The University of Melbourne

Diploma of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00116K

Students can develop their mathematical skills by studying the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences alongside their undergraduate degree at Melbourne. The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a great way to use and develop mathematical skills and complement undergraduate studies. The high-level numerical and modelling skills students will gain can be applied across almost every area of employment and are always in demand. Students will study first-year calculus and linear algebra, followed by a choice of later-year subjects from applied mathematics, pure mathematics, probability, statistics, discrete mathematics and operations research. This is available alongside the bachelors of Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Music or Science. Bachelor of Science students who select a major in Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics or Data Science are not permitted to complete a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences.


At least 50 points in addition to bachelors degree. In some circumstances it may be possible to complete the bachelors degree and the Diploma within three years.


  • Applied mathematics
  • Operations research/discrete mathematics
  • Pure mathematics
  • Statistics/stochastic processes.

Standard entry requirements

  • A study score of 30 in VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 or equivalent, or successful completion of university-level studies equivalent to VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4. 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. Please note: if you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science and are intending to major in either Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics, you cannot undertake the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences.

Study pathways

Students who complete the Diploma are eligible for postgraduate programs in mathematics or statistics.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
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Further information

This diploma is studied concurrently on a part-time basis with a bachelors degree. Students completing the fast-track option apply for the Diploma in the beginning of second year. Others generally apply at the beginning of first year.

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