Bachelor of Mathematics

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3778
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 103731H

The Bachelor of Mathematics will commence in 2022.

The essence of mathematics is the use of abstraction and logic to discover, describe and completely and unambiguously understand systems. Mathematics is essential for modelling phenomena in many fields, including science, engineering, economics, finance, medicine, and politics. The fact that mathematicians are able to model, analyse and solve practical problems makes them highly sought after by employers. The Bachelor of Mathematics will give you a solid basis in key areas of mathematics. You also have the option of completing majors in Financial Mathematics, Data Science, or Computational Mathematics, or you can use the degree as a pathway to secondary teaching.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Program Advice

A/Prof Volker Gebhardt

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbeltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

 https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/mathematics

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: Students should have either HSC Mathematics Advanced, or HSC Mathematics Extension 1, or Mathematics Extension 2, and at least two units of HSC English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for the Bachelor of Mathematics requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1006 Discrete Mathematics 10
MATH 1014 Mathematics 1A 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
MATH 1028 Statistical Decision Making 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1015 Mathematics 1B 10
COMP 2023 Mathematical Programming 10
Select two major subjects or two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 2010 Linear Algebra 10
MATH 2001 Advanced Calculus 10
MATH 3012 Combinatorics 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 2003 Differential Equations 10
MATH 3007 Predictive Modelling 10
From Spring 2022 MATH 3007 Predictive Modelling is replaced by COMP 3032 Machine Learning  
COMP 3032 Machine Learning 10
MATH 3015 Groups and Symmetry 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points50
Year 3
Autumn session
MATH 3003 Analysis 10
MATH 3013 Fields and Equations 10
Select two major subjects or two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 3006 Mathematical Modelling 10
Students enrolled in T079 Data Science must complete: 10
Discovery Project  
All students NOT enrolled in T079 must complete
 
Mathematics Project  
And all students must complete two major subjects or two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points250

 Part-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1006 Discrete Mathematics 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
COMP 2023 Mathematical Programming 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 1014 Mathematics 1A 10
MATH 1028 Statistical Decision Making 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MATH 1015 Mathematics 1B 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
MATH 2010 Linear Algebra 10
MATH 2001 Advanced Calculus 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MATH 2003 Differential Equations 10
MATH 3007 Predictive Modelling 10
From Spring 2022 MATH 3007 Predictive Modelling is replaced by COMP 3032 Machine Learning  
COMP 3032 Machine Learning 10
 Credit Points30
Year 4
Autumn session
MATH 3012 Combinatorics 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MATH 3015 Groups and Symmetry 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
MATH 3003 Analysis 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MATH 3006 Mathematical Modelling 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
MATH 3013 Fields and Equations 10
Select one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Students enrolled in T079 Data Science must complete: 10
Discovery Project  
All students NOT enrolled in T079 must complete
 
Mathematics Project  
And all students must complete one major subject or one elective 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points250

 Recommended Majors

 Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MATH 3004 Discovery Project, replaced by COMP 3035 Discovery Project