Project - preliminary

Course code MATH4107Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentIn 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
Replacing Course(s)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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA strong background in 3000/4000 level courses relevant to the area of the project.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by Enrolment10159 - B Math (Hons)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MATH4107