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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
The University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced) is for those who are passionate about mathematics and who are inspired to reach the cutting edge of mathematics. You will learn from leading mathematical researchers who will guide you through a tailored program, specifically designed to give you the skills that employers are seeking. You’ll be able to follow your passions, and customise your study with a wide range of disciplinary choices. Our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you’re heading where you want to with your career in mathematics. You’ll begin the important process of establishing the professional networks that will be critical throughout your career. You’ll have authentic opportunities to work with industry and in research whilst you study and will be prepared to pursue higher degree and research opportunities, including internationally. By the time you finish your studies, you will have the practical skills to apply mathematics to make a difference in the world and contribute to expanding the boundaries of mathematics itself.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Proficiency: You will be a practitioner who has the ability to apply your learning and skills to create new understandings of the world and real world issues that lay at the intersection of many traditional and emerging mathematical disciplines.
- Experience: You will be able to formulate, validate, adapt, apply and respond to a range of mathematical scenarios, questions, case studies and models.
- Tenacity: You will be a problem solver and an innovator who can identify, draw upon and manage resources to take a project from concept to completion.
- Perception: You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find mathematical solutions to complex problems.
- Responsiveness: You will be a person who has the flexibility to work in many different environments, to harness collective knowledge within local and global professional networks, to communicate effectively, to work with people and have an appreciation of others.
- Integrity: You will be a professional who can apply your skills and knowledge of mathematics to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly.
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Level 7 Bachelor Degree
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|Assumed knowledge||HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent|
|Recommended studies||HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or equivalent|
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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and International students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for International students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.
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 the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced) requires students to pass courses totalling 240 units, as follows:
- 130 units of Core courses
- 10 unit Programming Directed course
- One 60 unit major (includes 20 units of Core courses for a total of 80 units, see the Bachelor of Mathematics Program Handbook for the list of majors)
- 40 units of Electives
Please note: Students must only complete courses that form part of the program. Students in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced) cannot complete a double major or a co-major. Electives include any unrestricted courses offered within the university. In addition the program must include:
- No more than 100 units at 1000 level.
- At least 40 units at 2000 level.
- At least 60 units at 3000 level.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
- 40212 B Mathematics Advanced Double Major S1 2020 233.3 KB
- 40212 B Mathematics Advanced S1 2021 165.3 KB
- 40212 B Mathematics Advanced Single Major S1 2020 249.9 KB
- Program Plan 2021-2022 Sem 1 & Sem 2 156.0 KB
- 2021 Transition Arrangements 290.9 KB
From 2021 there are changes to the program. For students who commenced the program prior to 2021, please refer to the 2021 Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents section for more information.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|MATH1110||Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1||10 units|
|MATH1120||Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2||10 units|
|MATH1800||Mathematical Modelling||10 units|
|SCIE1003||Advanced Scientific Thinking||10 units|
|STAT1100||Data Wrangling and Visualisation||10 units|
|STAT1300||Fundamentals of Statistics||10 units|
|MATH2310||Calculus of Science and Engineering||10 units|
|MATH2340||Linearity and Continuity 1||10 units|
|MATH2350||Linearity and Continuity 2||10 units|
|SCIE2003||Advanced Interdisciplinary Challenges||10 units|
|STAT2020||Predictive Analytics||10 units|
|SCIE3003A||Advanced Transdisciplinary Capstone: Planning and Implementing||10 units|
|SCIE3003B||Advanced Transdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing and Communicating||10 units|
Programming Directed Courses
Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|ENGG1003||Introduction to Procedural Programming||10 units|
|INFT1004||Introduction to Programming||10 units|
|SENG1110||Object Oriented Programming||10 units|
Complete 40 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.
Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.
A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.
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 Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) Program Handbook.
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.
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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.
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