Bachelor of Mathematical Science

You enjoy solving complex equations. Did you know that you can use your maths skills to solve real-life problems too? 
Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

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.

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Graduates of the Bachelor of Mathematical Science will be equipped to work across an extremely varied range of careers in the public and private sectors.

Perhaps you’ll work in national security, banking, financial advice, commerce, stock broking, forecasting, logistics, manufacturing or engineering. Our graduates have also gone on to work as medical statisticians, cancer treatment analysts, and internet security analysts. You may choose to move into teaching maths or IT by completing our Master of Teaching degree, or pursue postgraduate studies and research.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
ITECH1001, 15 credit points
UPON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
MATHS1000, 15 credit points
Elective (Math,Statis,Edu,IT or Sci)

Semester 2

FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING
ITECH1400, 15 credit points
SECRETS OF THE MATRIX
MATHS1005, 15 credit points
STATISTICAL METHODS
STATS1000, 15 credit points
Elective (Math,Statis,Edu,IT or Sci)

Year 2

Semester 1

AGILE CODING
ITECH2306, 15 credit points
MODELLING CONTINUOUS CHANGE
MATHS2016, 15 credit points
STATISTICS FOR PREDICTION
STATS2101, 15 credit points
Year 2 Course List

Semester 2

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN & ANALYSIS
STATS2100, 15 credit points
Elective (Math,Statis,Edu,IT or Sci)

Year 2 Course List

Year 3

Semester 1

Elective (Math,Statis,Edu,IT or Sci)

Year 3 Course List

Semester 2

MODELLING AND CHANGE (ADVANCED LEVEL)
MATHS3001, 15 credit points
Elective (Math,Statis,Edu,IT or Sci)

Year 3 Course List

16 hours per week

Domestic students 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.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

 

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

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.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

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 35 in Chemistry, any Information Technology or Physics 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, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  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 FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: 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.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700537111 (Mt Helen), 3700837111 (On-line Learning)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: SY5

CRICOS code: 088143B

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

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.

 

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

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

Course coordinator

David Yost