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Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences with Bachelor of Finance

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314711

CRICOS 042342G

This is a flexible academic program designed for students who wish to study mathematics, statistics or computing. Those studies can be combined with courses from commerce, design studies, economics, engineering, finance, humanities and social sciences or sciences.

Finance is a new and important area of application of mathematics. There is a need to model and control uncertainty in financial markets and in financial arrangements. Employment opportunities exist in banks, corporations, the insurance and investment industry. Study of mathematical modelling, statistics and computing provides a strong grounding for a career in finance.

Students who do well in their courses may complete an additional year of study to obtain an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science which provides opportunity for research and enhanced employment prospects.

  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 314711
    2017 CSP ATAR 70.1
    2017 CSP IB 25
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies).

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).


    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 314711

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 042342G
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 11
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT [US] 1200
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies).

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).

    International Qualifications Mathematics
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates are highly regarded by employers and have been successful in a wide variety of areas.

    Recent graduates have been employed by CSIRO, DSTO, consulting engineering firms, United Water, Santos, the pharmaceutical industry, the telecommunications industry, biomedical research industries and institutes, banks and insurance companies, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, State and Federal government agencies, and research and academic organisations all over the world.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Finance degree are entitled to recognition from several professional bodies. Refer to the Bachelor of Finance professional accreditation section for details.

    Potential careers

    Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Banker, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Computational Engineer, Computer Programmer, Consultant, Data Analyst, Database Coordinator, Economic Researcher, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Analyst, Financial Services Officer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Foreign Affairs, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

     

    Current students, please visit the below link for your study plan templates: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/hub/ug/downloads/

    Level I

    Level II
    • ECON 2508: Financial Economics II
    • MATHS 2103: Introduction to Probability & Statistics [NOT Intermediate Econometrics II]
    • CORPFIN 2501: Financial Institutions Management II
    • Level II Finance and Mathematics electives * # (12 units)

     

    Level III

    • CORPFIN 3501: Portfolio Theory & Management III
    • APP MTH 3012: Financial Modelling Techniques III or
    • CORPFIN 3502: Options, Futures & Risk Management III
    • 2 Level 3 Finance courses (6 units)
    • Either 12 units of Level III electives or        
    • a further 6 units of Level 3 Finance courses
    • plus Level II/III electives (6 units)
    Level IV

    • MATHS 3105 Communication Skills III (3 units)
    • Level III Mathematical Sciences courses (12 units)
    • Level III elective course (3 units)#
    • Level II or III elective courses (6 units)#

    #   Electives must be selected to ensure that a minimum of 36 units for Mathematical and Computer Sciences courses is presented towards the B Ma & Comp Sc.

    Download a print copy of the study plan Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences with Bachelor of Finance PDF


    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017

 

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