Bachelor of Mathematics (Mathematics)

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 degree teaches highly transferable skills in problem solving, data analysis, probability and variability, mathematical modelling, logistics and logic. The degree is flexible, so you can take up to one third of your subjects from other disciplines to expand your career options. Other opportunities include scholarships from corporate partners, summer scholarships and undergraduate research projects with academic staff, access to programs offered by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and inter-university courses via our Access Grid Room.

What you will study

The Mathematics major gives you quantitative skills that are in demand across all industries and serves as an initial preparation for employment as a professional mathematician. You will study subjects in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics.

You will learn problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills that are in demand across all government and private sectors.

Course information

Study area

Mathematics & Statistics

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

762

ATAR (UAI)

75

IB Score

26-27

Duration

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

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

002936B

UAC Code

756511

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: Mathematics (not Mathematics General 2), any two units of English
Recommended Studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1.

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 one year of study, or 1/3 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 will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a coherent core 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 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.

Course Structure

The following requirements for the Bachelor of Mathematics degree are to be read in conjunction with the General Course Rules. Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Mathematics must satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit points which must include:

  1. core subjects (42cp) listed in the Core Subjects table below;
  2. at least one subject in each of the three strands: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics listed in the Strand Subjects table below, including at least one 200 level subject from one strand (total of at least 18cp);
  3. no more than 60 credit points at the 100-level; and
  4. 300- and/or 400- level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule with a value of at least:
    1. 36 credit points, or
    2. 24 credit points if combined with a major study in Computer Science, or
    3. 30 credit points if combined with any other major study;
  5. at least one major as outlined in the Majors Subjects table below; and
  6. elective subjects from either or the Mathematics Schedule or the General Schedule, up to the degree total of 144.

Core Subjects  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
100-Level
MATH187Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus6Autumn
CSIT110Fundamental Programming with Python6Autumn
MATH188Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus6Spring
200-Level
MATH201Multivariate and Vector Calculus6Autumn
MATH202Differential Equations 26Spring
MATH203Linear Algebra6Autumn
MATH204Complex Variables and Group Theory6Spring

   

Strand Subjects

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Applied Mathematics
Students must complete at least one of the following two subjects:
MATH111 Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 6 Spring
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 6 Spring
Pure Mathematics
Students must complete at least one of the following two subjects:
MATH121 Discrete Mathematics 6 Spring
MATH222 Continuous Mathematics 6 Autumn
Statistics
Students must complete at least one of the following two subjects:
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 6 Autumn
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
* As part of the strand subject requirement, students must complete at least one of the three 200 level subjects.

It is highly recommended that students in Year 1 attempt all three 100 level subjects above, then select the 200 level subject from their preferred area for Year 2.

Majors

Candidates may complete a major in:

All candidates are expected to consult with the course or discipline advisers before committing themselves completely to any particular pattern, whether outlined below or not.

Mathematics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Six 300- or 400-level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule* 36

* Chosen in consultation with program coordinator.

Applied Statistics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
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 TWO 300- or 400- level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule

Mathematics and Statistics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
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 FOUR 300- or 400- level MATH or INFO subjects from the Mathematics Schedule 24

Mathematics and Statistics, and another discipline

Candidates wishing to major in Mathematics and/or Applied Statistics and another discipline are advised to first consult with the Degree Coordinator for verification of their intended program.

Double majors in Mathematics/Statistics and Computer Science and various Commerce disciplines are defined below.

Double Majors with Computer Science

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Four 300- or 400- level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule or four 300- or 400- level STAT subjects from the Mathematics Schedule 24
Plus the following subjects:
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSCI251 Advanced Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
Plus FOUR 300-level CSCI subjects 24
To ensure a wider range of options at 300-level, students are advised to undertake at least one additional CSCI subject at 200-level.

* Students completing the double major must complete CSIT111.  CSIT111 is a prerequisite for the other programming subjects in the double major.

Double Majors in Business

To graduate with a second major major from the Bachelor of Commerce, students are required to satisfactorily complete 30 credit points of 300- or 400- level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule (as the major in Mathematics or Applied Statistics) and satisfactorily complete a major study in AccountancyEconomics, Finance, Management or Marketing as outlined in the Bachelor of Commerce entry. Note, however, that students are not required to complete the core subjects as listed in the Bachelor of Commerce, except where those subjects are prerequisites to subjects in the major.

All students must satisfy subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted. Alternatively candidates may wish to consider enrolling in the Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours).

Mathematics Schedule of Subjects 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
100-Level
MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
MATH111 Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 6 Spring
MATH121 Discrete Mathematics 6 Spring
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 6 Autumn
200-Level
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory 6 Spring
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 6 Spring
MATH222 Continuous Mathematics 6 Autumn
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
300-Level
MATH302 Differential Equations 3 6 Autumn
MATH305 Partial Differential Equations 6 Spring
MATH312 Applied Mathematical Modelling 3 6 Not offered in this year
MATH313 Industrial Mathematical Modelling 6 Spring
MATH317 Financial Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH318 Operations Research 6 Autumn
MATH321 Numerical Analysis 6 Spring
MATH322 Algebra 6 Not offered in this year
MATH323 Topology and Chaos 6 Not offered in this year
MATH324 Calculus of Variations and Geometry 6 Spring
MATH325 Wavelets 6 Autumn
MATH329 Medical Mathematics and Applications 6 Autumn
MATH371 Special Topics in Industrial and Applied Mathematics 3 6 Spring
MATH372 Special Topics in Mathematical Analysis 3 6 Not offered in this year
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
STAT373 Special Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 6 Autumn
STAT374 Special Topics in Applied Statistics 3 6 Spring
400-Level
INFO411 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
INFO412 Mathematics for Cryptography 6 Autumn

Honours

A fourth year of study, Honours, is available to students who have achieved a Credit average or better in the Bachelor of Mathematics. It is a more challenging program that includes a research project. Students who wish to enter the Honours program should obtain the approval of the Honours Coordinator at the end of their third year.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Bachelor of Mathematics 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.

Career opportunities
  • Accountant
  • Analyst
  • Banking Associate
  • Business Forecaster
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Mathematic Modeller
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Meteorologists
  • Quantitative Trader
  • Risk Manager
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Transport Analyst
  • Transport Modeller
COMPARE MY COURSES