Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Mathematical Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jerome Droniou


MTH4200 is a level four unit in the Honours Program of the Bachelor of Science course. The unit comprises six approved lecture topics which students can choose from those offered in the Honours Handbook of the School of Mathematical Sciences. These provide advanced instruction in mathematical and statistical techniques, and support for students wishing to develop a career in research.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply advanced mathematical techniques;

  1. Identify and formulate real world and abstract problems in mathematical language;

  1. Use a mathematical approach to problem solving over a wide range of environments;

  1. Communicate mathematical results professionally;

  1. Utilise information technology effectively to aid in problem solving and the communication of mathematical results.


Six lecture topics (a mixture of assignments and examinations): 16.7% each

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Approximately 8-10 hours and lectures and practice classes per week for 24 weeks (two semesters).


Completion of the requirements for levels one to three of the Bachelor of Science and entry into Honours