Discover how mathematics and statistics apply to almost everything – from banking and finance to explaining natural phenomena like plant growth and ocean waves – as you develop a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, and a wide range of technical skills.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Whether you plan to work in a scientific field or industry like biomedicine, fisheries or mineral processing, or climb the corporate ladder as a business analyst, mathematical and statistical skills are in high demand.
Learn to develop a flexible outlook, a range of technical skills and a deep understanding of how mathematics and statistics are applied in a variety of contexts. You can focus on mathematical modelling, which covers methods and applications in the physical, environmental and life sciences and engineering, or applied statistics exploring the life and health sciences, the environment, commerce and industry. You can also combine units from both areas to give you a broad skill set.
With quantitative skills being highly desirable across a broad range of industries and fields already, the demand for graduates proficient in data analysis and modelling is likely to continue to increase as technology and the internet create a data explosion.
6 reasons to study Mathematics and Statistics
- You will learn powerful ways to help you understand the natural world, both physical and biological, as well as the world of economics and commerce.
- Quantitative skills are in ever-increasing demand across a broad range of employment areas, driven by the rapid development of new technologies and the collection of massive amounts of data (“big data”).
- Mathematical and statistical skills are universal and highly transferrable, so you can change your career as your interests change.
- Mathematics is the standard language for communicating technical ideas, which gives you an advantage in being involved in the technical aspects of industry and government work.
- Because mathematics and statistics are logical and creative disciplines, with goals to identify and explain patterns in various contexts, you will learn to think in ways that are very helpful for problem solving in a great variety of areas.
- As half of a double major, Mathematics and Statistics complements many other degree programs in significant ways.
Some of the things you’ll learn
- calculus and matrix algebra
- applied statistics
- discrete mathematics and management science
- statistical design and data analysis
- modelling and simulation.
Your future career
Mathematics and Statistics will train you for a range of careers in banking, finance, insurance, research and development, industry and government, within the areas of computing, industrial and environmental mathematics, statistics and biostatistics. You could also work in teaching, health sciences, information technology and engineering when combined with studies in those areas.
Careers could include:
- Biostatistician or Bioinformatician
- Data Scientist or Data Analyst
- Transport and Logistics Consultant
- Scientific or Statistical Computing Specialist
- Meteorologist or Environmental Modeller
- Financial Analyst or Actuary.
Examples of maths and stats jobs can be found in MATHSADDS.
Recommended double majors
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- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Students completing the major externally should note that access to a suitable computer and software packages is required for some of the units.
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