Program

Advanced Maths / Engineering - 3942

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Science

Contact: http://www.science.unsw.edu.au

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 6 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 288

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements

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Program Description

The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering offer a dual degree program which qualifies students for two degrees after the equivalent of six years of successful full-time study leading to the award of the degrees Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) and Bachelor of Engineering.

The Faculty of Science administers the program, and delegates administration of the Bachelor of Engineering requirements to the School which offers the Engineering discipline selected. Students should seek advice from the School of Mathematics regarding their Advanced Mathematics program, and the relevant Engineering School Office, or the Faculty of Engineering regarding their Engineering program.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

For the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics), please see program objectives and learning outcomes as listed in program 3986 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics).

For Bachelor of Engineering please see http://www.eng.unsw.edu.au/info-about/our-faculty/faculty-policies/bachelor-program-rules

Program Structure

With this dual degree program, students take the 144 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) program (program 3986) and the 168 units of credit core of the relevant Bachelor of Engineering program. Because of an overlap of 24 units of credit of Science courses in the core for both degrees, the total units of credit required for completion is 288 UOC, rather than 312 UOC (please see Academic Rules below for more details).

The BSc(Adv Maths) / BE dual degree is offered in the following Engineering disciplines:

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in a dual program are not required to complete any General Education requirements.

Honours

Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)

Students must complete a 48 UOC honours sequence at Stage 4. Progression to Stage 4 is subject to academic performance, and requires completion of a total of 144 UOC and all the requirements of the first three years of the program, including, level I, major, and general education requirements. Students are expected to have attained an overall WAM of 70 or higher to be eligible to continue to Honours. Admission is subject to appropriate research and supervision resources being available and quotas may be imposed for entry in any year, in which case admission will be determined on academic merit. Students should seek the guidance of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at an early stage of study to ensure that the study plan being followed is best suited to lead to the stage 4 Honours. Applications for admission into Honours should be made with the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Students who are ineligible to progress to Honours will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science program and graduate with the Bachelor of Science award at pass level. Students should be aware that not all Advanced Mathematics majors are available in the Bachelor of Science (meaning that graduation may occur in a less specialized major).

Students completing Stage 4 Honours will be considered for the award of honours according to the following scale based on performance in the thesis and the 5 courses taken as part of the honours year. The thesis contributes 37.5% to the overall honours mark, and the 5 courses each contribute 12.5%.
  • Honours Class 1: mark or weighted average of 85 or greater;
  • Honours Class 2 Division 1: mark or weighted average from 75 to 84;
  • Honours Class 2 Division 2: mark or weighted average from 65 to 74;
  • Honours Class 3 or Pass: mark or weighted average below 65
Students enrolled in the Advanced Mathematics program who wish to take out the BSc award at pass level without proceeding to Honours, are required to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science program. Applications to transfer should be lodged no later than the census date for the semester in which the student expects to satisfy requirements. Students applying after that date may not be able to graduate in the next round of ceremonies. Student should be aware that not all Advanced Mathematics majors are available in the Bachelor of Science (meaning that graduation may occur in a less specialized major).

Bachelor of Engineering

Honours in the BE component will be awarded for meritorious performance over the degree program with special attention paid to a candidate's performance in the final year courses and thesis project, please see link to Faculty of Engineering Honours Policy Rules.

Academic Rules

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) in dual degree mode with Bachelor of Engineering

When taken as part of a dual degree, a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) is comprised of 144 units of credit which includes:
  • An approved major from the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) program;
  • SCIF1121 or SCIF1131*;
  • 48 UOC Honours Year;
  • Science elective courses.
*For students completing a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) with a Bachelor of Engineering, ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation will be counted towards meeting this requirement (i.e. 3942 students are not required to enrol in SCIF1121 or SCIF1131).

Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) when taken as part of a dual degree are as follows:

Where a student undertakes a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree program as part of a dual degree with a Bachelor of Engineering degree at UNSW, the program rules for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) are as follows:

       1. Students must complete a minimum of 144 units of credit;

       2. Students must complete exactly one approved Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) major, and this must be declared before enrolling in level II courses. Details of approved Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) majors and how to declare a major can be found on the 3986 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) program page.

       3. Students are not required to enrol in SCIF1121 Advanced Science: Professional Perspective and Practice (6 UOC) or SCIF1131 Science: Technological and Professional Perspectives (6 UOC) as ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation (6 UOC) will be counted towards meeting this requirement.

