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UAC code483200 - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.3 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 001608D
Program Code10237
Selection Rank
85.00
90.05 (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.

Program handbook

Description

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.


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.

Details

Information correct as at22 Sep 2021 5:11 am
Program code10237
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD35,435 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code001608D

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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.

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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.

Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 8 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 Mathematical Society

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

Statistical Society of Australia

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Statistics major) is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

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

Program requirements

Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 240 units, comprised of the following:

  • 90 units of Core courses
  • 10 unit Programming Directed course
  • 60 unit major (20 units of Core courses also count towards the major for a total of 80 units)
  • 80 units of Electives

Notes

1) Some of the program's Core courses also count towards the majors, as below:

  • Pure and Applied Mathematics Major: MATH1120 and MATH1800
  • Statistics Major: STAT1100 and STAT1300
  • Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major: MATH1120 and MATH1800

2) Students can use their Electives to complete a second major (double major), with the following restrictions:

  • The Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major cannot be studied alongside the Pure and Applied Mathematics Major or the Statistics Major.
  • The Data Science Co-major cannot be completed as a single major. The Data Science Co-major can only be studied as part of a double major alongside the Statistics Major or the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major.
  • The Climate Science Co-major cannot be completed as a single major. The Climate Science Co-Major cannot be studied alongside the Data Science Co-Major. The Climate Science Co-major will require all of a student's 80 units of Electives.

3) For a double major, each major must have at least 60 units of unique courses that are not being counted towards the other major.

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

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

6) In addition the program must include:

  • No more than 100 units at 1000 level.
  • At least 40 units at 2000 level.
  • At least 40 units at 3000 level.

Program plans

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.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

2021 Revision

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.

2019 Revision

Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major - In 2018 and prior, students completing this major needed to complete 20 units of 2000 level directed courses including at least one of MATH2330, MATH2730, or STAT2000. MATH2730 is no longer offered. Students who commenced the program in 2018 and prior who completed MATH2730 can continue to count this course towards their Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major. Students who commence the program from 2019 onwards must complete 20 units of 2000 level directed courses including either MATH2330 or STAT2000.

Applied Mathematics Major - In 2018 and prior, MATH2730 was a compulsory course in the Applied Mathematics Major. In 2018 MATH2730 was removed from the major and MATH2330 became a compulsory course instead as MATH2730 is no longer offered. Students who commenced the program in 2018 or prior who completed MATH2730 can continue to count this course towards their Applied Mathematics Major. Students who commence the program from 2019 onwards must complete MATH2330.


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
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
STAT2020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Programming Course

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Pure and Applied Mathematics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 40 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3205Fourier Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Partial Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Statistics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2300Statistical Inference
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Forecasting with Linear Time Series Models
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3800Deterministic and Stochastic Optimisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major

2000 Level Directed Courses

Completed 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2300Statistical Inference
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 40 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3205Fourier Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Partial Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Forecasting with Linear Time Series Models
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3800Deterministic and Stochastic Optimisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Data Science Co-major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2230Algorithms
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2300Statistical Inference
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3330Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3340Data Mining
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Forecasting with Linear Time Series Models
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3800Deterministic and Stochastic Optimisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Climate Science Co-major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS1040Earth: The Dynamic Planet
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2050Catchments and Climate
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161Spatial Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHYS2300Climate and Energy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SCIE2223Weather and Waves
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GEOS3250Advanced Spatial Science
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3340Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 80 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.

80 units

Suggested electives

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.

CodeTitleUnits
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies10 units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres10 units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals10 units
COMP2270Theory of Computation10 units
DESN1101Typography10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and Control10 units
ENGG3440Linear Control and Estimation10 units
ENGG4440Nonlinear Control and Estimation10 units
ENGL1201Creative Writing: Introduction10 units
ENGL2102Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts and Methods10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics10 units
ENVS1004Social Development and the Environment10 units
EXSS2030Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology10 units
EXSS3030Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport10 units
FSHN1030Introduction to the Nutritional, Physical and Psychological Aspects of Wellness10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems10 units
INFT1000Information Technology in Business10 units
MARI1000Our Oceans10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics10 units
MECH1750Engineering Materials 110 units
MECH2360Dynamics of Machines10 units
MECH2710Fluid Mechanics 110 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II10 units
PHYS2100Introduction to Astronomy10 units
PHYS2111Classical Physics 110 units
PHYS2112Classical Physics 210 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 110 units
PSYC1800Sex, Drugs and Serial Killers10 units
PSYC2800Special Topics in Psychology10 units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills10 units
SCIE2019Astrobiology: Life Beyond our Planet10 units
SCIE2222Science of Surfing Performance10 units
SCIE3600International Study Experience10 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


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.

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.


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 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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