MTH4040 - Mathematics honours topic D - 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


Dr Yann Bernard and Dr Andy Hammerlindl

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (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)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


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).