To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
The honours year in mathematics and statistics has been designed to provide graduates with:
- reinforcement of the theoretical and the practical aspects of mathematics and statistics
- a strong ability to critically analyse and solve problems
- the ability to work professionally as an individual, particularly in terms of a large research project
- insight into advanced areas of mathematics and statistics
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- preparation for future professional roles as mathematicians and statisticians.
On completion of the program students will be able to:
- use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex mathematical and statistical solutions, including the development of research-oriented systems
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the mathematical and statistical sciences discipline
- demonstrate an in-depth understanding of some areas of discipline specific knowledge
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other mathematicians/statisticians, researchers and the wider global community using a wide range of technologies
- work professionally as an individual
- develop mathematical and statistical solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of mathematics and statistics
- plan and execute a research project, applying relevant methodologies and knowledge
- have developed research skills appropriate to postgraduate research or advanced industrial investigation.
Program of study
Core - Honours Year topics
27 units comprising:
STEM7001 Research Methods for Honours (4.5 units)
STEM7000A Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000B Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000C Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000D Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000E Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
Option - Honours Year topics
Plus 9 units selected from:
MATH7720 Advanced Studies in Mathematics A (4.5 units)
MATH7721 Advanced Studies in Mathematics B (4.5 units)
MATH7722 Calculus of Variations (4.5 units)
MATH7731 Mathematical Problems in Industry (4.5 units)
MATH7732 Modern Analysis (4.5 units)
Course Rule Notes
1. Students must undertake the Honours Thesis topics over a minimum of two semesters.
2. Appropriate options made available by other Colleges or Universities, including through the AMSI Summer School, may also be included subject to approval by the Course Cordinator.
3. Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.