Course Title: Honours Mathematics Project (Part A)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Mathematics Project (Part A)

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Lynne McArthur

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3122

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.9.39

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completed undergraduate degree in Mathematics/Statistics and Operations Research with a major in at least one of the areas of Statistics, Operations Research, Numerical Analysis, Pure and Applied mathematics or its equivalent. A creditable academic record.

Course Description

The subject researched may be chosen from any area of pure or applied mathematics which is consistent with your background.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will develop:

an ability to state objectives clearly, to pursue them methodically and to argue clearly and critically;
a critical appreciation and understanding of the relationship of the candidates own work to that of others;
an ability to contribute to the knowledge of the Component.

You will learn how to produce a research document and present your findings in a professional manner.

Overview of Learning Activities

Each candidate, for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Mathematics degree is required to write a thesis on an approved topic under the supervision of a staff member.

The thesis should normally be a topic in the selected area of specialization for the Honours degree. Typically a thesis might give a critical review of some mathematical topic and illustrate its application to a real life situation. Substantial original research is not expected, but a display of ingenuity will be highly regarded.

Essential skills in research and report writing will be  acquired via lectures and the compilation of a detailed report.

You will be encouraged to seek assistance from your supervising staff member.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will access cutting edge research and technological developments and intelligently compile relevant literature from sources such as the library and the internet.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course will be based on a written report , a seminar given to staff of the Department, and an assignment . The report should be double spaced, and must be suitably illustrated and documented. The report and seminar must demonstrate that you have the ability to communicate your findings in a clear and concise manner.