Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) (BMaSc(Hons))
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) (BMaSc(Hons))
Program Code
HMASC
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 (Honours) program is available to high performing students and allows for deeper mathematical knowledge in a chosen discipline. Honours is a oneyear 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 fulltime duration of 1 year.
Program Learning Outcomes
 Demonstrate deep knowledge of the mathematical and statistical sciences.
 Critically analyse and solve problems at an advanced level as independent selfdirected learners.
 Apply highly developed problemsolving skills in the mathematical and statistical sciences.
 Demonstrate skills in the use of technology to solve advanced mathematical and statistical problems.
 Apply written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills.
 Demonstrate awareness of professional practice.
 Research and apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills to a topic in the mathematical or statistical sciences.
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.
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:
 An Honours Project to the value of 9 units
 Electives to the value of 15 units, which may include a specialisation in one of the following:
 Applied Mathematics
 Pure Mathematics
 Statistics
Core Courses

Honours Project
To satisfy the requirements for Honours Project students must complete courses to the value of 9 units.
All of the following courses must be completed:
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value MATHS 4005A Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences A 0 MATHS 4005B Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences B 0 MATHS 4005C Honours Project in Mathematical Sciences C 9
Electives

Electives
To satisfy the requirements for Electives students must complete courses to the value of 15 units.
Courses to the value of at least 9 units must be taken from the following:
Group ASubject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value APP MTH 4046 Applied Mathematics Topic A  Honours 3 APP MTH 4047 Applied Mathematics Topic B  Honours 3 APP MTH 4048 Applied Mathematics Topic C  Honours 3 APP MTH 4049 Applied Mathematics Topic D  Honours 3 APP MTH 4051 Applied Mathematics Topic E  Honours 3 APP MTH 4052 Applied Mathematics Topic F  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4012 Pure Mathematics Topic B  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4013 Pure Mathematics Topic D  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4038 Pure Mathematics Topic A  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4066 Pure Mathematics Topic E  Honours 3 STATS 4008 Statistics Topic D  Honours 3 STATS 4013 Statistics Topic A  Honours 3 Courses to the value of up to 6 units may be taken from the following:
Group B
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value APP MTH 4101 Applied Probability  Honours 3 APP MTH 4102 Fluid Mechanics  Honours 3 APP MTH 4114 Optimisation  Honours 3 APP MTH 4116 Random Processes  Honours 3 APP MTH 4121 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations Hon 3 APP MTH 4123 Partial Differential Equations and Waves  Honours 3 APP MTH 4124 Decision Science  Honours 3 MATHS 4026 Cryptography Honours 3 MATHS 4112 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4102 Topology and Analysis  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4107 Groups and Rings  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4109 Integration and Analysis  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4119 Complex Analysis  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4122 Geometry of Surfaces  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4123 Fields and Modules  Honours 3 STATS 4022 Data Science  Honours 3 STATS 4023 Computational Bayesian Statistics  Honours 3 STATS 4101 Statistical Modelling  Honours 3 STATS 4106 Mathematical Statistics  Honours 3 Courses to the value of up to 3 units may be taken from the following:
Group C
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value APP MTH 4110EX AMSI  Applied Mathematics Topic A  Honours 3 APP MTH 4111EX AMSI  Applied Mathematics Topic B  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4110EX AMSI Pure Mathematics Topic A  Honours 3 PURE MTH 4111EX AMSI Pure Mathematics Topic B  Honours 3 STATS 4110EX AMSI Statistics Topic A  Honours 3 STATS 4111EX AMSI Statistics Topic B  Honours 3
Specialisation

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.