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Financial Mathematics (Advanced Science)

Financial Mathematics Major (BAdvSci) (Honours) - BAdvSci(Hons) (Financial Mathematics) - MJRH-ADFMA Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 95 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full time

Course overview

This major is part of the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), a course designed for high performing students to pursue their interest in Science through a core of research, leadership and entrepreneurship. It provides a flexible and personalised approach to studying Financial Mathematics with students able to explore the field through for-credit immersive research experiences, industry placement and/or interdisciplinary team-based projects. The major culminates in a capstone experience in which students will have the opportunity to pursue Mathematics projects that may be based anywhere from pure research right through to translational (entrepreneurial) science.

Mathematics is the study of concepts such as quantity, structure, space and change and to use these concepts to model and describe the behaviour of real world complex systems. It has been described as the science of patterns, whether found in numbers, space, science, engineering, computers, imaginary abstractions, or elsewhere. Through abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics evolved from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects.

Today, mathematics is used in most fields, including technology, natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences such as sociology and psychology. This Financial Mathematics Major provides graduates with a broad range of analytical and mathematical skills, with particular relevance to statistical modelling and operations research, in the financial context.
Students will receive a strong grounding in corporate finance, financial institution, financial markets and various branches of the financial services industry, enhancing the employment prospects of graduates in the technological, industrial and commercial sectors. Students may select from units in accounting, economics and business.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

STAT is not accepted for this course

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Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics Methods ATAR and Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Other requirements

This course is designed for high performing science students. As such students are expected to maintain a minimum academic standard. If that standard is not reached students will be recommended to transition to the Bachelor of Science (Financial Mathematics).


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

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Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership in the Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI) and/or Australian Mathematical Society (Aust MS).

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Try our RPL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Financial Mathematics (Advanced Science)?

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Curtin University has a strong reputation in Australia in the areas of Applied, Computational and Financial Mathematics. Various international university rankings published in 2015 show that the department outperforms the mathematics & statistics departments at all other Western Australian universities. Curtin is one of only three universities in Australia with above world-standard expertise in both applied mathematics and computational mathematics, as confirmed in the ERA 2015 results. Our leading position in industrial, applied and financial mathematics is also supported by the Department’s collaborative links with WA companies and government organisations such as DSTO, Woodside, Linkforce Engineering, and Sateva.

How this course will make you industry ready

This course teaches advanced mathematics and statistics and their real-world applications in the financial context.

Curtin has strong links with industry and the business world. As a result of this close interaction, the units offered are designed to develop the practical skills needed to address real-world problems. A work experience program runs from second year onwards, exposing students to real applications of their mathematical studies, and introducing them to potential employers through embedded research and industry engagement you will have the opportunity to investigate multiple areas of specialisation and tailor you final year experience that prepares you for the industry of your choice.