Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The University of Adelaide

The Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is a flexible degree designed for students fascinated by computer-based solutions, analysing and interpreting data, and predicting and modelling outcomes to solve problems. The degree develops expertise in mathematics, statistics and computing, together with intellectual rigour and logical thinking skills. Students work with a program advisor to develop an individual study program tailored to their specific interest areas and career goals. Core courses cover applied and pure mathematics, computer science, and statistics, with a variety of electives also offered. These are taken from areas including: business; design; engineering; finance; history; language; music; philosophy; politics; psychology; and the social sciences.

Course Fee:

International: $123,000

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods; International Baccalaureate: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). If Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies


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 3 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.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied mathematics; Computer science; Pure mathematics; Statistics

Study Pathways:

High achieving students may undertake an additional year of study leading to an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. The honours year includes a major project.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 58.45 Yes Full time 3 years
North Terrace 58.45 Yes Part time

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