2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced (Honours) | 2020

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Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced (Honours)



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1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

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On-campus (Face-to-face)

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A Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced (Honours) degree considerably widens career opportunities, particularly in mathematical/statistical research. It also satisfies the entry requirement for higher research studies such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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 (CLOs) 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:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in mathematics or statistics.
2 Demonstrate advanced cognitive and technical skills in mathematics or statistics to select and apply mathematical or statistical methods to analyse and generate solutions to complex problems.
3 Transmit mathematical or statistical knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
4 Apply knowledge and skills ethically to demonstrate autonomy and well-developed judgement as a mathematician or statistician.

Course Structure

A student will complete a substantial thesis (worth 37.5% of overall degree) in an area of interest under the close supervision of one or more members of staff in the discipline. The other 62.5% of the degree consists of coursework subjects chosen from those offered by the School or the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), with the approval of the BMathAdv(Hons) Academic Program Director.

Students must complete one of the following two programs of study.

Honours in Mathematics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
MATH492 Mathematics Advanced Honours Thesis 18 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
MATH451 Advanced Topics in Mathematics A 12 Autumn
MATH452 Advanced Topics in Mathematics B 12 Spring
MATH/STAT/INFO 400 or 300 level* 6 Autumn, Spring

Honours in Statistics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
STAT492 Statistics Advanced Honours Thesis 18 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
STAT451 Advanced Topics in Statistics A 12 Autumn
STAT452 Advanced Topics in Statistics B 12 Spring
MATH/STAT/INFO 400 or 300 level* 6 Autumn, Spring

* Elective must be 300 or 400 level MATH/STAT/INFO as approved by the BMathAdv(Hons) Academic Program Director.

Grade of Honours

The overall grade of Honours is determined by Method 1 (as described in the Coursework Rules).

Honours Guide and Code of Practice - Honours

Honours Guide provides detailed information for SMAS students. Students should also refer to the general University Code of Practice - Honours.

Other Information

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

Last reviewed: 15 January, 2020