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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematics

  • Bachelor

Combine science and mathematics for roles in natural resources, genetics, infection and disease control, bioinformatics, or physical measuring and imaging techniques.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
SE20, 078353G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$9,600 per year / $38,400 total
International Fees
$37,800 per year / $151,200 total

About this course

Careers and outcomes

Graduates find work in a diverse range of exciting fields. Some examples include:

  • natural resources: measuring fish populations and predicting sustainable fishing limits
  • agriculture: from climate modelling to the interaction between crop yields and prices, harvest schedules and environmental impacts
  • genetics: including gene sequencing and quantitative genetics
  • chemistry and biochemistry: operations research and statistical techniques to improve workflow processes of chemical laboratories. Scientific computation and visualisation related to research areas such as drug design using combinatorial chemistry
  • infection and disease control: using statistics and mathematical modelling
  • bioinformatics: analysing and modelling data arising in molecular biology, genome sequencing and gene networks
  • physical measuring and imaging techniques: measuring and modelling using applied and computational mathematics.
Professional recognition

On graduation students may also be eligible for membership in the Australian Mathematical Society (AMS), ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a division of AMS), the Australian Society for Operations Research Inc. (ASOR) and the Statistical Society of Australia.

Other study options Possible careers
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Chemist Industrial
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Government Officer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Inventor
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)
  • Life scientist
  • Mapping Scientist
  • Marine Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Physicist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mine Geologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Natural Resource Scientist
  • Physicist
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Population Ecologist
  • Project Manager
  • Scientist
  • Statistician

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: At least one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Earth Science or Maths C.

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 3 Selection rank 96 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 10 Selection rank 79 OP 6 Selection rank 89

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

Graduate outcomes

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