opportunity to develop much more advanced skills and knowledge compared with those built in the undergraduate course. The coursework emphasises mathematics and statistics that is required for current research and for a competitive edge in the employment market.

The course provides students with further depth of knowledge and analytical skills expected of professionals who apply mathematics, computational methods, decision science and statistics in the workplace and in further research.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Mathematics graduates are employed across a wide range of areas. These include, but are not limited to, finance, investment, data analytics, defence and national security, research, information technology, engineering modelling and simulation, environmental science, health, management, marketing, logistics, media, and education. In addition to their knowledge and skills in mathematics, graduates are also highly valued for their analytical and problem-solving skills. Development of skills in communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork form an integral part of the course.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society, Statistical Society of Australia and/or the Australian Society for Operations Research.

Research pathways

This degree can potentially lead to admission into a PhD or research masters degree program for students with a sufficiently high grade point average at graduation, and subject to offer and/or application approval.

Possible careers

  • Academic
  • Actuary
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Database Manager
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • ICT administrator
  • Mathematician
  • Meteorologist
  • Operations Manager
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Research officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst

Details and units

Requirements for the completion of MS10 Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) are as follows:

MXN400 Mathematical Research Training (12 cp)

MXN404-1  Honours Research Project-1 (12 cp)

MXN404-2 Honours Research Project-2(12 cp)

MXN404-3 Honours Research Project-3(12 cp)

and 4 Advanced Coursework units (48 credit points)

 

Requirements for the completion of MS10 Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) are as follows:

MXN400 Mathematical Research Training (12 cp)

MXN404-1 Honours Research Project-1 (12 cp)

MXN404-2 Honours Research Project-2(12 cp)

MXN404-3 Honours Research Project-3(12 cp)

and 4 Advanced Coursework units (48 credit points)

Requirements

Course code
MS10
CRICOS code
080486K
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Prerequisite

A completed recognised bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale) completed within the last 5 years in the fields of:

  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • economics or finance
  • physics
  • engineering

Applicants are required to nominate their proposed topic and supervisor. Places are subject to supervisor availability.

Minimum academic requirements

Prerequisite

A completed recognised bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale) completed within the last 5 years in the fields of:

  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • economics or finance
  • physics
  • engineering

Applicants are required to nominate their proposed topic and supervisor. Places are subject to supervisor availability.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

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If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $9,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $33,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $42,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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