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Data Analytics and Operations Research

Bachelors of Mathematics / Education (Secondary)

Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data.

This major applies scientific information and decision-making to business management. You'll also learn the skills needed to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions.

This major will prepare you to work in a range of roles in financial services, technology, engineering, science and research.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2024

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

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:

  • Mathematics teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Data analyst
  • Research engineering lead
  • Data architect
  • Business analyst
  • Analytics engineer

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
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Numerical Methods in Computational Science
  • Statistical Modelling & Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Operations Research & Mathematical Planning

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