University of Technology Sydney

C10458v1 Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Bachelor of International Studies

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

UAC code: 609601 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 106663B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course information relates to students commencing a combined degree with the Bachelor of International Studies in 2022. Students who commenced a combined degree with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies prior to 2022 should refer to the Handbook for the year they commenced their degree.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Bachelor of International Studies 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.

In the International Studies, students select one of six languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish) and one of the following three pathways: Language, Culture & the Professional World, Language; Culture & Global Exchange; and International Honours.

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 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 knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
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.
INT1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally.
INT2.1 Evaluate critically theoretical and specialised knowledge of contemporary societies, cultures and workplaces.
INT2.2 Analyse, generate and communicate creative solutions to work-related problems within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or internationally.
INT4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions selection criteria for the Bachelor of Mathematical Science (C10457).

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.

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 only.

Course structure

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

In the International Studies component students select the language they will study at the time of enrolment, and either the Language, Culture and the Professional World pathway or the Language, Culture and Global Exchange pathway. Information relating to entry into the International Honours pathway can be found in the Information for Students section.

Graduation from the Bachelor of Mathematical Science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Mathematical Science prior to completion of the International Studies component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Mathematical Science (C10457) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.

The Bachelor of International studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree.

Overseas study

In the International studies component students have the following options:
1. Language, Culture & the Professional World: includes an internship and option of a short study abroad experience (2-6 weeks) overseas. 2. Language, Culture & Global Exchange: includes an internship and a 6-month global exchange at any UTS partner university.
3. International Honours: includes a full year at a relevant partner university where students 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 subjects 84cp
CBK92046 Major choice 36cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
CBK92057 Country and Language choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The below program shows a student who has selected the German Language and Culture major, and completing the Language, Culture & the Professional World pathway or the International Honours pathway. It is recommended that students who elect to complete the Language, Culture & Global Exchange pathway complete 999781 International Research Methods in Year 3 Autumn, so that they can undertake their Exchange session during Year 4 Autumn.

Statistics and Data Science, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
37181 Discrete Mathematics   6cp
41039 Programming 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
37242 Introduction to Optimisation   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
35007 Real Analysis   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
35006 Numerical Methods   6cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
37252 Regression and Linear Models   6cp
37234 Complex Analysis   6cp
Spring session
37262 Mathematical Statistics   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
971103 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   16cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
37495 Statistical Design and Models for Evaluation Studies   6cp
37335 Differential Equations   6cp
37373 Programming for Data Analysis   6cp
37363 Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics   6cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
Pure and Applied Mathematics, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
37181 Discrete Mathematics   6cp
41039 Programming 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
37242 Introduction to Optimisation   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
35007 Real Analysis   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice   6cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
35006 Numerical Methods   6cp
35005 Lebesgue Integration and Fourier Analysis   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
37252 Regression and Linear Models   6cp
37234 Complex Analysis   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
37336 Vector Calculus and Partial Differential Equations   6cp
37262 Mathematical Statistics   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
971103 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   16cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
37335 Differential Equations   6cp
37363 Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
37373 Programming for Data Analysis 6cp  
37495 Statistical Design and Models for Evaluation Studies 6cp  
21511 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management 6cp  
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance 6cp  
25503 Investment Analysis 6cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  

Honours

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours) (C09129) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time study.

Students can graduate with a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (C09155) if they complete the subjects in the International Honours pathway.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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or +61 2 9514 1222
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