2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Science (Physics) | 2018

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


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. Students must seek advice and approval from both Faculties before enrolment.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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:

CLO Description
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 structure below is a list of all of the required subjects in this double degree, scheduled for completion within 4.5 years. Should you wish to complete the degree within 4 years, please note that you will need 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
MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
PHYS141 Fundamentals of Physics A 6 Autumn
MATH100 Introduction to Mathematics 6 Autumn
STAT101 Introduction to Statistics 6 Spring
CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python 6 Autumn
MATH123 Discrete Mathematics and Difference Equations 6 Spring
MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
PHYS142 Fundamentals of Physics B 6 Spring
Year 2
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
PHYS205 Advanced Modern Physics 6 Autumn
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory 6 Spring
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 6 Spring
PHYS215 Vibrations, Waves & Optics 6 Autumn
PHYS295 Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe 6 Spring
Year 3
MATH222 Continuous Mathematics 6 Autumn
PHYS235 Mechanics & Thermodynamics 6 Spring
PHYS305 Quantum Mechanics 6 Autumn
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables 6 Autumn
MATH302 Differential Equations 3 6 Autumn
PHYS225 Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics 6 Spring
MATH305 Partial Differential Equations 6 Spring
PHYS375 Nuclear Physics 6 Spring
Year 4 and continuation into the ninth session *
PHYS325 Electromagnetism 6 Autumn
PHYS396 Electronic Materials 6 Spring
PHYS385 Statistical Mechanics 6 Spring
Complete ONE of the following two subjects:
STAT333 Statistical Inference 6 Spring
MATH312 Applied Mathematical Modelling 3 6 Spring
Complete ONE of the following two subjects:
One 300 level STAT subject
MATH323 Topology and Chaos 6 Spring
Complete ONE of the following two subjects:
MATH313 Industrial Mathematical Modelling 6 Offered in odd years
STAT232 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 6 Spring
Complete either:
TWO 300-level elective Mathematics subjects totaling 12 credit points
STAT304 Applied Probability and Financial Risk 6 Autumn
STAT332 Linear and Generalised Linear Models 6 Spring
PLUS complete ONE of the two following:
PHYS390 Relativity, Astrophysics, and Cosmology 6 Autumn
PHYS335 Classical Mechanics 6 Autumn
PLUS three elective subject with the approval of the Academic Program Director

*  Due the various options that students can complete, the last and ninth sessions are incorporated into year 4 above.


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.

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 email: eis@uow.edu.au or Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 12 October, 2018