Mathematical modelling

What can I do with my course in Mathematical Modelling?

Careers in Mathematical Modelling

As a graduate of science with a major in Mathematical Modelling you will be able develop complex mathematical models of many real world phenomena and implement them in smart software, databases and networks. These skills are in high demand in many industries: banking and finance, environmental science, biotechnology, nanotechnology, communications security, government and defence. Computer programs designed to predict climate change are an example of this discipline in practice.

Mathematical Modelling is a key technique in biotechnology, where mathematical and computational methods are used to calculate the structures of small and large molecules and predict their properties without doing expensive experiments in the lab.

Mathematical Modelling is used in information security (cryptology) to protect digital information against unauthorized disclosure, transfer, modification or destruction.

Mathematical and statistical modelling are linked with many practical applications used to predict values using obtained data, prior knowledge and a linking all these together. Given a massive data set, mathematical modelling can also be used to find important or interesting information hidden inside the data or to find errors and outliers so that the relevant part of the data can be extracted for a specific purpose.

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Skills and attributes

Key skills that mathematical modelling graduates demonstrate include:

  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Highly developed numerical confidence
  • High level analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Computer literacy
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information to a non‐specialist audience

Related roles include:

  • Actuary
  • Teaching
  • Analyst/programmer
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician

Some related roles may require further study or experience.  Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.

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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for mathematical modelling graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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