Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) (BMaSc(Adv))

Program Code

BMSAD

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://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 full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate deep knowledge of the mathematical and statistical sciences.
2. Critically analyse and solve problems at an advanced level and as independent self-directed learners.
3. Apply highly developed problem-solving skills in the mathematical and statistical sciences.
4. Demonstrate skills in the use of technology to solve mathematical and statistical problems.
5. Apply written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills.
6. 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 re-admitted 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 non-enrolment, 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
Academic Program: 

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:

  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
    • 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 
  5. 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 
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