Entry Requirements for Studying Mathematics and Statistics

To study Mathematics and Statistics as a major study at UNSW, you must first gain entry into one of the degree programs that allow you to major in Mathematics or Statistics.

In general terms, you need to have the equivalent of the New South Wales Higher School Certificate and apply through the appropriate channels. Entry is competitive and the School of Mathematics and Statistics is not able to predict if you will be accepted or not.

Information about entry cut-offs for local Commonwealth Supported Students, in terms of the required Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR), is available at the UAC website. These cut-offs may change from year to year.

You should also familiarise yourself with the level of assumed knowledge for the first year mathematics courses offered by the School. Our experience shows that students without the correct level of background knowledge tend to struggle.

If you do not have the specified level of assumed knowledge, then you should seriously rethink your wish to study Mathematics and Statistics. You should seek advice from:

Student Services Office, phone: (02) 9385 7011 or email: fy.MathsStats@unsw.edu.au.

Bridging Course is available to help students bring their background knowledge up to the required level. This course assumes a basic knowledge of calculus.

Essential Mathematics for Higher Education is a TAFE (Randwick) course specifically designed for UNSW students who do not have the assumed knowledge or who are having difficulty with their first year mathematics course. For details about the course offering for 2016 please visit the Student Noticeboard.

You should also read our Advice on Choosing First Year Courses.

You may also find interesting the talk Milan Pahor gave on Pathways in 1st Year Maths given at the 2013 Advising Day.

University entry requirements and fees

The School of Mathematics and Statistics does not handle entry at undergraduate level into the University for either local Australian students or International students.

Official UNSW information on entry requirements and procedures and tuition fees is available.