MATH4002 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This unit is the second 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 work on their research project, which is a continuation of the research project they have worked on in MATH4001.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply mathematical and/or statistical reasoning to analyse the essential structure of problems arising in areas of mathematics or statistics and extend their knowledge of mathematical techniques and adapt solutions to different situations; (2) gain experience in planning and engaging in independent investigation in a topic in their chosen area of Mathematics and Statistics; (3) gain experience in completing a research project in a timely manner and present their findings effectively to broad audience, including experts in the area; and (4) gain experience in the basic principles of technical writing, constructing and presenting a talk, and communicating effectively with others..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laTeX assignment and a practice talk completed in MATH4001; (2) seminar presentation; and (3) dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gopalan Nair
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project 1
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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