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Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Advanced)
- Industrial and Applied Mathematics Major (BAdvSci) (Honours)
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 95
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
In the Industrial and Applied Mathematics (BAdvSci) (Honours) major, students are able to explore the field through for-credit immersive research experiences, industry placement and/or interdisciplinary team-based projects.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
This major is part of the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), a course designed for high performing students to pursue their interest in Science through a core of research, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students are able to explore the field through for-credit immersive research experiences, industry placement and/or interdisciplinary team-based projects. The major culminates in a capstone experience in which students will have the opportunity to pursue Mathematics projects that may be based anywhere from pure research right through to translational (entrepreneurial) science.
Mathematics is the study of concepts such as quantity, structure, space and change and to use these concepts to model and describe the behaviour of real world complex systems. It has been described as the science of patterns, whether found in numbers, space, science, engineering, computers, imaginary abstractions or elsewhere. Through abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics evolved from counting, calculation, measurement and the systemic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects.
The major includes units in advanced calculus and linear algebra that provide foundation knowledge as well as units in modelling and optimisation, network design and analysis, logistics, supply chain networks, transportation networks, computational mathematics, statistics and probability. Industry-based units and a work experience program will help students to experience real applications.
Graduates are well equipped with the tools to address the key problems that need to be solved to improve the efficiency and productivity of business and industry.
Work-based learning is ensured through the requirement to engage in immersive industry and/or research experience.
The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) provides opportunities through second and third year to undertake internal and external internships and immersive work experience, sourced by the student, which can be used for course credit.
This major sits within the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours).
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
The majors in Curtin’s Advanced Science (Honours) are unique in Western Australia in their combination of discipline focus, capacity to specialise within that discipline or pursue other interests, and research and work experience within the course. You will have a distinctive set of skills and experience that lay the foundation for a career as a scientist able to work across the range of ‘science’ jobs: from pure research to translational and entrepreneurial science.
Mathematics & Statistics at Curtin University has a strong reputation in Australia in the areas of Applied, Computational and Financial Mathematics. Curtin is one of only three universities in Australia with above world-standard expertise in both applied mathematics and computational mathematics, as confirmed in the ERA 2015 results. Our leading position in industrial, applied and financial mathematics is also supported by collaborative links with WA companies and government organisations such as DSTO, Woodside, Linkforce Engineering, and Sateva.
How this course will make you industry ready
This course teaches advanced mathematics and statistics and their real-world applications in engineering, mining and industrial modelling.
Curtin has strong links with industry and the business world through the Statistics Group and the Western Australian Centre of Excellence in Industrial Optimisation. As a result of this close interaction, the units offered are designed to develop the practical skills needed to address real-world problems. A work experience program runs from second year onwards, exposing students to real applications of their mathematical studies, and introducing them to potential employers.
Through embedded research and industry engagement you will have the opportunity to investigate multiple areas of specialisation and tailor you final year experience that prepares you for the industry of your choice.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
Mathematics graduates are sought after by many Federal and State government departments, research organisations, industries and consultancies due to their science training, critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.
- Data analyst
- Information technologist
- Project analyst/manager
- Statistical analyst
- Industrial engineer
- Supply chain manager
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the nature of science, its methods and processes, and an advanced knowledge of mathematical and statistical principles and concepts in a range of mathematical disciplines; solve problems relevant to science, industry, commerce and government.
- Apply mathematical and statistical methods to critically analyse challenging and multi-faceted problems and to think creatively to generate innovative solutions.
- Access and make judgements on the value of available knowledge using a variety of tools, and incorporate them into the planning, conduct and communication of their own work.
- Communicate approaches, ideas, findings and solutions to mathematical science problems in a variety of modes to informed professional audiences.
- Use established and emerging technologies in the field of mathematical sciences to address complex research questions.
- Demonstrate intellectual independence and engage in self-driven continuous discipline and professional education and training in the mathematical sciences.
- Be aware of the diversity of international perspectives and apply international standards of practice within their profession as a mathematical scientist.
- Work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues from a range of cultural backgrounds and understand the importance of cultural diversity and how it impacts a mathematical scientist.
- Be able to work ethically and professionally as an independent mathematical scientist and collaboratively within teams either as a professional leader or collaborator.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||14|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||90|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||95|
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You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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- Curtin course code: MJRH-ADIAM
- Last updated on: February 26, 2020