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Applied Mathematics

Bachelors of Economics / Science

Did you know that mathematical modelling is used to create disease models that enable scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Study applied mathematics and learn how advanced mathematical methods are used to develop practical solutions in a variety of real-world contexts.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and the numerical methods used in computer programming.

You'll develop your critical thinking skills and learn advanced mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

You'll then have the opportunity to apply your expertise in areas of interest such as financial mathematics, natural resources and environmental modelling or biological science.

With practical experience gained through work placements, you'll be prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities in sectors such as financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2024

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:

  • Quantitative researcher
  • Data engineer
  • Financial analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Algorithm specialist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Applied Mathematical Analysis
  • Methods & Models of Applied Mathematics
  • Natural Resource Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques and Applications
  • Operations Research & Mathematical Planning

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