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.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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



Organisational Unit

School of Mathematical Sciences


Dr Jerome Droniou



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Students undertake honours level coursework in an area of mathematics or statistics.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply advanced mathematical techniques.
  2. Identify and formulate real world and abstract problems in mathematical language.
  3. Use a mathematical approach to problem solving over a wide range of environments.
  4. Communicate mathematical results professionally.
  5. Utilise information technology effectively to aid in problem solving and the communication of mathematical results.


In accordance with the published assessment requirements of the corresponding honours topic offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It will be advised to the student by the School Honours Coordinator, and/or the honours topic coordinator.

Workload requirements

Three 1-hour lectures (or equivalent) per week and an average of about nine hours of private study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Permission of the honours coordinator of the School of Mathematical Sciences. Undergraduate science students not currently enrolled in the honours year also require approval of the relevant level three Mathematics coordinator (and typically completion of at least 18 points of level three MTH units with an average of at least 80).