Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Mathematical Sciences


Associate Professor Burkard Polster



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Advanced studies by lectures or reading project in an area of mathematics, statistics or related discipline, or a comparable project under the supervision of a member of academic staff in the School of Mathematical Sciences.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate and understand a relevant area of study outside of those normally presented as part of the third-level undergraduate program in mathematics and statistics;

  1. Demonstrate learning skills beyond that normally expected for a third-level unit in those disciplines;

  1. Display high-level written and oral presentation skills on their independent work.


As determined by the Subject Assessment Panel in each case.

Workload requirements

Equivalent of three 1-hour lectures per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Permission from the Head of School - please contact the unit coordinator in the first instance.