Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) (BMaSc(Hons))

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 (


The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) program is available to high performing students and allows for deeper mathematical knowledge in a chosen discipline. Honours is a one-year program of additional study taken after the completion of the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and is suitable preparation for students who wish to proceed to postgraduate studies. Honours degrees are highly regarded by employers as indicators of strong ability and creative thinking.

The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate deep knowledge of the mathematical and statistical sciences.
  2. Critically analyse and solve problems at an advanced level 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 advanced mathematical and statistical problems.
  5. Apply written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of professional practice.
  7. Research and apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills to a topic in the mathematical or statistical sciences.


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 Sciences (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours).

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. An Honours Project to the value of 9 units
  2. Electives to the value of 15 units, which may include a specialisation in one of the following:
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Statistics

Core Courses



  • Specialisations

    Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics specialisation requirements:
    In order to acquire a specialisation in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics students must complete 9 units of electives in the discipline including 6 units from Group A.