Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)

Approved Abbreviation: BSc(MathSc)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3679.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041154J

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This course version applies to students who commenced study in this course in 2015 or later.

Commencment Year 2013 to 2014 - 3679.2 Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)

Commencment Year 2012 to 2013 - 3679.1 Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)

A Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science) provides you with a strong background in key analytical techniques that have contemporary applications such as the treatment and interpretation of data and the modelling of real-world problems such as global warming. You will develop skills that allow you to model and solve real world problems using mathematical techniques and have the opportunity to specialise in mathematics, statistics or a combination of both. This will provide you with a wide range of career options in commercial and government institutions, which require highly-skilled problem-solvers. There are also a range of majors (e.g. Biology, chemistry) and sub-majors offered in Science that can add diversity and/or focus to your degree. There are also a range of sub-majors from other disciplines such as the arts, business, humanities and social sciences to choose from, although these may require cross campus study and are subject to availability and timetabling.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above


Recommended Studies: Mathematics.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn session

300672Mathematics 1A
300811Scientific Literacy
200025Discrete Mathematics

Choose one of

300800Essential Chemistry 1
300808Introductory Chemistry
300828Physics 1

Spring session

301031Computer Algebra
300673Mathematics 1B

Choose one of the following science foundation core units

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2
300829Physics 2

Year 2

Autumn session

200027Linear Algebra
200028Advanced Calculus
300580Programming Fundamentals

And one elective

Spring session

200030Differential Equations
301033Introduction to Data Science
301032Making Sense of Data

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200193Abstract Algebra
301034Predictive Modelling

And one elective

Spring session

301035Environmental Informatics
200022Mathematical Modelling
200045Quantitative Project

And one elective

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Students who maintain a GPA of 5 or higher may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Critical Thinking.

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

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