Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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.

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24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Mathematical Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jerome Droniou


A major project, a literature review and one lecture unit chosen from the fourth-year offerings of the department as approved by the coordinator. A list of the fourth-year units is available at enrolment.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Read, comprehend and present advanced results from the mathematical literature including specialised research monographs and articles from refereed journals;

  1. Search the mathematical literature effectively;

  1. Conduct and/or apply mathematical research while adhering to high standards of mathematical scholarship;

  1. Plan, prepare and deliver oral presentations on specialized topics;

  1. Plan and write complex documents that interpret, synthesize, and generalize mathematical knowledge;

  1. Complete work requirements in an efficient and timely manner.


One lecture topic: 16.7%
Literature review: 16.7%
Major project: 66.6%

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