Advanced Maths (Hons)/Commerce - 3523

Program Summary

Faculty: UNSW Business School

Contact:  UNSW Business School Student Centre

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 240

UAC Code: 424200

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Commerce (Major)

Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)

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Program Description

The handbook provides you with information on the degree structure you would need to follow for the year you commence your study.

If you are a prospective student researching your study options, please visit UNSW Business School website for more information.

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)(BCom/BSc (Adv Math) (Hons) is a 5 year dual degree program which will meet the needs of students wanting an advanced program of study in mathematics or statistics, complemented with a strong, focused and highly regarded business course.

As part of this program students will complete a major stream in both a selected area of mathematics or statistics, and an approved disciplinary stream within the UNSW Business School.

The Advanced Mathematics(Honours) component includes a single major and a research project, as well as the award of class of honours based on performance in the honours year. Majors are defined on 3956 Advanced Mathematics(Honours) Program page.

With approval, students with an appropriate academic record may also enrol in an additional Honours year within the UNSW Business School.

Students are not able to take a modern language as a major stream within this degree.

For detailed information on the professional recognition this degree offers please visit Professional Recognition of Programs in the UNSW Online Handbook.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

On successful completion of the BCom component, students will have the ability to:
  • demonstrate business knowledge and apply that knowledge in business problems
  • demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • present complex issues in coherent written statements and oral presentations
  • demonstrate understanding of disciplinary issues in a local or global context
  • demonstrate understanding of the principles of working collaboratively in teams
  • understand the social and ethical dimensions in their chosen disciplinary areas
For the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours), please see program objectives and learning outcomes as listed in program 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours).

Program Structure

Bachelor of Commerce component
Students are required to complete at least 96 UOC in courses offered by the UNSW Business School consisting of:
  • Compulsory core courses
  • Flexible core courses
  • A business Major
Compulsory core courses account for 18 UOC (3 courses):
Please note: that the course ECON1203 is not required, being replaced by MATH2901 in the Advanced Mathematics (Honours)component.

Flexible core courses account for 24 UOC (4 courses).

Students should choose four courses from the following list:
Major requirements 48 UOC in an approved disciplinary stream offered by the UNSW Business School (Refer to Areas of Specialisation below), containing at least 18 UOC at level 3. (Note that the 48 UOC includes the first disciplinary course(s) in the Core (Compulsory or Flexible). This means that, for the majority of majors, students will complete 42UOC in specified disciplinary courses outside the core.)

Note that additional courses must be taken from within the UNSW Business School to ensure you complete a total of 96UOC of Commerce courses within the B Com component.

Click here to view the Progression Plan for your Commerce program

Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) component
Students are required to complete at least 144 UOC of courses for this component which includes:
  • An Advanced Mathematics (Honours) major from program 3956
  • A 48 UOC Honours sequence
  • SCIF1121 or SCIF1131
  • Science elective courses

Other requirements
Students may not include more than 84 UOC of level I courses overall, except where specified in a particular program.


B Com

High achieving students may undertake honours in the area of their business major by enrolling in 4501 BCom(Hons) program.
BSc (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)

Honours in this component must be completed by students. For details please refer to point 4 below in the Academic Rules for this program.

Academic Rules

Rules Relating to the Bachelor of Commerce Component

Rules relating to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce shall apply wherever relevant. Students are advised to consult the Academic Rules for further information.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) in dual mode.

When taken in dual mode, a Bachelor of Science(Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) is comprised of 144 units of credit which includes:-
  • An approved major from the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) program;
  • SCIF1121 or SCIF1131;
  • Honours Year (48UOC);
  • Science elective courses.

The program rules 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) (Honours) major, and this must be declared before enrolling in level III courses. Details of approved Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) majors and how to declare a major can be found on the 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) program page.
  3. SCIF1121 Advanced Science: Professional Perspective and Practice (6 units of credit) or SCIF1131 Science: Technological & Professional Perspectives (6 units of credit) must be completed in first year or;
  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 under 'Honours' on the 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) program page.
  5. In addition to the courses required for a student's chosen major, SCIF1121/1131, and honours, students must take 'science' courses so that the major plus SCIF1121/1131, plus Honours, plus 'science' courses total 144 units of credit. Details of what courses constitute ‘science’ courses can be found in Table 1 on the 3956 Bachelor of Science(Advanced Mathematics) program page;
  6. Students must complete at least 24UOC of level I 'science' level I courses;
  7. Students must complete at least 30UOC of level III ‘science’ courses;
  8. Students may not enrol into level II courses until at least 30UOC of level I courses have been successfully completed;
  9. Students may not enrol into level III courses until at least 72UOC of courses have been successfully completed;
  10. Progression to stages 2, 3 and 4 of this program is subject to academic performance. Students will be required to attain a weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 in each semester. If a student does not maintain this minimum level of academic performance, they will be transferred to the 3529 Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Science program;

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, ie. Students taking Quantitative Risk in combination with a Bachelor of Commerce will be able to complete the two degree requirements in the minimum time as there is significant overlap between the two programs. However, students taking Quantitative Risk with a Bachelor of Arts will require an extra semester of study to complete the requirements for both dual degrees. Where students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) ( Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce in less than the minimum total units of credit, the remaining electives to bring the total to 240 units of credit must be taken from the UNSW Business School, or from within UNSW Science.


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Professional Recognition

For further information, refer to the Professional Recognition of Programs in the UNSW Online Handbook.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change. Students should always follow the program requirements according to the year they started their degree. For more information please visit Previous UNSW Online Handbooks.

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
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