2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Science (Physics) | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Science



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4 - 4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751805

Additional Information:

Course Finder


Double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies.

The Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Science (Physics) provides a deeper understanding of the complementary areas of Mathematics and Physics. Graduates are particularly suited to careers involving mathematical modelling of physical systems. More information regarding double degree course requirements can be found in the UOW's Policy Guidelines. Students must seek advice and approval from both Faculties before enrolment.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and identify core knowledge and understandings of the discipline.
  2. Exhibit and apply knowledge in chosen discipline.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods.
  4. Communicate concepts effectively to a range of audiences.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

All students must complete the required number of credit points and satisfy all core course requirements for the both the Bachelor of Mathematics, and the Bachelor of Science (Physics). The course structures below is a list of all of the required subjects in this double degree, scheduled for completion within 4 years. Please note that the program below requires students to complete 9 subjects (54 credit points) in most years.  Student who wish to complete the required subjects over a longer duration are encouraged to discuss course progression options with the Program Coordinator. All students must take particular notice of the Course Rules regarding minimum rate of progress.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MATH187Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus6Autumn
PHYS141Fundamentals of Physics A6Autumn
STAT131Understanding Variation and Uncertainty6Autumn
MATH111Applied Mathematical Modelling 16Spring
MATH121Discrete Mathematics6Spring
MATH188Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus6Spring
PHYS142Fundamentals of Physics B6Spring
Plus TWO elective subjects totaling 12 credit points.
Year 2
CSIT110Fundamental Programming with Python6Autumn
MATH201Multivariate and Vector Calculus6Autumn
MATH203Linear Algebra6Autumn
PHYS205Advanced Modern Physics6Autumn
MATH202Differential Equations 26Spring
MATH204Complex Variables and Group Theory6Spring
MATH212Applied Mathematical Modelling 26Spring
PHYS215Vibrations, Waves & Optics6Spring
PHYS295Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe6Spring
Year 3
MATH222Continuous Mathematics6Autumn
PHYS235Mechanics & Thermodynamics6Autumn
PHYS305Quantum Mechanics6Autumn
STAT231Probability and Random Variables6Autumn
MATH302Differential Equations 36Autumn
PHYS225Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics6Spring
MATH305Partial Differential Equations6Spring
PHYS375Nuclear Physics6Spring
Complete ONE of the following two subjects:
MATH313Industrial Mathematical Modelling6Spring
STAT232Estimation and Hypothesis Testing6Spring
Year 4
PHYS356Physics of Detectors and Imaging6Autumn
PHYS396Electronic Materials6Spring
PHYS385Statistical Mechanics6Spring
Complete ONE of the following two subjects:
STAT333Statistical Inference6Spring
MATH312Applied Mathematical Modelling 36Not available in 2017
Complete ONE of the following two subjects:
STAT355Sample Surveys and Experimental Design (with Project)8Autumn
MATH323Topology and Chaos6Not available in 2017
Complete either:
TWO 300-level elective Mathematics subjects totalling 12 credit points
STAT304Applied Probability and Financial Risk6Autumn
STAT332Linear and Generalised Linear Models6Spring
PLUS complete ONE of the two following:
PHYS390Relativity, Astrophysics, and Cosmology6Autumn
PHYS335Classical Mechanics6Autumn


High performing students are encouraged to proceed to an Honours year. This additional year of study provides training in independent research in either discipline would. Further information may be found on the relevant course handbook pages.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science (Physics) and the Honours degree conform to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics. Recognition as a professional physicist requires the completion of a higher degree or an equivalent amount of professional experience.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 20 December, 2016