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MA4511 - Mathematical Sciences Honours Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: MA4511 MA4512
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to graduates who have achieved a credit average in relevant third year subjects in an undergraduate degree at this University and have shown an ability to apply mathematical ideas to their discipline. Graduates from other universities with equivalent qualifications will be considered for acceptance. Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

The Honours in Mathematical Sciences program is intended for students whose undergraduate major is not in Mathematics, but who have a major in another science (or related) discipline and want to carry out a project where mathematical techniques can be applied to that area. As part of the program, students will need to acquire mathematical skills that are appropriate to the project. Most students will also be directed to study subjects within the School at an upper undergraduate or postgraduate level in order to obtain these skills. Students eligible to do Mathematics Honours will be encouraged to take the Mathematics Honours option.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to carry out a substantial piece of research and write a dissertation;
  • ability to formulate and solve research problems;
  • to understand theoretical concepts in a broad range of topics which give background to the research project.

Subject Assessment

  • periodic informal examinations, seminar and research thesis.


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.