Bachelor of Mathematics
This degree is designed to give the graduate a solid foundation
in all the skills needed to work as a professional mathematician
or statistician. It is flexible enough to allow students to
specialise in an area that is of particular interest, or to
gain an introduction to a wide variety of topics. One third
of the subjects taken may be from other disciplines, such
as computer science, management, finance or science.
Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
Approximate UAI: 75
Assumed knowledge: Any two units of English plus HSC Mathematics.
Recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1.
For entry requirements for students 21 & over or international
students, please refer to the relevant prospectus.
Course Requirements
The following requirements for the Bachelor of Mathematics
degree are to be read in conjunction with University Course
Rule 108.
To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Mathematics,
candidates must satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit
points from either or both the subjects prescribed for the
Bachelor or Mathematics and the General Schedule, including:
 MATH187 Mathematics 1A Part 1 and MATH188 Mathematics
1A Part 2
 MATH111 Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 or MATH212 Applied
Mathematical Modelling 2
 MATH121 Discrete Mathematics or MATH222 Continuous and
Finite Mathematics
 STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty or STAT231
Probability and Random Variables
 CSCI114 Procedural Programming
 each of the subjects:
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus
MATH202 Differential Equations 2
MATH203 Linear Algebra
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory
 at least one of the subjects:
MATH212 Applied Mathematical Modelling 2
MATH222 Continuous and Finite Mathematics
STAT231 Probability and Random Variables (not additional
to 2 or 3 or 4)
 300level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule of subjects
with a value of at least:
 36 credit points, or
 24 credit points, should a major study in Computer
Science also be satisfactorily completed, or
 30 credit points, should any other major study also
be satisfactorily completed
 within requirements 1. to 8., a major study in either
Mathematics or Applied Statistics, and
 no more than 60 credit points at the 100level.
Areas of Major Study
Within the Bachelor of Mathematics, a major study in either
Mathematics or Applied Statistics can be combined with a major
study in the following disciplines:
 Computer Science
 Economics
 Econometrics
 Accountancy
 Business Information Systems
 Management
 Marketing
 Finance
 Biomedical Sciences
Candidates wishing to major in Mathematics and/or Applied
Statistics and a discipline not listed above are advised to
first consult with the SubDean of the Faculty of Informatics
for verification of their intended program.
Candidates may also study a major in the following areas
of science, but this will necessitate completing more than
the standard 144 credit points in the degree:
 Biological Sciences
 Chemistry
 Geology
 Human Geography
 Physical Geography
 Geoscience
 Physics
Mathematics Schedule of Subjects
The following subjects are approved for inclusion in the
Bachelor of Mathematics degree.
Subjects 

Credit Points 
100Level 


MATH187 
Mathematics 1A Part 1 
6 
MATH188 
Mathematics 1A Part 2 
6 
MATH111 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 
6 
MATH121 
Discrete Mathematics 
6 
CSCI114 
Procedural Programming 
6 
STAT131 
Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 
6 
200Level 


MATH201 
Multivariate and Vector Calculus 
6 
MATH202 
Differential Equations 2 
6 
MATH203 
Linear Algebra 
6 
MATH204 
Complex Variables and Group Theory 
6 
MATH212 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 
6 
MATH222 
Continuous and Finite Mathematics 
6 
STAT231 
Probability and Random Variables 
6 
STAT232 
Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 
6 
300Level 


MATH302 
Differential Equations 3 
6 
MATH305 
Partial Differential Equations 
6 
MATH312 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 3 
6 
MATH313 
Industrial Mathematical Modelling 
6 
MATH316 
Applied Dynamics 
6 
MATH317 
Financial Calculus and Logistics 
6 
MATH321 
Numerical Analysis 
6 
MATH322 
Algebra 
6 
MATH323 
Topology and Chaos 
6 
MATH325 
Wavelets 
6 
MATH371 
Special Topics in Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3 
6 
MATH372 
Special Topics in Mathematical Analysis 3 
6 
STAT304 
Operations Research and Applied Probability 
6 
STAT332 
Multiple Regression and Time Series 
6 
STAT333 
Statistical Inference and Multivariate Analysis 
6 
STAT335 
Sample Surveys and Experimental Design 
6 
STAT373 
Special Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 
6 
400Level 


INFO411 
Mathematics 4 (Honours) 
6 
INFO412 
Mathematics 4 (Honours) 
6 
INFO413 
Statistics 4 (Honours) 
6 
Honours
A fourth year of study, Honours, is available to students
who have achieved a Credit average or better in the BMath.
It is a more challenging program that includes a research
project. Students who wish to enter the Honours program should
obtain the approval of the Honours Coordinator at the end
of their third year.
Major Study Areas
MATHEMATICS (code MATH)
Major Study
To satisfy the requirements for a major study in Mathematics,
a student shall satisfactorily complete (at a grade of Pass
or better) any MATH or STAT subjects listed in the Mathematics
Schedule, to a total of at least 48 credit points; of which
at least 18 credit points must be at 200 level and at least
24 credit points must be at 300 level.
The following suggested programs are intended as a guideline
only in selecting suitable supplementary subjects to make
a reasonable pattern for Mathematics degrees in the various
fields of Mathematics.
All candidates are expected to consult with the School and
Faculty advisers before committing themselves completely to
any particular pattern, whether outlined below or not.
Double Major
A major in Mathematics can be combined with Applied Statistics,
Computer Science, Economics, Econometrics, Accountancy, Business
Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Finance or Biomedical
Sciences. Second major requirements are listed below.
Suggested Program in Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(including Numerical Analysis)
Subjects 

