• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Joan Licata
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2023
    First Semester 2023
    Autumn Session 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.

Selected topics, normally fourth year honours and postgraduate courses, may be made available to undergraduate students. Interested students should consult the year coordinator or attend the honours course meeting on first Monday of each semester.

Note: This is an HPC. Students wishing to take topics in this course will be expected to have outstanding results in second year Honours Pathway Courses.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of a special topic in the mathematical sciences and its role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
  2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of specific techniques from the mathematical sciences.
  3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analysing, proving and explaining concepts from the mathematical sciences.

Other Information

This course code is used for a variety of special topics classes offered to advanced mathematics students. The topics vary from semester to semester, and interested students should seek advice from the course convener. The specific assessment tasks will vary from topic to topic, but may include written problem sets; oral presentation of material; written reports; or seminar talks. The topics for each semester will be listed on the MSI webpage during O-Week for the relevant semester, and students will also find there details (location or Zoom link) for an informational meeting held at 10:00 am on the first Monday of the semester. All interested students are invited to attend the meeting. Information about permission codes will be provided then.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessments and their weighting will vary depending on the nature of the topic but will minimally have two components. Specific details will be presented and negotiated with students in the first week of the semester/session. As a general indication: (null) [LO null]
  2. Three assignments (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Final examination (70) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester which will include face-to face components and self-directed study.

The exact workload distribution will vary from year to year and topic to topic. Face-to-face time commitments will be discussed and negotiated with students in the first week of the semester/session.

Inherent Requirements

No specific inherent requirements have been identified for this course.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with MATH6209

You will need to contact the Mathematical Sciences Institute to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Supporting resources appropriate to the given topic will be made available to students.

Assumed Knowledge

Each topic may have specific prerequisites.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2023 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Maths Topic #1
1232 01 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 31 Mar 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #2
1233 01 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 31 Mar 2023 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Maths Topic #1
2945 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #2
2946 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #3
2947 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #4
2948 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #5
4558 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #6
4559 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #7
4560 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #8
4561 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Maths Topic #1
3238 01 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 30 Jun 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #2
3239 01 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 30 Jun 2023 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
Maths Topic #1
5946 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #2
5947 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #3
5948 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
Maths Topic #4
5949 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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