Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)

    • CRICOS Code: 094599G

    What will I study?


    Course structure

    Successful completion of 200 credit points, made up of:

    • Discipline subjects (137.5 points), including compulsory subjects and electives
    • Professional skills subject –  Systems Modelling and Simulation (12.5 points)
    • Research project (50 points, or 25 points with approval and other subjects to compensate).

    You’ll choose from one of four areas to specialise in:

    • Pure mathematics
    • Applied mathematics and mathematical physics
    • Discrete mathematics and operations research
    • Stochastic processes.

    You will select your subjects from the large range of advanced mathematics and statistics subjects on offer. The course will be made up of subjects from your chosen specialty and others. You can even choose masters level subjects in physics, computer science or bioinformatics. You can also take subjects through the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) national graduate summer school.

    All students undertake a research project, over 12–18 months, working on a mathematics and statistics research question. To support you and provide direction, you’ll be matched with one of our expert researchers as a supervisor. During the first semester of study you’ll select your research topic and supervisor, with the research project usually beginning in the second semester.

    You’ll also take a subject on Systems Modelling and Simulation, which gives you the programming skills needed to solve science and business problems.

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