Credit Points 
Year 1 


MATH187 
Mathematics 1A Part 1 
6 
MATH188 
Mathematics 1A Part 2 
6 
MATH111 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 
6 
MATH121 
Discrete Mathematics 
6 
STAT131 
Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 
6 
CSCI114 
Procedural Programming 
6 
Plus 
PHYS141 
Fundamentals of Physics A 
6 
and 
PHYS142 
Fundamentals of Physics B 
6 
or 
Subjects chosen from the Mathematics or
General Schedules 
12 
Year 2 


MATH201 
Multivariate and Vector Calculus 
6 
MATH202 
Differential Equations 2 
6 
MATH203 
Linear Algebra 
6 
MATH204 
Complex Variables and Group Theory 
6 
MATH212 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 2 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
18 
Year 3 


MATH302 
Differential Equations 3 
6 
MATH305 
Partial Differential Equations 
6 
Plus at least two of the following subjects: 
MATH312 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 3 
6 
MATH313 
Industrial Mathematical Modelling 
6 
MATH316 
Applied Dynamics 
6 
MATH317 
Financial Calculus and Logistics 
6 
MATH321 
Numerical Analysis 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
Schedule 
12 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
Suggested Program in Mathematical Analysis
Subjects 

Credit Points 
Year 1 


MATH187 
Mathematics 1A Part 1 
6 
MATH188 
Mathematics 1A Part 2 
6 
MATH111 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 
6 
MATH121 
Discrete Mathematics 
6 
STAT131 
Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 
6 
CSCI114 
Procedural Programming 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
Year 2 


MATH201 
Multivariate and Vector Calculus 
6 
MATH202 
Differential Equations 2 
6 
MATH203 
Linear Algebra 
6 
MATH204 
Complex Variables and Group Theory 
6 
MATH222 
Continuous and Finite Mathematics 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
18 
Year 3 


MATH302 
Differential Equations 3 
6 
MATH321 
Numerical Analysis 
6 
MATH322 
Algebra 
6 
MATH323 
Topology and Chaos 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
Schedule 
12 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
Suggested Program for Mathematics Teaching
Subjects 

Credit Points 
Year 1 


MATH187 
Mathematics 1A Part 1 
6 
MATH188 
Mathematics 1A Part 2 
6 
MATH111 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 
6 
MATH121 
Discrete Mathematics 
6 
STAT131 
Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 
6 
CSCI114 
Procedural Programming 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
Year 2 


MATH201 
Multivariate and Vector Calculus 
6 
MATH202 
Differential Equations 2 
6 
MATH203 
Linear Algebra 
6 
MATH204 
Complex Variables and Group Theory 
6 
Plus 200level Mathematics subjects chosen
from the Mathematics Schedule 
12 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
Year 3 


300level subjects chosen from the Mathematics
Schedule 
36 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
APPLIED STATISTICS (code STAT)
Major Study
To satisfy the requirements for a major study in Applied
Statistics, a student shall satisfactorily complete (at a
grade of Pass or better) any MATH or STAT subjects listed
above, to a total of at least 48 credit points; of which at
least 12 credit points must be at 200 level and must include
STAT231 and STAT232; and at least 24 credit points must be
of 300 level STAT subjects.
The following suggested program is intended as a guideline
only in selecting suitable supplementary subjects to make
a reasonable pattern for a major in Applied Statistics.
All candidates are expected to consult with the School and
Faculty advisers before committing themselves completely to
any particular pattern, whether outlined below or not.
Double Major
A major in Applied Statistics can be combined with Mathematics,
Computer Science, Economics, Econometrics, Accountancy, Business
Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Finance or Biomedical
Sciences. Second major requirements are listed below.
Suggested Program in Applied Statistics
Subjects 

Credit Points 
Year 1 


MATH187 
Mathematics 1A Part 1 
6 
MATH188 
Mathematics 1A Part 2 
6 
MATH111 
Applied Mathematical Modelling 1 
6 
MATH121 
Discrete Mathematics 
6 
STAT131 
Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 
6 
CSCI114 
Procedural Programming 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
Year 2 


MATH201 
Multivariate and Vector Calculus 
6 
MATH202 
Differential Equations 2 
6 
MATH203 
Linear Algebra 
6 
MATH204 
Complex Variables and Group Theory 
6 
STAT231 
Probability and Random Variables 
6 
STAT232 
Estimation and Hypothesis Testing 
6 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
Year 3 


