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Field of Study


Bachelor of Science (Honours)

This major focuses on providing you with highly relevant and specialised skills in mathematics through to advanced level coursework and an honours research thesis.

You'll complete compulsory courses in your choice of fields, including algebra, physics, financial mathematics, calculus, number theory and statistics.

In addition to your coursework, you'll complete a year-long honours research thesis. This involves choosing a relevant topic, applying appropriate research methodologies and presenting your conclusions in both a written thesis and oral presentation.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for statistics and operational research

QS World University Rankings 2022

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:

  • Mathematician
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Applied statistician
  • Finance analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Analyst programmer
  • Senior statistician
  • Research academic

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Mathematics Honours Research Project
  • Advanced Probability & Stochastic Processes
  • Advanced Topics in Operations Research
  • Applications of Scientific Computing
  • Computation in Financial Mathematics
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Advanced Hamiltonian Dynamics & Chaos
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods & Models A
  • Advanced Statistics I

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