Mathematics Single Major
Part of the Bachelor of Science program
Commencing semesters, 2017
School of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Science
Phone: 07 3365 1888
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Why study Mathematics?
Mathematics is one of the most enduring fields of study, and is essential in an expanding number of disciplines and professions. Many mathematicians continue to develop new mathematics for its own sake. But today mathematicians also combine their knowledge of mathematics and statistics with modelling and computational skills and use the latest computer technology to solve problems in the physical and biological sciences, engineering, information technology, economics, and business.
More information about the Mathematics Major.
What you can study
UQ offers a wide range of courses in mathematics and its applications. In first year, students study essential topics in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. In later years students select from more specialised courses. These emphasise new ideas in mathematics, and include recent applications in coding and cryptology, mathematical physics, mathematical biology, bioinformatics and finance.
Mathematics is also available as an extended major.
View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Mathematics single major.
Many mathematics graduates study advanced degrees and go on to research positions at universities, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and private companies. Statistics, operations research and financial mathematics are the areas of mathematics most often used in industry, and there has been a particular upsurge in the number of mathematicians employed in banking, finance, insurance and risk-management.
Graduates with a strong degree in any area of mathematics are respected for their excellent quantitative and problem- solving abilities and win a wide range of rewarding positions in the public and private sectors. The careers Web page of the Australian Mathematics Society (www.austms.org. au/Jobs) contains an up-to-date list of job advertisements throughout Australia.
What it costs
Please view the Bachelor of Science for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Bachelor of Science for information on key dates and how to apply.