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OP 7

Rank 86

Course information set

  • Develop analytical and problem-solving skills for use in a vast array of roles and settings to gain insights into many real-world problems of significant importance.
  • Work closely with academics who are world leaders in research with strong industry ties, ensuring relevant and high-quality learning experiences.
  • Be provided with the methodology for analysing data using emperical, theoretical and computational tools.
  • Discover complex statistical techniques, and develop a fundamental and thorough understanding of statistics and statistical methodologies for use in real-world scenarios in industry, government and/or 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
  • Biostatistician
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Database Manager
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Research officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Statistician


Mathematics and statistics graduates use their analytical and problem-solving skills in a vast array of roles and settings to gain insights into many real-world problems of significant importance. They can develop new financial products in the banking industry, optimise transportation schedules in today’s busy world, or help understand customer value in the commercial world. They can also aid scientific research by data mining to discover genetic links and pathways or help to understand disease transmission of a pandemic. 

Why choose this course?

Many of our academics are world leaders in research and have strong industry ties that ensure the relevance of teaching material and high-quality learning experiences. The statistical science major will provide you with the methodology for analysing data using empirical, theoretical and computational tools. You will discover complex statistical techniques and concepts through applications and datasets from the real world, providing strong links between theory and application.

You will also gain a fundamental and thorough understanding of statistics and statistical methodology, and the ability to apply such quantitative skills in real-world scenarios, preparing you for a career in industry, government and/or research.  

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

Career outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Mathematics (Statistical Science) include data analyst, quantitative analyst, researcher, risk analyst and statistician. Positions of this nature are often found with employers such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland Treasury, state and Commonwealth governments, financial institutions, CSIRO, insurance companies and medical companies. 

Professional recognition

On graduation you may be eligible for membership in the Statistical Society of Australia.

Other study options


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Mathematics (Statistical Science)

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 applied and computational mathematics, decision 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 (Statistical Science)

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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