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Unit Overview

Description
This unit is the first of the two units, MATH4001 and MATH4002, which are taken in successive semesters, and jointly comprise the research project that must be completed to fulfill the requirements for the Honours course in Mathematics and Statistics. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.

Students are required to attend a scientific communication course and work on a research project in the area of Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics under the guidance of chosen academic supervisors. They should approach relevant academic staff members to discuss possible projects, and finalise one by the end of first week of the semester. This research will be preliminary to the research to be completed in the unit MATH4002. Depending on the topic, a student may attempt original work. They also learn how to typeset their dissertation using the mathematical typesetting language LaTeX.
Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) plan and organise a research-based project on a mathematical or statistical topic (selected in conjunction with a supervisor); (2) explain the context and significance of their project with reference to the relevant literature; (3) prepare high-quality and well-structured mathematical documents in LaTeX; and (4) communicate research findings effectively both on paper and in oral presentations..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: assessment continues into MATH4002 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 2. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Part 1: regular meetings with supervisor plus 7 lectures; Part 2: 3 hours per week
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