The Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) at UNSW is designed for high-achieving students who want to specialise in mathematics as a basis for the growing range of quantitative careers in the finance, environmental modelling and research sectors. The bachelor’s degree is structured around three major areas of mathematics - applied mathematics, pure mathematics and advanced statistics - created to take you on a deep dive into the complex world of mathematics.
You can choose to structure your Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) degree program as either a single degree or a double degree.
When structured as a single degree, Advanced Mathematics (Honours) is made up of 24 courses plus an honours year taken over four years, if studying full-time.
When structured as a double degree, Advanced Mathematics (Honours) is made up of 16 courses plus an honours year taken simultaneously with courses from your chosen ‘other’ degree.
Students undertaking a double degree do not take general education courses or free electives.
Find out more about how the honours year of your Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) degree works.
TIP: When using the Handbook or the degree templates, always select the year you commenced studying science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.
All rules are outlined in the Handbook, and we encourage you to use this in conjunction with the Degree Templates to ensure you are selecting courses that count towards your degree. If you’re approaching the end of your studies, you can request a progression check, and our staff will provide an outline of your remaining degree requirements.
Applied mathematics studies the development of mathematics and models. This major is designed to help you apply mathematics for understanding scientific phenomena, for the solution of technical and industrial problems, and for use in the social, economic and management sciences.
Pure mathematics is the study of the essential structures of mathematics, which underpins most of the technological advances of this century. This major provides the insights and understanding required by those using mathematics, leading to mastery of the fundamental processes of mathematical science and the capacity for innovative applications.
Advanced statistics has been designed to ensure that graduates are well trained in three key areas: probability and stochastic processes, statistical inference and modelling, and modern statistical computing methods.
You won’t need to make your major selections until the start of your Stage two courses. This allows you time to gain a clearer understanding of the direction you’d like to focus your advanced mathematics study.