Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) (BMaSc(Adv))
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) (BMaSc(Adv))
Program Code
BMSAD
Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Academic Year
2024
These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).
Overview
The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) is designed for high achieving students seeking mathematical and statistical training with a strong emphasis on research skill development. Students undertake a structured program of study that introduces the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics and leads to a specialisation in at least one of the major areas of applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics. Exposure to the research culture across the breadth of the mathematical sciences is developed through the courses Advanced Mathematical Perspectives I, Advanced Mathematical Perspectives II and Advanced Mathematical Perspectives III, which are specific to this program. Students in this program will have the early opportunity to engage with the academic and research culture within the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences through participation in the School colloquium and seminar series. Students completing the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) will be automatically eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) program.
The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard fulltime duration of 3 years.
Program Learning Outcomes
 Demonstrate deep knowledge of the mathematical and statistical sciences.
 Critically analyse and solve problems at an advanced level and as independent selfdirected learners.
 Apply highly developed problemsolving skills in the mathematical and statistical sciences.
 Demonstrate skills in the use of technology to solve mathematical and statistical problems.
 Apply written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills.
 Demonstrate awareness of professional practice.
Conditions
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 readmitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.
Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of nonenrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.
Condition of continuing enrolment: Students must earn and maintain a GPA of no less than 5.0/7.0 in each teaching period to remain in the program.
Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)
There shall be a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced).
Qualification Requirements
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced), 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:
 Level I courses to a maximum value of 30 units,
 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.)
 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.
 A major to the value of 24 units may be taken in one of the following:
 Applied Mathematics
 Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics
 Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 Pure Mathematics
 Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
 Pure Mathematics and Statistics
 Statistics
 Statistics and Applied Mathematics
 Statistics and Pure Mathematics
 MATHS 3020 Advanced Mathematical Perspectives III may be presented towards the following majors in the discipline of the project:
 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
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

Core Courses
To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 39 units.
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 1015 Advanced Mathematical Perspectives I 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 2203 Advanced Mathematical Perspectives II 3 MATHS 3020 Advanced Mathematical Perspectives III 3 MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III 3 STATS 1005 Statistical Analysis and Modelling I 3 STATS 2107 Statistical Modelling and Inference II 3
Major

Applied Mathematics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Applied Mathematics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 3023 Partial Differential Equations and Waves III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 12 units.

Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 3023 Partial Differential Equations and Waves III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 3 units.

Applied Mathematics and Statistics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Applied Mathematics and Statistics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 3023 Partial Differential Equations and Waves III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
All of the following courses must be completed:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3001 Statistical Modelling III 3 STATS 3006 Mathematical Statistics III 3 and
Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3022 Data Science III 3 STATS 3023 Computational Bayesian Statistics III 3 APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III 3 APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 3 units.Note the following courses may only be presented towards a major in Statistics or a major in Applied Mathematics but not both:
APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III
APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III
APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 
Pure Mathematics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Pure Mathematics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 12 units.

Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 and
Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 3023 Partial Differential Equations and Waves III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 3 units.

Pure Mathematics and Statistics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Pure Mathematics and Statistics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 and
All of the following courses must be completed:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3001 Statistical Modelling III 3 STATS 3006 Mathematical Statistics III 3 and
Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3022 Data Science III 3 STATS 3023 Computational Bayesian Statistics III 3 APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III 3 APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 3 units.

Statistics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Statistics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
All of the following courses must be completed:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3001 Statistical Modelling III 3 STATS 3006 Mathematical Statistics III 3 and
Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3022 Data Science III 3 STATS 3023 Computational Bayesian Statistics III 3 APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III 3 APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 12 units.

Statistics and Applied Mathematics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Statistics and Applied Mathematics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
All of the following courses must be completed:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3001 Statistical Modelling III 3 STATS 3006 Mathematical Statistics III 3 and
Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3022 Data Science III 3 STATS 3023 Computational Bayesian Statistics III 3 APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III 3 APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 3023 Partial Differential Equations and Waves III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 3 units.Note the following courses may only be presented towards a major in Statistics or a major in Applied Mathematics but not both:
APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III
APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III
APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 
Statistics and Pure Mathematics Major
To satisfy the requirements for Statistics and Pure Mathematics Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.
All of the following courses must be completed:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3001 Statistical Modelling III 3 STATS 3006 Mathematical Statistics III 3 and
Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 3022 Data Science III 3 STATS 3023 Computational Bayesian Statistics III 3 APP MTH 3001 Applied Probability III 3 APP MTH 3016 Random Processes III 3 APP MTH 3124 Decision Science III 3 and
Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value 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 and
Mathematical Sciences courses to the value of 3 units.
Electives

Elective Courses
To satisfy the requirements for Elective Courses students must complete courses to the value of 33 units.
Electives
Electives to the value of 33 units including 9 units of Broadening Electives:
Level I, II or III Electives from any discipline (15 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 Computer and Mathematical Sciences or any other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are available to the student.
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 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 3006 Mathematical Statistics III 3 STATS 3022 Data Science III 3 STATS 3023 Computational Bayesian Statistics III 3 
Broadening Electives
Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units from subject areas other than the following:
 APP MTH
 COMP SCI
 MATHS
 PURE MTH
 STATS