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The maths needed for 15 of Australia’s most popular uni courses

Popular Uni Courses - Maths Required

Currently thinking about what uni degree you might apply for in the future? Make sure you know how much maths you’ll need

We’ve rounded up the top five most popular uni courses in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia, and made notes under each to let you know if maths is a prerequisite, assumed knowledge or will just generally help you out along the way.

Keep this page bookmarked! As more states and territories publish their most popular uni courses, we’ll up date this list.

And as always, it’s really important to do your own research. Before you decide on your Year 11 and 12 subjects, you should look up the degrees you’d like to do at uni to check their complete list of entry requirements.

Top 5 most popular uni courses – NSW

(You can view the entire list of top uni courses in NSW for 2024 on the UAC website.)

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1. Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine

University: UNSW Sydney
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There are no STEM prerequisites for these degrees (only Standard English!). Want to give yourself a solid foundation? We recommend however studying these subjects at school:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths
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2. Bachelor of Business

University: University of Technology Sydney
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Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (and two units of English)

3. Doctor of Medicine (Joint Program)

University: Western Sydney University/Charles Sturt University
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The recommended studies for this one is Chemistry. And what can help your understanding of Chemistry at school? Maths! Our tip is to do both.

4. Bachelor of Commerce

University: University of Sydney
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Mathematics is a prerequisite of this course. You are also expected to have studied Mathematics Advanced in high school to succeed in this course.

5. Bachelor of Arts

University: University of Sydney
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There are no prerequisites for this course and assumed knowledge depends on your major, so be sure to look into that before you make your final subject selection.


Top 5 most popular uni courses – QLD

(You can view the entire list of top uni courses in Queensland for 2024 on the QTAC website.)

Popular Uni Courses - UQ
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1. Bachelor of Arts

University: The University of Queensland
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There are no prerequisites for this course, but don’t write maths off straight away. There are plenty of ways creativity and maths intersect. Check out our STEM + Creativity hub to find out how.

2. Bachelor of Paramedic Science

University: QUT
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Maths is not assumed knowledge for this course. However, maths is used in all kinds of ways in health careers and paramedics may have to make medical calculations on the job. So don’t drop maths!

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3. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

University: The University of Queensland
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There are quite a number of prerequisites for this course, including maths. You will need:

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Also, studying Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) and both Chemistry and Physics is recommended as, according to the uni, it will give students increased flexibility in their studies.

4. Bachelor of Biomedical Science

University: The University of Queensland
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For this popular uni course, you’ll need Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

Other prerequisites are Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C) and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

5. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

University: The University of Queensland
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Maths is not a prerequisite or assumed knowledge for this course. As a psychologist, you may need maths such as measurements, statistics, probability and data analysis throughout your career, so keep up maths in high school to give yourself an edge in your uni studies.


Top 5 most popular uni courses – WA

(You can view the entire list of top uni courses in WA for 2024 here.)

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1. Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery

University: Curtin
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Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics: Methods ATAR, Mathematics Specialist ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR.

P.S. Chemistry ATAR is a prerequisite for this course!

2. Doctor of Medicine via Bachelor of Biomedicine, UWA

University: UWA
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Studying Maths Applications ATAR or higher at school is recommended for this course (as is Chemistry ATAR).

3. Bachelor of Commerce, Curtin

University: Curtin
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There are no prerequisite or desirable subjects for this course, however there is plenty of maths in business (plus it teaches you incredible logic and problem solving skills!) so we recommend not dropping it at school.

4. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Curtin

University: Curtin
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Get ready to load up on maths if you’ve got your sights set on this engineering degree!

Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites): Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR.

Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics Specialist ATAR.

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5. Bachelor of Commerce, UWA

University: UWA
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Recommended subjects depend on the major you pick. For Accounting, Business Economics, Finance and Marketing, it’s recommended you take Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR and a bridging unit.

For more on subject selection, head to the Careers with STEM: Students page. You should also sign up to our weekly e-newsletter to keep up-to-date on all things STEM degrees and careers.

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