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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Mathematics / Education (Secondary)

Combine your passion for mathematics with the skills, knowledge and practical experiences required for secondary school teaching.

This four-year dual program allows you to combine your passion for mathematics with the qualifications to become a secondary teacher. You'll benefit from a thorough preparation for your teaching areas, combined with – and informed by – professional studies in the area of education.

The education component offers school-based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching methods, ensuring you graduate well-prepared for secondary school teaching, or training in business or industry. It's a challenging and rewarding career, with secondary school teachers in demand worldwide.

In the mathematics component, you'll choose from a wide range of courses in mathematics and its applications. In your first year, you'll study essential topics in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. In later years you can select from more specialised courses that emphasise new ideas in mathematics and include recent applications in coding and cryptology, mathematical physics, mathematical biology, bioinformatics and finance.

Program highlights

  • Choose to specialise in one of five mathematics majors including Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics and Operations Research, Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics
  • Graduate with high-level teaching ability and a wide range of mathematical skills, ready to excel in a challenging and rewarding profession
  • Complete 10 days school experience and 90 days supervised practicum

Majors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Data Analytics and Operations Research
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Secondary school maths teacher
  • Head of curriculum
  • Learning support teacher
  • Literacy and numeracy coach
  • School principal

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

From 2018 applicants to education programs in Australia must complete non-academic entry criteria - please check QTAC's advice.

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