Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced (Honours)

Course summary

A Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced (Honours) degree considerably widens career opportunities, particularly in mathematical/statistical research. It also satisfies the entry requirement for higher research studies such as a Master of Philosophy or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

 

The Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced (Honours) program is a fourth year of study available to students who have achieved an average of 80%, or better, in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced. It is a challenging program which includes a research project. 

If you wish to enter the Honours program you should obtain the approval of the Honours Coordinator at the end of your third year. 

The UOW Honours website provides useful information regarding research opportunities, scholarships, application procedures, and more.

This degree

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

You will complete a substantial thesis in an area of interest under the close supervision of one or more members of staff in the discipline. The remainder of the degree consists of coursework subjects chosen from those offered by the School or the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), with the approval of the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced (Honours) Coordinator.

Course information

Study area

Mathematics & Statistics

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

761_2

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

049639A

UAC Code

-

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified at this University for a Bachelor degree with an average of at least 75% across the major (or majors) in which the Honours degree will be undertaken with the additional requirement of a Distinction in two of the 300 level subjects required by the major.
Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss their program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.

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

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified at this University for a Bachelor degree with an average of at least 75% across the major (or majors) in which the Honours degree will be undertaken with the additional requirement of a Distinction in two of the 300 level subjects required by the major.
Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss their program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.


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.


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)

$33,840 (2020)

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,920 (2021)

$33,840 (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 (Direct): 10 July 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 (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

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

Applications received after this date 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 (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*

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

Applications received after this date 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 advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in mathematics or statistics.
2 Demonstrate advanced cognitive and technical skills in mathematics or statistics to select and apply mathematical or statistical methods to analyse and generate solutions to complex problems.
3 Transmit mathematical or statistical knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
4 Apply knowledge and skills ethically to demonstrate autonomy and well-developed judgement as a mathematician or statistician.

Course Structure

A student will complete a substantial thesis (worth 37.5% of overall degree) in an area of interest under the close supervision of one or more members of staff in the discipline. The other 62.5% of the degree consists of coursework subjects chosen from those offered by the School or the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), with the approval of the BMathAdv(Hons) Academic Program Director.

Students must complete one of the following two programs of study.

Honours in Mathematics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
MATH492 Mathematics Advanced Honours Thesis 18 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
MATH451 Advanced Topics in Mathematics A 12 Autumn
MATH452 Advanced Topics in Mathematics B 12 Spring
MATH/STAT/INFO 400 or 300 level* 6 Autumn, Spring

Honours in Statistics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
STAT492 Statistics Advanced Honours Thesis 18 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
STAT451 Advanced Topics in Statistics A 12 Autumn
STAT452 Advanced Topics in Statistics B 12 Spring
MATH/STAT/INFO 400 or 300 level* 6 Autumn, Spring

* Elective must be 300 or 400 level MATH/STAT/INFO as approved by the BMathAdv(Hons) Academic Program Director.

Grade of Honours

The overall grade of Honours is determined by Method 1 (as described in the Coursework Rules).

Honours Guide and Code of Practice - Honours

Honours Guide provides detailed information for SMAS students. Students should also refer to the general University Code of Practice - Honours.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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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