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Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324691

CRICOS 075809E

The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) is designed for high achieving students seeking mathematical and statistical training with a strong emphasis on research skill development.

As with the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences, students in this advanced degree undertake a structured program of study that introduces the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics and leads to a specialisation in at least one of the major areas of applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics.

Students are exposed to the research culture across the breadth of the mathematical sciences through the courses Advanced Mathematical Perspectives I, II and III. These courses are specific to this advanced program.

Mathematical sciences courses are in the areas of applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics. These courses provide valuable training in rigour and logical thinking and mathematical sciences knowledge.

Applied mathematics courses cover topics that aim to achieve a balance between mathematical theories and the practical application of mathematics in the world around us.

Pure mathematics, mathematics for its own sake, studies abstract theories built by logical deduction that underpin modern science and technology.

Statistics courses train graduates so they are able to solve real world problems by appropriately collecting, analysing and modelling data.

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) students will have the early opportunity to engage with the academic and research culture within the School of Mathematical Sciences through the sequence of exclusive courses, Advanced Mathematical Perspectives I, II and III. To remain in this highly competitive program, students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 5 throughout their candidature.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 324691
    2016 CSP ATAR 96.1
    Adelaide Approved Score 95
    2016 CSP IB 37
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    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).
    SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics. IB: Mathematics (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.

      Tertiary transfer will be available only into first year of the program in 2013.

    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), 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 2015). 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.
    • Credit Estimator
      The Credit Estimator is an application that provides information about the possible credit you may receive at the University of Adelaide based on your prior learning.
    • TAFE/VET Credit Pathway
    • Other Entry Pathways
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Year 12 applicants must obtain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 95 or higher (or equivalent).
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324691

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    International ATAR 95
    IB 34
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 075809E
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 95
    IB 34
    A-Level 13
    UEC [Malaysia] 5
    SAT [US] 1520
    ISC & CBSE [India] 90%
    ISBE [India] [1] 95%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 90
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 430
    Bradford Foundation Program 88
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,000

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000


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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates are highly regarded by employers and opportunities for graduates exist in a wide range of occupations in business, industry, commerce, government, public service and teaching and research organisations.

    Recent graduates have been employed by organisations such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), United Water, Santos, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Additionally, graduates find work in consulting engineering firms, the pharmaceutical industry, the telecommunications industry, biomedical research industries and institutes, banks and insurance companies, 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

    Potential careers

    Actuary, Meteorologist, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Consultant, Data Analyst, Economic Researcher, Financial Analyst, Statistician, Telecommunications Analyst, Market Researcher, Bioinformatics, Biostatistician, Business Analyst, Defence Scientist

  • 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.

    Global Learning Experience

    It is recommended that students in the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) program study overseas during levels 2 and 3. Only semester  long exchange is possible.

    To discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
  • Degree Structure

    Students take courses to the value of at least 72 units comprising a core mathematical sciences requirement, including advanced level coursework, together with a number of electives.

    Students must complete at least 18 units of Level III courses chosen from Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics together with Advanced Mathematical Perspectives III.

    Students completing the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) will be automatically eligible for entry to the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences. Honours consists of one further year of full-time study that includes a research component. Specialisations in applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics are available for honours. The honours degree is highly regarded by employers and provides suitable preparation for postgraduate study.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Areas of Specialisation

    The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) allows students to choose a specialisation in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics.

    Example Study Plan

    Year 1 MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)

    COMP SCI 1012 Scientific Computing (3 units)

    MATHS 1015 Advanced Mathematical Perspectives I (3 units)

    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)

    STATS 1005 Statistical Analysis & Modelling I (3 units)

    MATHS 1008 Mathematics for Information Technology I (3 units)

    Level I or II or III Elective (6 units)*
    Year 2 MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus II (3 units)

    MATHS 2102 Differential Equations II (3 units)

    MATHS 2103 Probability & Statistics II (3 units)

    MATHS 2100 Real Analysis II (3 units)

    MATHS 2203 Advanced Mathematical Perspectives II (3 units)

    Level I or II or III Elective (3 units)*

    Level II Elective (6 units)*
    Year 3 MATHS 3020 Advanced Mathematical Perspectives III (3 units) 

    Level III Mathematical Sciences Elective (18 units)

    Level III Elective (6 Units)
    *Electives may be chosen from courses offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences, School of Computer Sciences or other courses offered by the University of Adelaide. Students will need to satisfy any specified course eligibility requirements.

    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment


    Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, project work and exams.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017


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