Honours Overview

The Honours year introduces students to the investigative and research aspects of knowledge and consists of advanced lecture courses, an Honours thesis and seminar participation. We offer expert supervision across a wide range of areas in modern mathematics and statistics. Our Honours students are supervised in their Honours project by some of Australia's finest mathematicians and statisticians.

Over the past decade, the School of Mathematics and Statistics has produced many Honours graduates. These highly trained graduates have been snapped up by a variety of employers, often before their Honours year is finished. Many of them have entered the financial sector, finding well-paid jobs with such firms as Macquarie Bank, Citibank and AMP. Others have entered government employment, or areas such as the electricity and the telecommunication industries. Others again have continued on to PhD study either in Australia or overseas. Employers value the problem-solving, report-writing and research skills induced by this training. The Honours year also helps develop expertise in a wide range of mathematics which can be used in industry-specific applications.

Please see the Honours Rules for more information.

Beyond Honours, the School of Mathematics and Statistics is also very active and successful in research and research training. If you are interested in postgraduate research in the School, now or in the future, you can find out more about postgraduate research in the School.