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Unit Overview


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.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]

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..


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.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Adriano Polpo de Campos
Unit rules
Enrolment in
in the HON-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics [Honours]
and MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Research Project Part 1
Contact hours
3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.