The Mathematics Honours specialisation is intended for students who have a foundational knowledge of the field and are interested in undertaking an independent research project under the direction of a supervisor. The Honours specialisation is usually taken full time for two consecutive semesters and includes research training, in-depth analysis of contemporary topics, and a substantial research project culminating in the production of a thesis. The Honours specialisation is a solid foundation in the basics of research and can provide either a pathway to a PhD or entry to careers in finance, education, public service, or technology.

## Relevant Degrees

- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HART2)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HARTS)
- Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) (HBIOT)
- Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) (HENVS)
- Bachelor of Genetics (Honours) (HGENE)
- Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (Honours) (HISSU)
- Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (HMEDS)
- Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science (APHSC)
- Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - ANU as home institution (APNSC)
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) (ASCAD)
- Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences) (Honours) (HSFOR)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) (HSC)
- Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) (Honours) (HSREM)

## Admission Requirements

Satisfaction of the admission requirements described in the relevant honours plan with at least:

- Eight 2000 and 3000 – level courses in the subject area mathematics with at least four 3000-level courses or equivalent,
- and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project.

## Requirements

This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

Note:

MATH4201 Topics in Computational Maths Honours, which may be undertaken more than once, in a different topic in each instance

MATH4349 Special Topics in Mathematics, which may be undertaken more than once, in a different topic in each instance

HONS4600 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the class of Honours and the mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

MATH4005F | Mathematics IV Honours (S) | 12-24 |

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code | Title | Units |
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MATH4201 | Topics in Computational Maths Honours | 6 |

MATH4202 | Theory of Partial Differential Equations Honours | 6 |

MATH4204 | Algebraic Topology Honours | 6 |

MATH4349 | Special Topics in Mathematics | 6 |