Bachelor of
Mathematics

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

UQ offers a wide range of courses in mathematics and its applications. In their first year, students study essential topics in calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics and differential equations. From second year students select from more specialised courses and can nominate to complete a major and / or a minor. Alternatively students can choose not to complete a major and instead choose courses from the breadth of math courses available. Students have a choice of the following majors:

Year 1 to 3 Study Planner

The following are suggested study plans for this major and should be used as a guide to planning your program. Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.

How do I use the Study Plans?

  1. Take all Compulsory Courses in each semester.
  2. Select required number of units in Key Courses for each year level.
  3. Fill any gaps in each semester with Key or Elective Courses to ensure you meet the BMath requirements and rules.
  4. Students in the single BMath program must also ensure that they take #8 that are not coded MATH or STAT - these are not listed on the study plan below.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all students must complete this course
  • Key courses – all students must complete a requisite number of electives from the major's course list
  • Recommended elective – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - an elective course from the course list or as permitted by the program rules
  • Recommended Off-List Elective - a recommended course that is not listed on the BMath Course. Students enrolled in the BMath program can take #16 off-list electives (#8 of these must not be coded MATH/STAT). Students enrolled in a dual program, should check their dual program rules and requirements to ensure they can count off-list or Part D electives to their program.
Year 1-Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements

MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I1,2

or

MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I2

Compulsory
MATH1061 Discrete Mathematics Compulsory
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Recommended
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I Recommended Part D Elective

1. Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Queensland Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051.

2. Students with a High Achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071, MATH1072 and MATH2401. Students with a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051, MATH1052 and MATH2400.

3. MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.

Year 1-Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory

MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations2

or

MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations2

Compulsory
PHYS1002 Electromagnetism & Modern Physics Recommended Part D Elective
Elective Elective

2. Students with a High Achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071, MATH1072 and MATH2401. Students with a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051, MATH1052 and MATH2400.

Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #2 from:
Recommended Courses
1

MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra

MATH2301 Linear & Abstract Algebra


Either
MATH2400 Mathematical Analysis2
MATH2401 Mathematical Analysis and Advanced Topics2

STAT2003 Probability & Statistics
 
2 MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Relativity

COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci
PHYS2041 Quantum Physics4

2. Students with a High Achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071, MATH1072 and MATH2401. Students with a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051, MATH1052 and MATH2400.

Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #8 from:
(or any level 4 MATH course with permission)
Recommended Courses
1 MATH3401 Complex Analysis MATH3101 Bifurcation and Chaos
 
MATH3303 Abstract Algebra & Number Theory

MATH3402 Functional Analysis
PHYS3040 Quantum Physics5
2 MATH3103 Algebraic Methods of Mathematical Physics MATH3102 Applied Mathematics

MATH3403 Partial Differential Equations

MATH3405 Differential Geometry

STAT3004 Prob Models & Stochastic Processes
 

4. PHYS2041 is a BMath Part D course.
5. PHYS3040 is a recommended off-list elective. Dual degree students should confirm that their program requirements allow for off-list electives.


Careers in Mathematics

Mathematics graduates are respected for their excellent quantitative skills and problem solving abilities. They win a wide range of rewarding positions in the public and private sectors. The latest figures from the Graduate Careers Australia (www.graduatecareers.com.au) show 87 per cent of young (<25) mathematics graduates had found jobs by the April following their graduation or were undertaking further study. These figures compare well with those for the related professional degrees of engineering (91 per cent), accounting (86 per cent), and computer science (78 per cent). People who are enthusiastic about doing mathematics can confidently look forward to a rewarding career.

Students with a strong interest and ability in mathematics should consider doing an honours degree. This is an extra year of advanced courses and work on an individual research project. This gives students experience in reading the mathematics research literature and applying recent results and methods to solve problems. An honours degree is the usual path for students who wish to continue doing research and go on to a do a PhD.

Graduates work in statistics, operational research or financial mathematics in banking, finance, insurance and risk management. Mathematics graduates find employment in such areas as:

  • The Environmental, Physical and Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Defense
  • Information Technology
  • Animation
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Teaching (when combined with a teaching qualification)

 

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