• Offered by Department of Mathematics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Boris Buchmann
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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The course introduces stochastic processes with a view towards applications in fields such as finance, insurance, risk management, and operations research. The aim is to provide mathematics students with basic knowledge of stochastic processes where practical rather than theoretical aspects are emphasized.

Probability Modelling and Applications provides a sound foundation to progress to honours and post-graduate courses emphasizing the theory of mathematical finance and stochastic analysis.

The course contains sufficient material for students to feel comfortable with Markov chains, Poisson processes, and Brownian motion, and the conceptual formulation of topics in continuous time finance, insurance and risk management, where these processes are applied. Also the concept of martingales, which is fundamental for understanding the modern option pricing theory of Black and Scholes, is introduced.

Note: This is an HPC. It continues the development of sophisticated mathematical and probabilistic techniques and their application begun in STAT2001(HPC)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of probability theory and its position in modern mathematics and applied contexts;
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of probability theory techniques;
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from probability theory;
4. Apply problem-solving using probabilistic methods in various situations in mathematical finance.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Weekly Assignments (50%; LO 1-4)
  • Final examination (50%; LO 1-4)

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Workload

This course will only be offered subject to staff availability

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed STAT2001 or MATH2320 or MATH3116.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1808 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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