What will I learn?

Gain a maths qualification with your degree

The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences enables you to gain a mathematics qualification while completing an undergraduate degree. You will use and develop your mathematical skills to compliment your studies with high-level numerical and modelling skills that can be applied across almost every areas of employment and are always in demand.

Improve your career competitiveness

On graduating, you’ll be equipped with strong skills to engage in mathematical discourse with the wider community.

With a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences you can specialise in:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Operations Research/Discrete Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics/Stochastic Processes

You will learn to work with mathematics and statistics while collaborating with people in other disciplines such as science, industry, technology and commerce to think critically and argue logically.

Course structure

Students undertake the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences together with an undergraduate degree, to make a total program of between 350 and 400 points.

Up to 50 points of appropriate Mathematics and Statistics subjects in the undergraduate degree program may also be attributed to the Diploma.

Students are required to select subjects in the undergraduate degree and the Diploma, so that all requirements of the undergraduate degree are met and, in addition through the Diploma, the student meets the specific requirements for the award of any one specialisation of the major in Mathematics and Statistics, as defined for the Bachelor of Science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$46,688.00 (25,63,866) per year
Start date

4 January 2022, 28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible to enrol in the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences you must already be enrolled in one of the following undergraduate degrees at the University of Melbourne:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science

English language requirements

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.