       4. An Honours Year of 48 units of credit must be completed. For information regarding the admission requirements and application process for honours, please see the information below under 'Honours';

       5. In addition to the courses required for a student's chosen major, and honours, students must take 'science' courses so that the major plus ENGG1000, plus Honours year plus 'science' courses total 144 units of credit. Details of what courses constitute ‘Science’ courses can be found in Table 1 on the 3986 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) program page;

       6. Students must complete at least 24 units of credit of 'science' level I courses. Typically Advanced Mathematics majors already contain 24 units of credit of science level I courses, therefore, no further level I science courses are required. However, where a major does not already meet this requirement, additional level I science courses will need to be taken. These science level I courses count towards the 144 units of credit requirement at rule number 5.

       7. A minimum of 30 units of credit of level III courses must be completed. Typically Advanced Mathematics majors contain 18 - 30 units of credit of level III courses. Therefore students may be required to take an additional 0 - 12 units of credit of level III courses which must be 'science' courses such that a total of 30 units of credit at level III is completed. These additional level III courses should be completed in a student's major area of study, or a complementary area that will be beneficial for a student's chosen honours area.

       8. No student may commence level II courses until 30 units of credit of level I courses have been successfully completed. (This is 30 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire dual degree program and not just courses for the Science component);

       9. Students may commence level III courses upon successful completion of 72 units of credit. (This is 72 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire dual degree program and not just courses for the Science component).

       10. Progression to stages 2, 3, and 4 in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) program is subject to academic performance. Students will be required to attain a weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 in each semester. Where students do not maintain this minimum level of academic performance, they will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science program.

Notes:
  • Students wishing to complete a major in Quantitative Risk, should note that this is a large multi-disciplinary major, and when taken in a dual degree program where there is little or no overlap of courses with the other degree program, may involve extra time and cost to complete, and may have visa implications for international students. Typically students wishing to complete a Quantitative Risk major with a Bachelor of Engineering program will require a minimum of 6.5 years of study.
  • Students will need to replace one or two of the second year Mathematics courses in their Engineering program with second year Mathematics courses required for the relevant Advanced Mathematics major. For further information regarding this, students should read this document: Mathematics in BE / BSc(AdvMaths) Programs, or see staff in the Science Student Centre or School of Mathematics and Statistics.
Note:

Pure Mathematics major: students will need to take MATH2301 along with MATH2901 as a replacement for MATH2089, CVEN2002 or CVEN2702 where included in their Engineering program. MATH2301 is additional to major requirements but required to ensure necessary content is covered for the relevant Engineering degree. Completion of MATH2301 will not add time or cost to the program as it can be counted as part of the elective space generated by overlapping content between the Engineering and Science programs.

Quantitative Risk major: depending on the Engineering program selected, students will need to take Mathematics courses additional to major requirements according to the substitution document above, to ensure necessary content is covered for the relevant Engineering degree. Completion of a Quantitative Risk major will ordinarily take 6. 5 years to complete in combination with an Engineering program, taking into consideration this requirement.

Advanced Statistics major: students will need to carefully choose whether they complete MATH2221 Higher Differential Equations or MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis as part of their major depending on the substitutions required for the Mathematics in their Engineering program. Students will also need to take MATH2301 along with MATH2901 as a replacement for MATH2089, CVEN2002 or CVEN2702 where included in their Engineering program. MATH2301 is additional to major requirements but required to ensure necessary content is covered for the relevant Engineering degree. Completion of MATH2301 will not add time or cost to the program as it can be counted as part of the elective space generated by overlapping content between the Engineering and Science programs.
  • Students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics have a requirement to take 6 UOC of level 1 computer science. ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers, COMP1911 Computing 1A, and COMP1917 Computing 1 taken as part of the Engineering degree counts towards meeting this requirement.
  • Students wishing to combine their Mathematics program with a Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering should note that this combination will typically require extra time and money to complete.
  • Where students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in less than 288 units of credit, the remaining elective courses taken to bring the total to 288 units of credit must be taken from the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Science.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering in concurrent mode with the Bachelor of Science(Advanced Mathematics)

To obtain the Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) a student must successfully complete courses that total at least 288 units of credit and include courses making up at least 168 units of credit described in the degree requirements for the BE specialisation for which the student is enrolled except for the 12 units of credit General Education requirement and 12 units of credit of professional elective. Students must also complete 60 days of Industrial Training.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering in concurrent mode with the Bachelor of Science(Advanced Mathematics)

To obtain the Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) a student must successfully complete courses that total at least 288 units of credit and include courses making up at least 168 units of credit described in the degree requirements for the BE specialisation for which the student is enrolled except for the 12 units of credit General Education requirement and 12 units of credit of professional elective. Students must also complete 60 days of Industrial Training.

Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Engineering in dual degree mode are as follows:
  1. Students may not count more than 60 units of credit of level 1 courses in this 168 units of credit;
  2. Students may only commence Level 2 courses once 30 units of credit of Level 1 courses have been successfully completed;
  3. Students may only commence level 3 courses once 72 units of credit have been successfully completed.

Fees

For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/fees/FeesMainPage.html

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