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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Science (Mathematical Sciences)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop your logical, analytical and creative problem solving skills.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR222, 079824G
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$33,600 per year / $67,200 total

About this course

Develop your logical, analytical and creative problem solving skills and further the growth of mathematical theory and application.

You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:

  • algebraic coding theory
  • complex networks and epidemiology
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • dynamics and control theory and applications
  • environmental and resource modelling
  • general mathematical modelling
  • graph, complexity and network theory
  • information security
  • integer programming and discrete mathematics
  • mathematical biology
  • numerical analysis
  • optimisation theory - algorithms and applications
Statistics and operations research
  • analysis: survival data, reliability, exploratory data, time series, sequential, decision
  • data mining
  • game theory and applications
  • nonparametric statistical techniques
  • optimisation and applications
  • statistical quality control
  • sport, bio, financial, multivariate statistics
  • supply chain, and stochastic modelling
  • queueing theory and applications

RMIT's researchers deliver high-impact and influential outcomes.Success is demonstrated through excellent performance in university rankings, such as being ranked as well above world standard in the Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 round.

There are collaborations with other national and international institutes, centres, groups and partners, including:

  • RMIT's Information Security and Network Science group
  • Computer Assisted Research on Mathematics and Applications (CARMA)
  • Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO) at Federation University

Throughout your candidature, you will be supported through:

  • an expert supervisor who will help you develop the required leadership, analytical and problem-solving qualities required to work at a world-leading level
  • participation in high-quality professional development programs delivered by RMIT's School of Graduate Research
  • access to RMIT's extensive facilities, laboratories and equipment and those of our partners.

As a mathematics research candidate, you have the flexibility to pursue an individual topic, or contribute to one of our existing projects.

Candidates may be eligible for a range of scholarships including:

  • Australian Postgraduate Awards - funded by the Australian Government
  • PhD and Research Masters Scholarships - funded by RMIT University
  • other postgraduate research scholarships

Candidates who pursue further postgraduate research may benefit from RMIT's joint relationship with the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Candidates who complete their program under this arrangement spend time studying in both Melbourne and the Netherlands and graduate with a double-badged qualification.

RMIT also hosts a node of the ATN Industry Doctoral Training Centre (Mathematics and Statistics), the first doctoral training centre in Australia.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.