Bachelor of Mathematical Science

Federation University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

You enjoy solving complex equations. Did you know that you can use your maths skills to solve real-life problems too? A degree in mathematics provides unique training in abstract reasoning highly sought after by a wide range of employers. This degree will provide you with a strong foundation in the basic principles and techniques of mathematics and an understanding of how mathematics is applied in the real world. You will also develop communication and report writing skills to enhance your employability. Graduates may choose to undertake a Master of Teaching (Secondary) and become a VCE mathematics teacher.

Structure

This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will undertake a mix of theoretical and practical courses, consisting of four 15-credit point courses per semester. Students will complete 16 core courses, and 5 general electives, and 3 electives from the areas of Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, or Science, 2 of which must be advanced level.

Subjects

  • Mathematical science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Recognition

This degree will meet the requirements to teach VCE Mathematics on satisfactory completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program - designed to provide you with an alternative entry method into tertiary study. You can progress to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $74,100 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

You may apply for the Industry Placement Program (IPP) which offers up to 26 weeks of industry based experience. IPP students receive a scholarship payment of up to $15,000. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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