Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)
- CRICOS Code: 094599G
Where will this take me?
Qualified mathematicians and statisticians are in high demand due to a national shortage. Consequently, graduates of higher level degrees in these areas often attract head-hunters and above average salaries.
Our graduates go on to work as:
- Data scientists and analysts
- Macro economists
- Quant analysts
- Data engineers.
Employers in this field include:
- Consulting firms including PWC, KPMG and EY
- Financial services companies such as ANZ, NAB and IAG
- IT companies such as IBM and Telstra
- Medical research institutes such as WEHI and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
- Academic and public research institutions such as universities and the CSIRO.
Technical and professional skills
On graduating from the course you’ll have in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialty, plus strong professional skills in:
- Modelling and simulation
- Programming using R
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Communicating research findings
- Research planning and literature reviews.
At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in mathematics and statistics, if you choose.
If you have a weighted average mark of 80% or higher in your undergraduate major, you may be eligible for the Graduate Research Pathway in Science. This is a 5-year course of study made up of the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) and a PhD in the same field.