Undergraduate

Mathematics and Statistics

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.

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MJ-MATH

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70

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Overview

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 at Murdoch

  • 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.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are 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.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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