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Start date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
LBMH

Prerequisites
SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2018: AUD$ 30,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS listening [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
095007G

Key features

  • UniSA’s research in the field of Mathematical Sciences, including applied and pure mathematics, is ranked well above world-class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).
  • Gain international experience through a study exchange.
  • Participate in the Maths Clinic program in your final year.
  • Develop your problem-solving and analytical skills in simulation theory, algebra, differential equations and stochastic calculus.

Snapshot

Snapshot

This degree creates work-ready professionals with sound knowledge in applied mathematics and strong multi-disciplinary skills.

Mathematics can open doors to a wide range of careers as new and improved solutions are sought to societal challenges. Employers are increasingly looking to quantify and understand data. You will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills to play a valuable role in the growth of society.

You will develop sound knowledge in applied mathematics. Because this degree is diverse and flexible, you’ll also explore the relationship and application of mathematics to other areas such as physics, engineering, information technology and biology.

Flexible study opportunities are available, you can study full-time or part-time.

Why Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

Why this Degree

Mathematics degrees at UniSA share a common first year. Therefore at the end of first year you can change to the Data Science specialisation if you wish, and retain credits for the courses you’ve already done.

UniSA’s School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences is the largest information and communications technology provider in South Australia. It is regarded as one of the leading Applied Mathematics departments in Australia. Our world-class facilities at Mawson Lakes campus offer an inspiring learning environment such as the multi-million dollar Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub.

Our degrees emphasise the development of critical thinking, creativity and hands-on learning to produce graduates who are in high demand. 

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – so you’ll have plenty of chances to get hands-on experience and make industry connections. Many of our graduates have been employed through work placements or internships.

We are home to the Centre for Applied and Industrial Mathematics, where researchers in pure and applied mathematics work together to discover, understand and interpret natural phenomena and apply mathematics to important industrial and social problems. The Centre also seeks to develop new research strengths in mathematics and statistics and train the next generation of mathematical scientists.

As well as research, they also provide consulting services to organisations and government. All have state-of-the-art facilities with world renowned links and associations that provide a dynamic teaching and research base for our students.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

With qualifications in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, your multi-disciplinary skills will position you for roles in sectors such as defence, government and finance.

Careers to consider:

  • biostatistician: using or applying mathematics and statistics to various categories in biology; designing biological experiments primarily in the field of agriculture and medicine; collecting, dissecting, and summarising data and releasing information based on the findings of that data
  • big data researcher: extracting data from relational databases; manipulating and exploring data using quantitative, statistical and visualisation tools; selecting appropriate modelling techniques so predictive models are developed using rigorous statistical processes
  • business data analyst: working with stakeholders, analysts and senior management to understand business strategy and the questions that need to be asked; identifying research needs; designing experiments and making recommendations based on results; driving complex analytics projects to support the business
  • information security analyst: reporting and producing recommendations to prevent security incidents; security control monitoring; implementing new security technology, methods and techniques; championing security best practice; reviewing systems for security risks and compliance issues

Industry facts

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Employment for actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians in Australia is projected to increase by 9.5 per cent by November 20201.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are essential to 75 per cent of Australia’s fastest growing employment areas1.

1 AMSI: Australia Must Embrace Mathematics For Innovation

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The direct impact of advanced physical and mathematical research is estimated at $145 billion or 11.2 per cent of the Australian economy annually1.

1 AMSI, Discipline Profile of Mathematical Sciences 2016

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In first year you’ll study core subjects in mathematics and IT. You will focus on building your mathematical and programming skills with courses that include calculus, statistical methods, fundamentals of programming, and databases.

You will study multi-disciplinary areas such as mathematical modelling, data collection and analysis, numerical analysis, and the implementation of computer-driven solutions. You can also choose to study a minor in Information Technology.

In your final year you will take part in the Maths Clinic program. In Maths Clinic a team of students, supported by a faculty supervisor, works on a problem in close consultation with an industry partner. This will strengthen your abilities in research, analysis, and interpretation of data.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • group and individual projects
  • examinations
  • essays, assignments and tests
  • reports and project documentation

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Calculus 1 MATH 1054 4.5
Statistical Methods MATH 1068 4.5
Problem Solving and Programming COMP 1039 4.5
Discrete Mathematics MATH 1043 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Calculus 2 MATH 1055 4.5
Linear Algebra MATH 1056 4.5
Programming Fundamentals COMP 1040 4.5
Database Fundamentals INFT 1020 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Applied Probability 4.5
Linear Programming and Networks MATH 2014 4.5
Methods of Applied Mathematics 1 MATH 2028 4.5 Note(s): 2
OR:
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Mathematical Communication MATH 2024 4.5
Mathematical Modelling MATH 2031 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Differential Equations 1 MATH 2023 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematics Clinic 1 MATH 3021 4.5
Optimisation MATH 3009 4.5
Fundamentals of Real Analysis MATH 2027 4.5
Multivariable Calculus MATH 3038 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Advanced Mathematics Clinic MATH 3034 4.5
Topics in Mathematics 1 MATH 3040 4.5
Topics in Mathematics 2 MATH 3041 4.5
University Elective 4.5 Note(s): 3

As well as doing research in mathematics, I am also interested in improving the way mathematics is communicated to students and the public in general. My research interests include partial differential equations, analysis, and probability.

Dr Jorge Aarao

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Mawson Lakes

Nestled in amongst engineering and tech companies in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. On-campus there are large open green spaces, cafés, wetlands, interactive learning spaces, the largest strong-floor in Australia, a planetarium and a gym. It is 20 minutes from the city centre, easily accessible by bus, train and car. Explore Mawson Lakes >

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services 

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

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How to apply

To apply:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the relevant SATAC code*, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

*There are two SATAC codes – one for this degree, and one for this degree packaged with the Master of Teaching. You can apply to study this degree on its own. However if you already know you would like to combine it with a Master of Teaching, you can apply for both together.

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