2020 Undergraduate Courses
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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

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 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:

CLO Description
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.

Please refer to the Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Bachelor of Mathematics course handbook page 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. 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)
MATH187Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus6Autumn
PHYS141Fundamentals of Physics A6Autumn
MATH100Introduction to Mathematics6Autumn
CSIT110Fundamental Programming with Python6Autumn
STAT101Introduction to Statistics6Spring
MATH123Discrete Mathematics and Difference Equations6Spring
MATH188Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus6Spring
PHYS142Fundamentals of Physics B6Spring
Year 2
MATH201Multivariate and Vector Calculus6Autumn
MATH202Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications6Autumn
PHYS205Advanced Modern Physics6Autumn
PHYS215Vibrations, Waves & Optics6Autumn
MATH203Linear Algebra and Groups6Spring
MATH205Numerical Methods6Spring
PHYS225Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics6Spring
PHYS235Mechanics & Thermodynamics6Spring
Year 3, 4 and 5
MATH300Complex Analysis6Autumn
PHYS305Quantum Mechanics6Autumn
MATH399Mathematics Capstone6Autumn, Spring
Plus one of the following three subjects:
MATH222Real Analysis6Autumn
STAT201Random Variables and Estimation6Autumn
MATH212Mathematical Modelling6Spring
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.

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: 23 September, 2019