Course Description

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) course provides extended modern and rigorous training in mathematical sciences and related research, to prepare students both for higher-level graduate careers in industry and government and for research at PhD level or a Master of Philosophy. The course contributes to addressing the continuing shortage of highly trained mathematical scientists in Australia and abroad.

Through a combination of research and advanced coursework units, students pursue specialised studies in an area of mutual interest with a personal research mentor/supervisor. Research units will enable students to develop an understanding of the nature of mathematical and statistical approaches to solving real world, current research problems. Coursework units provide students the opportunity to develop much more advanced skills and knowledge compared with those built in the undergraduate course. The coursework emphasises mathematics and statistics that is required for current research and for a competitive edge in the employment market.

The course provides students with further depth of knowledge and analytical skills expected of professionals who apply mathematics, computational methods, decision science and statistics in the workplace and in further research.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,400 total course cost.
International Students: $39,200 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 74.9% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 90.7% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.7% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from QUT (Queensland University of Technology). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.9% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 44.7% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $57,900 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 080486K
QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Code: MS10

Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale) completed within the last 5 years in the fields of:

  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • economics or finance
  • physics
  • engineering

Applicants are required to nominate their proposed topic and supervisor. Places are subject to supervisor availability.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2017 Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)

This course is not open to current year 12 students.