Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)

  • 95
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR
  • Duration

    3 years full-time
    or part-time equiv.
  • Start Dates

    February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

Differentiate yourself

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.


  • Ranked #48 in the world for computer science and engineering^
  • Five-star rating for teaching quality and student support*
  • Showcase your work and network with future employers at Ingenuity

^ARWU, 2021
*Good Universities Guide, 2022

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 324691
2021 CSP ATAR 96.1
2021 CSP IB 38
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 95
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 37
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 91.9
Median ATAR to receive an offer 97.95
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.9
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 96.1
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Minimum eligibility score 90
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
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.
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3). MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
Additional Entry Requirements
Year 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. 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 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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: 324691

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2021
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)
23 76.7%
  • 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)
<5 N/A
International students <5 N/A
All students 30 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Scholarships

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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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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

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

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.

A major is a great way to specialise and pursue topics of interest, without narrowing future career options. Majors are available in: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics.

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

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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.

Majors

Applied Mathematics 
Learn about mathematical theories and work on projects that apply mathematics to solve real-world problems.

Pure Mathematics
Study mathematics in its purest form. Delve into the abstract theories built by logical deduction that underpin modern science and technology.

Statistics 
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 Plan

Assessment

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

Testimonial

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Last updated: Thursday, 16 Sep 2021