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Established in 2015, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Eureka Benevolent Foundation for students enrolled in the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (Mathematics or Science
LocationNew South Wales
Applications open9 Jan 2019
Applications close24 Mar 2019
Mathematics Courses overview
Numbers can be incredibly informative, which is why having the ability to interpret them is so sought after.
Mathematicians and statisticians are able to express the truth through figures, stats and data. Whether for the purpose of scientific knowledge, design, or turning a profit, the abilities to interpret and to wield numbers are wonderful skills to have.
While the idea of studying a mathematics degree may be intimidating for those who are naturally more inclined towards humanities subjects, many mathematics courses are flexible in design. While students will learn the same core subjects, courses can cater to students of very different abilities in order to make sure everyone gets the best learning outcomes.
Is mathematics for me?
Knowledge of mathematics or statistics can open academic and professional paths for you, as well as a new perspective through which to view the world.
While being gifted with numbers is of course a plus for studying mathematics, know that many introductory courses are designed for people whose maths skills may be a little rusty.
Those who study mathematics have a passion for seeking the truth.
While there is no formal register for mathematicians in Australia, you can become a formally recognised statistician by registering with the Statistical Society of Australia. The Statistical Society has two levels of professional accreditation: Graduate Statistician and Accredited Statistician. Registering not only shows that you are qualified in statistics and have met competency standards, but that you will use your knowledge of statistics in an ethical manner. You can read more and apply online here.
If you are studying mathematics to become a teacher, you will also need to register with the relevant state teacher’s association before you are legally allowed to teach in Australian educational institutions.
Actuaries calculate, manage and figure out ways to mitigate risk. An actuary works within financial systems to assess their security, often in risk management and insurance (read more).
An accountant measures and financial information to help others allocate resources accordingly (read more).
Mathematicians are experts in mathematics. This broad term refers to teachers, applied mathematics scientists, engineers, and many more professions (read more).
Using mathematical quantitative concepts, scientists can accurately measure their results and draw evidence-based conclusions (read more).
Cryptographs use science, mathematics, engineering and computer knowledge to keep information encrypted and safe. Cryptography is an essential part of modern life, and is used everywhere from online shopping, ATMs and internet communications (read more).
Systems or application developer
Developers design and write code for apps and systems. Job duties also include testing hard and software systems, and resolving faults (read more).
Data analysts inspect and model data in order to come up with evidence to support making sound decisions and arguments. This could be for many different types of businesses or scientific research projects (read more).