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MAJOR

Mathematical Sciences Major (MSc Science)

MJRP-MATHM

TAUGHT BY: School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

This course enables you, as a practising professional or recent graduate from any discipline, to develop your knowledge and skills in one or more areas of the mathematical sciences, including operations research, statistics, numerical analysis, computing or mathematics.

In your first year, you will study core mathematics subjects to help improve your mathematics knowledge and skills. You will also learn to conduct and manage research before undertaking an investigation project of your own. Most projects are based on technical problems or developmental ideas that originate within industry.

In your second year, you will extend your knowledge and develop your ability to find efficient numerical and analytical solutions to problems.

How to apply

This major sits within the Master of Science (Science) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Science (Science). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as a postgraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

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What you'll learn

  • understand and apply complex mathematical and statistical principles and concepts in a range of mathematical disciplines such as operations research, statistics, numerical analysis or applied mathematical modelling, and to solve problems relevant to industry, commerce and Government
  • apply at an advanced level the principles of current academic research methodology in the fundamental and applied areas of mathematics and statistics as demonstrated through studying specialised units and the conduct of a supervised major project
  • locate, extract and critically appraise relevant evidence and scientific literature at an advanced level in relation to mathematical science
  • communicate effectively within the context of mathematical science through the written word and by oral presentation as demonstrated by the production of a large and detailed major project
  • use new and advanced technologies to effectively gather data and communicate information
  • understand the theoretical framework of mathematical science and work as a responsible, reflective, self-directed and motivated lifelong learner
  • be aware of the diversity of international perspectives and apply a high international standard of practice within their profession as a mathematical scientist
  • understand and appreciate cultural diversity and how it impacts on the discipline of mathematical science
  • display a very high standard of professional behaviour both independently and as a team member through the use of ethical practices

Why study Mathematical Sciences Major (MSc Science)

  • These courses teach advanced mathematics and statistics and their real-life applications in engineering, finance and industrial modelling.
  • Our graduates have a wide range of career choices that require analytic skills.
  • We have strong links with industries through our statistics group and the Western Australian Centre of Excellence in Industrial Optimisation.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Recognised bachelor degree in science, with competency in mathematical science or a related discipline to the level of second-year tertiary study.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

You must have a bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in mathematical science or a related discipline to the level of second year tertiary study. Credits for recognised learning may be granted if you have successfully completed an honours or graduate diploma in this field of study.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course is two years full-time for applicants with a bachelor degree in science or one year full-time for applicants with honours or a postgraduate diploma.

You may choose to undertake intensive periods of course study or project work over the summer or vacation periods.

To enrol in this course you will need to apply for the Master of Science – School of Science and Computing (308719) with a Mathematical Sciences major. You will graduate with a Master of Science (Mathematical Sciences).

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please view the About offering tab for more information, including how to apply.

Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-MATHM
  • This offering was last updated on: November 2, 2018