STAT304 
Operations Research and Applied Probability 
6 
STAT332 
Multiple Regression and Time Series 
6 
STAT333 
Statistical Inference and Multivariate Analysis 
6 
STAT335 
Sample Surveys and Experimental Design 
6 
Plus subjects chosen from the Mathematics
Schedule 
12 
Plus Subjects chosen from the Mathematics
or General Schedules 
12 
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (code MA01)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (code ST01)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of the following approved 48 credit point major
study in Computer Science:
Subjects 

Credit Points 
CSCI103 
Algorithms & Problem Solving 
6 
CSCI114 
Procedural Programming 
6 
CSCI121

Object Programming 
6 
CSCI204 
The C Family and Unix 
6 
Plus 300level CSCI subjects 
24 
To ensure a wider range of options at 300level,
students are advised to undertake at least one additional
CSCI subject at 200level. 
together with any other 12 credit points for 300level Computer
Science subjects.
MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (code MA03)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND ECONOMICS (code ST03)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of a major study in Economics, as outlined in the
Bachelor of Commerce entry. Note, however, that students are
not required to complete the core subjects as listed in the
Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects are prerequisites
to subjects in the Economics major. All students must satisfy
subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted.
Alternatively candidates may wish to consider enrolling
in the Bachelor of Mathematics and Economics or the Bachelor
of Mathematics and Finance.
MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMETRICS (code MA04)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND ECONOMETRICS (code ST04)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of the following approved 48 credit point major
study in Econometrics.
Subjects 

Credit Points 
ECON221 
Econometrics 
6 
ECON231 
Business Statistics and Forecasting 
6 
ECON230

Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making 
6 
ECON322 
Mathematical Economics 
6 
ECON327 
Advanced Econometrics 
6 
Plus 200/300level Economics subject 
6 
Plus Two 300level Economics subjects 
12 
MATHEMATICS AND ACCOUNTANCY (code MA05)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND ACCOUNTANCY (code ST05)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of a major study in Accountancy, as outlined in
the Bachelor of Commerce entry. Note, however, that students
are not required to complete the core subjects as listed in
the Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects are prerequisites
to subjects in the Accountancy major. All students must satisfy
subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted.
MATHEMATICS AND BUSINESS SYSTEMS (code MA06)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND BUSINESS SYSTEMS (code ST06)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of a major study in Business Information Systems,
as outlined in the Bachelor of Commerce entry. Note, however,
that students are not required to complete the core subjects
as listed in the Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects
are prerequisites to subjects in the Business Information
Systems major. All students must satisfy subject prerequisites
except where waivers have been granted.
MATHEMATICS AND MANAGEMENT (code MA12)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND MANAGEMENT (code ST12)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a major
study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of a major study in Management, as outlined in
the Bachelor of Commerce entry. Note, however, that students
are not required to complete the core subjects as listed in
the Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects are prerequisites
to subjects in the Management major. All students must satisfy
subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted.
MATHEMATICS AND MARKETING (code MA13)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND MARKETING (code ST13)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of a major study in Marketing, as outlined in the
Bachelor of Commerce entry. Note, however, that students are
not required to complete the core subjects as listed in the
Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects are prerequisites
to subjects in the Marketing major. All students must satisfy
subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted.
MATHEMATICS AND FINANCE (code MA14)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND FINANCE (code ST14)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of a major study in Finance, as outlined in the
Bachelor of Commerce entry. Note, however, that students are
not required to complete the core subjects as listed in the
Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects are prerequisites
to subjects in the Finance major. All students must satisfy
subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted.
Alternatively candidates may wish to consider enrolling
in the Bachelor of Mathematics and Economics or the Bachelor
of Mathematics and Finance.
MATHEMATICS AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (code MA15)
APPLIED STATISTICS AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (code ST15)
This double major requires satisfactory completion of a
major study in Mathematics or Applied Statistics and satisfactory
completion of the following approved 5456 credit point major
study in Biomedical Science.
Subjects 

Credit Points 
BMS101 
Systematic Anatomy 
6 
BMS112 
Human Physiology 1: Principles and Systems 
6 
BMS202 
Human Physiology 2: Control Mechanisms 
6 
BMS242 
Exercise Physiology 
6 
BMS342 
Advanced Exercise Physiology 
8 
BMS344 
Cardiorespiratory Physiology 
8 
and either 
BMS211 
Foundations of Biomechanics 
6 
or 
BMS352 
Fundamentals of Neuroscience 
8 
and either 
BMS341 
Clinical Biomechanics 
8 
or 
BMS346 
Motor Control and Dysfunction 
8 
MAJOR STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS AND VARIOUS
SCIENCES
Students should refer to an Academic Adviser in the school
of Maths and Applied Statistics for assistance with choice
of subjects.
code MA07 Mathematics and Biology
code MA08 Mathematics and Chemistry
code MA02 Mathematics and Geography
code MA09 Mathematics and Geology
code MA10 Mathematics and Physics
code MA11 Mathematics and Ecology and Biogeography
code ST07 Applied Statistics and Biology
code ST08 Applied Statistics and Chemistry
code ST02 Applied Statistics and Geography
code ST09 Applied Statistics and Geology
code ST10 Applied Statistics and Physics
code ST11 Applied Statistics and Ecology and Biogeography
