Honours in Mathematics and Statistics

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

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

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 2018, students can take MATH4024 Special unit: Modern Methods of Theoretical Modelling (6 points) as an option in Group B.

Group A—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2MATH4001Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Part 1: enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and Statistics; Part 2: MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1
S1, S2MATH4002Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project 1
Group B — Applied Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1MATH4021Dynamical Systems
Prerequisites:
MATH3021 Dynamics and Control
S2MATH4022Theoretical Mechanics
Prerequisites:
MATH3022 Scientific and Industrial Modelling
N/AMATH4023Mathematical Optimisation
Prerequisites:
MATH2021 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
Group C — Pure Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1MATH4031Algebra
Prerequisites:
MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and Symmetry
S1MATH4032Continuous Geometry and Analysis
Prerequisites:
MATH3032 Analysis and Geometry
S2MATH4033Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics
Prerequisites:
MATH2031 Introduction to Pure Mathematics
Group D — Statistics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1STAT4061Probability and Stochastic Processes
Prerequisites:
STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications
or
STAT3401 Advanced Data Analysis
S1STAT4062Statistical Modelling and Inference
Prerequisites:
STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications;
or
STAT3401 Advanced Data Analysis
S2STAT4063Computationally Intensive Methods in Statistics
Prerequisites:
STAT3062 Statistical Science
or
STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments
or
STAT2402 Analysis of Observations
S2STAT4064Applied Predictive Modelling
Prerequisites:
STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments
or
STAT2402 Analysis of Observations
or
STAT2062 Fundamentals of Probability with Applications
Group E — Mathematical Physics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1PHYS4010Special Topics in Theoretical Physics
Prerequisites:
completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
MATH4403 Advanced Mathematics 1
or
enrolment in honours in Mathematics and Statistics
S1PHYS4415Special Topics in Physics I
Prerequisites:
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
equivalent
S2PHYS4417Special Topics in Physics III
Prerequisites:
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
equivalent
S2PHYS5010Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics
Prerequisites:
PHYS4010 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics, MATH4403 Advanced Mathematics 1
or
enrolment in honours in Mathematics and Statistics
Co-requisites:
MATH5540 Advanced Mathematics 2
or
enrolment in honours in Mathematics and Statistics
Group F—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2MATH4011Special Topics in Mathematics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and Statistics
S2PUBH5769Biostatistics II
Prerequisites:
PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
or
equivalent training/experience