Bachelor of Mathematics
480660 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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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.
The University of Newcastle offers one of the few specialised Bachelor of Mathematics programs available nationally. Mathematicians and statisticians at Newcastle have expertise in a variety of mathematical disciplines and their applications. Many work under the umbrella of the Centre for Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications. The University of Newcastle is also a member of the Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration. The Bachelor of Mathematics program is built on this expertise in mathematics and in the use of mathematics and statistics in modelling and interpreting the real world.
The program offers majors in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics and a generalist major with studies in Mathematics and Statistics. The program is flexible, with all majors allowing ample free electives.
You may take a double major to combine your studies in mathematics and statistics with a closely related area such as engineering, computer science, physics or finance, or study something totally different, depending on your interests.
Different entry levels are available that make the program accessible to students with different levels of mathematical preparation.
Mathematical training is among the most desirable characteristic for employers and allows graduates enormous flexibility in their career choice. They find work in international finance, merchant banking, insurance, risk management, marketing, product development, software development, mining, manufacturing, transport, agriculture, health, biotechnology, defence industries and government. Jobs typically include research, consultancy, management, strategic planning, operational and support roles.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ 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
Mathematics (2 unit) or equivalent.
Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
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, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/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.
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/students/international/student-support/ 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 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 reasonably 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.
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/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/
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.
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 MATH1510 as an additional core course).
- A major consisting of 80 units of compulsory or directed (chosen from a list). 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 Math1510 in either their first or second year.
Students who have commenced the Bachelor of Mathematics prior to 2010 will be offered an opportunity to transfer in to the revised program or remain in the existing program. Students currently enrolled in the program will be advised about changes in the end of year forum and may consult the program convenor for individual advice.
MATH1510 will count instead of MATH2340 for MATH1110/MATH1120 pathway.
All deleted courses will have suitable replacement courses for failing students in order to complete their program.
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