Maths B

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To meet the Mathematics B for Engineering and Computer Science programs pre-requisites (4-SA) for entry to a USC program, study must be equivalent to 4 semesters of study with a Sound exit level of achievements:

Australian secondary study

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents

Qld Year 12 – 4,SA*

(commenced Yr 11 prior to 2019)

  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics I

Qld Year 12 – Units 3&4, C**

(commenced Yr 11 in 2019 or beyond)
  • Maths Methods
  • Specialist Maths
QLD External Senior
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics I
ACT Year 12
  • Mathematics (T Major)
  • Specialist Mathematics (T) (Singles Major)
  • Mathematical Methods (T Major)
NSW Year 12
  • Mathematics 2 unit
  • Mathematics 3 unit
  • Mathematics 4 unit
  • Mathematics and Extension 1
  • Mathematics and Extension 2
SA / NT Year 12
  • Mathematics 1
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Mathematical Methods
TAS Year 12
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Analysis and Statistics
  • Mathematics Stage 2
  • Mathematics Stage 3
  • Mathematics Methods Senior Secondary 5C
  • Mathematics Methods
VIC Year 12
  • Mathematical Methods
WA Year 12
  • Mathematics II
  • Calculus
  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Mathematics 3C/3D
  • Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B

*4, SA – study must be equivalent to 4 semesters of study and exit with a Sound exit level of achievement or above.

** Units 3&4, C – completed Unit 3 and Unit 4 and exit with a grade of C or above.

Overseas secondary study

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Mathematics (SL or HL)
  • Further Mathematics (SL or HL)
New Zealand
  • Mathematics with Calculus (NCEA Level 3 prior to 2014)
  • Calculus (NCEA Level 3 from 2014)

GCE (A or AS Levels)

A levels - Grade D or higher

AS levels - Grade C or higher

  • Mathematics

Australian bridging and preparatory studies 

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
USC Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • TPP115 Mathematical Models for Science and Engineering
USQ Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • TPP7183 - Mathematics Tertiary Preparation 3
QUT
  • Mathematics B Bridging Course
TAFE QLD - Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
  • Pure Mathematics (3 modules)
  • Applied Mathematics (3 modules)
Unilearn (via Unilearn or OUA)
  • UNL32 - Senior Mathematics

Tertiary studies 

A passing grade in at least one tertiary level mathematics subject may be considered.

Other study

Other study may also be considered. Contact Student Central for more information if you have done other study that you think might be equivalent that is not listed here.

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