Mathematical modelling


Study mathematical modelling to help you develop your powers of analysis and problem-solving. You’ll establish complex mathematical models of real-world phenomena and put these models in practice through smart software, databases and networks.

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Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of mathematical modelling, you’ll demonstrate strong quantitative skills, highly developed numerical confidence and an advanced level of analytical and problem solving. You could be employed in the following roles:

  • actuary
  • analyst
  • programmer
  • mathematician
  • statistician
  • teacher.

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