• Offered by Department of Mathematics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Algorithms and Data
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Linda Stals
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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Models are becoming an increasingly important tool in many branches of modern society due to advances in science and technology. As our understanding of these models improves, the complexity of the types of questions being asked increases. The objective of this major is to train students in techniques of model development, use and assessment.

A key requirement for future scientists, industry leaders, resource managers, and policy makers is an ability to build and evaluate models and/or interpret model outputs. Career opportunities for graduates extend into every part of society, including: research (e.g. CSIRO, Universities); public sector (e.g. Bureau of Meteorology, Murray Darling Basin Authority, state government agencies); and private sector (e.g. engineering, finance).

This honours program will provide students with the necessary skills to tackle the problems facing tomorrow's society.

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 a chosen research topic and its role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.

2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.

3. Recognise the connections between mathematics and other disciplines, and how mathematical ideas are embedded in other contexts.

4. Represent real-world systems from science and technology in a mathematical framework.

5. Engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources.

6. Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.

Other Information

Students interested in pursuing an honours degree in Computations should consult the Department of Mathematics fourth year honours web page

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

Research thesis of 60-100 pages (47.5%; LO 1-6)
Coursework (47.5%; LOs of relevant courses)
Seminar talk (5%; LO 1 and 6)

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Approximately 480 hrs of course work plus approximately 480hrs of project work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Department of Mathematics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.



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:
Unit value:
12 to 24 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.

12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $516 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $691 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
1622 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1602 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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