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Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)

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Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)

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26th May 2015 5:42am

Program Code

10159

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face - Remote Delivery, e.g. by Access Grid or AMSI Summer School

Duration

Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

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.

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

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Additional Form - To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Applicants 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

Credit Transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.


Professional Recognition

Australian Mathematical Society

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

Statistical Society of Australia

Graduates can apply for accreditation as a graduate member of the Statistical Society of Australia www.statsoc.org.au


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

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.


Program Structure

Mathematics major

Compulsory Courses

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

MATH4101Directed Studies I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4102Directed Studies II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4103Directed Studies III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4104Directed Studies IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4105Directed Studies V
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4107Project - preliminary
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4108Project
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Statistics major

Compulsory Courses

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

STAT4101Directed Studies I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4102Directed Studies II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4103Directed Studies III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4104Directed Studies IV
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4105Directed Studies V
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4107Project-Preliminary
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4108Project
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Honours

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


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Strong conceptual, theoretical and analytical skills in mathematics/statistics.
  • Using mathematical/statistical ideas, techniques and technologies to formulate and solve problems which arise from within or outside the discipline.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, ability to present clear and systematic reasoning in an appropriate form, written, verbal and/or visual.
  • Capacity to work autonomously and with others in a research environment in preparation for a subsequent career in research, business or industry.
  • Awareness of the ethical, social, international and professional practice in mathematical and statistical research and their applications in business and industry.

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.

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.


International Students

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/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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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