Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.

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



    Learning outcomes

    On successful completion of the 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.


    The 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.

    Assumed knowledge

    Completion of at least 120 units including 2000 and 3000 level MATH courses relevant to the topic.

    Assessment items

    Project: As agreed with Course Co-ordinator

    Contact hours


    Individual Supervision

    Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

    Contact will be by either lecture or individual supervision. These are minimum contact hours and may vary with individual student's learning style.

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