Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

Graduate with an extra career edge

Virtually every industry around the globe depends on mathematical scientists. They analyse and interpret patterns, predict and model outcomes, solve problems and drive progress.

Our Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) Direct Entry prepares you to enter this near-limitless world of career possibility. It provides the same breadth and depth of learning as the foundation bachelor degree, but with the additional opportunity to advance directly into a research-focused fourth-year honours program.

What will you do?

Taking a major in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics, you will:

  • learn from award-winning researchers and teachers in state-of-the-art facilities
  • build fundamental statistical and mathematical knowledge
  • hone your creativity, rigour, logical thinking, professionalism and research skills, including through a significant fourth-year independent research project
  • delve into abstract theories underpinning modern science
  • create, collect, analyse and model data.

You’ll need to maintain a GPA of 4.5 throughout your studies to retain your place; drop below this and you’ll need to transfer to the foundation Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.

Direct entry into the fourth (honours) year will require completion of 12 units of Level III courses in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics, with a minimum GPA of 5.

Where could it take you?

Like graduates from our foundation mathematical sciences degree, you’ll emerge well equipped for all sorts of fascinating, high-tech careers. The additional honours year, however, will give you an undoubted employability edge, clearly signalling your superior problem-solving capability. You will also be perfectly placed to pursue further postgraduate research through a masters or PhD.

 

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Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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.
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Admissions information

SATAC Code 354501
2022 CSP ATAR 93.95
2022 CSP IB 37
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 29
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Prerequisites

SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics
IB: Mathematics (HL Grade 3)

Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. 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). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2023. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2023 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2022 or 2021), 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 2021). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 354501


2022 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer <5
Median ATAR to receive an offer <5
Highest ATAR to receive an offer <5
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Minimum eligibility score 80
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2022
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A
(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)
<5 N/A
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
N/A N/A
  • 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 N/A N/A
All students <5 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $5,505

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Careers

Career Readiness

Direct access to industry leaders and paid internship opportunities: The Academy by Deloitte
Students who as part of their studies take part in The Academy by Deloitte experience will have the benefit of undertaking a paid internship with Deloitte. This internship is designed to shape their business readiness through significant real-world client exposure, access to multiple networking opportunities and relevant professional training.



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Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Level I

Semester I

  • ENG 1002 Programming (MatLab and C)
  • MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA
  • Level I/II/III General Elective
  • Level I/I/III General Elective

Semester II

  • MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB
  • STATS 1005 Statistical Analysis and Modelling I
  • Level I/II/III General Elective
  • Level I/I/III General Elective
Level II

Semester I

  • MATHS 2101 Multivariable and Complex Calculus II
  • MATHS 2102 Differential Equations II
  • MATHS 2103 Probability and Statistics II
  • Level II/III General Elective

Semester II

  • MATHS 2100 Real Analysis II
  • STATS 2107 Statistical Modelling and Inference II
  • Level I/II/III General Elective
  • Level I/II/III Elective
Level III

Semester I

  • MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III
  • Level III Mathematical Sciences Elective
  • Level III Mathematical Sciences Elective
  • Level III Mathematical Sciences Elective

Semester II

  • MATHS 3021 Capstone Project in Mathematical Sciences III
  • Level II/III General Elective
  • Level III Mathematical Sciences Elective
  • Level III Mathematical Sciences Elective
Level IV

Semester I

  • MATHS 4005A Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences A
  • Level IV Mathematical Sciences Group A, B or C Elective
  • Level IV Mathematical Sciences Group A Elective
  • Level IV Mathematical Sciences Group A Elective

Semester II

  • MATHS 4005B Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences B
  • MATHS 4005C Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences C
  • Level IV Mathematical Sciences Group A or B Elective
  • Level IV Mathematical Sciences Group A Elective

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Last updated: Thursday, 17 Nov 2022