The Bachelor of Letters (Mathematics) is a 108-unit program that must be studied concurrently with another Bachelor degree at the University, for which 72 units of block credit will be awarded on completion of the requirements of the other degree. The Bachelor of Letters (Mathematics) is normally studied part-time over three years concurrently with the other Bachelor degree, thus adding one extra year to the overall study program. It is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
The stream undertaken by the student will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.
Students can undertake the Bachelor of Letters if they have been admitted to any bachelor degree of the University.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements. Successful completion of Stage 2 Mathematics or equivalent is reqired for entry to the Mathematics stream.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of applied mathematics and/or statistics
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate mathematical and/or statistical information, to create models and solve problems
- preparation for future professional roles using mathematics.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- proficiently use mathematical skills and knowledge to analyse and systematically develop complex systems
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the mathematical sciences discipline
- communicate effectively with other mathematicians and the wider global community
- develop mathematical solutions that address problems arising from a variety of social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Letters (Mathematics), a student must complete the required program of study for his/her other bachelor degree, and 36 units according to the program of study set out below, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic.
No topic may be counted towards both the Bachelor of Letters and the student’s other bachelor degree.
Stream - Mathematics
Core - Year 1 topics
9 units comprising:
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
MATH1122 Mathematics 1B (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
13.5 units selected from:
MATH2701 Principles of Analysis (4.5 units)
MATH2702 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.5 units)
MATH2711 Several Variable Calculus (4.5 units)
MATH2722 Numerical Analysis (4.5 units)
Core - Year 3 topics
9 units selected from:
MATH3702 Methods of Applied Mathematics (4.5 units)
MATH3711 Complex Analysis (4.5 units)
MATH3712 Partial Differential Equations (4.5 units)
MATH3731 Algebra (4.5 units)
Plus additional 4.5 units selected from Year 2 or Year 3 above where prerequisites are met.