Start date

1 year(s) full-time


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Assumed Knowledge

2022: AUD$ 33,600 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
2023: AUD$ 35,300 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
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Degree overview

  • Prepare for advanced study and research in pure and applied mathematics, and statistics.
  • Conduct a major scientific, industrial, or commercial project in applied mathematics.
  • Cover topics such as simulation theory, differential equations, numerical methods, optimization and other specialist topics.
  • Enhance your problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Access the multi-million dollar Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub.
  • UniSA’s research in the field of Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, is ranked well above world-class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).1

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).



Take your undergraduate achievements to the next level with an honours degree in Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

This degree is ideal if you are preparing yourself for postgraduate research, or if you are planning to work in environmental modelling, defence research, or statistical analysis and optimisation. This one-year degree is for students who have completed a bachelor degree in mathematics or an equivalent qualification with a high level of academic achievement in their undergraduate studies.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will undertake advanced study and research in applied mathematics, statistics and optimisation. You will also do a research or study project in one of the following areas: applied mathematics, pure mathematics, or statistics. This work will be supervised by a mathematician or statistician.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Honours Topics in Mathematics and Statistics MATH 4047 4.5 Note(s): 1,2,3
Research Methods INFT 4017 4.5
Honours Mathematics and Statistics Project 1 MATH 4045 9
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,2,3
Elective 2 Note(s): 1,2,3
Honours Mathematics and Statistics Project 2 MATH 4046 9

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, as well as to 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.



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:

  • project reporting
  • presentations
  • assignments and examinations
  • planning and research

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

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


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). We are home to several research centres that provide a dynamic teaching and learning base for students:

These centres maintain ongoing relationships and collaborate with industry, other universities and various professional associations around the world.

Why Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

Why this Degree

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. You will study advanced courses in mathematics. You will also complete a major industrial, scientific or commercial project. Topics covered in your courses may include:

  • simulation theory and application
  • advanced complex analysis
  • nonlinear programming
  • discrete optimisation
  • applied functional analysis
  • numerical linear algebra
  • an introduction to partial differential equations
  • computational biology
  • stochastic calculus
  • advanced operations research
  • optimal control

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Career outcomes

Your career

With an honours degree in applied science you will be ideally qualified to proceed to postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. You could consider continuing with a PhD to further your knowledge and research skills. As a graduate, you could also consider a career in:

  • environmental modelling
  • defence research
  • statistical analysis and optimisation

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Alternative Pathways

There are a wide variety of pathways into studying Science and Mathematics at UniSA.
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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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, 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 and laboratories, as well as spaces 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 gain access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, 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 also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation and private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages, or explore our student accommodation by Scape on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal 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

Our international student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

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

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

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.

Student services

Your campus

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

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your study spaces

You will have access to our multi-million dollar Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub at the Mawson Lakes campus. The $50 million facility supports our world-class research in minerals and materials science. It’s a place that blends teaching and research environments, making you part of a vibrant learning community.

Your study spaces

Your program director

For my PhD I studied ground holding optimisation and air schedule recovery. My teaching interests are in calculus and linear algebra and their application to engineering modelling. I have supervised many postgraduate student projects, mostly in the area of combinatorial optimisation.

AsPr Bronwyn Hajek

Program Director

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AsPr Bronwyn Hajek

Program Director


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On completing my Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences at UniSA, I chose to pursue my honours in mathematics. I received the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship, where I was offered the opportunity to be a part of the ATN Solar Car Team in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to research the optimal partitioning of photovoltaic cells on a curved solar collector. The support and guidance from my academic supervisors have been invaluable. The research experience I have gained saw me publish and present my findings at the 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation held in Canberra.

Maria Kapsis

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences, Bachelor Applied Science (Honours) (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

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Maria Kapsis

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences, Bachelor Applied Science (Honours) (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)