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Challenge and expand your problem-solving, logical thinking and conceptual ability.

In this major you'll gain quantitative and analytical skills, along with a foundation of calculus, linear algebra, probability, discrete mathematics, mathematical analysis and modelling.

You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical experience, structured tutorials and specialised lectures.

Our comprehensive mathematical training equips you for a broad range of opportunities in banking, finance, insurance, business, engineering, science, information technology and risk management.

Studying mathematics also gives you a strong foundation to continue into a higher degree by research and excel in research positions within universities, government agencies and private companies.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2023

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Mathematics teacher
  • Quantitative researcher
  • Numeracy coordinator
  • Algorithm specialist
  • Data analyst

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I & II
  • Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Mathematical Analysis and Advanced Topics
  • Advanced Complex Analysis
  • Operations Research & Mathematical Planning
  • Set Theory & Mathematical Logic
  • Coding & Cryptography

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