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Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Mathematical Sciences
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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Mathematical Sciences
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

72 units must come from completion of the coursework component

24 units must come from completion of the research component

A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses

The 96 units must consist of:

A minimum of 48 units from the completion of coursework courses from the following list:

MATH6100 Bioinformatics and Biological Modelling (6 units)

MATH6102 Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment (6 units)

MATH6103 Scientific and Industrial Modelling (6 units)

MATH6109 Probability Theory with Applications (6 units)

MATH6110 Analysis 1: Metric spaces and Applications (6 units)

MATH6111 Scientific Computing (6 units)

MATH6112 Matrix Computations (6 units)

MATH6114 Number Theory and Cryptography (6 units)

MATH6115 Stochastic Analysis with Financial Applications (6 units)

MATH6116 Fractal Geometry Chaotic Dynamics (6 units)

MATH6118 Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Advanced Linear Algebra (6 units)

MATH6119 Numerical Optimisation (6 units)

MATH6201 Topics in Computational Mathematics (6 units)

MATH6202 Theory of Partial Differential Equations (6 units)

MATH6203 Foundations of Mathematics (6 units)

MATH6204 Algebraic Topology (6 units)

MATH6205 Differential Geometry (6 units)

MATH6208 Topics in Bioinformatics (6 units)

MATH6209 Special Topic in Mathematical Sciences (6 units)

MATH6211 Topics in Mathematical Physics (6 units)

MATH6212 Analysis 2: Topology, Lebesgue Integration and Hilbert Spaces (6 units)

MATH6213 Complex Analysis (6 units)

MATH6214 Analysis 3: Functional Analysis, Spectral theory and Applications (6 units)

MATH6215 Algebra 2: Field extensions and Galois Theory (6 units)

MATH6216 Algebra 3: Advanced Topics in Algebra (6 units)

MATH6222 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking: Problem Solving and Proofs (6 units)

MATH6405 Ordinary Differential Equations and Advanced Vector Calculus (6 units)

MATH6406 Partial Differential Equations, Fourier Analysis and Complex Analysis (6 units)

MATH8702 Mathematics Reading Course (6 units, which may be completed more than once under different topics)


A maximum of 24 units from completion of quantitative courses from the following subject areas:

STAT- Statistics

ECON- Economics

COMP- Computer Science

ANU Electives


24 units from completion of the following research component:

MATH8701 Mathematics Research Project, which may be taken more than once over consecutive semesters

 

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 remain enrolled in the Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) and 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 Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences or the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Master Research

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research. 

Master Research Training

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research. 

Capstone Courses

[MATH8701]

Study Options

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

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a minimum GPA of at least 5.5/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.

The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.


Cognate Disciplines

Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Finance, Actuarial Studies, Computer Science, Bioinformatics


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


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.

Credit Granted

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.

Cognate Disciplines

Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Finance, Actuarial Studies, Computer Science, Bioinformatics

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,754.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

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.

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.

Find out more about mathematical studies, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.

Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

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 Management (USA).

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of a chosen research topic and its role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
  2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.
  3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from the chosen research area.
  4. Engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources.
  5. Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.

Research Strengths

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research. 

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Program advice:

  • This program has a progression hurdle that must be satisfied in order to progress to the research project: Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project. It is the student's responsibility to approach and seek approval from a supervisor for a research project.
  • Students who wish to take qualitative courses from the subject areas STAT- Statistics, ECON- Economics or COMP- Computer Science or other discipline areas, should seek advice from the program convener.
  • It is recommended that students consult with potential research supervisors early in their studies to get additional guidance on the best pathways.


It is also essential that students seek academic advice from the program convener in the 48 units prior to commencing the research project as, for example:

  • Students planning to undertake a research project in algebra will be expected to complete at least the equivalent of MATH6118 and preferably also MATH6215.
  • Students planning to undertake a research project in analysis will be expected to complete at least the equivalent of MATH6110 and preferably also MATH6212.
  • Students planning to undertake a research project in computational mathematics will be expected to complete at least the equivalent of MATH6111 and preferably also another computational mathematics course such as MATH6112 or MATH6119 before starting the project.
  • Individual supervisors may have additional requirements, depending on the topic of the project.

 

Course offered by the College of Science and College of Health and Medicine:

An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and the College of Health and Medicine can be found under current students page on the College website via this link.

Academic Advice

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:

Email: john.urbas@anu.edu.au

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 science.enquiries@anu.edu.au 

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