What can I do with Mathematics?

These days Mathematics is used everywhere and it is used more and more. This makes it possible for a mathematician to apply his knowledge in almost every field one can think of. Mathematics is about solving problems of purely theoretical or practical nature. You could for instance:

  • determine how to manage an industry in order to show the maximum profits.
  • model the population growth of antelope on a game farm.
  • predict the performance of an artificial limb.
  • solve the Goldbach conjecture (every even n > 2 is the sum of two primes).
Mathematics also plays an important role in the field of:
  • Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Psychology
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Trade and Industry
  • Marketing management
  • Quality control

and many more.

Let's look at some of the typical jobs being advertised these days specifying a certain qualification in Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics:

  • Investment Risk and Performance Analyst
  • Supply planner
  • Teacher
  • Simulation and Modelling Consultant
  • Optimisation Consultant
  • Demand Planner
  • Lecturer
  • Business Analyst
  • Research Statistician


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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