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MJRU-MATHM

Mathematics

Undergraduate major

Learn how to apply mathematical concepts – such as quantity, structure, space and change – to model and describe the behaviour of real-world complex systems and improve their operations.

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  • Qualification
    Mathematics Major (BSc Science)
  • Credit
    200
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Why study Mathematics at Curtin?

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

Note that up to and including our 2022 intakes, many Science courses offered a choice of streams, or discipline areas, to specialise in. From 2023, these streams will be replaced with a range of specialisations, which offers you even more flexibility. View the full list of specialisations here.

In this course you will gain the knowledge and skills for careers in optimisation, as well as financial and industrial mathematics.

You’ll learn how to apply mathematical and statistical principles and concepts in mathematics career areas – including operations research, statistics, numerical analysis and applied mathematical modelling – and to solve related problems in science, industry, commerce and government.

You’ll develop skills in mathematics and statistical methods to analyse and resolve problems in science, engineering and finance; and learn to think creatively to generate innovative solutions.

In addition, you'll locate, extract and appraise evidence and scientific literature in relation to mathematical science, and use new technologies to gather data and communicate information.

What jobs can the Mathematics Major (BSc Science) lead to?

Careers

  • Data analyst
  • Information technologist
  • Logistician
  • Statistical analyst
  • Supply-chain management
  • Financial analyst
  • Fraud analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Criminologist
  • Communications specialist
  • Cryptologist
  • Market researcher
  • Medical researcher
  • Meteorologist
  • Operations research analyst.

Industries

  • Business and commerce
  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Government
  • Defence
  • Transport
  • Security
  • Research.

What you'll learn

  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in Mathematics that is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of Mathematics, GC1
  • can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to Mathematics, and have competencies typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments (to both specialist and non-specialist audiences) and solving problems within Mathematics, GC2
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method and apply these principles in Mathematics using digital technologies, GC3
  • can gather and interpret relevant data within Mathematics to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues, including being aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with Mathematics, and how these impact upon the practice of Mathematics, GC4
  • understand and appreciate cultural diversity and how it impacts on the practice of Mathematics, GC5
  • display a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member, GC6
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

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Fees & charges

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

How to apply

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