MTH4200 - Advanced studies in mathematics - 2017

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 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



  • Full year 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 to First semester 2018 (Day)


MTH4200 is a level four unit in the Honours Program of the Bachelor of Science course. The unit comprises six approved lecture topics which students can choose from those offered in the Honours Handbook of the School of Mathematical Sciences. These provide advanced instruction in mathematical and statistical techniques, and support for students wishing to develop a career in research.


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.


Six lecture topics (a mixture of assignments and examinations): 16.7% each

Workload requirements

Approximately 8-10 hours and lectures and practice classes per week for 24 weeks (two semesters).

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Chief examiner(s)

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


Completion of the requirements for levels one to three of the Bachelor of Science and entry into Honours