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Start Date

3 year(s) full-time


Program Code

434161 (Internal)
434181 (Packaged)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 94.20 (for 2019)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 80.00 (for 2020)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge

Degree overview

  • SA's number one university for careers teaching quality in Science and Mathematics1.
  • Develop your problem-solving and analytical skills in simulation theory, algebra, differential equations and stochastic calculus.
  • Gain international experience through a study exchange.
  • Apply for the Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)/Master of Teaching (Secondary) – it’s a direct pathway into postgraduate study.
  • Tailor your studies to your lifestyle, with part time study and some courses offered online.
  • Participate in the Maths Clinic program in your final year, working closely with one of our industry partners.
  • 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).

1 QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment and Teaching Quality Indicators (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.



This degree creates work-ready professionals with sound knowledge in applied mathematics and strong multi-disciplinary skills. UniSA is SA's number one university for careers and teaching quality in Science and Mathematics1.

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 also available. You can study full-time or part-time, and some courses are available online.

If you think you might be interested in secondary school teaching, you can apply for the Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)/Master of Teaching (Secondary), it’s a direct pathway into postgraduate study.

If you would like to apply directly into the Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)/Master of Teaching (Secondary) package option, please apply via SATAC using 434181.

1 QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment and Teaching Quality Indicators (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

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.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

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
Data Driven Web Technologies INFS 1025 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): 2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Multivariable Calculus MATH 3038 4.5
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
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
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
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

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. 



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

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’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. Particularly if you take on a project through the Maths Clinic. 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.

Online study

Online study

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in an interactive online learning environment
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use discussion forums for team work and communication

Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

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
  • 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

If you think you might be interested in secondary school teaching, you can apply for the Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)/Master of Teaching (Secondary), it’s a direct pathway into postgraduate study.

Industry facts


Employment for actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians in Australia is projected to increase by 7.8 per cent by May 20231.

1 Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018


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


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

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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This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.


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

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student sports and fitness facilities, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. 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 loads 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, 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 student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

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.

Student services

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.

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.

Dr Jorge Aarao

Program Director

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Dr Jorge Aarao

Program Director


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