Highlights

  • Combine science and maths to gain skills in mathematical modelling, analysis and design to help solve complex problems.
  • Complete two separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills that are highly sought after by employers.
  • Study a science major in biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, environmental science or physics.
  • Specialise in applied and computational mathematics, operations research, or statistics.

Highlights

  • Combine science and maths to gain skills in mathematical modelling, analysis and design to help solve complex problems.
  • Complete two separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills that are highly sought after by employers.
  • Study a science major in biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, environmental science or physics.
  • Specialise in applied and computational mathematics, operations research, or statistics.

Why choose this course?

Studying a double degree in science and mathematics will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills that are highly sought after by employers. A stronger training in mathematics and statistics enhances your capabilities in modelling analysis and design. Graduates find work in a diverse range of exciting fields. Some examples include natural resources, agriculture, genetics, chemistry and biochemistry, infection and disease control, bioinformatics, physical measuring and imaging techniques. 

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Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates find work in a diverse range of exciting fields. Some examples include:

  • natural resources: measuring fish populations and predicting sustainable fishing limits
  • agriculture: from climate modelling to the interaction between crop yields and prices, harvest schedules and environmental impacts
  • genetics: including gene sequencing and quantitative genetics
  • chemistry and biochemistry: operations research and statistical techniques to improve workflow processes of chemical laboratories. Scientific computation and visualisation related to research areas such as drug design using combinatorial chemistry
  • infection and disease control: using statistics and mathematical modelling
  • bioinformatics: analysing and modelling data arising in molecular biology, genome sequencing and gene networks
  • physical measuring and imaging techniques: measuring and modelling using applied and computational mathematics.

Professional recognition

On graduation students may also be eligible for membership in the Australian Mathematical Society (AMS), ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a division of AMS), the Australian Society for Operations Research Inc. (ASOR) and the Statistical Society of Australia.

Other study options

Possible careers

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Chemist Industrial
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Government Officer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Inventor
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)
  • Life scientist
  • Mapping Scientist
  • Marine Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Physicist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mine Geologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Natural Resource Scientist
  • Physicist
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Population Ecologist
  • Project Manager
  • Scientist
  • Statistician

Details and units

Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Science program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Mathematics program.

Science component (before 2018):

  • 6 science core units (72 credit points), which are further divided into 4 science core units (48 credit points), and 2 core option units (24 credit points) selected from an approved list
  • 10 major core units (120 credit points).

Please note, from 2018 ST01 is changing as follows:

  • 60 credit points (5 units) of Core Science units and 1 core option.
  • 132 credit points (11 units) of Major units

Mathematics component:

  • 8 core units (96 credit points), which includes 1 core option units (12 credit points) selected from an approved list
  • 8 major core units (96 credit points).
Core option units

You may choose from a wide variety of introductory units from other disciplines offered at QUT, or you may choose additional mathematics units. The additional mathematics units include a unit specially designed to assist students without a background of successful study in Mathematics C at high school; an alternative unit aimed at high achieving students that explores some interesting and unusual aspects of mathematics in some detail; and a unit introducing the field of computational and simulation science which combines mathematics, science and computing to simulate real-world problems.

Course Design

Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Science program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Mathematics program.

Science component:

  • 6 Science Core units (72 credit points), which are further divided into 4 Science Core units (48 credit points), and 2 Core Option units (24 credit points) selected from an approved list.
  • 10 Major Core units (120 credit points)

Please note, from 2018 ST01 is changing as follows:

  • 60 credit points (5 units) of Core Science units and 1 core option.
  • 132 credit points (11 units) of Major units

 Mathematics component:

  • 8 core units (96 credit points), which includes 1 core option units (12 credit points) selected from an approved list
  • 8 major core units (96 credit points).
Core Option Units

You may choose from a wide variety of introductory units from other disciplines offered at QUT, or you may choose additional mathematics units.  The additional mathematics units include a unit specially designed to assist students without a background of successful study in Mathematics C at high school; an alternative unit aimed at high achieving students that explores some interesting and unusual aspects of mathematics in some detail; and a unit introducing the field of computational and simulation science which combines mathematics, science and computing to simulate real-world problems.

Requirements

OP
6
Selection rank
89.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
SE20
QTAC code
418712
CRICOS code
078353G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 3
Selection rank 96
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 6
OP 6
Selection rank 89

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

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

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
6
Rank
89
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

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.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

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: $36,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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