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Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Undergraduate Major

MJRU-APMAT

Major
Industrial and Applied Mathematics Major (BSc Science)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80
Credit
600

Outline

Gain industry-relevant maths skills applicable to STEM careers, finance and sociology.

Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Cutting-edge

Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound.

Industry links

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).

This major can also be studied as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Science course.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

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.

Student profile

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.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership to the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), Australian Society for Operations Research, and Australian Mathematical Society (Aust MS).

Career information

Careers

  • Data analyst
  • Industrial engineer
  • Information technologist
  • Logistician
  • Statistical analyst
  • Supply chain manager

Industries

  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Logistics and supply chain networks
  • Risk management

Further study

  • 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

Admission criteria

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 80
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 80
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 80 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma

    AND

    • satisfied the prerequisite.

    The Maths Methods prerequisite can be met with:

    • Maths Methods ATAR; or
    • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus, and MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus

    OR

    • TAFE Advanced Diploma with suitable modules including Calculus.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

  • Curtin offers a variety of bridging courses to help you meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about our bridging courses.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have:

  • attained an ATAR of 80 plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR; or
  • if you have studied Maths Applications or equivalent:
    • completed 100 credits within one semester with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 65% or higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher; or
  • if you have studied Maths Methods or equivalent:
    • completed 100 credits within one semester with an SWA of 60% or higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher; or
  • completed 200 credits with a course weighted average (CWA) of 55% or higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher; or
  • completed 400 credits with a CWA of 50% of higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher.

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  • attained an ATAR of 80 and met the prerequisites; or
  • if you have studied Maths Applications or equivalent:
    • completed 100 credits within one semester, with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 65% or higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher; or
  • if you have studied Maths Methods or equivalent:
    • completed 100 credits within one semester, with an SWA of 60% or higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher; or
  • completed 200 credits with a course weighted average (CWA) of 55% or higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher; or
  • completed 400 credits with a CWA of 50% of higher, plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR or higher.

The Maths Methods prerequisite can be met with:

  • Math Methods ATAR; or
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus (12.5 credits); and
  • MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus.

Advanced standing

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-APMAT
  • Last updated on: December 9, 2019