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Bachelor of Mathematics

Handbook

Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

10237

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 483200 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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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.


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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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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.


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Mathematics (2 unit) or equivalent.


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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.


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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 Mathematics (Honours); http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-mathematics-honours/handbook


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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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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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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.

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


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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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Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 120 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.120 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
MATH1110Mathematics 1

Students choose either MATH1110 or MATH1210. Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information. MATH2340 is compulsory for students who take MATH1110 & MATH1120.

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2

Students choose either MATH1120 or 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 or MATH1210. Assumed knowledge of HSC Extension 1 Mathematics (band 4). Students without this background should take MATH1110 instead.

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

Students choose either MATH1120 or MATH1220

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
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

Compulsory if taking the alternate pathway.

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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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 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3840 and 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
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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 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 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3120 and 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
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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 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 20 units from 2000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH2330, MATH2730 and MATH2000.
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 3000 level Directed Courses, including at least one of MATH3120, MATH3170, MATH3840 and MATH3850.
MATH3010Logic and Set TheorySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3120AlgebraSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3170Number Theory

May be taken in second year of program. Offered alternate years.

Semester 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