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

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 www.satac.edu.au
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February
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Selection Criteria
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
How to Apply
Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
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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 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.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

Actuary, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Computer Programmer, Data Analyst, Database Coordinator, Economic Researcher, Financial Analyst, Meteorologist, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Telecommunications Analyst, Information and Communications Technologist, Computer Scientist, Bioinformatics, Biostatistician

Degree Structure

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, statistics, or computer science.

Areas of Specialisation

    The honours degree allows specialisations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or computer science.

      Example Study Plan

      Assessment

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

      Testimonial

      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