Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced

Course summary

Applied mathematics is the basis for successful decision-making and problem solving independent of sector or industry; it can provide new insights into nature, technology and business and create a pathway for innovative solutions. Applied mathematics underpins a wide range of scientific and commercial enterprises, providing extensive career options. Just about every industry depends at some point on handling and interpreting data, and on predicting and modelling outcomes. Mathematical results drive policy and innovation.

Pure mathematics is concerned with exploring patterns and solving problems; it can provide new insights into nature, technology and business and create a pathway for innovative solutions. Pure mathematics focuses on developing and analysing unifying mathematical concepts and principles through deductive reasoning. A focus on pure mathematics is ideal for students who enjoy developing creative solutions to subtle problems and wish to explore the abstract and logical aspects of the discipline.

Statistics is the study of the collection, organisation, analysis and interpretation of data. Applied statistics use mathematical concepts and methods to develop, design and analyse scientific experiments, sample surveys, medical clinical trials, environmental studies, and industrial and business big data systems. It uses mathematical models of variation to enable analysis and forecasting in many industries. It is the basis for successful decision-making and problem-solving in government, business, science, engineering, agriculture and industry.

This degree

The Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced is available to students who have superior mathematical knowledge on entry to UOW. For high school students, this means they have studied the highest level of mathematics possible.

This elite degree offers a practically oriented program to high-achieving students, providing adaptability and application, which is highly valuable in industry and research organisations.

There are opportunities for scholarships from corporate partners, plus summer scholarships and undergraduate research projects with academic staff, access to programs of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and inter-university courses via our Access Grid Room.

What you will study

This degree offers a flexible structure allowing you to take one intensive first-year subject, and accelerate your studies by taking second-year subjects in your first year. You will undertake research projects in your second and third years. These projects will enable you to work closely with active academic researchers to develop your independent learning and critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

An Honours Advanced Mathematics degree is available to candidates who have achieved an average of 80% or better in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced.

Course information

Study area

Mathematics & Statistics

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

762_2

ATAR-SR

95

IB Score

37

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

036040F

UAC Code

756512

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 95 or an IB of 37. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,920 (2020)

$101,520 (2020)

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,920 (2021)

$101,520 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 27 July 2020
Session: 3 August – 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 3 July 2020.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*
    • *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      Course structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Learning Outcomes

      Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

      CLO Description
      1 Demonstrate a coherent and firm understanding of the fundamentals of both the mathematical and statistical disciplines.
      2 Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge in the discipline areas of mathematics and statistics.
      3 Investigate and solve advanced problems using mathematical and/or statistical methods, including software tools, to solve practical and abstract problems and then interpret results critically.
      4 Appropriately interpret and present information to different audiences, using various delivery modes, communicated in mathematical and/or statistical form, giving reasoning and conclusions.
      5 Apply professional, social and ethical approaches in learning to extend existing knowledge and to work effectively and responsibly as an individual or team member.
      6 Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate growing independence in judgement as a training mathematician or statistician

      Course Structure

      Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points by satisfactory completion of: 

      1. The following 78 credit points of core subjects;
      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
      MATH110Advanced Mathematics6Autumn
      MATH201Multivariate and Vector Calculus6Autumn
      MATH202Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications6Autumn
      CSIT110Fundamental Programming with Python6Autumn
      STAT101Introduction to Statistics6Spring
      MATH203Linear Algebra and Groups6Spring
      MATH205Numerical Methods6Spring
      MATH212Mathematical Modelling6Spring
      STAT201Random Variables and Estimation6Autumn
      MATH222Real Analysis6Autumn
      MATH300Complex Analysis6Autumn
      MATH235
      or
      STAT235
      Mathematics Project A

      Statistics Project A
      6Autumn, Spring
      MATH345
      or
      STAT345
      Mathematics Project B

      Statistics Project B
      6Autumn, Spring
      1. Additional 300- and/or 400-level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule with a value of at least
        1. 30 credit points. Note: Students may choose to meet the requirements of a major study in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Applied Statistics,, or
        2. 18 credit points if adding a major study in Computer Science, or
        3. 24 credit points if adding any other major study;
      2. Elective subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule or from the General Schedule to bring the total to 144 credit points;
      3. No more than 60 credit points at 100-level.

      Students enrolled in this degree may complete a major in:

      • Pure Mathematics,
      • Applied Mathematics, 
      • Applied Statistics, or
      • Computer Science

      Students are referred to the Bachelor of Mathematics rules for the details of these majors.

      Note that declaring a major is not required to complete a Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced.

      Continuation in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced degree will normally be dependent upon achieving an average mark of at least 80% each year. Students who do not meet the required average may be transferred to the Bachelor of Mathematics degree. All candidates are expected to consult with the Academic Program Director before committing themselves to any particular pattern.

      Additional Majors

      Candidates wishing to add a second major from the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, or an additional major from another discipline, are advised to consult with the Academic Program Director for verification of their intended program.

      Honours

      Students who achieve a Distinction average or better in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced may be eligible to apply for the additional fourth year Honours program. This is a challenging program that includes a research project.

      Course Handbook

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Accreditation & professional recognition

      The Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced degree is accredited by the Australian Mathematical Society.

      Why choose this course

      The UOW School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics spans pure mathematics, applied mathematics, financial mathematics and statistics. We enjoy an international reputation in areas including survey and census design and analysis, operator algebra, geometric analysis, spatial statistics, biometrics, partial differential equations, the modelling of chemical reactions and nanoscale phenomena. Our graduates are in demand across a range of industries including finance, defence and security, health care, and the IT sector.

      The Excellence in Research for Australia rankings classifies the UOW School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics 'above world standard', and our staff have won national awards for their teaching excellence.

      When you study at UOW you become part of a learning and research environment supported by highly qualified academic staff with expertise across a range of disciplines from pure to applied mathematics and statistics.

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