Bachelor of Science / Master of Mathematical Sciences

 

Bachelor of Science / Master of Mathematical Sciences

 


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPSCIMTC-01

Bachelor of Science / Master of Mathematical Sciences

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for the Bachelor of Science is full time or part time according to candidate choice. The attendance pattern for the Master of Mathematical Sciences is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Science/Master of Mathematical Sciences is a vertically integrated degree and is only available in the following streams:
(a)
Advanced
(b)
Dalyell
(2)
Completion of the advanced stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Science/Master of Mathematical Sciences. The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell stream are in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees and Part 6 of these resolutions.

4 Masters type

The masters degree in these resolutions is an Advanced Learning Master’s course, as defined by the Coursework Policy 2014.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule and Coursework Policy 2014.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, or equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Science and;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
for students enrolled in the Dalyell stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees, and
(e)
The Table of units for the Master of Mathematical Sciences from the Faculty of Science
(2)
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D mean Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D as specified here.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science/Master of Mathematical Sciences, a candidate must successfully complete 216 credit points, comprising:
(a)
144 credit points to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science as specified in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Science, including:
(i)
12 credit points of mathematics degree core units, as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and
(ii)
6 additional credit points of science core units of study (excluding units listed as mathematics degree core) as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and
(iii)
66 credit points of the Mathematical Sciences program as defined in Table A, and
(iv)
A minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) as defined in Table A or Table S,
(v)
For students never enrolled in the Dalyell stream, 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and
(vi)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell stream:
(i)
6 credit points of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and
(ii)
12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D
(vii)
students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell stream:
(i)
who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study will need to complete 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O,
(ii)
who have not completed any Dalyell units of study will need to complete 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O.
(viii)
Where appropriate, elective units from Table A, Table S, Table O or for students in the Dalyell stream, Table D; and
(ix)
If enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table A or Table D.
(b)
96 credit points to qualify for the award of the Master of Mathematical Sciences as specified in the Table of units for the Master of Mathematical Sciences from the Faculty of Science including:
(i)
No more than 24 credit points of 3000 level electives; and
(ii)
No more than 48 credit points of 4000 level electives: and
(iii)
At least 12 credit points of 5000 level electives, and
(iv)
24 credit points of research core project units

7 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within the Bachelor of Science
(a)
Candidates must complete all the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science, within three years fulltime or six years on a part time basis excluding any authorised periods of suspension, in order to progress to the Master of Mathematical Sciences degree.
(b)
Candidates must achieve a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65.0 in each year of study in the Bachelor of Science to continue in the integrated course. The requirement for progression to the Masters of Mathematical Sciences is at least a distinction average in 24 credit points of units in Mathematical Sciences program as defined in Science Table A at 3000 level or above.
(c)
Failure to maintain the minimum progression requirements will result in candidates being transferred from the integrated degree program to a Bachelor of Science degree with full credit for all units of study successfully completed.
(2)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt units of study at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b)
Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study over each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell stream. Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell stream. 
(c)
Candidates enrolled in the Dalyell stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell stream. Students may not study units additional to the maximum credit points for their award course except with the approval of the Associate Dean. 
(3)
Progression within the Master of Mathematical Sciences
(a)
Progression within the Master of Mathematical Sciences is as specified in the resolutions for the Master of Mathematical Sciences.

8 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Science is awarded as a Pass degree.
(2)
The Master of Mathematical Sciences is awarded as a Pass degree only.

9 Course transfer

A student may abandon this course and elect to complete the Bachelor of Science in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the Master of Mathematical Sciences in the future will require a new application for admission to that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.