Key Program - Mathematical Science

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3062.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

The key program in Mathematical Sciences will prepare you to meet the growing demands from industry and business for highly-skilled problem-solvers. This program offers you a thorough grounding in the main areas of Mathematics and its applications, where you can specialise in mathematics, statistics or a combination of both. You’ll develop skills that allow you to model and solve real world problems and in the process, make new discoveries. The flexible structure of the program also allows you to complete minor studies in science related areas such as computer science and the physical sciences or in areas such as marketing, management, accounting, economics and finance.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Carmel Coady
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Carmel Coady

Key Program Structure

Students must satisfy the overall Bachelor of Science course rules, including the following schedule of units.

Note: Not all units will be offered in any one year.

Year 1

200025 Discrete Mathematics
300672 Mathematics 1A
300673 Mathematics 1B
300580 Programming Fundamentals

Choose one of

300700 Statistical Decision Making
200263 Biometry

Choose two of the following

Units offered at Parramatta Campus

300224 Chemistry 1
300558 Physics 1
300232 Introduction to Earth Sciences
300792 Biology A - The Diversity of Life
300661 Integrated Science 1
300134 Introduction to Information Technology
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300497 Professional Skills for Science
300613 Introductory Geochemistry: Earth, Resources and Environments
300559 Physics 2
300222 Biology 2

Units offered at Campbelltown Campus

300554 Principles of Chemistry
300558 Physics 1
300539 Biodiversity
300543 Cell Biology
300134 Introduction to Information Technology
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300559 Physics 2
300661 Integrated Science 1

And one elective

Year 2

200028 Advanced Calculus
200027 Linear Algebra

Choose one of

300606 Foundations of Statistical Modelling and Decision Making
200042 Introduction to Operations Research

Choose three of

200033 Applied Statistics
200030 Differential Equations
300606 Foundations of Statistical Modelling and Decision Making
200042 Introduction to Operations Research
200029 Numerical Analysis

And two electives

Year 3

200045 Quantitative Project

Choose five of

200193 Abstract Algebra
200023 Analysis
200036 Data Mining and Visualisation
200024 Mathematical Finance
200022 Mathematical Modelling
300670 Optimisation Techniques
300671 Principles and Practice of Decision Making
200040 Probability & Stochastic Processes
200037 Regression Analysis & Experimental Design
200044 Simulation Techniques
200039 Surveys and Multivariate Analysis
200038 Time Series and Forecasting

And two electives

Sub-major elective spaces

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

Search for sub-majors

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.

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