Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (BMaCompSc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program is designed for students who want to combine the mathematical and computer sciences and pursue some of the diverse applications in other areas. Previous students have enrolled in courses as diverse as accounting, geology, anthropology, biotechnology, history, languages, music studies, philosophy, politics, pharmacology and psychology. Each student has an individual study plan that may be developed in consultation with a course advisor.

The Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate deep knowledge of the mathematical and computer sciences.
  2. Apply problem-solving skills in the mathematical and computer sciences.
  3. Critically analyse and solve problems as independent self-directed learners.
  4. Demonstrate skills in the use of technology to solve mathematical and computational problems.
  5. Apply written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of professional practice.


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. 

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer 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.
  3. At least 36 units of Mathematical and Computer Sciences courses of which at least 12 units are at Level III.  MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III is not considered a Mathematical Sciences course for the purpose of this clause. The course ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) is considered a Computer Science course throughout these rules.
  4. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units from Subject Areas other than the following: APP MTH, COMP SCI, MATHS, PURE MTH, STATS. The course ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) may not be presented as a Broadening Elective.
  5. A major may be chosen from:
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science
    • Cyber Security
    • Data and Decision Sciences
    • Data Science
    • Distributed Systems and Networking
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
    • Pure Mathematics and Statistics
    • Statistics
    • Statistics and Applied Mathematics
    • Statistics and Pure Mathematics
  6. A minor may be chosen from:
    • Public Health

MATHS 3021 Capstone Project in Mathematical Sciences 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