Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer 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 and computer-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 within a faculty ranked 43 in the world for computer science and engineering*. 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.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
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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information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|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 Pathways|
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||
|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||Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 4.5|
Fees and Scholarships
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|Indicative annual tuition fees||
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $44,500|
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 have been successful in a wide variety of industries.
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.
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Academic Program Rules
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Areas of Specialisation
The honours degree allows specialisations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or computer science.
Example Study Plan
I began university in 2011, studying a double degree in mechanical engineering and mathematics. During my undergraduate studies, I developed an interest in continuum mechanics problems, and discovered that I most enjoyed approaching these problems from an applied mathematics perspective. After completing my honours degree, I aim to pursue a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Adelaide, contributing to research in the fields of fluid mechanics and mathematical biology.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021