Course Description

A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree considerably widens career opportunities and serves as an initial preparation for employment as a professional mathematician or statistician. It also satisfies the entry requirement for higher research studies such as a Master of Philosophy or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

The UOW Honours website also provides useful information including research opportunities, scholarships, application procedures.

This degree

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree teaches highly transferable skills in problem-solving, data analysis, probability and variability, mathematical modelling, logistics and logic. The degree is flexible, so you can take up to one third of your subjects from other disciplines to expand your career options.

There are opportunities for scholarships from corporate partners, plus summer scholarships and undergraduate research projects with academic staff, access to programs offered by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and inter-university courses via our Access Grid Room.

What you will study

You will complete a substantial thesis in Mathematics or Statistics in an area of interest under the close supervision of one or more members of staff in the discipline. The remainder of the degree consists of coursework subjects chosen from those offered by the School or the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), with the approval of the Bachelor of Mathematics Honours Coordinator.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 74.0% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 87.2% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.3% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 64.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 45.7% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $54,100 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 001569F
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 761

Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified at this University for a Bachelor degree with an average of at least 75% across the major (or majors) in which the Honours degree will be