Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences / Bachelor of Education

Federation University

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

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. With the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences / Bachelor of Education, you can prepare yourself for a career as a secondary school teacher, in mathematics, science or IT, with the flexibility to teach middle school years through to VCE. 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 will prepare you to become a professional educator, with electives including: information technology, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences or environmental science. Mathematics is a core subject. Areas of study include: computing (skills), education, mathematical sciences, mathematical statistics, mathematics, mathematics (applied), mathematics (modelling), teaching (secondary).

Structure

480 credit points

Subjects

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

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018) Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods. Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS. Guaranteed ATAR This program has a guaranteed ATAR If you meet the program pre-requisites and any Essential Requirements for Admission, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in any Humanities, any History, Literature, Legal Studies or Philosophy equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application. Entry requirements (non year 12) Admissions Criteria for applicants with a higher education study Satisfactory completion of at least one year of tertiary study in a relevant field
  • And Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admissions Criteria for applicants with a vocational education and training study Successful completion of a TAFE qualification at Certificate III or IV in a cognate or appropriate area, such as Community Services, Education Support, Childrens Services, or Nursing
  • And At least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. OR Successful completion of a recognised TAFE Diploma program in a cognate or an appropriate area and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admissions Criteria for applicants with work and life experience Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a VTAC personal statement detailing all relevant work and life experience to strengthen their application. Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

Recognition

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study pathways

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences / Bachelor of Education can consider the following options; Undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program. Apply for Federation University Australia undergraduate degree in Mathematics or Information Technology and on successful completion, undertake a Master of Teaching (Secondary). A sub-major in Maths would be beneficial if undertaking an IT degree. You can progress to the Master of Education Studies as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification. Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $96,800 No information available No No information available
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $96,800 No information available No No information available

Further information

All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. 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 for further information about the assessment, visit https://takecasper.com/. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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