Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Computer Science

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This combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in Mathematics and Computer Science and complete two awards over a period of four years.

In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

Along with core (compulsory) courses and a chosen major in Computer Science, students undertake core (compulsory) courses and a chosen major in Mathematics. Depending on the majors selected, students may also be required take a number of electives according to their particular areas of interest.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.


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Mathematics (Band 5 or above). Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage.


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


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An Honours year is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There is no International Admission to this program.


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Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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Learning Development Resources

All students can access additional learning development resources which are provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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Please see Further Information above for your Program Enrolment Checklist, "Are you on track?" form.

To meet the current requirements of the combined degree program, students must complete a program of study that conforms to the structure set out below. The combined program will consist of 320 units of study made up of:

  • 190 units of core courses across the Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Mathematics; plus:
  • A Computer Science major (90 units), and
  • A Mathematics major (80 units), and
  • Electives to total 320 units.

Students should refer to the individual program handbook links at the top of this handbook for information about major requirements in the Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Mathematics.

Depending on the majors chosen, there will be varying amounts of overlapping courses in the program, allowing for the core courses and two selected majors to be completed within 320 units of study. Students who choose majors which can be completed in less than 320 units of study must take additional electives to complete a minimum of 320 units in the program.

Overall, a maximum of 120 units at 1000 level is allowed.

Students are encouraged to seek advice from the relevant Program Officer regarding their program of study.


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B Mathematics: The program was revised in 2013, and changes to the degree were implemented for 2014. Students who commenced the program in 2013 will be automatically transitioned to the revised 2014 structure, unless they advise the relevant Program Officer in writing of their intention to remain in the pre-2014 structure. Students who commenced the program prior to 2013 are strongly encouraged to transition to the revised 2014 structure if their pattern of enrolment allows them to do so. All students are encouraged to seek independent transition and enrolment advice from the Program Officer.

B Computer Science: Students who commenced the program prior to 2013 can remain in the previous program structure, unless they elect to transition to the 2013 revised program structure. Pre-2013 students must indicate their intention to transition to the 2013 revised program structure to the relevant Program Officer. Students are encouraged to seek advice on their chosen program of study with the relevant Program Officer.


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Back to topCore Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
COMP1050Internet CommunicationsTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ELEC1700Computer Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1

Students choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120 and MATH2340, OR MATH1210 and MATH1220. Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2

Students choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120 and MATH2340, OR MATH1210 and MATH1220.

Mid Summer - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1

Students choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120 and MATH2340, OR MATH1210 and MATH1220.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2

Students choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120 and MATH2340, OR MATH1210 and MATH1220.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH1510Discrete MathematicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical ModellingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG1110Introduction to Software Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG1120Introduction to Software Engineering 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
COMP2230Introduction to AlgorithmicsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP2240Operating SystemsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP2270Formal Languages and AutomataSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT2040Database Management SystemsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear AlgebraSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity

Students choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120 and MATH2340, OR MATH1210 and MATH1220.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG2130Software DevelopmentSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG2200Programming Languages and ParadigmsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed ComputingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.20 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)