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OP 7

Rank 86

Course information set

  • 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, decision science, statistical science.
QTAC course code418712
QUT course code SE20
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-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 078353G
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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. 

Career 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


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematics

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:

  • 6 core units (72 credit points), which are further divided into 4 mathematics 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).
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.

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: At least one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Earth Science or 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.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

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 Science/Bachelor of 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 (418712) 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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