MTH3402 - Special topics in mathematics II - 2017

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


Associate Professor Burkard Polster

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (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;
  2. Demonstrate learning skills beyond that normally expected for a third-level unit in those disciplines;
  3. 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.