Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)
Want to drive progress through mathematics?
Our Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) is a degree for highly capable students who are passionate about maths and want to excel.
What will you do?
Alongside mathematical and statistical expertise, our advanced degree places a strong emphasis on research skills. You will:
- work with award-winning academics and researchers in state-of-the-art facilities
- access special programs designed for high-achieving students
- gain valuable exposure to mathematical sciences research culture
- take three Advanced Mathematical Perspectives courses.
Majors are available in:
Note: You must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or you’ll be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.
Where could it take you?
You will emerge with enhanced skills for either higher studies or expert roles in your chosen career. You could be a defence scientist or economic researcher. You might enter the growing field of gaming design and performance analysis. Perhaps you’ll figure out the mathematical model behind a scientific breakthrough or even win the Fields Medal.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 324691 2018 CSP ATAR 96.5 2018 CSP IB 38 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 95 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses. Enquiries Future Students team
2018 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 88.6 Median ATAR to receive an offer 97 Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.95 Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 96.5 Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.8 Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95 Minimum eligibility score 90 Additional criteria considered Selection rank only Recent Secondary Education You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors ). Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) and Specialist Mathematics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3). Additional Entry RequirementsYear 12 applicants must obtain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 95 or higher (or equivalent). Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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.
Work and life experience You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), 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 2017). 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. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 324691
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2018 Number of students Percentage of all students (A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
1 3.2% (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A (C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
N/A N/A (D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- 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)
N/A N/A International students 1 3.2% All students 31 100.0%
CRICOS 075809E Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 95 International Baccalaureate (IB) 37 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 23 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 5 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 13 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 90% British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 6.4 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 96 ISC & CBSE [India] 90% ISBE [India] 95% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1520 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 13 Abitur 1.6 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 3.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 9.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.55 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 88 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 88 Eynesbury Foundation Program 430 ANU Foundation Studies 81 Monash Foundation Year 82.5 Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 86 UNSW Foundation Year 8.5 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 8.0 Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 77 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 6.0 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 88 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 85 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) and Specialist Mathematics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3). International Qualifications Mathematics
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,325
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $39,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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 AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Actuary, Meteorologist, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Data Analyst, Economic Researcher, Financial Analyst, Statistician, Telecommunications Analyst, Market Researcher, Bioinformatics, Biostatistician, Business Analyst, Defence Scientist, Mathematician
A Study Overseas 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 Study Overseas, 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 available opportunities visit Study Overseas.
Study Overseas 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.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)
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.
Areas of Specialisation
The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) allows students to choose a specialisation in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics.
Learn about mathematical theories and work on projects that apply mathematics to solve real-world problems.
Study mathematics in its purest form. Delve into the abstract theories built by logical deduction that underpin modern science and technology.
The Statistics major focuses on the creation, collection, modelling and analysis of data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making, solve problems and direct business development.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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: Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019