ATAR cut-off
85.00
97.45 (Median ATAR)
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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

483300
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10092
CRICOS code: 091467M

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

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Science combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study, and to complete two awards over a period of four years.

In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

Within this program, students undertake courses to meet the requirements of both the Bachelor of Mathematics and the Bachelor of Science with a major in a discipline other than Mathematics or Statistics. There is also the opportunity to take electives from other areas according to particular interests.

The APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) accredited major sequence is not available to students who commence the program in 2012 or after.  A Psychology major is available in the program, however is not accredited for students commencing study in 2012 onwards.  Students who commence the program in 2012 or after, and who wish to complete an accredited Psychology program, are advised to apply for admission to the 4 year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.


Details

Information correct as at21st Sep 2017 7:51am
Program code10092
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus85.0097.45

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Assumed knowledgeFor Mathematics: HSC 2 unit Mathematics. For Science: Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Mathematics and/or Physics. For Geography: HSC geography, social science or natural science is desirable.
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1. Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics depending on the major you intend to complete.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code091467M

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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. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  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.


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 and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 10 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.


Professional recognition

Australian Institute of Physics

A major in Photonics or Physics qualifies graduates for associate membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) http://www.aip.org.au/info/

Australian Mathematical Society

Students may join the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) http://www.austms.org.au/ as student members before they graduate.

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Students may become members of RACI upon gradution. Http://www.raci.org.au/

A major in Chemistry is recognised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Statistical Society of Australia

Students undertaking a Statistics major may also join the Statistical Society of Australia http://www.statsoc.org.au/


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 student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

To meet the current requirements of the combined degree program, students must complete a program of study that conforms to the structure set out below.

The combined program will consist of 320 units of study made up of:

A minimum of 110 units of Bachelor of Mathematics courses consisting of:

  • 60 units of core courses (depending on entry level, students may have to complete MATH2340 as an additional core course);
  • an 80 unit B Mathematics major, consisting of compulsory and directed courses.

Please see the Bachelor of Mathematics handbook entry link above in Further Information for full program details and available majors.http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-mathematics/handbook

  • A minimum of 160 units of Bachelor of Science courses consisting of:
  • 60 units of B Science at 1000 level;
  • 20 units of program directed courses (MATH/STAT courses that are also core for the B Mathematics, noting that core course for the B Mathematics, STAT2010, can count as the B Science STAT 10 unit directed course requirement);
  • A major consisting of 90 units (usually 20 units at 1000 level, 30 units at 2000 level and 40 units at 3000 level) which contains compulsory and directed courses (note that the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Marine Science and Sustainable Resource Management majors consist of 100 units, and the Photonics major consists of 110 units).

Choices of majors within the Bachelor of Science include:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geography
  • Marine Science
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sustainable Resource Management

Please note that it is not possible to take a Mathematics or Statistics co-major in the Bachelor of Science when combining the Bachelor of Science with the Bachelor of Mathematics.

Please see the Bachelor of Science handbook entry link above in Further Information for full course details at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-science/handbook

Within the program, students have the opportunity to select electives (courses chosen from any available course offered across the University) according to their individual areas of interest

A maximum of 120 units at 1000 level is allowed

The program of study is based on current year program requirements and may be varied as a result of future changes. Students are advised to contact their Program Advisor for assistance when planning their academic program.


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.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

The Bachelor of Mathematics was revised in 2016 and changes to the program were implemented for 2017.  STAT1070 was removed from the core and added as a compulsory course to the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics major and the Statistics major.  STAT2010 was removed from the Statistics major and the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics major and added to the core.  Students who commenced the Bachelor of Mathematics prior to 2017 who have not yet successfully completed STAT1070 can choose to take either STAT1070 or STAT2010 as core in their program.

The Bachelor of Mathematics was revised in 2013, and changes to the degree were implemented for 2014. Students who commenced the program in 2013 will have been automatically transitioned to the revised 2014 structure, unless they advise the relevant Program Advisor.  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 Advisor.

In the BSc from 2015 STAT1070 is now a program directed course, students enrolled in the combined BMath/BSc are NOT affected by this change as STAT1070 is a core course in your program.

In the BSc from 2014 a new program structure was introduced and students who commenced the program prior to 2014 will have been advised to transition to the revised 2014 structure, wherever their pattern of enrolment allowed them to do so. Students transitioning to the revised 2014 structure must ensure that they complete all required compulsory courses for their major. Students are strongly encouraged to seek independent transition and enrolment advice from their Program Advisor.

In the BSc from 2013 the previous core course SCIT2000 was removed from the program. Students who commenced prior to 2013 who completed SCIT2000 can still count this course towards their 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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Standard/Alternate Pathway Options

Standard Pathway
CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Alternate Pathway
CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Core Courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

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

Bachelor of Science (Honours):  http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-science-honours


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


Special needs

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