Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) [4 years] (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) [4 years] program provides deep mathematical or statistical knowledge in a chosen discipline. The program provides a broad foundation in the mathematical sciences, the option of majoring in pure mathematics,  applied mathematics or statistics, and research training through a substantial supervised research project in the final year of the  program.

The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) [4 years] is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

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.


Condition of continuing enrolment: Students enrolled in this program must maintain a GPA of 4.5 in each Teaching Period or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences. To progress into the fourth year of the program, students must have completed 12 units of Level III courses in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics with a GPA of 5.0 or better.

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) [4 years]

There shall be a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) [4 years].

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) [4 years], the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:
1. Level I courses to a maximum value of 30 units.
2. Level III courses in the Mathematical Sciences 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. Level IV courses to the value of at least 24 units.
4. 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.
5. A major to the value of 24 units shall be taken in one of the following:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics Statistics
  • Statistics

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