MATH3002 Network Science

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Mathematics and Statistics major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit is the study of complex networks such as the internet, social networks, biological networks, economic networks, telecommunications networks, and many more. Its applications in science, engineering and business are vast. Concepts discussed in this unit include graphs and networks, trees, network properties and analysis, network models, random graphs, mean field approximations, interdependent networks, multilayer networks and network optimisation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand and describe the key properties of networks; (2) appreciate their application in real-world problems; and (3) analysis networks and make predictions based on that analysis.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests and (2) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Gordon Royle
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Contact hours
lectures: 3 x 1 hour per week; workshops: 1 hour per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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