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Field of Study

Applied Mathematics

Master of Science

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

Mathematical modelling is used across a wide range of problems. These include the design of:

  • networks for improved efficiency in traffic flow
  • climate models used to predict weather events, and
  • 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.

Many of our mathematics graduates study higher degrees and go on to research positions at universities and other major research institutions.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Finance analyst
  • Resource manager
  • Software engineer
  • Quality controller

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
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

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

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Numerical Methods in Computational Science
  • Probability Models & Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematical Biology

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