Mathematics Field of Study
Part of the Bachelor of Science(Honours) program
Commencing semesters, 2013
Full Time/ Part Time
School of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Science
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Why study Mathematics?
Undergraduate level Mathematics may be studied for its own sake, or for its extensive applications in the physical and biological sciences, engineering, information technology, economics, or finance areas. The Honours program in Mathematics requires students to complete a research project in a chosen area, as well as courses offered in Pure Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Statistics.
What you can study
An Honours year in Mathematics focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way by conducting independent research. Apart from content knowledge, employers and professionals value both the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in Mathematics to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.
View the Bachelor of Science(Honours) course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Mathematics major.
What it costs
Please view the Bachelor of Science(Honours) for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Bachelor of Science(Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.