Financial Mathematics
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description

Financial Mathematics Major (BSc Science) - BSc (Fin Maths) - MJRU-FNMATScience and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 80 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years

Financial mathematicians apply mathematical models and numerical tools to practical everyday applications, such as financial markets. They gather statistical data on the financial decisions people actually make, rather than what they should make. This provides a critical insight for business and government, helping them to make more informed decisions – especially in uncertain economic climates.

Mathematics is the study of concepts such as quantity, structure, space and change. It uses these concepts to model and describe the behaviour of real-world complex systems.

Today, mathematics is used in most fields, including technology, natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences, such as sociology and psychology. This course will provide you with a broad range of analytical and mathematical skills in the financial context, with particular relevance to statistical modelling and operations research.

You will receive a strong grounding in corporate finance, financial institutions, financial markets and various branches of the financial services industry, enhancing the employment prospects of graduates in the technological, industrial and commercial sectors. You may choose to study units in accounting, economics and business.

In your final year you will undertake a project that will allow you to put your skills into practice. Examples of past projects include forecasting the likelihood of extreme rainfall events, optimising
mine site operations and investigating how rumours spread on social networks.

This course will help you become a:

  • Commercial banker
  • Finance/funds manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Stockbroker
  • Superannuation manager

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