See detailed program information about the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree at the University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

10159

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

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Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

Remote Delivery, e.g. by Access Grid or AMSI Summer School

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The Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) (Program Code 10159) is a Level 8 AQF compliant undergraduate one year end-on-honours program.

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program that allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest and their research skills. Honours programs are available in Mathematics and Statistics and are considered pathways to enhanced career prospects in business and industry as well as a Research Higher Degree.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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To be admitted into the program applicants must have completed the Bachelor of Mathematics or another cognate degree approved by the PVC within the last two years with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in all studies undertaken in the program; or across a major in mathematics /statistics; or across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

Applicants must apply in writing to the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

In exceptional circumstances the above requirements may be varied with permission of the PVC upon the recommendation of the Head of School.


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Topics studied in the coursework courses will assume a strong background in relevant 3000/4000 level courses.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

    You need to download and complete two forms:

    • Direct Admissions Application form; and
    • Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).

    Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/study-essentials/forms-and-guides


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No credit permitted for Honours.


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

There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End On Honours programs is defined in the Bachelor Honours Policy (Policy 000990) found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D12_107547P


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The Statistical Consulting course provides students the experience of engaging clients through the Statistics Discipline’s Statistical Support Service. Students develop skills in the practice of working with clients to resolve statistical issues as part of research and real-world applications across many fields.


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Graduates can apply for accreditation as a graduate member of the Australian Mathematical Society, www.austms.org.au/Accreditation and/or the Statistical Society of Australia www.statsoc.org.au


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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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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The selection of topics on offer in any given year will be determined by staff availability and student interest. A topic will only be offered once in any year.

At most two of the directed studies in courses may involve topics offered from outside of the University; for example, via the Access Grid from another institution, or an AMSI summer course, or offered by other disciplines within the University.

ll 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


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The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units in either Mathematics or Statistics consisting of 50 units of coursework and 30 units of project. At most 20 units of the coursework can involve topics offered from outside the University (such as via Access Grid from another institution or an Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Summer School), or by other disciplines within the University. 10 units may consist of study at the 3000 level. The coursework component will carry a weight of 50 units (62.5%) and the project a weight of 30 units (37.5%) of an 80 unit program.

Each student’s choice of topics must be approved by the BMath(Hons) program convenor.


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Back to topMathematics 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.
MATH4101Directed Studies ISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4102Directed Studies IISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4103Directed Studies IIISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4104Directed Studies IVSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4105Directed Studies VSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4107Project - preliminary

MATH4107 must be completed prior to MATH4108

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4108Project

MATH4107 must be completed prior to MATH4108

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 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.
STAT4101Directed Studies ISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4102Directed Studies IISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4103Directed Studies IIISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4104Directed Studies IVSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT4105Directed Studies VSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT4107Project-Preliminary

STAT4107 must be completed prior to STAT4108

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4108Project

STAT4107 must be completed prior to STAT4108

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)20 units