Applied Mathematics Major - Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

Applied mathematics tells us about our world and helps predict what will happen next. Study the Applied Mathematics major in the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.

Whether you want to look at global warming patterns, figure out the structural integrity of a building or forecast economic trends – it all relies on applied mathematics. This major will give you the skills to carry out modelling research and the analysis of problems in the fields of engineering, science and business. With these skills you can be part of the solution to a vast array of complex issues facing the world.


This is part of the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.

Year 1

Complete the following paper

Choose five of

And choose another 30 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences or Bachelor of Science papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

Year 2

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

You also select 75 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences or Bachelor of Science papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

Year 3

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

You also select 45 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences or Bachelor of Science papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

Workplace experience

In your final year you can complete a research project, investigating a scientific problem. This paper counts as two papers and you can complete it over one semester or the whole year.

Through this paper you develop skills in experimental design, literature searching, the collection and analysis of data, interpretation and reporting of the results.

Recent student projects included

  • A study of the mathematical modelling of linear waves in shallow waters
  • The sound field around an acoustically hard cylindrical scatterer
  • The modelling of sound waves around a physical boundary

Elective papers

Level 5 papers

Level 6 papers

Level 7 papers

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Actuary
  • Control buyer/purchasing agent
  • Industrial engineering scientist
  • Market and financial analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Research analyst and associate
  • Secondary teacher*

*After completing a graduate diploma in education.

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Applied Mathematics Careers

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