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OP 7

Rank 86

Course information set

  • Gain specialist analytical skills recognised by employers as essential for today's complex world.
  • Combine underlying mathematical theory with modelling, computational skills, and the latest computer technology to solve real-world problems.
  • Develop communication, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills.
  • Be involved in real-world applications and computer simulations in research projects.
  • Find employment opportunities across a wide range of areas, such as finance, investment, information technology, environmental management, health, marketing, logistics, defence, media, education and research.
QTAC course code418701
QUT course code MS01
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start month 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 049433D
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Mathematics is one of the oldest pure sciences and is the technical language of science, engineering and business. With qualifications in mathematics, employers recognise that you are equipped with the specialist analytical skills for today’s complex world.

QUT’s Mathematical Sciences School is a leader in delivering world-class teaching and research outcomes, offering you advanced, relevant and modern courses designed for the real world, underpinned by our award-winning research.

Our undergraduate course combines underlying theory with modelling, computational skills and the latest computer technology to enable you to solve real-world problems and prepare you for your future career. Skill development in communication, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork form an integral part of our courses. 

Why choose this course?

This course provides high-quality learning for students who want to combine their studies in mathematics with considerable involvement in real-world applications and computational simulations. Computer simulation and visualisation techniques can be used in many research projects including bone fracture and wound healing, and modelling saltwater intrusion in coastal systems.

This major introduces you to a wide range of concepts in mathematical foundations, modelling and computational methods, and provides strong links between theory and application. You will investigate underlying mathematical theory to see how it can be applied to real-world scenarios from many fields of study including the physical and chemical sciences, biology, engineering and the social sciences. You will also develop computational solution and simulation methods to couple with modelling skills in order to investigate large-scale applied problems. 

Customise your degree

Foster your passion and shape your career through complementary study areas.  As well as choosing a major area of study, your course includes a second study area, which can be either a second major or double minor.

A second major can complement your major area of study, giving you the opportunity to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skills in two discipline areas.

Mathematics Second Major

  • Data Science provides the necessary skills to be a data scientist including statistical methods and data visualisation, computational tools for and data management techniques for large datasets, and high-performance computing resources and techniques.  This unique skill-set in statistics and computing will allow you to cope with sophisticated models applied to complex and/or large datasets.  

Career outcomes

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Mathematics (Applied and Computational Mathematics) you will find employment opportunities across a wide range of areas, such as finance, investment, information technology, environmental management, health, marketing, logistics, defence, media, education and research. In addition to your knowledge and abilities in mathematics, you will also be highly valued for your analytical and problemsolving skills. 

Professional recognition

On graduation you may be eligible for membership in the Australian Mathematical Society (AMS) and ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics), a division of AMS. 


Other study options


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Mathematics (Applied and Computational Mathematics)

Your QUT Bachelor of Mathematics degree consists of 288 credit points (24 units) arranged as follows:

  • 72 credit points (6 units) of core units, which are further divided into 48 credit points (4 units) of mathematics core units, and 24 credit points (2 units) of core option units selected from an approved list
  • 120 credit points (10 units) of major units
  • 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set) or two minors (4 unit set each)

Mathematics core units

These units give you the grounding in mathematical theory and practice upon which your major units will build, and also provide an introductory taste of each of the three majors: applied and computational mathematics; decision science; and statistical science.

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.

Major units

Your major is your area of specialisation, in which you will acquire in-depth knowledge and expertise, preparing you for your entry into the workforce or for further study. All majors share the same introductory and advanced units in algebra and calculus, meaning you do not need to decide on your major until your second year of study.

Second major or minors

You may choose to undertake a second major: an eight-unit set in which you will acquire a significant depth of knowledge and expertise in an area to complement your major. You may choose a second major in decision science, statistical science, computational and simulation science, accountancy, applied economics and finance, physics, chemistry, biological science, earth science or environmental science.

Alternatively you may choose to undertake two minors: four-unit sets with intermediate to advanced level content which extend or supplement studies in your major. Minors are available from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines, as well as experiential minors such as international exchange.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 7

Rank 86

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: Maths C.

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay 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 and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Mathematics (Applied and Computational Mathematics)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (418701) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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