Honours Overview

Description

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

Courses

Honours in Mathematics and Statistics can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

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.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1, S2MATH4001Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
S1, S2MATH4002Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1
Group B — Applied Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1MATH4021Dynamical Systems
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and MATH3021 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
S2MATH4022Theoretical Mechanics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and MATH3022 Scientific and Industrial Modelling
S2MATH4023Mathematical Optimisation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and MATH2021 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
Group C — Pure Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1MATH4031Algebra
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and Symmetry
S1MATH4032Continuous Geometry and Analysis
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and MATH3032 Topology and Analysis
S2MATH4033Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours] and
MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and Symmetry
or MATH3032 Topology and Analysis
or MATH3033 Geometry
Group D — Statistics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1STAT4061Probability and Stochastic Processes
Prerequisites

Course Enrolment in
the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications
or STAT3401 Advanced Data Analysis
S1STAT4062Statistical Modelling and Inference
Prerequisites

Course Enrolment in
the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
or the MJD-CDSDM Computing and Data Science major
and STAT3062 Statistical Science
or STAT3401 Advanced Data Analysis
and STAT3064 Statistical Learning
S2STAT4063Computationally Intensive Methods in Statistics
Prerequisites
Course Enrolment in
the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
or the 62530 Master of Data Science

and STAT3062 Statistical Science
or STAT4064 Applied Predictive Modelling
S2STAT4066Bayesian Computing and Statistics
Prerequisites

Course Enrolment in
the MJD-CDSDM Computing and Data Science major
or the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
or the 62530 Master of Data Science
and STAT2401 Analysis of Experiments
and STAT2402 Analysis of Observations
or STAT2062 Fundamentals of Probability with Applications
Incompatibility
STAT3405 Introduction to Bayesian Computing and Statistics
Group E — Mathematical Physics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1PHYS4010Symmetry Principles in Physics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the
HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
or the HON-PHYSC Physics [Honours]
or the CM015 Bachelor of Science [Frontier Physics] and Master of Physics
or the 53560 Master of Physics
and
completion of the core units in the Physics major or equivalent
S1PHYS4021Quantum Information and Computing
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
CM015 Bachelor of Science Frontier Physics and Master of Physics
or 53560 Master of Physics
or 65550 Master of Quantum Technology and Computing
or HON-PHYSC Physics
or HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics
or
HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering
or MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity
or 62530 Master of Data Science
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility
PHYS3005 Quantum Computation
S1PHYS4415Special Topics in Physics I
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the
HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
or the HON-PHYSC Physics [Honours]
or the CM015 Bachelor of Science [Frontier Physics] and Master of Physics
or the 53560 Master of Physics
and
completion of the core units in the Physics major or equivalent
S2PHYS5010Differential Geometry and General Relativity
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics
or HON-PHYSC Physics
or CM015 Bachelor of Science Frontier Physics and Master of Physics
or 53560 Master of Physics
and
completion of the core units in the Physics major or equivalent
and PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics
S2PHYS5510Special Topics in Physics II
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the
HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
or the HON-PHYSC Physics [Honours]
or the CM015 Bachelor of Science [Frontier Physics] and Master of Physics
or the 53560 Master of Physics
and completion of the core units in the Physics major or equivalent
Group F—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1MATH4011Special Topics in Mathematics 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
S2MATH4012Special Topics in Mathematics 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
N/AMATH4403Advanced 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/AMATH5540Advanced Mathematics 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours] and a UWA completed major in
MJD-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics major
or MJD-PHYSC Physics major or equivalent
S2PUBH5769Biostatistics II
Prerequisites
PUBH4401 Biostatistics I or equivalent training/experience