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C09020v7 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics

Award(s): Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics (BSc(Hons))
CRICOS code: 017876G
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics offers training in research and introduces students to advanced studies in the mathematical sciences.

Students who complete the honours degree are well prepared to enter the workforce at a high level or to undertake graduate studies.

Career options

Graduates work within analytical and research positions in mathematical modelling, consumer analytics, data science and analytics, risk and financial management, market research, computational modelling and scheduling, statistical analysis.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 An understanding of the nature, practice and application of the chosen science discipline.
2.0 Encompasses problem solving, critical thinking and analysis attributes and an understanding of the scientific method knowledge acquisition.
3.0 The ability to acquire, develop, employ and integrate a range of technical, practical and professional skills, in appropriate and ethical ways within a professional context, autonomously and collaboratively and across a range of disciplinary and professional areas, e.g. time management skills, personal organisation skills, teamwork skills, computing skills, laboratory skills, data handling, quantitative and graphical literacy skills.
4.0 The capacity to engage in reflection and learning beyond formal educational contexts that is based on the ability to make effective judgments about one's own work. The capacity to learn in and from new disciplines to enhance the application of scientific knowledge and skills in professional contexts.
5.0 An awareness of the role of science within a global culture and willingness to contribute actively to the shaping of community views on complex issues where the methods and findings of science are relevant.
6.0 An understanding of the different forms of communication - writing, reading, speaking, listening -, including visual and graphical, within science and beyond and the ability to apply these appropriately and effectively for different audiences.
7.0 An ability to think and work creatively, including the capacity for self-starting, and the ability to apply science skills to unfamiliar applications.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Students who are eligible to graduate from the Bachelor of Science (Mathematics major) (C10242) with an average mark of 65 per cent or more in Year 2 (full time) in their core subjects and chosen major are eligible for entry to the honours degree.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The honours program requires the completion of subjects totalling 48 credit points.

Course completion requirements

37493 Thesis (Mathematics) Honours Part A 12cp
37494 Thesis (Mathematics) Honours Part B 12cp
CBK90820 Electives 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The course commences in either Autumn or Spring session. The program shown assumes full-time attendance. Not all subjects may be available.

Year 1
Autumn session
37493 Thesis (Mathematics) Honours Part A   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
37458 Advanced Bayesian Methods 6cp  
37464 Advanced Stochastic Processes 6cp  
37481 Honours Seminar 1 6cp  
37482 Honours Seminar 2 6cp  
Spring session
37494 Thesis (Mathematics) Honours Part B   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
37438 Modern Analysis with Applications 6cp  
37459 Multivariate Data Analysis 6cp  
37483 Honours Seminar 3 6cp  
37484 Honours Seminar 4 6cp  

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222

Further information regarding honours, including available projects and the application process, is available from UTS: Science.