Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (BMaSc)

Program Code

BMASC

Academic Year

2022

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program is designed for those seeking a high level of mathematical and statistical training. The program provides a foundation in mathematics and statistics. Students also have the option of majoring in pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics. Applied mathematics courses cover topics that aim to achieve a balance between mathematical theories and practical applications of mathematics in the world around us. Pure mathematics courses are fundamental to applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, mathematical physics and many other areas of application and they also offer valuable training in rigour and logical thinking. Statistics courses provide the training to enable graduates to solve real-world problems by appropriately collecting, analysing and modelling data.
The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Mathematical Sciences, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Level I courses to a maximum value of 30 units
  2. Level III courses to the value of at least 24 units, with Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of at least 18 units. Note: MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III is not considered a Mathematical Sciences course for the purpose of this clause.
  3. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units from subject areas other than the following: APP MTH, COMP SCI, MATHS, PURE MTH and STATS. The course ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab & C) may not be presented as a Broadening Elective.
  4. A major to the value of 24 units may be taken in one of the following:
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Statistics
  5. A double major to the value of 24 units may be taken in one of the following:
    • Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
    • Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
    • Pure Mathematics and Statistics
    • Statistics and Applied Mathematics
    • Statistics and Pure Mathematics

MATHS 3021 Capstone Project in Mathematical Sciences III may be presented towards a double major in the discipline of the project.

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences students must complete courses to the value of 72 units.

Core

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2100 Real Analysis II 3
MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus II 3
MATHS 2102 Differential Equations II 3
MATHS 2103 Probability & Statistics II 3
MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III 3
STATS 1005 Statistical Analysis and Modelling I 3
STATS 2107 Statistical Modelling and Inference II 3

and

The following capstone course must be completed

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 3021 Capstone Project in Mathematical Sciences III 3

Electives

Electives to the value of 39 units including:

Level I, II or III Electives from any discipline (18 units)
Level II or III Electives from any discipline (3 units)
Level III Electives from any discipline (3 units)
Level III Mathematical Sciences Electives (15 units)

Electives may be chosen from courses offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences, School of Computer Sciences or any other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are available to the student.

or

Applied Mathematics Courses

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
APP MTH 2105 Optimisation and Operations Research II 3
APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III 3
APP MTH 3002 Fluid Mechanics III 3
APP MTH 3014 Optimisation III 3
APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III 3
APP MTH 3021 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations III 3
APP MTH 3022 Optimal Functions and Nanomechanics III 3
APP MTH 3023 Partial Differential Equations and Waves III 3
APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3

Mathematical Sciences Courses

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1005 Critical Evaluation in Data Science 3
MATHS 1006 Data Taming & Prediction 3
MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II 3
MATHS 3012 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques III 3
MATHS 3026 Cryptography III 3

Pure Mathematics Courses

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PURE MTH 2106 Algebra II 3
PURE MTH 3002 Topology and Analysis III 3
PURE MTH 3007 Groups and Rings III 3
PURE MTH 3009 Integration and Analysis III 3
PURE MTH 3019 Complex Analysis III 3
PURE MTH 3022 Geometry of Surfaces III 3
PURE MTH 3023 Fields and Modules III 3
PURE MTH 3024 Finite Geometry III 3

Statistics Courses

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
STATS 3001 Statistical Modelling III 3
STATS 3005 Time Series III 3
STATS 3006 Mathematical Statistics III 3
STATS 3008 Biostatistics III 3
STATS 3022 Data Science III 3
STATS 3023 Computational Bayesian Statistics III 3