Industrial and Applied Mathematics
|Indicative ATAR||80 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.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
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 systemic 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 Industrial and Applied Mathematics Major is designed to provide students with the skills in mathematics, engineering and computing and to apply them to problems arising in business, industry and government.
The major includes units in advanced calculus and linear algebra that provide foundation knowledge as well as units in modelling and optimisation, network design and analysis, logistics, supply chain networks, transportation networks, computational mathematics, statistics and probability. Industry-based units and a work experience program will help students to experience real applications.
Graduates are well equipped with the tools to address the key problems that need to be solved to improve the efficiency and productivity of business and industry.
This course will help you become a:
- Data Analyst
- Industrial Engineer
- Information Technologist
- Project Analyst/Manager
- Statistical Analyst
- Supply Chain Management
- Teacher - Secondary
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.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics Methods ATAR
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics Specialist ATAR
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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.
Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership in the Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI) and/or Australian Mathematical Society (Aust MS).
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.
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Curtin University has a strong reputation in Australia in the areas of Applied, Computational and Industrial 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.
This course teaches advanced mathematics and statistics and their real-world applications in engineering, mining and industrial modelling.
Curtin has strong links with industry and the business world through the Statistics Group and the Western Australian Centre of Excellence in Industrial Optimisation. 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.