Start date

3 year(s) full-time


Program Code

SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge

AUD$ 37,100 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024

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

  • Develop your problem solving and analytical skills in modelling, optimisation, applied probability and differential equations.

  • Enjoy a diverse and flexible study program exploring the relationship and application of mathematics to areas such as physics, engineering, information technology and biology.

  • Graduate work-ready with sound knowledge in applied mathematics and strong multi-disciplinary skills.

  • Gain real-world experience with a major project or completion of the Maths Clinic program working closely with an industry partner.

  • Join an exceptional cohort of students learning from educators dedicated to training to next generation of mathematicians and data scientists.

  • Gain access to a diverse range of researchers in pure and applied mathematics working together to discover, understand, interpret and apply mathematics to important industrial and social problems.

  • Study at a university with research in the field of mathematical sciences, applied mathematics and statistics ranked well above world-class1.

  • Pursue a career in industry across a range of sectors or consider building your expertise with a research degree.

2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).



Mathematics can open doors to a wide range of careers with employers increasingly looking to quantify and understand data, seeking new and improved solutions to business, health, technological and societal challenges.

This degree creates work-ready professionals with sound knowledge in applied mathematics and strong multi-disciplinary skills. You will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills to play a valuable role in the growth of society.

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. In your final year you’ll have the chance to complete an industry-based project to apply your knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

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.

Alternatively, you could choose to continue with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Mathematics) or eventually a PhD.

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, algebra, and fundamentals of programming.

You will study multi-disciplinary areas such as mathematical modelling, data collection and analysis, applied probability, and the implementation of computer-driven solutions. You can also choose to study a minor in Information Technology or take electives from other natural sciences.

In your final year you’ll combine study and hands-on experience with the chance to take part in the Maths Clinic program. In the Maths Clinic, a team of students supported by academic supervisors work on a problem in close consultation with an industry partner. This will strengthen your abilities in research, analysis, interpretation of data, and communication.

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
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
Numerical Methods MATH 3042 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4

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

This degree offers the opportunity to benefit from our strong industry partnerships, providing real-world experience and significant opportunities to learn in a cooperative environment and build important networks and connections. High achieving students will have the chance to work in the Maths Clinic to solve an industry problem for a sponsoring private, government or non-profit organisation. The Maths Clinic not only offers valuable experience, but a supportive academic setting to maximise your technical and professional skill development.

Take advantage of our world-class facilities at Mawson Lakes campus such as the multi-million dollar Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub, when you undertake electives in related sciences.

Many of your courses will be small, incorporating activities that encourage peer learning and develop cooperation and communication skills. Our degrees emphasise the development of critical thinking, creativity and hands-on learning.

Mathematics degrees at UniSA share many common courses, so if you wish to change to the Data Science specialisation at the end of your first year you can receive credit for the courses you’ve already completed.

On-campus teaching for this program is based at the Mawson Lakes campus. Only 20 minutes from the city centre with easy parking. The Mawson Lakes campus is also accessible by bus and train with the Mawson Lakes train station only a short walk.

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 career expos and employment forums through our Career Service, as well as alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Hear from Bethany Caldwell, Mathematics student

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
  • Science and the environment: modelling in food security, climate change and weather forecasting and renewable energy solutions; use data analysis and mathematical modelling to make evidence-based decisions.
  • Health and society: modelling of infectious disease and making evidenced-based recommendations; biomedical engineering and data analysis; epidemiology.
  • Engineering and resources: modelling for more efficient minerals processing, particularly for rare minerals.
  • Business, marketing and finance: interpreting data to optimise processes and make effective decisions; forecasting; cryptocurrencies.
  • Technology: digitisation, automation, optimization of processes; artificial intelligence; using your logical thinking and creativity to solve problems.
  • Security and defence: modelling for defence optimisation; cybercrime
  • Transport and logistics: optimisation and managing strings of processes; infrastructure modelling.

Industry facts


There is strong predicted future growth for Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

(Labour Market Insights 2022)


Employment for Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians in Australia is expected to increase by 1,800 jobs (or 11 per cent) by 2026

(Labour Market Insights, 2022)

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 other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:


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 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 Judy Bunder

Program Director

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Dr Judy Bunder

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)