Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

University of Technology Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics is a four-subject course. The flexible course structure allows for study programs designed to suit different university graduates, from mathematicians looking to refresh or deepen their knowledge in a certain mathematical discipline, to holders of business, engineering or science bachelor's degrees who require a mathematical foundation for further studies. The course is recommended for those with insufficient mathematics in their bachelor's degree who wish to meet the admission requirements of the Mathematical and Statistical Modelling major in the Master of Science. The course aims to provide university graduates with access to training and retraining in mathematics and statistics with the aim to allow students to focus on particular mathematical topics rather than on broader areas of mathematics. Career options include web analyst, consumer analytics, data scientist, database development, marketing research, risk analytics, web conversion optimisation, programming, computational modelling, scheduling and logistics, and statistical analysis.

Designed for

Different university graduates; from mathematicians, to holders of business, engineering or science bachelor's degrees

Structure

Students are required to complete 24 credit points, comprising 18 credit points of core subjects and 6 credit points from the list of subjects (options) below. The availability of the subjects in this program is shown with the subject descriptions in this handbook. Many subjects offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences have prerequisites. It is the student's responsibility to check that they have the required knowledge specified by these prerequisites. Students are strongly advised not to enrol in any subject if they do not have knowledge equivalent to the subject's prerequisites. An applicant may enrol in this course on a part-time basis. As a guide, minimum part-time attendance is one year of study. The possibility of full-time study and the duration of the course depend on the subjects chosen and their availability. Applicants should be aware that subjects may require attendance at daytime classes.

Subjects

  • Mathematics

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.

Study pathways

No exemptions are granted as credit recognition.

Further information

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances. Students who complete this course can enrol in the Mathematical and Statistical Modelling major in the Master of Science with possible exemptions provided the subjects were completed as part of the graduate certificate.

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