Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Maths and computer science is a powerful combination. In an increasingly technological age, pairings like these are only becoming more valuable for a wide variety of careers.

Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is a flexible degree. A program adviser will work with you to develop a study program tailored to your interests and career goals. You will:

  • learn from world-class researchers and teachers in state-of-the-art facilities
  • build fundamental statistical and mathematical knowledge
  • explore complex computer systems and theories
  • hone your creativity, rigour, logical thinking, professionalism and research skills
  • pursue diverse electives-from business classes to social science programs.

Majors are available in: Applied Mathematics; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Science; Cybersecurity; Data and Decision Sciences; Distributed Systems and Networking; Data Science; Pure Mathematics; Statistics.

Where could it take you?

You could decode messages and breach security systems as a cryptanalyst. You might apply linear algebra in the design of virtual reality software. Perhaps you’ll develop theorems as an academic or land a job at a major firm in Silicon Valley.

Career Readiness

Graduates are highly regarded by employers and have been successful in a wide variety of industries.

Recent graduates have been employed by organisations such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), United Water, Santos, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Additionally, graduates find work in consulting engineering firms, the pharmaceutical industry, the telecommunications industry, biomedical research industries and institutes, banks and insurance companies, state and federal government agencies, and research and academic organisations all over the world.

Potential careers

Actuary, Banker, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Computational Engineer, Data Analyst, Economic Researcher, Financial Analyst, Meteorologist, Statistician, Telecommunications Analyst, Information and Communications Technologist, Computer Scientist, Computer Programmer, Database Coordinator, Systems Analyst, Mathematician.

Degree Structure

Students take courses to the value of 72 units, of which at least 36 units must be mathematical and/or computer sciences courses. The mathematical/computer sciences courses must include Mathematics IA and IB and Level III courses to the value of 12 units. The remaining courses can be taken from computer science, mathematics or statistics and/or from selected courses available in a wide range of other disciplines across the University.

A major is a great way to specialise and pursue topics of interest, without narrowing future career options. Majors are available in: Applied Mathematics; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Science; Cybersecurity; Data and Decision Sciences; Distributed Systems and Networking; Data Science; Pure Mathematics; Statistics.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 001516G

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$50,500.00

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