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# Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree: | Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced |

Abbreviation: | BMathAdv |

UOW Course Code: | 762_2 |

CRICOS Code: | 036040F |

Total Credit Points: | 144 |

Duration: | 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent |

Home Faculty: | Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences |

Intake Session(s): | Autumn/Spring |

Delivery Mode: | On-campus (Face-to-face) |

Delivery Campus / UAC Code: | Wollongong / 756512 |

## Overview

The Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced is available to students who have a superior mathematical knowledge on entry to UOW. It allows such students to reduce their number of first-year mathematics subjects and replace them with enrichment projects which provide the opportunities to build links with industry and to understand the interaction between mathematics and society.

The program links in with the strong research activities of the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics. Students will benefit from a close relationship with active researchers.

A Mathematics Advanced (Honours) degree is available to candidates who have achieved a distinction average or better in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced degree.

## 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

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO | Description | ||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Demonstrate a coherent and firm understanding of the fundamentals of both the mathematical and statistical disciplines. | ||||||

2 | Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge in one or more of the discipline areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and/or statistics. | ||||||

3 | Investigate and solve advanced problems using mathematical and/or statistical methods including software tools to solve practical and abstract problems and then interpret results critically. | ||||||

4 | Appropriately interpret and present information to different audiences, using various delivery modes, communicated in mathematical and/or statistical form giving reasoning and conclusions. | ||||||

5 | Apply professional, social and ethical approaches in learning to extend existing knowledge and work effectively and responsibly as an individual or in a team context. | ||||||

6 | Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate growing independence in judgement as a training mathematician or statistician |

## Course Structure

To be eligible for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced, a candidate must satisfactorily complete an aggregate of 144 credit points, comprised of the following:

- 54 credit points of core subjects;
- No more than 60 credit points at 100-level;
- One 200-level project, and one 300-level project;
- At least one major, chosen from the available options below in consultation with the Academic Program Director; and
- 300-level and/or 400-level subjects (not including MATH345 or STAT345) from the Mathematics Schedule completed, at a grade of pass or better, with a value of at least:
- 36 credit points, or
- 24 credit points, if combined with a major study in Computer Science
- 30 credit points, if combined with any other major study
- 48 credit points if completing a double major in both Mathematics and Statistics.

Continuation in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced will normally be dependent upon achieving an average mark of at least 80% each year. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Mathematics degree.

### Majors

- Mathematics
- Applied Statistics
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Mathematics and/or Statistics, with another discipline

### Core Subjects

Subject Code | Subject Name | Credit Points | Session(s) |
---|---|---|---|

100-level | |||

MATH100 | Introduction to Mathematics | 6 | Autumn |

MATH110 | Advanced Mathematics | 6 | Autumn |

CSIT110 | Fundamental Programming with Python | 6 | Autumn |

STAT101 | Introduction to Statistics | 6 | Spring |

200-level | |||

MATH201 | Multivariate and Vector Calculus | 6 | Autumn |

MATH202 | Differential Equations 2 | 6 | Spring |

MATH203 | Linear Algebra | 6 | Autumn |

MATH204 | Complex Variables and Group Theory | 6 | Spring |

### Major in Mathematics

A major in Mathematics requires satisfactory completion of the following in addition to the core subjects listed above:

Subject Code | Subject Name | Credit Points | Session(s) |
---|---|---|---|

Year 2 | |||

STAT231 | Probability and Random Variables | 6 | Autumn |

MATH212 | Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 | 6 | Spring |

MATH222 | Continuous Mathematics | 6 | Autumn |

Plus ONE of the following two subjects: | |||

MATH235 | Mathematics Project A | 6 | Autumn, Spring |

STAT235 | Statistics Project A | 6 | Spring |

Year 3 | |||

Students must choose ONE of the following two subjects: | |||

MATH345 | Mathematics Project B | 6 | Autumn, Spring |

STAT345 | Statistics Project B | 6 | Autumn, Spring |

Plus 36 credit points of 300-level or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule | 36 | Autumn, Spring |

### Major in Applied Statistics

A major in Applied Statistics requires satisfactory completion of the following in addition to the core subjects listed above:

Subject Code | Subject Name | Credit Points | Session(s) |
---|---|---|---|

Year 2 | |||

STAT231 | Probability and Random Variables | 6 | Autumn |

STAT232 | Estimation and Hypothesis Testing | 6 | Spring |

STAT235 | Statistics Project A | 6 | Spring |

MATH212 | Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 | 6 | Spring |

MATH222 | Continuous Mathematics | 6 | Autumn |

Year 3 | |||

STAT304 | Applied Probability and Financial Risk | 6 | Autumn |

STAT332 | Linear and Generalised Linear Models | 6 | Spring |

STAT333 | Statistical Inference | 6 | Spring |

STAT335 | Sample Surveys and Experimental Design | 6 | Autumn |

STAT345 | Statistics Project B | 6 | Autumn, Spring |

TWO 300-level subject chosen from the Mathematics Schedule | 12 | Autumn, Spring |

### Major in Mathematics and Statistics

A major in Mathematics and Statistics requires satisfactory completion of the following in addition to the core subjects listed above:

Subject Code | Subject Name | Credit Points | Session(s) |
---|---|---|---|

Year 2 | |||

STAT231 | Probability and Random Variables | 6 | Autumn |

STAT232 | Estimation and Hypothesis Testing | 6 | Spring |

MATH212 | Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 | 6 | Spring |

MATH222 | Continuous Mathematics | 6 | Autumn |

Plus ONE of the following two subjects: | |||

MATH235 | Mathematics Project A | 6 | Autumn, Spring |

STAT235 | Statistics Project A | 6 | Spring |

ONE 300-level MATH subject from the Mathematics Schedule | 6 | Autumn, Spring | |

Year 3 | |||

STAT304 | Applied Probability and Financial Risk | 6 | Autumn |

STAT332 | Linear and Generalised Linear Models | 6 | Spring |

STAT333 | Statistical Inference | 6 | Spring |

STAT335 | Sample Surveys and Experimental Design | 6 | Autumn |

Plus 18 credit points of 300-level or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule | 18 | Autumn, Spring | |

Plus ONE of the following two subjects: | |||

MATH345 | Mathematics Project B | 6 | Autumn, Spring |

STAT345 | Statistics Project B | 6 | Autumn, Spring |

### Mathematics and/or Statistics, with Another Discipline

The requirements for the second major may vary according to discipline chosen. Some majors are listed under the Bachelor of Mathematics degree regulations; for others, candidates may need to check with the relevant school/unit.

Students must complete the following:

- Mathematics and/or Statistics major (as outlined above).
- For students completing a Computer Science major: only 6 credit points of 300- or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule.
- For students completing any other major: only 12 credit points of 300- or 400-level MATH or INFO subjects chosen from the Mathematics Schedule.
- Other subjects leading to the completion of the second major.

## Honours

Students who achieve a Distinction average, or better in the Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced, may be eligible to apply for the additional fourth year Honours program. This is a challenging program that includes a research project.

## Other Information

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