Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
Honours level study in mathematical sciences is available to high performing students, allowing you to deepen your mathematical knowledge of your chosen discipline. Honours degrees are highly regarded by employers as an indicator of strong ability and creative thinking.
Honours is a one-year program of additional study taken after the completion of the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and is suitable preparation for students who wish to proceed to postgraduate studies.
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Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask Adelaide
Alternative entry pathways
- Higher Education applicants
Students should have completed a Bachelor degree, with at least 12 units of Level III courses in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics at credit standard or better.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 056946J Intake February and July
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
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,000
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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This honours degree consists of one year of full-time study including a research component in a specialised area of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of Specialisation
The honours degree allows specialisations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
Example Study PlanPlease refer to the following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/hon-math-sci-2018.pdf
BACHELOR OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (HONOURS) Year 1 MATHS 4005A Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences A (3 units)
MATHS 4005B Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences B (3 units)
MATHS 4005C Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences C (3 units)
Mathematical Sciences Honours Group A or B Elective (3 units)
Mathematical Sciences Honours Group A or B or C Elective (3 units)
Mathematical Sciences Honours Group A Elective (9 units)
APP MTH 4046 Applied Mathematics Topic A - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4047 Applied Mathematics Topic B - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4048 Applied Mathematics Topic C - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4049 Applied Mathematics Topic D - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4051 Applied Mathematics Topic E - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4052 Applied Mathematics Topic F - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4012 Pure Mathematics Topic B - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4013 Pure Mathematics Topic D - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4038 Pure Mathematics Topic A - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4066 Pure Mathematics Topic E - Honours (3 units)
STATS 4013 Statistics Topic A -Honours (3 units)
STATS 4014 Statistics Topic B -Honours (3 units)
STATS 4008 Statistics Topic D - Hons (3 units)
PURE MTH 4102 Topology and Analysis - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4102 Fluid Mechanics - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4114 Optimisation - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4107 Groups and Rings - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4101 Applied Probability - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4121 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4119 Complex Analysis - Honours (3 units)
STATS 4101 Statistical Modelling -Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4116 Random Processes - Honours
APP MTH 4120 Stochastic Decision Theory - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4122 Optimal Functions and Nanomechanics - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4123 Partial Differential Equations and Waves - Honours (3 units)
MATHS 4112 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4109 Integration and Analysis - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4122 Geometry of Surfaces - Honours (3 units)^
PURE MTH 4123 Fields and Modules - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4124 Finite Geometry - Honours (3 units)
STATS 4103 Sampling Theory and Practice - Honours (3 units) ^
STATS 4105 Time Series - Honours (3 units)
STATS 4108 Biostatistics - Honours (3 units)
STATS 4106 Mathematical Statistics – Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4110EX AMSI Applied Mathematics Topic A - Honours (3 units)
APP MTH 4111EX AMSI Applied Mathematics Topic B - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4110EX AMSI Pure Mathematics Topic A - Honours (3 units)
PURE MTH 4111EX AMSI Pure Mathematics Topic B - Honours (3 units)
STATS 4110EX AMSI Statistics Topic A - Honours (3 units)
STATS 4111EX AMSI Statistics Topic B - Honours (3 units)
Note: Courses to the value of 15 units must be completed from the list of Electives, out of which 9 units must be taken from Group A, 6 units may be taken from Group B and 3 units may be taken from Group C.
Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics major requirements
In order to acquire a major in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics students must complete 9 units of electives in the discipline including 6 units from Group A.
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Last updated: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017