Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours) teaches students the skills to apply sophisticated mathematical and statistical techniques to real-world problems. Students are also encouraged to develop computing and communication skills, which are assets in the job market. Bankers, investment managers, insurance companies and financial companies all rely on financial mathematics to survive and stay ahead of the competition. Maths and Finance graduates work in all areas of industry and government as risk managers, investment advisers, traders, financial analysts and more. They work in all aspects of the finance sector from traditional banking to futures trading. Students will investigate securities and the markets they operate in as well as theories of the market and the equilibrium prices of securities. They will learn how to assess investments, and the method for identifying the best financial product for a client, with particular attention to their risk profile. They also learn the codes of conduct governing the financial planning industry and relevant regulatory frameworks, advising techniques, and how to build and maintain clients' investment portfolios.

Structure

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Subjects include investment analysis, advanced corporate finance, retirement and estate planning, taxation for financial planners, risk and insurance, and advanced financial planning. Students also complete a Mathematics and Finance Honours Project.

Subjects

  • Financial planning
  • Mathematical economics
  • Quantitative and computational trading
  • Quantitative corporate finance and investments
  • Risk management and insurance

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 85 or an IB of 31. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: https://www.uow.edu.au/future/school/apply/index.html ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Recognition

Completion of this degree provides 'points' towards membership of Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). The Financial Planning major has been placed on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's (ASIC) training register. This means that on completing you will satisfy Tier 1 of ASIC's training requirements relevant to a range of advisory activities.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $132,672 Yes No information available

Further information

A Dean's Scholar program is also available. If you are a high-achieving and motivated student, the Dean's Scholar program will give you an enriched educational experience. Dean's scholars are supported by a member of academic staff to advise you on matters concerned with your degree. There are opportunities for scholarships from corporate partners, plus summer scholarships and undergraduate research projects with academic staff, access to programs of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and inter-university courses via our Access Grid Room.

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