Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Course summary

Gain a deeper understanding of the complementary areas of mathematics and physics, leading to a range of career options including those that involve mathematical modelling of physical systems. 
 
The Bachelor of Mathematics will equip you with highly transferable skills in problem-solving, data analysis, probability and variability, mathematical modelling, logistics and logic. You can also take advantage of opportunities on offer including scholarships from corporate partners, summer scholarships, and access to programs offered by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) ACE Network.

During the Bachelor of Science (Physics) you have the choice to study a general physics program or foundation subjects with a major specialisation. This degree investigates the basis for making, interpreting and extending observations relating to the behaviour and structure of matter.

The department operates a 0.4m telescope equipped with modern electronic cameras and photometers and many physicists at UOW work under the aegis of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM). ISEM is recognised as a flagship research strength of UOW.

A double degree at UOW provides a world-class qualification in less time and at less cost than studying the two degrees separately. Having a double degree will give you a competitive advantage in a crowded job market.

Majors include:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied statistics
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biomolecular physics
  • Nuclear science and technology
  • Physics
  • Physics and mathematics
  • Course information

    Study area

    Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Science

    Campus

    Wollongong

    Course Code

    792

    ATAR-SR

    78

    IB Score

    29

    Duration

    4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

    Delivery

    On Campus

    Cricos

    048495J

    UAC Code

    751805

    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 78 or an IB of 29. 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 for prior learning 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 for prior learning 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

    $20,328 (2024)

    $182,952 (2024)

    * 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. The fees outlined in your Letter of Offer of Admission to the University are correct at the point of offer, but are indicative and subject to change without notice. The indicative total course tuition fee is an estimate, based on normal course length and progression and current course fees.

    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 2023.

    Applicant background

    2023 intake

    2023 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 2023

    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

    2024 Autumn

    Wollongong

    Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2024
    Session: 26 February – 21 June 2024

    Applications Close

    • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 29 September 2023 (early bird), 2 February 2024 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
    • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2023*
    • International Applicants: 31 December 2023*

    *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 4 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.

    2024 Spring

    Wollongong

    Orientation: 15 July 2024
    Session: 22 July – 15 November 2024

    Applications Close

    • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 4 July 2024 (see UAC Key Dates).
    • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 May 2024*
    • International Applicants: 31 May 2024*

    *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 4 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 Handbook

    Accreditation & professional recognition

    The Bachelor of Science (Physics) and the Honours degree conform to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics. Recognition as a professional physicist requires the completion of a higher degree or an equivalent amount of professional experience.

    Why choose this course

    The School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics offers excellence in education and research, with a number of staff especially notable for their world-renowned research and competitive grant successes.

    UOW Physics programs contain a significant practical component. Through experimental investigations students not only obtain direct experience of the application of the laws of nature, but they also gain experience in analogue and digital electronics, computer interfacing, and the principles of the operation of complex scientific instruments.

    The University has strong research programs in fundamental physics. The Centre for Medical Radiation Physics is a world leader in its field. Many physicists at UOW work under the aegis of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM). ISEM is recognized as a flagship research strength of UOW.

    At UOW Physics is associated with engineering which provides industrial relevance and job opportunities. The Department operates a 0.4m telescope equipped with modern electronic cameras and photometers; and collaborates with the Science Space developing an astronomy teaching program.

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