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UAC code483310 - Newcastle
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 098541E
Program Code40170
Selection Rank
99.65 (Median SR)
Entry requirements

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.

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 program 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:

  • Knowledge: You will possess in-depth knowledge and skills in at least one area of mathematics to a depth sufficient for further study, research or employment as a mathematician or statistician or data scientist; with proficiency in the fundamentals of mathematics or statistics; and an awareness of areas of mathematics/statistics and understanding of connections between them.
  • Understanding: You will have the ability to formulate mathematical/statistical problems, validate mathematical/statistical models and to interpret their results, and apply and adapt mathematical or statistical knowledge to a wide range of situations.
  • Skills: You will be a problem-solver who will use their judgement and ability to form conjectures and test them using mathematical or statistical methods, reason formally from hypotheses to conclusions, develop mathematical/ statistical methods to solve problems, and will be experienced in the use of mathematical and statistical resources from the literature or in computational tools.
  • Responsiveness: You will be able to effectively communicate with the mathematical and broader community, using mathematical or statistical tools to assimilate and articulate mathematical/statistical concepts and arguments with clear and systematic reasoning in an appropriate form.
  • Flexibility: You will be able to work in many different environments and have the capacity to both work independently as well collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ethical practice: You will have an understanding of the importance of standards of mathematical practice within the profession and broader community, an awareness of the importance of using appropriate mathematical and statistical models, the ability to validate the reliability of mathematical and/or statistical techniques and cognisant of their scope, and a commitment to keep up with developments in mathematics/statistics.
  • Tenacity: 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.
  • Perception: You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find scientific solutions to complex problems.
  • Knowledge: 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.
  • Proficiency: You will be a keen scientific researcher and skilled technician who has the ability to think creatively, to plan, to evaluate, to reflect upon and apply your findings.
  • 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 science to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly.


Information correct as at24 Jul 2021 12:41 pm
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

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent and depending on the science major you intend to complete: HSC Biology or equivalent, and/or HSC Chemistry or equivalent, and/or HSC Earth and Environmental Science or equivalent, or HSC Physics or equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
  • International students - AUD36,005 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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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 ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 320 units, comprised of the following:

  • 150 units of core courses
  • 10 unit programming directed course
  • One 60 unit major from the Bachelor of Mathematics (includes 20 units of core courses for a total of 80 units)
  • One 80 unit major from the Bachelor of Science (see Note 2 below)
  • 20 units of Electives


1) Please refer to the Bachelor of Mathematics Program Handbook for the list of programming directed courses and the list of Bachelor of Mathematics majors and their requirements. Please refer to the Bachelor of Science Program Handbook for the list of Bachelor of Science majors and their requirements.

2) Students completing the Physics major will complete 90 units of Physics major courses (including 30 units of core courses for a total of 120 units) and 10 units of electives.

3) Students in the combined program cannot complete the following Bachelor of Science majors:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

4) Students in the combined program cannot complete the following Bachelor of Mathematics co-majors:

  • Climate Science
  • Data Science

5) Students in the combined program are exempt from STAT1070 (core course in the Bachelor of Science).

6) Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

7) Electives include any unrestricted courses offered within the university.


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.

Transition arrangements

2021 Revision

From 2021 there are changes to both the Bachelor of Mathematics and the Bachelor of Science. For students who commenced the program prior to 2021, please refer to the Bachelor of Mathematics Program Handbook and the Bachelor of Science Program Handbook for more information.

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.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1100Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1300Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2350Linearity and Continuity 2
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE3001ATransdisciplinary Capstone: Planning and Implementing
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE3001BTransdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing and Communicating
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (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. Please see the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) Program Handbook and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Program Handbook for more information.

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.

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