Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences / Bachelor of Education

Federation University Australia

You enjoy maths and science and want to share your skills with others. You'd like to help students grow in confidence and motivate them at school. You'd like a career that you can take with you anywhere. This joint degree sets you up for a career as a secondary school teacher, in mathematics, science or IT, in middle schools through to VCE. However, you can also take your skills to other industries for even greater choice. You will develop skills in mathematics, computing, modelling and statistics, while you develop your own identity as a teacher. You'll learn how to teach and how to best inspire your students. As with all of our education degrees, you'll get experience each year in classrooms across the state where you can put your learning into practice with real students. The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences component of the program will provide students with a strong foundation in the basic principles and techniques of mathematics and understanding how mathematics is applied to the real world. The Bachelor of Education component is aimed at professional educators, with electives including: information technology, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences or environmental science. Mathematics is a core subject. We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Course Fee:


International: $93,200

Entry Requirements:

The minimum ATAR requirement including SEAS is 70 Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); interstate or overseas equivalent; or mature entry.

Structure:

480 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Computing (skills), education, mathematical sciences, mathematical statistics, mathematics, mathematics (applied), mathematics (modelling), teaching (secondary).

Study Pathways:

Student may undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies, and apply to transfer into the second year of this program. Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area.

Further information:

CASPer (Year 12, Non-Year 12): All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit https://takecasper.com/. All applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and submit a Personal Statement to support their application. Students must provide: a 300 word statement on their aptitude to become a teacher; information about any volunteer work or paid work they have done relating to working with children. Successful applicants are required to apply for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) card before commencing their program. A copy of the WWCC card must be supplied to the University prior to commencing Professional Experience placements. More information can be found at the WWCC website.

Recognition:

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Mathematician, Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Full time 4 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Part time 8 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Part time 8 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

Contact

www.federation.edu.au 
info@federation.edu.au 
1800 FED UNI

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