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 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.

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.

Other opportunities include scholarships from corporate partners, 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 can undertake research projects in your second and third years. These projects will enable you to build strong links with industry and develop a sound understanding of the relationship between mathematics and society. You also have an opportunity to work closely with active academic researchers.

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

Course information

Study area

Mathematics & Statistics

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

762_2

ATAR (UAI)

95

IB Score

36-37

Duration

3 years full-time (6 sessions) or part-time equivalent.

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

036040F

UAC Code

756512

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic 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)

79

18

18

18

18

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 Transfer

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $14,832
Full Course Fee: $88,992

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.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge HSC Mathematics Extension 2

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Minimum record of attendance, equal to 1/6 of a bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

As per Tertiary/Secondary Studies.

Credit Transfer

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on 29 September.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 29 September. (Late applications may be accepted where places are available.) On-time direct applicants will be advised of their application outcome by no later than 19 January 2018.
  • International Applicants: one week before session commences.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
23 July 2018

Applications Close

International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 29 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 16 July 2018 (TBC)
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced will be able to:

  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 one or more of the discipline areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and/or 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 work effectively and responsibly as an individual or in a team context.
  6. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate growing independence in judgement as a training mathematician or statistician. 

Course Structure

Students who enrol in Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced must satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit points which must include:

  1. At least 54 credit points of core subjects, as outlined in the major tables below;
  2. One 200 level project, and one 300 level project;
  3. No more than 60 credit points at 100-level;
  4. At least one major, chosen from the available options below in consultation with the Program Coordinator; and
  5. 300-level and/or 400-level subjects (not including MATH345 or STAT345) from the Mathematics Schedule completed, at a grade of pass or better, with a value of at least:
    • 36 credit points, or
    • 24 credit points, if combined with a major study in Computer Science
    • 30 credit points, if combined with any other major study
    • 48 credit points if completing a double major in both Mathematics and Statistics.

Continuation in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced will normally be dependent upon achieving an average mark of at least 80% each year. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Mathematics degree.

Majors

Major in Mathematics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MATH110 Advanced Mathematics 6 Autumn
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python 6 Autumn
Plus 18 credit points from General or Mathematics Schedules 18 Autumn, Spring
Year 2
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory 6 Spring
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 6 Spring
MATH222 Continuous Mathematics 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following two subjects:
MATH235 Mathematics Project A 6 Autumn, Spring
STAT235 Statistics Project A 6 Spring
Plus 18 credit points from General or Mathematics Schedules 18 Autumn, Spring
Year 3
Students must choose ONE of the following two subjects:
MATH345 Mathematics Project B 6 Autumn, Spring
STAT345 Statistics Project B 6 Autumn, Spring
Plus 36 credit points of 300-level or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule 36 Autumn, Spring
Plus 6 credit points from General or Mathematics Schedules 6 Autumn, Spring

 Major in Applied Statistics 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MATH110 Advanced Mathematics 6 Autumn
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python 6 Autumn
Plus 12 credit points from General or Mathematics Schedules 18 Autumn, Spring
Year 2
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
STAT235 Statistics Project A 6 Spring
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory 6 Spring
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 6 Spring
MATH222 Continuous Mathematics 6 Autumn
Plus 12 credit points from General or Mathematics Schedules 12 Autumn, Spring
Year 3
STAT304 Applied Probability and Financial Risk 6 Autumn
STAT332 Linear and Generalised Linear Models 6 Spring
STAT333 Statistical Inference 6 Spring
STAT335 Sample Surveys and Experimental Design 6 Autumn
STAT345 Statistics Project B 6 Autumn, Spring
TWO 300-level subject chosen from the Mathematics Schedule 12 Autumn, Spring
Plus 6 credit points from General or Mathematics Schedules 6 Autumn, Spring

Major in Mathematics and Statistics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MATH110 Advanced Mathematics 6 Autumn
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python 6 Autumn
Plus 18 credit points from General or Mathematics Schedules 18 Autumn, Spring
Year 2
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory 6 Spring
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 6 Spring
MATH222 Continuous Mathematics 6 Autumn
Plus ONE of the following two subjects:
MATH235 Mathematics Project A 6 Autumn, Spring
STAT235 Statistics Project A 6 Spring
ONE 300-level MATH subject from the Mathematics Schedule 6 Autumn, Spring
Plus 6 credit points from the General or Mathematics Schedules 6 Autumn, Spring
Year 3
STAT304 Applied Probability and Financial Risk 6 Autumn
STAT332 Linear and Generalised Linear Models 6 Spring
STAT333 Statistical Inference 6 Spring
STAT335 Sample Surveys and Experimental Design 6 Autumn
Plus 18 credit points of 300-level or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule 18 Autumn, Spring
Plus ONE of the following two subjects:
MATH345 Mathematics Project B 6 Autumn, Spring
STAT345 Statistics Project B 6 Autumn, Spring

Mathematics, Statistics plus Another Discipline

The requirements for the second major may vary according to discipline chosen. Some majors are listed under the Bachelor of Mathematics degree regulations; for others, candidates may need to check with the relevant school/unit.

Students must complete the following:

  1. Mathematics or Statistics major (as outlined above).
  2. For students completing a Computer Science major: only 6 credit points of 300- or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule.
  3. For students completing any other major: only 12 credit points of 300- or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule.
  4. Other subjects leading to the completion of the second major.

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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