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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)
- data sciences and decision science
- network sciences
- sport management
- information security (coding, cryptography)
- engineering (fluid mechanics, optimising industrial processes)
- education and research
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 flexible and diverse mathematics program from the first day.
Work-integrating learning offers many opportunities to meet industry representatives and get real work experience.
This program is ideal if you're interested in:
- enhancing your analytical and critical thinking skills
- finding creative and innovative solutions
- developing your computer programming skills
Why study mathematics at RMIT?
- You’ll graduate job-ready due to industry-related experience in Years 2 and 3 through projects and/or placements.
- Flexible learning opportunities that enable you to build your career profile.
- Global mobility experiences with the opportunity to study one or two semesters abroad.
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 second and third year you'll undertake a project or a placement 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), AFL clubs, Badminton Australia, Biarri Commercial Mathematics, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Australia Bank, City West Water, Dairy Innovation Australia, Deloitte Australia, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Crown Melbourne Limited, Red Cross Blood Bank, and The Smith Family, 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.
You can do one or more semesters at an overseas institution through Education Abroad at more than 120 partner universities.
Here are just a few examples of where you could go:
- Twente University, the Netherlands
- Bordeau Institute of Technology, France
- Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
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.