Emlyn Graham, Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences student

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences


Maths is at the core of all technological innovations.

If you like to master quantitative problem-solving, mathematical modelling and critical thinking, the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is the degree for you. It is an elite, research-focused program for exceptional students at Australia’s highest-ranked university for mathematics.

It is designed for students who want a career based in the quantitative modelling of the real world, a research-oriented career in government, commerce or industry, or who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies.

Program details

Mathematics is the study of universal patterns and structures and is the quantitative language of the world. It underpins information technology, computer science, engineering, and the physical sciences; and it plays an increasingly important role in the biological and medical sciences, economics, finance, environmental science, sociology and psychology. The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences provides the tools to study these patterns and structures and along the way, you learn transferable skills in critical thinking, analysis, investigation and evidenced-based decision-making.

The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is a three degree that can be tailored to  concentrate on theoretical mathematics or can extend to a range of applicable mathematical areas such as mathematical modelling, mathematical finance, mathematical economics, mathematical physics, and quantitative biology.

This program is a “named” degree so you do not need to nominate any majors or minors as the focus of your studies is inherent in the name. You will have the option of applying for an Honours year towards the end of your third year of study.

Learning experience

Science internships: How to win friends and influence people

Emlyn completed his internship at the Australian Academy of Science, the country’s preeminent body for the promotion of science.

Computer generated image of a white dwarf being sucked into a planet

The explosive impact of maths

Professor Ferrario used mathematical modelling to determine the characteristics of a star, including its mass, temperature, chemical composition and its trajectory in the galaxy.

Meet your teachers

Associate Professor Linda Stals, First year course convener

Linda's areas of expertise include Numerical analysis, Plasma physics, Fusion plasmas, Electrical discharges, Applied statistics, Virtual reality and Related simulation, Numerical solution of differential and integral equations, Simulation and modelling, Stochastic analysis and modelling, Numerical and computational mathematics.

Vigleik Angeltveit

Vigleik Angelveit, Second year course convener

Vigleik works in algebraic topology. In particular, he's interested in using methods from stable homotopy theory to understand algebraic K-theory.


The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is designed for students who want a career based in the quantitative modelling of the real world, a research-oriented career in government, commerce or industry, or who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies.

Graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Geosciences Australia
  • Australian Signals Directorate
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Boston Consulting
  • Treasury
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Google.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Meet the co-curricular or service requirement

In addition to meeting academic requirements, we have introduced a compulsory co-curricular or service requirement.

Make sure you have met the co-curricular or service requirement and provide the appropriate documentation.

Gather supporting documents

When you apply to ANU, it's important to attach any requested supporting documentation, otherwise your application could be delayed.

Submit your application

Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about.There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Receiving a conditional offer

If your application is successful you will receive an early conditional offer.  A conditional offer will be converted to a full offer when you meet the academic requirements for your program and any other conditions included in your conditional offer.

Accept your confirmed final offer

Upon meeting the conditions of your conditional offer, you will receive a final offer.  Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Undergraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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