Research Topics in Mathematics

Course code MATH3400Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Provides students with the opportunity to pursue a topic related to an area of current research in modern mathematics. The topic is individually chosen to suit the student's background and aspirations, and will be studied via directed reading, assigned project work, participation in Access Grid offerings from other universities, or in honours lectures and seminars, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The topic chosen cannot also count for credit in MATH3210 Directed Studies on Mathematics.

Participation on this course requires the permission of the course coordinator.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. hold the necessary technical expertise and background to carry out research in an area of modern Mathematics.

2. develop independent research and study skills.
ContentThe student will carry out an agreed program of directed reading, participation in lectures and seminars, and/or project work, in an area of current research interest in modern mathematics.

Interested students should contact a staff member in Mathematics.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA good strong background in MATH2000 and MATH3000 courses relevant to the research topic.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)For lecture topics assessment will be the same as the component honours topic or Access Grid course.
For reading courses and individual projects assessment will be by examination and assignments/projects.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MATH3400