Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)

Approved Abbreviation: BSc(MathSc)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3679.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041154J

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 2014 or later.

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.


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).

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 sequences below.

Year 1

Autumn session

300672Mathematics 1A
300811Scientific Literacy
200025Discrete Mathematics

Choose one of

300800Essential Chemistry 1
300808Introductory Chemistry
300828Physics 1

Spring session

300134Introduction to Information Technology
300673Mathematics 1B

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

200027Linear Algebra
200028Advanced Calculus
300580Programming Fundamentals

And one elective

Spring session

200030Differential Equations
200033Applied Statistics

Choose one science foundation core unit

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2
300829Physics 2

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200193Abstract Algebra
200037Regression Analysis & Experimental Design

And one elective

Spring session

200038Time Series and Forecasting
200022Mathematical Modelling

Capstone Unit

200045Quantitative Project

And one elective

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points) including the sub-majors listed below.


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Sub-major elective spaces

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

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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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