Project - preliminary
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013
MATH4107 provides preparation for completion of a supervised research project. Students carry out a literature review of the material relevant to their project, develop a research proposal and timeline and begin their research project.
The course addresses the following graduate attributes:
GAP3: Interpersonal and communication skills - ability to present clear and systematic reasoning in an appropriate form - written, verbal and/or visual.
GAP4: Capacity to work autonomously and with others in a research environment in preparation for a subsequent career in research, business or industry.
GAP5: Awareness of the ethical, social, international and professional practice in mathematical and statistical research and their applications in business and industry.
On successful completion of this course, students will:
1. be able to use the various mathematical data bases and search engines to locate material relevant to their project
2. be acquainted with the steps necessary to plan a research project
3. appreciate the style and ways in which mathematics is disseminated.
In this course, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff, students will;
. Undertake a search of relevant literature
. Prepare an initial bibliography
. Complete appropriate background reading
. Develop a research proposal and timeline
. Commence initial work on their project
This 10 unit preliminary project is part of a suite of new 10 and 20 units courses replacing previous 20 unit generic courses.
It will allow
. students greater flexibility in how they distribute their load across their period of candidature, particularly those undertaking part time study
. students to gain more frequent feedback on their progress through the program by the award of an official result at the conclusion of each topic studied
A strong background in 3000/4000 level courses relevant to the area of the project.
Modes of Delivery
Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term