- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
Upgrade your expertise in mathematical sciences with a Master of Mathematical Sciences from ANU, the best university in Australia for mathematics teaching and research.
You can study a variety of courses tailored to your interests and needs, ranging from pure mathematics to mathematical modelling, computational mathematics and applications of mathematics, as well as courses in related disciplines such as statistics, computer science, financial mathematics and econometrics.
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Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Roles our graduates hold
include Associate, Quantitative Applications Division at Macquarie Group;
Lecturer, Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia); and Visiting Assistant
Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of
Areas such as biological
sciences and computational science are becoming increasingly reliant on
advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences. The Master of Mathematical
Science will equip you with quantitative skills in this areas, as well as act
as a pathway to a PhD.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Explain the fundamental concepts of a chosen research topic and its role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
- Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.
- Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from the chosen research area.
- Engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources.
- Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.
Further InformationNew students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/scholarships/graduate-commonwealth-supported-places .
An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.
Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project.
Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Finance, Actuarial Studies, Computer Science, Bioinformatics
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Applications for course credit
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
24 units from completion of the following research component:
MATH8701 Mathematics Research Project, which may be taken more than once over consecutive semesters
A minimum of 18 units from the completion of courses from the following list:
MATH6102 Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment.
MATH6109 Probability Modelling with Applications
MATH6112 Matrix Computations
MATH6115 Mathematical Finance
MATH6116 Fractal Geometry & Applications to Digital Imaging
MATH6119 Numerical Optimisation
MATH6200 Topics in Algebra and Topology
MATH6201 Topics in Computational Mathematics
MATH6202 Theory of Partial Differential Equations
MATH6203 Foundations of Mathematics
MATH6204 Algebraic Topology
MATH6205 Differential Geometry
MATH6206 Topics in Stochastic Analysis
MATH6207 Topics in Statistical Science
MATH6208 Topics in Bioinformatics
MATH6209 Special Topic in Mathematical Sciences
MATH6211 Topics in Mathematical Physics
MATH6212 Analysis 2: Topology, Lebesgue Integration and Hilbert Spaces
MATH6213 Complex Analysis
MATH6214 Analysis 3: Functional Analysis, Spectral theory and Applications
MATH6215 Algebra 2: Field extensions and Galois Theory
MATH6216 Algebra 3: Advanced Topics in Algebra
MATH8702 Mathematics Reading Course which may be completed more than once under different topics.
A maximum of 54 units from completion of courses from the following list:
MATH6100 Bioinformatics and Biological Modelling
MATH6103 Scientific and Industrial Modelling
MATH6110 Analysis 1: Metric spaces and Applications
MATH6111 Scientific Computing
MATH6114 Number Theory and Cryptography
MATH6118 Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Advanced Linear Algebra
MATH6222 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking: Problem Solving and Proofs
MATH6242 Introduction to Geometry: Curves and Surfaces
MATH6405 Ordinary Differential Equations and Advanced Vector Calculus
MATH6406 Partial Differential Equations, Fourier Analysis and Complex Analysis
Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units and have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component.
If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th unit is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.
Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.
|Year 1 48 units||M.MathSc course from list 1 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 1 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 1 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units|
|M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units|
|Year 2||MATH8701 Mathematics Research Project 6 to 24 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units|
|MATH8701 Mathematics Research Project 6 to 24 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units||M.MathSc course from list 2 6 units|
The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).
Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.
To book an appointment you can:
Phone: 02 6125 3876
Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
Further enrolment information can also be found here.
An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.
Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.
If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?
Contact John Urbas at John.Urbas@anu.edu.au