The Mathematical Applications and Computations specialisation is for students who wish to apply mathematics to a given 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 specialisation is a solid foundation in the application of mathematics and can provide a pathway to a PhD or an entry into a career. A key requirement for future scientists, industry leaders, resource managers and policy makers is an ability to build and evaluate simulations that allow us to better understand real life events.

## Learning Outcomes

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

1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge in an area of mathematics.

2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts in mathematics and their application to a cognate discipline

3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analysing, testing, and explaining concepts from the chosen research area.

4. Communicate and explain complex concepts clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.## Other Information

The assessment aligns with the learning outcomes and includes

24 units of honours level coursework (4 x 6 units, 50%, LO 2, 3, 4)

Research Thesis (47%, LO 1, 2, 3, 4,)

Research Presentations (3%, LO 1, 4)Up to two 4000 coded courses from a cognate discipline with the approval of the convenor

6000 or 8000 coded mathematics courses with the approval of the convenor

MATH4201 and MATH4349 may be repeated for credit with a transcript notation to indicate the topic.

## Areas of Interest

- Economics
- Statistics
- Computer Science
- Mathematics
- Science
- Engineering

## Relevant Degrees

- 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) (HMDSA)
- 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:

- 8 2000- and 3000- level courses in the subject area with at least 4 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:

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

Code | Title | Units |
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MATH4009 | Thesis and Presentations in Mathematical Applications and Computations | 6-24 |

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

4000-level courses from the subject area MATH Mathematics

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