Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Industrial and Applied Mathematics Major (BSc Science)
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 80
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Gain industry-relevant maths skills applicable to STEM careers, finance and sociology.
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)
Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound.
Industry-based learning and a work experience program enable you to experience real-world applications.
Mathematics is the study of concepts such as quantity, structure, space and change and the application of these concepts to model and describe the behaviour of real world complex systems. Mathematics is used in most fields, including technology, natural science, engineering, medicine, finance, sociology and psychology.
This course is designed to provide you with skills in mathematics, engineering and computing, and to teach you how to apply these skills to problems arising in business, industry and government.
You will gain knowledge in advanced calculus, linear algebra, modelling and optimisation, network design and analysis, logistics, supply chain networks, transportation networks, computational mathematics, statistics and probability.
Our industry-based units and a work experience program will enable you to experience real applications.
As a graduate of this course, you will be 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.
This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Science) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science).
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
This major can also be studied as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Science course.
Mathematics and 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.
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- Data analyst
- Industrial engineer
- Information technologist
- Statistical analyst
- Supply chain manager
- Logistics and supply chain networks
- Risk management
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Master of Science (Actuarial and Financial Science)
- Master of Science (Industrial Engineering)
- Master of Science (Mathematical Sciences)
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
What you'll learn
- understand and apply 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 science, industry, commerce and government
- apply mathematics and statistical methods to critically analyse problems in science, finance and engineering; and to think creatively to generate innovative solutions
- locate, extract and critically appraise relevant evidence and scientific literature in relation to mathematical science
- communicate effectively within the context of mathematical science through the written word and by oral presentation
- use new 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 international standards of practice within their profession as a mathematical scientist
- understand cultural diversity and how it impacts on the discipline of mathematical science
- display professional behaviour both independently and as a team member through the use of ethical practices
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||6.0|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||8|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||70|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||80|
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Essential course prerequisites
Mathematics (including calculus). Further mathematics is desirable.
Mathematics (including calculus). Further mathematics is desirable.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
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.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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- Curtin course code: MJRU-APMAT
- Last updated on: January 15, 2020