Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
Turn high-achieving into a higher degree
An honours degree is a one-year program that builds upon undergraduate study by introducing the challenge of an extended research project.
There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build the necessary foundations for postgraduate research. You could be seeking mathematical-based solutions to problems in industry, commerce, science, entertainment, or the public sector. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication and research skills to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Our researchers work at the cutting edge of science and technology and our mathematics programs are ranked in the top 150 in the world*. Our prerequisite for honours study is at least a credit standard GPA.
What will you do?
- Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
- Conduct a major research project in your chosen specialisation.
- Partner with a mentor who’ll support and encourage your progress.
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3BH014 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team Higher Education Study 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 PathwaysSATAC Code: 3BH014
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 Pearson 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
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $43,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates are highly regarded by employers and opportunities 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.
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Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.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.
Areas of Specialisation
The honours degree allows specialisations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentAssessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020