MJRP-MATHM v.1 Mathematical Sciences Major (MSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
The Master of Science (Mathematical Sciences) offers a range of studies in mathematics extending the student's knowledge and developing their ability to find efficient numerical and analytical solutions to problems. Students completing the major will have been exposed to the methodology involved in the pursuit of independent research.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Specific Course Completion Details
Up to 75 credits of preparatory units may be taken in place of electives where required. Preparatory units are taken when students do not have the required background to complete core or selected optional units within this major. These units should be selected in consultation with the Course Coordinator.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. understand and apply complex mathematical and statistical principles and concepts in a range of mathematical disciplines such as operations research, statistics, numerical analysis or applied mathematical modelling, and to solve problems relevant to industry, commerce and Government
2. apply at an advanced level the principles of current academic research methodology in the fundamental and applied areas of mathematics and statistics as demonstrated through studying specialised units and the conduct of a supervised major project
3. locate, extract and critically appraise relevant evidence and scientific literature at an advanced level in relation to mathematical science
4. communicate effectively within the context of mathematical science through the written word and by oral presentation as demonstrated by the production of a large and detailed major project
5. use new and advanced technologies to effectively gather data and communicate information
6. understand the theoretical framework of mathematical science and work as a responsible, reflective, self-directed and motivated lifelong learner
7. be aware of the diversity of international perspectives and apply a high international standard of practice within their profession as a mathematical scientist
8. understand and appreciate cultural diversity and how it impacts on the discipline of mathematical science
9. display a very high standard of professional behaviour both independently and as a team member through the use of ethical practices
Duration and Availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
Major Organisation Note
The Mathematical Sciences Major is made up of 125 credits of core units and 150 credits of listed options
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||125.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||150.0|
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|NPSC5000||v.1||Science Masters Research Methodologies||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MATH5003||v.1||Mathematics Masters Project 2||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MATH5001||v.1||Mathematics Masters Project 1||1.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|MATH6001||v.1||Mathematics Masters Project 3||8.0||50.0|
|Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|MATH5000||v.1||Theory of Interest||4.0||25.0|
|ISAD5000||v.1||Advanced Optimisation Techniques||4.0||25.0|
|MATH5005||v.1||Applied Mathematics Topics||4.0||25.0|
|MATH5004||v.1||Advanced Numerical Analysis||3.0||25.0|
|MATH2010||v.2||Linear Algebra 2||4.0||25.0|
* Students may only take 100 credits of undergraduate units. CRL for undergraduate units will not be permitted.
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