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The Bachelor of Mathematics (Program Code 10237) is a Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate coursework program.
Graduates in Mathematics are highly sought after in government, industry and business because they are able to analyse data, produce models and predict future trends in a variety of areas. The Bachelor of Mathematics is a flexible program that enables you to develop mathematical skills and combine them with other disciplines.
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.
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.
Mathematics (2 unit) or equivalent.
Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 8 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology 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.
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 Mathematics (Honours); http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-mathematics-honours/handbook
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/
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.
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.
Students with an outstanding record in HSC Extension 2 Mathematics at High School may be eligible to enter an Accelerated program which allows them to complete the Bachelor of Mathematics degree program in five semesters. Please contact the Bachelor of Mathematics Program Convenor if you are interested.
Additional courses are under development for the Applied Mathematics major and will be available from 2011.
Some 3000 level courses may be offered in alternate years.
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.
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Please see Further Information above for your Program Enrolment Checklist, "Are you on track?" form.
The degree is completed over three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time) and requires students to pass courses totaling 240 units. Each course has a value of 10 units.
These 240 units must comprise the following:
- a core of at least 60 units(depending on entry level, students may have to complete MATH2340 as an additional core course).
- A major consisting of 80 units of compulsory and directed courses. Four majors are available: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics or Studies in Mathematics and Statistics (constructed from the broad spectrum of mathematics and statistics courses). Students must complete at least 40 units at 3000 level for their major.
Additional elective courses may be chosen from across the university or from the other available mathematics and statistics courses.
Completion of the degree program requires:
- a maximum of 100 units at 1000 level and
- a minimum of 60 units at 3000 level.
A second major may be taken but can only be taken in combination with the Applied Mathematics, the Pure Mathematics and the Statistics major. Students completing the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics major can not have a double major with another major within this program. For a program to include a double major, each major must have at least 60 units that are not counted towards the other major.
Recommended pathways of courses leading to specific graduate destinations can be found on the Faculty of Science and Information Technology website.
Students who have the NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band 4), or its equivalent, should meet their core requirement by taking the sequence of courses MATH1210 and MATH1220 in their first year.
Students who have the NSW HSC 2 unit Mathematics (Band 5), or its equivalent, should meet their core requirement by taking the sequence MATH1110 and MATH1120 in their first year and MATH2340 in either their second year.
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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.
MATH2340 replaced MATH1510 in the alternate pathway. Students transitioning to the revised 2014 structure who are taking the alternate pathway must take MATH2340 as core in their program.
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