Start date

3 year(s) full-time


Program Code

SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge

2022: AUD$ 33,600 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

  • 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
  • Gain international experience through a study exchange.
  • Have an opportunity to participate in the Maths Clinic program in your final year.
  • Develop your problem-solving and analytical skills in modelling, analysis, differential equations and applied probability.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).



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.

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.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
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
Object Oriented Programming COMP 1046 4.5
Geometry MATH 2033 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Applied Probability MATH 2030 4.5
Linear Programming and Networks MATH 2014 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 3 MATH 2028 4.5 Note(s): 3
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4
Fundamentals of Real Analysis MATH 2027 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Mathematical Communication MATH 2024 4.5
Mathematical Modelling MATH 2031 4.5
University Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Differential Equations 1 MATH 2023 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematics Clinic 1 MATH 3021 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4,5
Topics in Mathematics 1 MATH 3040 4.5
Multivariable Calculus MATH 3038 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4,5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Mathematics Clinic 2 MATH 3034 4.5
Mathematical Sciences Project MATH 3013 4.5
Topics in Mathematics 2 MATH 3041 4.5
Optimisation MATH 3009 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4,5

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:

  • 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. 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

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.

High achieving students will get the opportunity to work in the Maths Clinic on a real-world industry problem sourced from a sponsoring industry, government or non-profit organisation which is then solved in an academic setting.

UniSA 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. 

Many mathematics courses are small and incorporate active learning activities that encourage peer learning and develop cooperation and communication skills.

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. Particularly if you take on a project through the Maths Clinic. Many of our graduates have been subsequently employed through work placements or internships.

We are home to a diverse range of researchers in pure and applied mathematics who work together to discover, understand and interpret natural phenomena and apply mathematics to important industrial and social problems. Our group 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.

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Bethany Caldwell talks about her experience studying UniSA's Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics) which has led her to endless possibilities.

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Career outcomes

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

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.

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 gainaccess 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 should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal 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

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 advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

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.

AsPr Bronwyn Hajek

Program Director

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Program Director


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Employers expect graduates to have theoretical knowledge, but it's the practical skills and experience that I'm gaining through this degree that will set me apart. Through my studies I have the opportunity to complete a summer research project, as well as work on a year-long industry project through UniSA's Maths Clinic. With the growing need for computing skills in industry, the programming courses that are incorporated into my degree will be useful in many STEM careers.

Bethany Caldwell

Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

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Bethany Caldwell

Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)