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 midyear
Honours sequence
Key to availability of units: 
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021 
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.
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
Group A—take units as per the sequence notes.
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  Unit rules 

S1, S2  MATH4001  Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1   Prerequisites:
 enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and Statistics

S1, S2  MATH4002  Mathematics 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.
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  Unit rules 

S1  MATH4021  Dynamical Systems   Prerequisites:
 MATH3021 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (formerly Dynamics and Control)

S2  MATH4022  Theoretical Mechanics   Prerequisites:
 MATH3022 Scientific and Industrial Modelling

S2  MATH4023  Mathematical Optimisation   Prerequisites:
 MATH2021 Introduction to Applied Mathematics

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

S1  MATH4031  Algebra   Prerequisites:
 MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and Symmetry

S1  MATH4032  Continuous Geometry and Analysis   Prerequisites:
 MATH3032 Topology and Analysis

S2  MATH4033  Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics   Prerequisites:
 MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and Symmetry (ID 375)
or MATH3032 Topology and Analysis (ID 372) or MATH3033 Geometry (ID 6597)

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

S1  STAT4061  Probability and Stochastic Processes   Prerequisites:
 STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications
or STAT3401 Advanced Data Analysis

S1  STAT4062  Statistical Modelling and Inference   Prerequisites:
 STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications (ID 371)
or STAT3401 Advanced Data Analysis (ID 394)

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

S2  STAT4064  Applied Predictive Modelling   Prerequisites:
 STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments (ID 390)
or STAT2402 Analysis of Observations (ID 389) or STAT2062 Fundamentals of Probability with Applications (ID 5019)

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

S1  PHYS4010  Symmetry Principles in Physics   Prerequisites:
 completion of the Physics major
or the Frontier Physics major or equivalent.

S1  PHYS4021  Frontiers in Quantum Computation   Prerequisites:
 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
or equivalent or higher.  Incompatibility:
 PHYS3005 Quantum Computation (ID 7770)

S1  PHYS4415  Special Topics in Physics I   Prerequisites:
 completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major
or equivalent.

N/A  PHYS4417  Special Topics in Physics III   Prerequisites:
 PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics (formerly 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

S2  PHYS5010  Electrodynamics and Differential Geometry   Prerequisites:
 completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major
or equivalent.

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

S1  MATH4011  Special Topics in Mathematics 1   Prerequisites:
 enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and Statistics

S2  MATH4012  Special Topics in Mathematics 2   Prerequisites:
 enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and Statistics

N/A  MATH4403  Advanced Mathematics 1   Prerequisites:
 a major in Mathematics and Statistics from this University (
or equivalent) or a major in Physics from this University ( or equivalent)

N/A  MATH5540  Advanced Mathematics 2   Prerequisites:
 a major in Mathematics and Statistics from this University,
or equivalent, or a major in Physics from this University, or equivalent

S2  PUBH5769  Biostatistics II   Prerequisites:
 PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
or equivalent training/experience
