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Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate major

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  • Qualification
    Mathematical Sciences Honours Major (BSc) (Honours)
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The Mathematical Sciences Honours Major (BSc) (Honours) enables students to extend their knowledge of current academic research methodology in the fundamental and applied areas of mathematics and statistics. This will be demonstrated through studying specialised units and the conduct of a supervised research project and presentation of an honours dissertation.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

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What you'll learn

  • apply the principles of current academic research methodology in the fundamental and applied areas of mathematics and statistics as demonstrated through studying specialised units and the conduct of a supervised research project and presentation of an honours dissertation
  • locate, extract, critically appraise and present relevant evidence in scientific literature in relation to the mathematical sciences to articulate a scientific argument
  • communicate effectively through the written word and by oral presentation to an audience of Mathematical Science professionals
  • use new and established technologies to effectively gather data and information, and articulate the advantages and limitations of each
  • understand the theoretical framework of mathematical science and demonstrate sustained intellectual curiosity by working as a responsible, reflective, self-directed and motivated lifelong learner
  • consider the diversity of international perspectives and apply international standards of practice within their profession as a mathematical scientist
  • understand and respect the breadth of cultural diversity in the mathematical sciences and appreciate the positive impacts this has on the field; appreciate the impacts that cultural diversity has on professional practice
  • display professional behaviour both independently and as a team member through the use of ethical and safe work practices
  • understand and apply mathematical and statistical principles and concepts in a mathematical discipline such as operations research, statistics, numerical analysis or applied mathematical modelling, and to solve problems relevant to industry, commerce and government

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRH-MATHS
  • Last updated on: 27/09/2022