Mathematics and Statistics - 7659

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Science


Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 0.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 3

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 24


Graduate Certificate

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Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics and Statistics is intended for students who have completed a degree in Mathematics or Statistics, or a Science degree with a major in mathematics or statistics, and who wish to further their knowledge of mathematical sciences and statistics. The program offers intensive, high-level training in principles of mathematical sciences and statistics. In particular, the program will develop analytic skills, and substantially broaden the knowledge gained from their prior studies in mathematics and statistics. This program will equip students with a range of skills demanded by today's employers.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

  1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate analytical skills and problem solving skills in a range of mathematical and statistical contexts.
  2. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively to a range of audiences both in written and oral forms.
  3. Graduates will have developed an understanding of enquiry-based learning and demonstrate analytical skills as they relate to mathematical science and statistics.

Program Structure

The program consists of 24 units of credit (UOC) of coursework subjects. Courses are taken from the list of courses provided by the School of Mathematics and Statistics [insert link]

Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Courses

Note: not all of these courses are offered every semester. Please refer to the School of Mathematics and Statistics ( for a list of courses available in a particular semester.

Academic Rules

  1. Each candidate's proposed program of study requires the approval of the Head of School or Nominee.
  2. Students must choose from a wide variety of courses within the School of Mathematics and Statistics only. A list of courses to be offered in each year is available on the School of Mathematics and Statistics website (
  3. Students may complete this program on a part-time basis.


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Admission Requirements

To gain entry to this program, students must:
  1. Have completed a Bachelor of Mathematics or a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree with a major in mathematics or statistics; and
  2. Have sufficient mathematical and/or statistical background, as indicated by an average of 65 or above in level III mathematics and/or statistics university courses

Prospective international students should note they will need to meet the University’s English language requirements (

Area(s) of Specialisation