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Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) / Commerce

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Grow your career in the business world when you combine a maths and commerce degree at UNSW. You’ll build a foundational understanding of business essentials alongside honours levels studies in a mathematics specialisation and learn how to drive positive change in your industry.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration
5 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
UAC code 424200
Program code 3523
CRICOS code 088857A
Entry Requirements
ATAR/2023 lowest selection rank
93
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Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$12,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$53,000*
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Overview

Mathematics, statistics and computing skills are essential to advanced financial and commercial modelling, making Advanced Mathematics a natural complement to Commerce. The Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) prepares you for the increasing range of quantitative careers in areas such as finance and technology, while UNSW's Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) is an innovative business degree, designed alongside industry to ensure you are one of Australia's most employable graduates.

This five-year degree allows you to build a foundational understanding of business essentials. Specialise in one of 12 Commerce majors such as Finance, Business Analytics or Economics, gain industry experience, and build a professional portfolio.  Alongside this, you'll undertake advanced coursework with an honours level research project in your chosen Mathematics specialisation. 

Why study this degree at UNSW?

Integrated First Year
Begin your Commerce degree exploring different business fields and how they work together to solve common business problems. You’ll get a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to be successful in business.

MyBCom Portfolio
MyBCom Portfolio is an online platform that keeps you on track for your future. It guides your studies, develops your personal career plan and builds a selection of your work to showcase to future employers.

Supervised research project
Your Advanced Mathematics honours year is an integral part of the degree. It involves a supervised research project and, in some cases, advanced coursework.

Integrated practical experience
Both programs incorporate practical and professional experience. The Bachelor of Economics offers opportunities for internships, group consulting projects, and global practicums, while the Bachelor of Advanced Science includes for-credit work placements and research internships.

Shape a degree to suit your goals
Commerce and Mathematics both offer a range of majors, with the option to combine this with further electives and minors in other areas.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

Top-ranking
UNSW Business School is ranked Australia's #1 Business School. We also rank 1st in Australia and 44th in the world for mathematics, and offers Australia’s largest and highest ranked school of mathematics & statistics.*

Connect with industry while you study
As part of UNSW Business School, you’ll benefit from exclusive access to our Career Accelerator program, mentoring and internship opportunities, and diverse student-led societies. UNSW Science has over 400 industry and research partners that you can connect with while you study, including Maritime Services, CommBank and SIRCA.

Join our Talented Students Program
You will also have access to UNSW Science’s Talented Students Program (TSP) which gives high-performing students access to cutting-edge, world-class research. Our previous TSP students have written research papers, attended conferences, integrated into research groups, developed peer groups and much more. These opportunities are available from year one of your science degree.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024    

 

Program Code
3523
CRICOS Code
088857A
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
424200
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
240
Indicative Enrolments
68

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Entry requirements

Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following:

  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g., OP rank)
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g., International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels
  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications
  • An alternative entry qualification

 

2023 Lowest Selection Rank
93
2023 A levels
17
2023 IB Diploma
36
2023 Lowest ATAR
86.2
    1. The 2023 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023.
    2. The 2023 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. The 2023 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2023 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
  • At UNSW, we are committed to ensuring prospective students have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their study options.

    To assist you in gaining a better understanding of how Admissions works at UNSW, we have provided you with a summary of ATAR offers and the student profile.

    We hope this information will help you identify the degree that is right for you.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1.

Adjustment Factors


We offer a range of adjustment factor schemes that reward students for academic performance and extra-curricular achievements. These schemes also take into account a range of personal and educational disadvantages that may have affected your studies. 

HSC Plus 
This scheme rewards students who perform well in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to their preferred UNSW degree. You may be awarded up to five points. 

Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) 
This program recognises achievements in the areas of sport, academia, leadership and music at an elite level. You may be eligible for up to five points.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Factors such as illness, financial hardship, language difficulties or attending a particular school can mean you don't always get the best possible marks in Years 11 and 12. If one of these situations applies to you, submit an application for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC. Eligible students can receive between 1 and 10 points towards their chosen UNSW degree.

Admission pathways


Your ATAR is not the only measure of your potential to succeed, which is why we offer a range of pathways into university. Explore your options below and get in touch with our future student advisors to discuss your path to UNSW. 

Gateway Admission Pathway
This scheme is open to students in Years 11 and 12 who attend Gateway schools. It significantly adjusts the ATAR requirements for your preferred UNSW degree and provides you with an early conditional offer to UNSW. 

Entry programs for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We offer entry programs for Indigenous Australians, including the Indigenous Preparatory Programs and the Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS). The entry pathway program you apply for will depend on the degree you want to study. 

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Admission pathways


If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into your chosen degree, you may be eligible for a pathway program with UNSW College. UNSW College provides alternative entry options using university-approved content so that you can start your UNSW journey with confidence. 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)/Commerce is a five-year full-time (or longer part-time) double degree program consisting of approximately 40 courses, including Honours level Advanced Mathematics courses.

The program includes:

  • Commerce Integrated First Year courses
  • One Commerce major
  • Business electives or a Commerce minor
  • An Advanced Mathematics major
  • Mathematics core courses
  • Mathematics/Science electives
  • An Advanced Mathematics honours project

Professional experiences:

  • In Commerce you must complete at least one course credit with a work integrated learning focus such as an internship or business practicum
  • Final Year Synthesis – Synthesise your learning by applying and integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout your Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • COMM3999 myBCom Graduate Portfolio
  • The SCIF3199 Science Work Placement in your Advanced Mathermatics component gives you the opportunity to gain work experience through an internship.
  • The SCIF2041 Research Internship course gives you the opportunity to complete a short theoretical or experimental research project in a world-leading research team supervised by a member of academic staff.

For further information you can visit the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) or Bachelor of Commerce single degree pages.

Study areas

Future careers

The explosion of technology and big data in the 21st century has propelled demand for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals. Mathematics and statistics graduates work in a huge variety of areas, wherever logical skill and analysis of quantitative data is needed to provide accurate and timely answers. 

Combined with the broad and essential business knowledge you gain with a commerce degree, this double degree equips you with transferrable, in-demand skills in statistics, critical thinking and economic analysis that can be applied in almost any industry.

Potential careers

  • Data Forensics/Fraud Detection
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Biostatistics
  • Cryptography
  • Quantitative Risk
  • Game Design
  • Data Management
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Customer Experience Officer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Innovation Officer
  • Economist
  • Financial Adviser
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing/Brand Manager
  • Tax Adviser
  • Strategist

Accreditation

Depending on your course selection, you may meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$12,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$53,000*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

Fees

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$53,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$292,500*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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