Program requirements

The program and course requirements set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

Note: This plan has had changes from 2022, please refer to the program and course requirements.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Compulsory for major/specialisation - all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major/specialisation - a course required for this major/specialisation
  • Required for Major/specialisation - a course required for this major/specialisation
  • Elective - an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules

Students commencing in Semester 2 (July intake)

The study planners provided outline the order of courses to be completed from semester 1 to semester 2. The planners identify semester offerings and in many instances, will be the same for students commencing the program from semester 2. You should check the course offerings to ensure that you are completing the courses in a way that ensures your progression in the program.

If the course sequencing in the planner does not work for you, please contact the School or book an appointment with an academic advisor to obtain individual advice.

 

 

Year 1

Note: This plan has had changes from 2022, please refer to the program and course requirements.

Students who have not successfully completed Queensland Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) should complete MATH1050 in their first semester as an elective course.

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
BAdvSc(Hons) core courses - complete 6 units

SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science

[ STAT12011 Analysis of Scientific Data OR 

STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]

SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research

Prerequisite courses for specialisation - complete 4 units
[ MATH10511 Calculus & Linear Algebra I
OR 
MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I ]
[ MATH10521 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
OR
MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations ]
Compulsory course for specialisation - complete 2 units
MATH10612 Discrete MathematicsRefer to Semester 1 for compulsory course for specialisation. 
Elective courses - choose 4 units

2 units from program electives or general electives

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

2 units from program electives or general electives

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  2. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Year 2

Note: This plan has had changes from 2022, please refer to the program and course requirements.

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Compulsory courses for specialisation - complete 6 units

MATH2001Calculus & Linear Algebra II OR

MATH29011 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra II ] 

MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis

 

[ MATH2400 Mathematical Analysis ORMATH2401 Mathematical Analysis & Advanced Topics 
Elective courses - choose 10 units

Program elective or general elective2

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective2

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  2. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for MATH2400 or MATH2401. Students must complete 8 units per semester. 

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Compulsory course for specialisation - complete 2 units

[ MATH3401 Complex Analysis OR

MATH3901 Advanced Complex Analysis ]

Compulsory course for specialisation available in Semester 1 only.

 

Elective courses for specialisation - Choose 2 to 4 units
Elective courses for specialisation available in Semester 2 only.MATH3102 Methods & Models of Applied Mathematics
 MATH3204 Numerical Linear Algebra & Optimisation
Elective courses for specialisation - Choose 2 to 4 units
MATH3101 Bifurcation & ChaosMATH3070 Natural Resource Mathematics
MATH3104 Mathematical BiologyMATH3103 Algebraic Methods of Mathematical Physics
MATH3201 Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques & ApplicationsMATH3403 Partial Differential Equations
MATH3202 Operations Research & Mathematical PlanningMATH3404 Optimisation Theory
 MATH32051 Further Topics in Operations Research
Elective courses - choose 8 units

Program elective or general elective2

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective2

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course not available until 2022. Students needing to complete the course in 2021 should complete MATH4202 — Advanced Topics in Operations Research.
  2. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 3 elective courses for specialisation. Students must complete 8 units per semester. 

    Year 4 - Honours

    Note: This plan has had changes from 2022, please refer to the program and course requirements.

    If you are interested in an honours year in a discipline that is not aligned with your specialisation, please contact the Science Student and Academic Administration Team for advice.

    Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
    Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
    Honours compulsory course for specialisation - complete 6 units

    MATH60101 Mathematics Honours Research Project (6 units) OR

     MATH60202 Mathematics Honours Research Project (6 units) OR

    MATH60303 Mathematics Honours Research Project (6 units)  
    Honours elective courses for specialisation - Choose 10 units
    MATH4091 Financial CalculusMATH4090 Computation in Financial Mathematics
    MATH4105 General RelativityMATH41044 Advanced Hamiltonian Dynamics & Chaos
    MATH43024 Combinatorial DesignsMATH41074 Advanced Mathematical Methods & Models B
    MATH44034 Partial Differential Equations III/IVHMATH43014 Advanced Algebra
    MATH60075 Special Topics BMATH44044 Functional Analysis III/IVH
    STAT44044 Advanced Probability & Stochastic Processes IIMATH6006Special Topics A
    Up to 4 units of other courses at level 3 or higher approved by the head of school.STAT4401 Advanced Statistics I

    Additional Information:

    1. Code for full-time students in year long courses commencing in Semester 1. Students must re-enrol in the same code in Semester 2.
    2. Code for full-time students in year long courses commencing in Semester 2. Students must re-enrol in the same code in Semester 1 the following year.
    3. Code for students completing the course in one semester.
    4. Course offered in odd-numbered years only.
    5. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.