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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Requirements for the completion of MS10 Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) are as follows:
SEB400 Foundations of Research (12 cp)
SEB404 Honours Research Project (36 cp)
SEB410 Advanced Topic 1 (12 cp)
SEB411 Advanced Topic 2 (12 cp)
SEB412 Advanced Topic 3 (12 cp)
SEB413 Advanced Topic 4 (12 cp)
A completed recognised bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale) completed within the last 5 years in the fields of:
Applicants are required to nominate their proposed topic and supervisor. Places are subject to supervisor availability.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.
2018: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)
(subject to annual review)
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