Concurrent Diploma

Diploma in Mathematical Sciences

The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences will generally add an extra year of full-time study to your degree. However, fast-track opportunities are available to complete both your degree and the diploma in three or three-and-a-half years of full-time study, or equivalent part-time study. Permission to fast track will be granted to students based on strong academic performance.

Develop your mathematical skills by studying the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences alongside your undergraduate degree at Melbourne.

The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a great way to use and develop your mathematical skills and complement your undergraduate studies. The high-level numerical and modelling skills you will gain can be applied across almost every area of employment and are always in demand.

You 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.

Domestic students may be eligible to receive the final half of the diploma HECS-free.


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.

Bachelor of Science students who are majoring in Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics cannot undertake the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences.


This diploma is studied concurrently on a part-time basis with a bachelors degree. The 1 year (EFTSL) duration is usually completed over 3-4 years

Areas of study

The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences offers the following areas of study:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Operations Research/Discrete Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics/Stochastic Processes.