Honours in Mathematics and Statistics will give you the knowledge and tools necessary to solve complex mathematical and/or statistical problems of a theoretical or applied nature, depending on your specialisation. You will acquire good research skills and the communication skills required to present the results of your work to colleagues and to companies, institutions and/or individuals you are collaborating with or working for.

** Outcomes:** Students are able to (1) apply mathematical reasoning to analyse the essential structure of problems arising in areas of mathematics or statistics; (2) extend their knowledge of mathematical techniques and adapt solutions to different situations; and (3) communicate mathematical results in written and verbal form.

** Entry requirements:** the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of a least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Mathematics and Statistics major or Quantitative Methods.

** Intake periods:** Beginning of year and mid-year

Key to availability of units: |

S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2 |

For students taking Applied Mathematics:

(1) take all units from Group A (24 points)

(2) take all units from Group B (18 points)

(3) take units to the value of 6 points from one of Group C, D, E or F

For students taking Pure Mathematics:

(1) take all units from Group A (24 points)

(2) take all units from Group C (18 points)

(3) take units to the value of 6 points from one of Group B, D, E or F

For students taking Statistics:

(1) take all units from Group A (24 points)

(2) take three units from Group D (18 points)

(3) take units to the value of 6 points from one of Group B, C, D, E or F

For students taking Mathematical Physics:

(1) take all units from Group A (24 points)

(2) take units to the value of 12 points units from Group E

(3) take units to the value of 12 points from one of Group B, C or D

In 2017, students can take MATH4024 Special unit: Modern Methods of Theoretical Modelling (6 points) as an option in Group F.

Group A—take units as per the sequence notes. | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1, S2 | MATH4001 | Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1 | : PrerequisitesPart 1: enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and Statistics; Part 2: MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1 |

S1, S2 | MATH4002 | Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 2 | : MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project 1Prerequisites |

Group B - Applied Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes. | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | MATH4021 | Dynamical Systems | : MATH3021 Dynamics and ControlPrerequisites |

S2 | MATH4022 | Theoretical Mechanics | : MATH3022 Scientific and Industrial ModellingPrerequisites |

S2 | MATH4023 | Mathematical Optimisation | : MATH2021 Introduction to Applied MathematicsPrerequisites |

Group C - Pure Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes. | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | MATH4031 | Algebra | : MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and SymmetryPrerequisites |

S1 | MATH4032 | Continuous Geometry and Analysis | : MATH3032 Analysis and GeometryPrerequisites |

S2 | MATH4033 | Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics | : MATH2031 Introduction to Pure MathematicsPrerequisites |

Group D - Statistics—take units as per the sequence notes. | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | STAT4061 | Probability and Stochastic Processes | : STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications or STAT3401 Advanced Data AnalysisPrerequisites |

S2 | STAT4062 | Statistical Modelling and Inference | : STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications; or STAT3401 Advanced Data AnalysisPrerequisites |

S2 | STAT4063 | Computationally Intensive Methods in Statistics | : STAT3062 Statistical Science or STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments or STAT2402 Analysis of ObservationsPrerequisites |

S1 | STAT4064 | Applied Predictive Modelling | : STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments or STAT2402 Analysis of Observations or STAT2062 Fundamentals of Probability with ApplicationsPrerequisites |

Group E - Mathematical Physics—take units as per the sequence notes. | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1 | PHYS4010 | Special Topics in Theoretical Physics | : completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major or equivalentPrerequisites: MATH4403 Advanced Mathematics 1 or enrolment in honours in Mathematics and StatisticsCo-requisites |

S1 | PHYS4415 | Special Topics in Physics I | : PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics and PHYS3002 Electrodynamics and Relativity (formerly Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics) and PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics and PHYS3012 Frontiers in Modern Physics (formerly PHYS3012 Optics and Special Topics), or equivalentPrerequisites |

S2 | PHYS4417 | Special Topics in Physics III | : PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics and PHYS3002 Electrodynamics and Relativity (formerly Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics) and PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics and PHYS3012 Frontiers in Modern Physics (formerly PHYS3012 Optics and Special Topics), or equivalentPrerequisites |

S2 | PHYS5010 | Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics | : PHYS4010 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics, MATH4403 Advanced Mathematics 1 or enrolment in honours in Mathematics and StatisticsPrerequisites: MATH5540 Advanced Mathematics 2 or enrolment in honours in Mathematics and StatisticsCo-requisites |

Group F—take units as per the sequence notes. | |||
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Availability | Unit code | Unit name | Unit rules |

S1, S2 | MATH4011 | Special Topics in Mathematics | : enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and StatisticsPrerequisites |

S2 | PUBH5769 | Biostatistics II | : PUBH4401 Biostatistics I or equivalent training/experiencePrerequisites |