NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.
If you wish to do a three-year degree which provides a solid grounding in mathematics, then you may consider doing a BSc degree majoring in Mathematics. Doing mathematics helps you to develop analytical skills and logical thinking that are valuable outside mathematics itself. Such skills are attractive to a wide range of employers. Besides mathematics papers, majoring students usually include some papers in Computer Science and in Statistics.
If you are also interested in economics and finance, you may prefer to choose the BSc specialisation in either Economics or Finance.
We list the requirements in the form of a "degree planner".
* This elective 100 level paper should be recognised as a Science paper not from Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics.
** These elective paper should be recognised as Science papers.
*** These elective papers may be from any subject. Electives may be replaced by papers at a higher level.
† BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points at 100 level across at least four science subjects. COMP103, COMP104 and STAT111, STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and are strongly recommended in their own right. These papers also help students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.
†† These ten point papers may be replaced by COMP235.
Admission to Honours Programme
Candidates will require a major in Mathematics in the BSc degree with an average of B in 80 points in 300 level Mathematics. There are no special paper requirements other than those implied by the BSc(Hons) degree regulations.
For a double major, students must complete:
- 120 points at 100 level
- 120 points at 200 level – 60 points in each major
- 120 points at 300 level – 60 points in each major