The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
88.18 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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.

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UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020

AUD35,125 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40170
CRICOS code: 098541E

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Science (pre 2019)

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science

Program handbook


The Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Science combined degree is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us and how it works. This degree is for those that are inspired to build new knowledge and discover new things. Without maths, interpreting the real world would not be possible. Mathematics is the language of science and underpins most technological advances that we rely on every day. You will learn from leading 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 our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you’re heading where you want to with your career. You’ll have authentic opportunities to work with industry and in research whilst you study. By the time you finish your studies, you will have the practical skills to make a difference in the world and contribute new solutions to the many scientific challenges we face.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • You will be a problem solver and an innovator who can identify, draw upon and manage resources to take a scientific project from concept to completion.
  • You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find scientific solutions to complex problems.
  • 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 science disciplines.
  • You will be a keen scientific researcher and skilled technician who has the ability to think creatively, to plan, to evaluation, to reflect upon and apply your findings.
  • 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.
  • You will be a professional who can apply your skills and knowledge of science to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly.


Information correct as at2 Oct 2020 3:10 am
Program code40170
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus82.0088.18

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Assumed knowledgeHSC 2 unit Mathematics
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or higher and HSC Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics and/or Earth & Environmental Science would be a strong advantage in this program, depending on the major you intend to complete.
Term typeSemesters
  • International students - AUD35,125 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  2. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code098541E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

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.

Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

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.

Credit transfer

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

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 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

Program requirements

The combined Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Science requires the successful completion of exactly 320 units. Students must complete:

  • 100 units of Core Courses^;
  • 10 unit B Math Programming directed course;
  • 20-30 units of B Math Directed courses*;
  • One B Math major (80 units – 20 units Core Math plus 60 units from Major List);
  • One B Science major (either Pathway A (80 units) or Pathway B (120 units); and
  • Electives (number of electives will depend on level of Math undertaken in first year, and choice of B Science major)

^Students in the combine B Mathematics/B Science program are exempt from undertaking STAT1070 (Core in the BSc).

*Students choose their MATH Directed courses based on previous mathematical background. See the B Math Program Handbook's Standard and Alternate Pathway lists for details. It is strongly recommended that students undertake the maths diagnostic quiz prior to enrolling to assist in selecting the appropriate level of maths. For more information please click here.

B Mathematics majors:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pure mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Studies in Mathematics and Statistics

B Science majors:Pathway A: an 80 unit B Science major (listed below by Discipline) and 40-50 units of Electives

  • Biology: Biology.
  • Chemistry: Chemistry of Advanced Materials; Environmental and Analytical Chemistry; Medicinal and Organic Chemistry.
  • Earth Science: Earth Sciences.
  • Environmental Science: Biodiversity and Conservation; Marine and Coastal Science; Sustainable Resources Management.
  • Geography: Geography.

Pathway B: a 120 unit BSc major (listed below by discipline) and 0-10 units of Electives.

  • Biology: Animal Biology; Plant Biology;
  • Chemistry: Chemistry.
  • Earth Science: Climate, Water and Soils; Geology;
  • Environmental Science: Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecological Sciences; Environmental Remediation; Marine, Coastal and Ecological Sciences;
  • Geography: Integrated Geography.
  • Physics: Physics
  • Psychology: Psychology.

Due to overlap in content students undertaking the combined program cannot complete the following Bachelor of Science majors:

  • Mathematics, or
  • Statistics.

Please note: Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

It is strongly recommended that students undertake the maths diagnostic quiz prior to enrolment to assist in selecting the appropriate level of maths. For more information please click here

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Program structure

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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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements for this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE3001ATransdisciplinary Capstone: Planning and Implementing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE3001BTransdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing and Communicating
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units


Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Mathematics/ Bachelor of Science degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may apply to undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree and further develop their specific areas of interest.

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional support

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 Faculty 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.