Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Computer Science

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The Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Computer Science degree program (Program Code 10253) allows a student to qualify for two Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate coursework programs at the same time.

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.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/apply-for-a-degree 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/future-students/high-school-students/getting-in to see if you may be eligible.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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

Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 10 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellors of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the University. 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, please go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/credit-transfer-and-cross-institutional-enrolment/ 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.

For more information about honours, please refer to the program handbooks for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours);

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-computer-science-honours/handbook

Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours):

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-mathematics-honours/handbook


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students may join the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) http://www.austms.org.au/ as student members before they graduate.

Students undertaking a Statistics major may also join the Statistical Society of Australia http://www.statsoc.org.au/


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There is no International Admission to this program.


Special Needs (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. 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 & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills

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. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support


Requirements and Structure Back to top

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:
  • The major in Applied Computing (100 units) from the Bachelor of Computer Science component, and
  • A Mathematics major (80 units) form the Bachelor of Mathematics component, and
  • Electives to total 320 units.

Students may also 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.

Students should note that only the major in Applied Computing is available in the Bachelor of Computer Science component of this combined degree program.

Students will be able to complete one of the following four majors in the Bachelor of Mathematics component of the program:

Applied Mathematics

Pure Mathematics

Statistics

Studies in Mathematics and Statistics

Depending on the majors, there will be varying amounts of overlapping courses in the program, allowing for the core courses and the two 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 their Program Advisor 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 Advisor 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 Advisor.

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 Advisor. Students are encouraged to seek advice on their chosen program of study with the relevant Program Advisor.


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Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
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)
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 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ELEC1700Computer Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering PracticeSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)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 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2

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

Mid Summer - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1

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

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2

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

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH1510Discrete MathematicsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH1800Mathematical ModellingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG1110Introduction to Software Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG1120Introduction to Software Engineering 2Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
COMP2230Introduction to AlgorithmicsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP2240Operating SystemsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP2270Formal Languages and AutomataSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT2040Database Management SystemsTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear AlgebraSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity

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

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG2130Software DevelopmentSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG2200Programming Languages and ParadigmsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed ComputingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topApplied Computing Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
MATH2730Operations Research 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP3850Computer Science Work Integrated LearningSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustrySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from from these 2000 level Directed Courses.
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear AlgebraSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2420Engineering MathematicsTrimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical ComputationSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG2050Introduction to Web EngineeringSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least two of from COMP3260, COMP3290, COMP3320 or COMP3330.
COMP3260Data SecuritySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP3290Compiler DesignSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP3320Computer GraphicsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP3330Machine IntelligenceSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3170Number TheorySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph TheorySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG3130Software Architecture & Quality ManagementSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG3300User Interface DesignSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topApplied Mathematics Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
MATH1800Mathematical ModellingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2800Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3840 or MATH3850.
MATH3700Advanced Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3820Numerical MethodsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustrySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3850Industrial ProjectSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topPure Mathematics Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear AlgebraSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2330AnalysisSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from from these 2000 level Directed Courses.
MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical ComputationSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2800Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3120 or MATH3170.
MATH3010Logic and Set TheorySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3120AlgebraSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3170Number TheorySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3180TopologySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3205Fourier AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
MATH3242Complex AnalysisSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph TheorySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3820Numerical MethodsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topStatistics Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
MATH1800Mathematical ModellingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of StatisticsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3010Statistical InferenceSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 30 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses.
STAT3030Generalized Linear ModelsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3040Time Series AnalysisSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3100Total Quality ManagementSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian MethodsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3170Surveys and ExperimentsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topStudies in Mathematics and Statistics Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear AlgebraSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from from these 2000 level Directed Courses.
MATH2330AnalysisSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical ComputationSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2800Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of StatisticsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3120, MATH3170, MATH3840 or MATH3850.
MATH3010Logic and Set TheorySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3120AlgebraSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3170Number TheorySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3180TopologySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3205Fourier AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
MATH3210Directed Studies in MathematicsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3242Complex AnalysisSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3400Research Topics in MathematicsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph TheorySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3820Numerical MethodsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustrySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3850Industrial ProjectSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3010Statistical InferenceSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3030Generalized Linear ModelsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3040Time Series AnalysisSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3100Total Quality ManagementSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian MethodsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3170Surveys and ExperimentsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3990Topics in StatisticsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units