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

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022

Note:Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

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 rules
S1, S2MATH4001Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Group B — Applied Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1MATH4021Dynamical Systems
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours] and MATH3021 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2MATH4022Theoretical Mechanics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours] and MATH3022 Scientific and Industrial Modelling
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2MATH4023Mathematical Optimisation
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours] and MATH2021 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Group C — Pure Mathematics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1MATH4031Algebra
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours] and MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and Symmetry
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1MATH4032Continuous Geometry and Analysis
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours] and MATH3032 Topology and Analysis
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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 )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Group D — Statistics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
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 )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
STAT3405 Introduction to Bayesian Computing and Statistics
Group E — Mathematical Physics—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
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 )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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 )
Co-requisites:
Nil
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 )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Group F—take units as per the sequence notes.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1MATH4011Special Topics in Mathematics 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2MATH4012Special Topics in Mathematics 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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 )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2PUBH5769Biostatistics II
Prerequisites:
PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
or
equivalent training/experience
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.