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Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Science (Physics) | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Science
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
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 Schools 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:
|1||Demonstrate and identify core knowledge and understandings of the discipline.|
|2||Exhibit and apply knowledge in the disciplines.|
|3||Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods.|
|4||Communicate concepts effectively to a range of audiences.|
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. All students must take particular notice of the Course Rules regarding minimum rate of progress.
The following program is recommended for the first two years of study as it gives the greatest flexibility in the remaining 2.5 years of study.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|MATH187||Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus||6||Autumn|
|PHYS141||Fundamentals of Physics A||6||Autumn|
|MATH100||Introduction to Mathematics||6||Autumn|
|CSIT110||Fundamental Programming with Python||6||Autumn|
|STAT101||Introduction to Statistics||6||Spring|
|MATH123||Discrete Mathematics and Difference Equations||6||Spring|
|MATH188||Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus||6||Spring|
|PHYS142||Fundamentals of Physics B||6||Spring|
|MATH201||Multivariate and Vector Calculus||6||Autumn|
|MATH202||Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications||6||Autumn|
|PHYS205||Advanced Modern Physics||6||Autumn|
|PHYS215||Vibrations, Waves & Optics||6||Autumn|
|MATH203||Linear Algebra and Groups||6||Spring|
|PHYS225||Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics||6||Spring|
|PHYS235||Mechanics & Thermodynamics||6||Spring|
|Year 3, 4 and 5|
|MATH399||Mathematics Capstone||6||Autumn, Spring|
|Plus one of the following three subjects:|
|STAT201||Random Variables and Estimation||6||Autumn|
|And another five 300 or 400 level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule 30|
|And another four 300 or 400 level PHYS subjects 24|
|And 36 credit points of elective subjects. 36|
Please refer to the entry for the Bachelor of Mathematics for details of mathematics majors.
High performing students are encouraged to proceed to an Honours year. This additional year of study provides training in independent research in either discipline. Further information may be found on the relevant course handbook pages.
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.