Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered, or view unit timetables.

FacultyFaculty of Science
Monash Passport categoryAdvanced Studies (Enhance Program)
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Kate Smith-Miles


A series of mathematical topics chosen from a range of areas of pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics, including dynamics, chaos, computing algorithm design, mathematical modelling, number theory, logic, algebra, operation research and applied linear algebra. For example, applied linear algebra topics may include several important applications of eigenanalysis, including image compression, face recognition and understanding how Google's Page Rank search algorithm works.


The objective of this unit is to allow high achieving students to complement their core first year mathematics units with studies in some areas of exciting new developments in mathematics.


Assignments 40%
Final examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Kate Smith-Miles

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour tutorial / computer laboratory per week


Enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Science Scholar Program) or Bachelor of Science Advanced with Honours with a HD in MTH1030 or D and above in MTH1035, or by invitation of the Head of School of Mathematical Sciences.