Advanced Mathematics (AMT)

Career Opportunities

Mathematics is everywhere in industry, and demand is rising. The logic, rigour and problem solving required in studying maths can be applied to a wide variety of professions and more employers are starting to take note of maths graduates.

As businesses across every sector strive to identify profitable growth opportunities before the rest of the market and achieve a significant competitive advantage, a broad range of career opportunities continue to evolve for people with strong data analytic skills. These roles also give exposure to decision making at the most senior levels, and an outstanding foundation of experience that can open a variety of career paths across different parts of the organisation

Mathematicians can be employed to deliver high value business solutions across a breadth of industries:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Oceanography
  • Biomedical Science
  • Big Data
  • Nanotechnology
  • Software

Program Overview








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Who should apply?

In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for a Co-op scholar (see Are you the next Co-op scholar?), successful Advanced Mathematics applicants should:

  • Have a strong interest in mathematics and strong achievement in mathematics at a high school level

  • Have strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Be curious and inquisitive

The recommended knowledge for entry into the UNSW Co-op Program in Advanced Mathematics is:

  • High Level Mathematics

FAQs for 'What is Recommended &/or Assumed Knowledge?'

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Find Out More about Advanced Mathematics

The Advanced Mathematics degree is aimed at high achieving students who wish to specialise in mathematics as a basis for the increasing range of quantitative careers in areas such as finance, environmental modelling and research. This four-year degree combines advanced coursework with an Honours-level research project in one of the available plans of study. UNSW offers mathematics students advanced facilities combined with innovative teaching. This program has been designed to cater for the specific abilities and interests of talented students with a superior ATAR.

Upon completion of Advanced Mathematics (Honours) in the Faculty of Science at UNSW graduates will:

  • Have acquired coherent knowledge of the underlying disciplines and concepts in mathematics and be able to demonstrate this knowledge;

  • Have developed an understanding of research-based learning and demonstrate analytical skills. Specifically graduates will be able to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence;

  • Have developed critical thinking and problem solving skills with an ability to reflect critically on existing theoretical knowledge, ideas and practice within mathematics to address a research topic;

  • Be able to communicate their research ideas in a variety of formats to diverse audiences;

  • Be able to demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability in the acquisition of application of knowledge or skills;

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of teamwork and collaboration.

  • Will have an awareness of international issues within mathematics.


For more information contact:

Professor Bruce Henry

Head, School of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Science

T: +61 (2) 93857001

F: +61 (2) 93857123






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