Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Computer Science

Handbook

Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Computer Science

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7th May 2015 7:26am

Program Code

10253

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

ATAR (2015)

  • Callaghan Campus - 90.00

Assumed Knowledge

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

Recommended Studies

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

Description

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 courses and a chosen major in Computer Science, students undertake core 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 Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .

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 are eligible.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Assumed Knowledge

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


Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Professional Recognition

Australian Mathematical Society

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

Statistical Society of Australia

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


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Program Requirements

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.


Transition Arrangements

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.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

COMP1050Internet Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ELEC1700Computer Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1110Introduction to Software Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Introduction to Software Engineering 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
COMP2230Introduction to Algorithmics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2240Operating Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2270Formal Languages and Automata
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management Systems
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2130Software Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2200Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed Computing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Applied Computing major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

MATH2730Operations Research 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3850Computer Science Work Integrated Learning
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2420Engineering Mathematics
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical Computation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2050Introduction to Web Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least two of from COMP3260, COMP3290, COMP3320 or COMP3330.

COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3290Compiler Design
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3320Computer Graphics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3330Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG3130Software Architecture and Quality Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG3300User Interface Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Applied Mathematics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

MATH2730Operations Research 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3840 or MATH3850.

MATH3700Advanced Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3850Industrial Project
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Pure Mathematics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

MATH2330Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical Computation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3120 or MATH3170.

MATH3010Logic and Set Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3180Topology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3205Fourier AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Statistics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3010Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Time Series Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Total Quality Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3170Surveys and Experiments
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Studies in Mathematics and Statistics major

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

MATH2330Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical Computation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from from these 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3120, MATH3170, MATH3840 or MATH3850.

MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3180Topology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3205Fourier AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
MATH3210Directed Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3400Research Topics in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3850Industrial Project
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3010Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Time Series Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Total Quality Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3170Surveys and Experiments
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3990Topics in Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

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


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-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.


Special Needs

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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