This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.


Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate Major


Mathematical Sciences Honours Major (BSc) (Honours)



Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

The Mathematical Sciences Honours Major (BSc) (Honours) enables students to extend their knowledge of current academic research methodology in the fundamental and applied areas of mathematics and statistics. This will be demonstrated through studying specialised units and the conduct of a supervised research project and presentation of an honours dissertation.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

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.

What you'll learn

  • apply 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 research project and presentation of an honours dissertation
  • locate, extract, critically appraise and present relevant evidence in scientific literature in relation to the mathematical sciences to articulate a scientific argument
  • communicate effectively through the written word and by oral presentation to an audience of Mathematical Science professionals
  • use new and established technologies to effectively gather data and information, and articulate the advantages and limitations of each
  • understand the theoretical framework of mathematical science and demonstrate sustained intellectual curiosity by working as a responsible, reflective, self-directed and motivated lifelong learner
  • consider the diversity of international perspectives and apply international standards of practice within their profession as a mathematical scientist
  • understand and respect the breadth of cultural diversity in the mathematical sciences and appreciate the positive impacts this has on the field; appreciate the impacts that cultural diversity has on professional practice
  • display professional behaviour both independently and as a team member through the use of ethical and safe work practices
  • understand and apply mathematical and statistical principles and concepts in a mathematical discipline such as operations research, statistics, numerical analysis or applied mathematical modelling, and to solve problems relevant to industry, commerce and government

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:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Apply now

Help is at hand

See our frequently asked questions or get in touch with us below.

Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.
  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRH-MATHS
  • Last updated on: November 27, 2021