BP083 - Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

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Plan: BP083P10 - Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
Award abbreviation: BSc(Math)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 010101
CRICOS code: 067839K

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Purpose of the Program

The program BP083 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) will:

  • give you a sound knowledge of both fundamental and advanced mathematical theory
  • expose you to a wide range of mathematical models, approaches and software
  • enable you  to select and apply appropriate mathematical theories, techniques and software to a wide range of problems
  • expose you to related fields of study, such as environmental modelling, finance, statistics or information security
  • develop your knowledge of the types of industry which employ mathematicians and the types of tasks they undertake
  • enable you to become highly employable in the mathematics field and capable of further study
  • provide you with the opportunity to develop the generic skills and abilities to operate effectively in professional settings that involve mathematical and statistical expertise. These include communication skills, technology literacy, and the ability to work in a team and interact with others
  • identify the need for an ethical approach to your work.

BP083 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) has a shared course structure (with the exception of ONE course) with BP245 Bachelor of Science (Statistics) in Year 1.  Year 1 is designed  to build a common platform of mathematical knowledge, conceptual and analytical skills that are essential for Years 2 & 3 in both programs. It also includes an overview of the different components of applied mathematics which can be explored in depth in subsequent years.

In the second and third years of BP083 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) there is a large number of option courses which allow you to tailor your studies to your mathematical interests including areas like finance, information security, biology and ecology modelling, operations research, optimisation and analytics. You are also able to select two University-wide option courses. In Semester 1 of Year 3 you have the possibility of undertaking a student mobility program overseas, either in industry or in a partner university.

MATH2197 serves as a capstone experience where you can integrate and apply knowledge and skills learned throughout your program as you transition from study to industry. You will participate in a group project or industry placement under the supervision of the teaching team and eventually under the supervision of a representative from a partner institution. Regular interactions with your supervisor(s) will allow you to obtain technical advice, to construct a milestones plan and get feedback on your progress. You will respond to real world problems using the knowledge and competencies acquired during your program to propose solutions.

MATH2197 and its pre-cursor, MATH 2196 are the designated WIL courses for the BP083 program.  

This program requires on-campus attendance. Courses include on-line components. 

 

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Articulation and pathways

There are currently no specific VE qualifications that articulate into the Bachelor of Science (Mathematics). 

If you wish to transfer between BP083 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and BP245 Bachelor of Science (Statistics) programs at the end of Year 1, you can do so but you will need to take an additional course as these programs share a common first year with the following exception: MATH2311 Modelling with Algebra (BP083) and MATH2022 Data Preparation for Analytics (BP245). If you transfer from BP245 Bachelor of Science (Statistics) to BP083 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), then the course MATH2022 Data Preparation for Analytics  can be used as a program option in your new program. If you transfer from BP083 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) to BP245 Bachelor of Science (Statistics), then the course MATH2311 Modelling with Algebra can be used as a University Elective in the new program.

If you have successfully completed this program, you can apply for entry into BH010 Bachelor of Science(Mathematics) (Honours). This is a possible pathway towards our PhD program, DR222 - PhD (Mathematical Sciences). You may also wish to apply for entry into MC004 Master of Statistics and Operations Research or MC242 Master of Analytics programs after completing your studies. Seek guidance from your Program Coordinator as to your options and directions for further study. 

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite Units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

Mathematical Sciences is formally linked to industry through its Program Advisory Committees (PAC) and through various consulting and research projects undertaken by staff.  Valuable input from PAC industry representatives is a major driver for change in the Mathematics program, particularly with regard to industry trends and future graduate capabilities, the use of state-of-the-art mathematical software, the introduction of specialisations and, most importantly, support for the introduction of Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Work Integrated Learning is delivered in Years 2 & 3  of the program through the use of guest lecturers, visits to industry, industry projects and, where possible, student placements in industry. The annual Career Afternoon in Semester 1 is a key opportunity to meet representatives from industry, discuss career opportunities in mathematics  and choose your option courses accordingly. Students from all years are invited.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service, you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop, you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program, you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit).

Services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

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