BP083 - Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)

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Plan: BP083P20 - Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Award abbreviation: BSc(AppMath&Stat)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full time
Location: RMIT University, City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 010101
CRICOS code: 0100987

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Purpose of the Program

The program BP083P20 Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics & Statistics) will:

  • enable you to become highly employable in the field of mathematics, statistics and cognate fields;
  • give you a sound knowledge and skills of both fundamental and advanced mathematical and statistical theory;
  • expose you to a wide range of mathematical and statistical models, programming environments, approaches and softwares
  • enable you  to select and apply appropriate mathematical and statistical methodologies, techniques and softwares to a wide range of problems
  • expose you to related fields of study, such as environmental modelling, finance, marketing, computer science, data analytics, or information security
  • provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills and abilities to operate effectively in professional settings that involve mathematical and statistical expertise. These include communication skills, technology literacy, and the ability to work in a team and interact with others

Year 1 is designed  to build a solid background of mathematical and statistical knowledge, conceptual and analytical skills that are essential for Years 2 & 3 in the programs. It also includes an overview of the different components of applied mathematics and statistics which can be explored in depth in subsequent years.

In Year 2 and Year 3 of BP083 Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics) there is a large number of option courses which allow you to tailor your studies to your areas of interests including finance, marketing, computer science, information security, biology and ecology modelling, operations research, optimisation and analytics. You are also able to select two University-wide option courses. In year two and three you have the opportunity of undertaking a student mobility program overseas, either in industry or in a partner university.

MATH2197 serves as a capstone experience where you can integrate and apply knowledge and skills learned throughout your program as you transition from study to industry. You will participate in a group project or industry placement under the supervision of the teaching team and where applicable under the supervision of a representative from a partner institution or industry. Regular interactions with your supervisor(s) will allow you to obtain technical advice, to construct a milestones plan and get feedback on your progress. You will respond to real world problems using the knowledge and competencies acquired during your program to propose solutions.

MATH2197 and its pre-cursor, MATH2196 are the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses for BP083.  

This program is delivered on campus; some courses may be available online. 

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Articulation and pathways

There are currently no specific VE qualifications that articulate into the Bachelor of Science (Mathematics). 


If you have successfully completed this program, you can apply for entry into BH012 Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics & Statistics) (Honours). This is a possible pathway towards our PhD program, DR222 - PhD (Mathematical Sciences). You may also wish to apply for entry into MC004 Master of Statistics and Operations Research or MC242 Master of Analytics programs after completing your studies. Seek guidance from your Program Coordinator as to your options and directions for further study. 


If you have completed the first year of the BSc (Applied Mathematics & Statistics) undergraduate program with a GPA of at least 3.5, you will be eligible to apply for transfer into the second year of the Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar, Applied Mathematics and Statistics) (Honours).

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements 

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent. 

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.

This program is not yet approved for students studying on a student visa.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English. 

English language requirements 

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. 

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Mathematical Discipline in the School of Science is formally linked to industry through its Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), and through various consulting and research projects undertaken by staff. Members of the IAC provide valuable input and are a major driver for change in the school's programs, particularly with regard to industry trends and future graduate capabilities, the use of state-of-the-art software and, very importantly, support for the introduction of work integrated learning (WIL) and global engagement.  Feedback from the IAC has been fundamental to the design of the Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics) program as a multidisciplinary degree based on a core of mathematics and statistics, computing and business studies. 

Graduates of this program may be eligible to become a member of the Statistical Society of Australia, Australian Society For Operations Research, the American Statistical Association and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.  

Students who successfully complete four specific statistics courses are granted SAS and RMIT joint certification. The statistics courses are updated annually. Please check eligible courses in your program’s Canvas site. 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services 


As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world. 


Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit), or Library e-resources. 


Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 


The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers. 

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: www.rmit.edu.au/library 


IT and Wireless 


If you have a laptop or other wireless-enabled device you can connect to RMIT’s fast Wi-Fi. While on campus, no matter how you work or where you work, you’re able to connect, collaborate and create using this secure network. 


In addition, with myDesktop, you can access your RMIT desktop and applications from home or wherever you have an internet connection. 


Online learning tools and content 


As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit). 


Services available to you as a student at RMIT 


RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 


Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with: 

  • Transition to tertiary study and learning; 
  • Study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant; 
  • Enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning; 
  • Career development and employment; 
  • Living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters); 
  • Opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad; 
  • Opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance. 


We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students 

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