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Specialisation

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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2022.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2022. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2022 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2022. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

The main applied mathematics research areas on offer are Astrophysical and Geophysical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Industrial Modelling, Mathematical Biosciences and Nonlinear Systems. 

In the applied mathematics specialisation, you will undertake a major research project or essay in a specialised area of applied mathematics, under the direction of a supervisor who is expert in your selected topic and can guide you throughout your studies.

You will submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation, or an essay covering a classical problem of acknowledged importance and mathematical depth with you providing your own critical evaluation.

You are also expected to undertake the relevant coursework involving attendance at lectures or seminars.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates with mathematical skills are in demand in many areas, especially in business associated with financial services and information technology.

They are needed in almost all scientific, medical, technological and industrial research.

You could be employed in a wide range of organisations to interpret information and make forecasts and decisions. Statisticians and mathematicians can be found in major corporations and in the public sector, where their skills are essential for policy planning. 

Even in areas where specific mathematical knowledge is not directly relevant, mathematics and statistics graduates are highly valued by many employers for their mental discipline and thoroughness.

Career pathways
Courses that offer this specialisation

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Units of study in this specialisation

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