Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (BMaSc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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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.


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

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.

Courses Not Permitted

The following courses cannot be presented as electives:

ECON 1008 Data Analytics I
ECON 1010 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Advanced) I
ECON 2503 Intermediate Mathematical Economics II
ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II

Core Courses