University of Technology Sydney

C09155v2 Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (BMathSc)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (BIntSt(Hon))

CRICOS code: 106914K
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. See the Course transfer page for further details.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Inherent (essential) requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Other information


The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is an exit-point for students who have completed the International Honours pathway within the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Bachelor of International Studies (C10458).

The course is an exciting combined degree in mathematical sciences, language and cultures. It enables students with a strong interest in mathematics, statistics, and data to grow and develop skills that are in high demand in the modern work force. The basis is a comprehensive foundation of core mathematical competencies, combined with one of four Majors, ensuring graduates have the knowledge and skills to develop and adapt in the rapidly changing work environment.

Mathematical Sciences focuses on the application of mathematical techniques to real-world problems. The core provides a broad mathematical foundation, while each major provides depth of study. International study is unique allowing students to gain qualifications in language and cultural awareness for a country of their choice. This added dimension expands students’ career opportunities and employability in the global workplace.

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

The core provides a broad mathematical foundation, while each major provides depth of study. International studies is unique, allowing students to gain qualifications in language and cultural awareness relating to a country of their choice. This added dimension expands students’ career opportunities and employability in the global workplace.

Course aims

Students will graduate with high-level skills in mathematics, statistics, data science, and language to match the growing international workforce requirements for manipulation and analysis of data.

Career options

Career options include data scientist, statistician, data analyst, financial analyst, market analyst, quantitative analyst (finance), mathematical modeller, business analyst, programmer in diverse industries including the financial sector, marketing, non-profit organisations, and Government at Local, State, and Federal levels. The international perspective provided by the international studies component enhances global opportunities.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply: Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge in an area of the mathematical sciences, incorporating deductive reasoning to solve complex problems.
1.2 Analyse: Examine the principles and concepts of a range of fundamental areas in the mathematical sciences (calculus, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability, statistics and quantitative management).
1.3 Synthesise: Integrate knowledge of at least one sub-discipline of the Mathematical Sciences providing a pathway for further learning and research.
2.1 Apply: Develop research skills and an ability to find mathematical solutions to outstanding problems, with a critical evaluation and analysis of the obtained results.
2.2 Analyse: Make arguments based on proof and conduct simulations based on selection of approaches (e.g. analytic vs numerical/experimental, different statistical tests, different heuristic algorithms) and various sources of data and knowledge.
2.3 Synthesise: Apply existing strategies to new problems, and evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities.
3.1 Apply: Ability to work effectively and responsibly in an individual or team context.
3.2 Analyse: Demonstrate professional and responsible analysis of real-life problems that require application of mathematics and statistics and analysis of data.
3.3 Synthesise: Ethical application of mathematical and statistical approaches to problem-solving and decision-making.
4.1 Apply: Demonstrate self-reflection, and individual and independent learning strategies to extend existing knowledge.
4.2 Analyse: Information retrieval and consolidation skills applied to the critical evaluation of the mathematical/statistical aspects of information to think creatively and try different approaches to solving problems.
4.3 Synthesise: Test critical thinking skills to appraise solutions for contemporary mathematical sciences problems.
5.1 Apply: Succinct and accurate presentation of information, reasoning and conclusions in a variety of modes, to diverse audiences (expert and non-expert).
5.2 Analyse: Demonstrate research approaches to clarify a problem or to obtain the information required to develop mathematical solutions.
5.3 Synthesise: Integrate written and verbal instructions or problem statements to describe a significant piece of work and its importance.
6.1 Apply: Demonstrate an appreciation of the connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, and assumptions behind mathematical and statistical modelling.
6.2 Analyse: Interpret mathematical and statistical modelling within the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
6.3 Synthesise: Evaluate cultural biases within mathematical and statistical models in a professional context and its impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT.2.1 Conduct a major independent applied research project using advanced theoretical and specialised knowledge into international aspects of contemporary societies and cultures.
INT.2.2 Evaluate critically research findings and creatively use applied research methods to understand complex problems.
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and internationally.
INT.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT.5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.


INT = International Studies

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Bachelor of International Studies Diploma in Languages Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Advanced, any two units of English.

Mathematics Extension 1 is recommended.

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprising 144 credit points in mathematical sciences and 96 credit points in international studies.

International Studies (96 credit points)

  • Intercultural Communication (8 credit points)
  • International Research Methods (8 credit points)
  • Contemporary Society subject (8 credit points)
  • Language and Culture subjects (32 credit points)
  • International Honours (40 credit points)

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students studying this course have an opportunity to undertake an internship subject and receive academic credit for their placement off campus (an external business or research institute) or on campus (UTS research institutes or departments), in a capacity relevant to their academic studies.

Course completion requirements

STM91631 Core disciplinary subjects (Mathematics) 84cp
CBK92046 Major choice 36cp
CBK92300 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The example program shown is for a full-time student who has chosen the German Language and Culture major as the international studies major, and the International Honours pathway.

Levels of award

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level is based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2, all completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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