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Master of Mathematical Sciences

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM197

CRICOS 092240M

The Master of Mathematical Sciences allows students with a background in a related field to expand their knowledge in the mathematical sciences to an advanced level. Students may specialise by choosing courses in the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics. These courses provide valuable training in academic literacy and research skills, as well as discipline-specific knowledge.

Applied mathematics uses mathematical techniques to answer questions about the world around us; such answers may be in the form of insights, explanations, solutions or predictions. Pure mathematics studies abstract theories built by logical deduction that underpin modern science and technology. Statistics solves real-world problems by appropriately collecting, analysing and modelling data.

  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 3CM197
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM197

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 092240M
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0. Degree must include at least 6 units of mathematical sciences at Level I and at least 6 units of mathematical sciences at Level II or equivalent.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates have the flexibility and portability to work across a wide variety of industries in analytical and consulting positions. Mathematicians also make great managers and CEOs due to their excellent problem-solving skills.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Actuary, Banker, Internet Commerce Worker, Meteorologist, Bioinformatics, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Computational Engineer, Computer Programmer, Consultant, Data Analyst, Economic Researcher, Project Manager, Financial Analyst, Statistician, Telecommunications Analyst

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Students specialise in one of the three disciplines or may choose a broader selection of courses tailored to their particular interests. The 48 unit program includes a research project of 15 units in one of the three disciplines. The remaining 33 units consist of approved coursework.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Master of Mathematical Sciences
    Year 1 Group A, B or C Electives (12 units)

    Group B Electives (12 units)
    Year 2 Choose one of the following:
    APP MTH 7200A Masters Project in Applied Mathematics A - Part 1

    MATHS 7200A Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences A – Part 1

    PURE MTH 7200A Masters Project in Pure Mathematics A – Part 1

    STATS 7200A Masters Project in Statistics A - Part 1 (3 units)

    Choose one of the following:
    APP MTH 7200B Masters Project in Applied Mathematics B - Part 2

    MATHS 7200B Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences B - Part 2

    PURE MTH 7200B Masters Project in Pure Mathematics B - Part 2

    STATS 7200B Masters Project in Statistics B - Part 2 (3 units)

    Choose one of the following:
    APP MTH 7200C Masters Project in Applied Mathematics C - Part 3

    MATHS 7200C Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences C - Part 3

    PURE MTH 7200C Masters Project in Pure Mathematics C - Part 3

    STATS 7200C Masters Project in Statistics C - Part 3 (3 units)

    Choose one of the following:
    APP MTH 7200D Masters Project in Applied Mathematics D - Part 4

    MATHS 7200D Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences D - Part 4

    PURE MTH 7200D Masters Project in Pure Mathematics D - Part 4

    STATS 7200D Masters Project in Statistics D - Part 4 (6 units)

    Group C Electives (9 units)
    Group A
    MATHS 7101 Multivariable and Complex Calculus (3 units) 

    MATHS 7102 Differential Equations (3 units) 

    MATHS 7103 Probability and Statistics (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7106 Algebra (3 units)

    APP MTH 7105 Optimisation and Operations Research (3 units)

    MATHS 7100 Real Analysis (3 units) 

    MATHS 7104 Numerical Methods (3 units) 

    STATS 7107 Statistical Modelling and Inference (3 units)
    Group B
    APP MTH 7035 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations (3 units)

    APP MTH 7065 Applied Probability (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7072 Optimisation (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7075 Fluid Mechanics (3 units)

    APP MTH 7106 Optimal Functions and Nanomechanics (3 units)

    PURE MTH 7054 Complex Analysis (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7055 Topology and Analysis (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7059 Groups and Rings (3 units)

    STATS 7054 Statistical Modelling (3 units) 

    STATS 7057 Sampling Theory and Practice (3 units) 

    STATS 7059 Mathematical Statistics (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7073 Finite Geometry (3 units) ^

    APP MTH 7090 Stochastic Decision Theory (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7107 Partial Differential Equations and Waves (3 units)

    MATHS 7070 Financial Modelling: Tools and Techniques (3 units)

    PURE MTH 7071 Integration and Analysis (3 units)

    PURE MTH 7072 Fields and Modules (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7108 Geometry of Surfaces (3 units) 

    STATS 7058 Time Series (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7056 Random Processes (3 units)

    STATS 7056 Biostatistics (3 units) ^
    Group C
    APP MTH 7048 Applied Mathematics Topic A (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7045 Applied Mathematics Topic B (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7044 Applied Mathematics Topic C (3units) 

    PURE MTH 7002 Pure Mathematics Topic B (3 units)

    PURE MTH 7038 Pure Mathematics Topic A (3 units) 

    STATS 7004 Statistics Topic A (3 units) 

    STATS 7014 Statistics Topic B (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7047 Pure Mathematics Topic C (3 units) ^

    APP MTH 7049 Applied Mathematics Topic D (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7087 Applied Mathematics Topic E (3 units) 

    APP MTH 7023 Pure Mathematics Topic F (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7023 Pure Mathematics Topic D (3 units)

    PURE MTH 7066 Pure Mathematics Topic E (3 units) 

    STATS 7008 Statistics Topic D (3 units) 

    PURE MTH 7067 Pure Mathematics Topic F (3 units) ^

    STATS 7016 Statistics Topic C (3 units) ^

    STATS 7069 Statistics Topic E (3 units) ^

    STATS 7070 Statistics Topic F (3 units) ^
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017