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Mathematics teaches you to think logically and approach problems in analytical and creative ways.
RMIT offers one of the only stand-alone applied mathematics undergraduate programs in Australia.
Mathematics graduates apply their problem-solving skills to a wide variety of fields, including:
- banking and finance
- environmental modelling (resources, biodiversity, weather and climate)
- information security (coding, cryptography)
- engineering (fluid mechanics, optimising industrial processes).
This program focuses on applying maths to real-world problems to enhance your employment prospects.
Theory is linked to practical projects and applied to real scenarios. You'll make practical use of industry-relevant computer software packages and programming tools.
RMIT differs from many universities as you are enrolled in a mathematics program from the first day, as opposed to a generalist science degree.
You'll be well supported by a peer-mentoring system, and many of our final-year students get a head start in the job market by doing an industry placement.
This program is ideal if you're interested in:
- using numbers and formulas to solve problems
- finding logical and creative solutions
- advanced numerical skills that will set you apart from graduates in business or commerce.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
During your third year you'll undertake a project linked directly to industry. Many students are later employed by the organisation with which they do their project.
In recent years, industry projects have been arranged with VicRoads, Victorian Institute of Sport (Melbourne Vixens), Badminton Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Australia Bank, Dairy Innovation Australia, Deloitte Australia, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Crown Melbourne Limited, Red Cross Blood Bank, The Smith Family, and Biarri Commercial Mathematics, to name just a few.
The outlook for mathematics graduates is excellent. Mathematics graduates work as analysts and modellers in many areas of business, commerce, government, teaching, computer and manufacturing industries.
Some of the areas mathematics graduates find work in include:
- Environment: Studies of the environment require modelling of the abundance and location of plants and animals, the spread of pollution from its sources and the possible effects of changes in human activities.
- Business: Graduates work with organisations to build models which enable continuous improvement and efficiencies.
- Industry: Mathematics graduates work with engineers to model the physical processes used in industry, e.g. cooking, coating, cutting, rolling, and so on, so that manufacturers are able to produce better-quality products.
- Information security: In an increasingly networked world in which danger is no more than a mouse-click away, mathematics graduates work with computer scientists to secure companies’ vital systems and data.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership to the Australian Mathematical Society.
Program and course information
Focus on the study of patterns, structures and quantitative models
Mathematics is about developing and applying theories and formulas to solve problems in all areas of science, engineering, technology, business, industry and commerce.