Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics teaches you how to put mathematical theories and methods into practice creatively to solve real-world problems and enhance modern technology.

Mathematics is crucial for analysing and improving the challenges of modern life. The skills you will develop in mathematical modelling can be applied across a broad range of areas.

For example: medical diagnosis tools and treatment; weather forecasting; space exploration; financial modelling and prediction; disaster management; computer animation and gaming; and online security.

Applied mathematics

You can major in Applied Mathematics in our:

A major enables you to specialise by completing a series of courses within your degree in an area of interest. Our Applied Mathematics major focuses on the creative application of mathematical theories to solve real-world problems.

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Careers in applied mathematics

Studying applied mathematics will help you develop highly sought-after skills, such as:  logical thinking; problem solving; creativity; data analysis; and precise communication.

You will be well prepared to forge a highly rewarding career in industries such as:

  • banking and finance
  • insurance and investment
  • information technology
  • environmental modelling
  • meteorology
  • health
  • education
  • research.

Our graduates are often employed by leading local and national organisations, including: