Why study mathematics at La Trobe?

Above world standard

La Trobe is rated 'above world standard' in engineering and mathematical sciences research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Less listening, more doing

La Trobe students spend between 40% and 60% of class time practicing mathematics and building hands-on experience.

Check out our unique approach to teaching mathematics and statistics.

Unique scholarship opportunities

Eligible students can apply for a $3000 scholarship to complete a six-week research project in mathematics or statistics.

Read more about the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Vacation Research Scholarship

Career opportunities in mathematics

Career pathways

Studying mathematics builds transferable skills in data analysis, attention to detail and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Medical statistician
  • Applied mathematician
  • Financial analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Data scientist
  • Computational mathematician

Future employers

Potential employers of mathematics graduates include:

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Department of Health
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • IBM
  • PwC Australia
  • Qantas Airways
  • Quantium

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