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Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) - - MJRU-MATHS Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 70 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 Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

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.

In this major, you can specialise in the following streams:

Applied Mathematics

In this stream you will learn how to use advanced calculus, linear algebra, modelling and computational mathematics to help model and solve real-life problems in industry and education. You can choose to study analysis, optimisation, industrial modelling, scientific computation, or statistics and probability. Industry-based units and a work experience program will help you to experience real applications.

Financial Mathematics

This stream provides you with a broad range of analytical and mathematical skills, with particular relevance to statistical modelling and operations research, in the financial context. You will receive a strong grounding in corporate finance, financial institutions, financial markets and various branches of the financial services industry. You may select from units in accounting, economics and business.

Industrial Optimisation

This stream teaches you skills in mathematics, engineering and computing and to apply them to problems arising in business, industry and government. The stream includes units in modelling and optimisation, network design and analysis, logistics, supply chain networks, transportation networks and a range of computational mathematics unis. Tools are developed to address the key problems that need to be solved to improve the efficiency and productivity of business and industry.

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.

Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics: Methods ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Specialist ATAR

Other requirements

STAT is not accepted. It may be used to meet University English competency requirements combined with other relevant qualifications.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society, the Operations Research Society of Australia or the Australian Statistical Society.

Your choice of units may also gain you eligibility for professional level accreditation from the Australian Computer Society and the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Logistics Clerk
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Financial Dealer and Broker
  • Data Analyst/Scientist
  • Information Technologist
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Project Analyst/Manager
  • Risk Management
  • Scheduler
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Market Analyst
  • Games Designer
  • Meteorologist

Why Mathematics?

  • This course teaches advanced mathematics and statistics and their real-world applications in engineering, finance and industrial modelling.
  • Curtin has strong links with industry and business. 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 you to real applications of your mathematical studies, and introducing you to potential employers.
  • Mathematics graduates are employed by state government departments, research organisations, industries and consultancies and are valued for their science training, critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.