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 midyear
 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.
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  Unit requirements 

S1, S2  MATH4001  Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1 

S1, S2  MATH4002  Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 2 

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

S1  MATH4021  Dynamical Systems 

S2  MATH4022  Theoretical Mechanics 

S2  MATH4023  Mathematical Optimisation 

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

S1  MATH4031  Algebra 

S1  MATH4032  Continuous Geometry and Analysis 

S2  MATH4033  Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics 

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

S1  STAT4061  Probability and Stochastic Processes 

S1  STAT4062  Statistical Modelling and Inference  
S2  STAT4063  Computationally Intensive Methods in Statistics  
S2  STAT4066  Bayesian Computing and Statistics 
Group E — Mathematical Physics—take units as per the sequence notes.
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  Unit requirements 

S1  PHYS4010  Symmetry Principles in Physics  
S1  PHYS4021  Quantum Information and Computing 

S1  PHYS4415  Special Topics in Physics I  
S2  PHYS5010  Differential Geometry and General Relativity  
S2  PHYS5510  Special Topics in Physics II 

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

S1  MATH4011  Special Topics in Mathematics 1 

S2  MATH4012  Special Topics in Mathematics 2 

N/A  MATH4403  Advanced Mathematics 1 

N/A  MATH5540  Advanced Mathematics 2 

S2  PUBH5769  Biostatistics II 
