This page contains information about plans in Advanced Mathematics (Honours) (Program 3956) and Advanced Science (Honours) (Program 3962).

You can check the full rules for 3956 - Advanced Mathematics (Honours) and 3962 - Advanced Science (honours) in the UNSW Handbook.

Prior to 2016, the degrees did not have 'honours' in the name are were programs 3986 (Advanced Mathematics) and 3972 (Advanced Science): see the Handbook of the appropriate year for the program rules.

The available plans in Mathematics and Statistics are:

- Applied Mathematics
- Pure Mathematics
- Advanced Statistics
- Advanced Physical Oceanography (Advanced Science, program 3962)
- Mathematics (Advanced Science)
- Statistics (Advanced Science)

**NOTES:**

All courses are taken at the Higher level (where available). Students wishing to take such courses at the Ordinary level must make a formal application to vary their program. The Mathematics and Statistics plans in Advanced Science have the same structure as in program 3970, except for requiring higher level courses to be taken.

Students must maintain a WAM of at least 70 to stay in the Advanced Mathematics (or Science) degrees.

Students must complete all of stages 1, 2 and 3 in one of the plans listed before commencing honours.

All the Mathematics and Statistics Plans in Advanced Mathematics may be taken with

- Arts (Program 3949)
- Law (Program 3998)
- Commerce (Program 3523)
- Economics (Program 3564)
- Actuarial Studies (Program 3589)
- Engineering (Honours) (Program 3761)
- Computer Science (Program 3781)

You can view more details on Program 3523 on its own page.

Many electives and all General Education are omitted when taking a combined degree.

#### Applied Mathematics (MATHA13956)

**Stage 1**

MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A

MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B

MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics

SCIF1131 Introductory Skills in Science

Computer Science courses totalling 6 units of credit

Elective courses totalling 18 units of credit

**Stage 2**

MATH2111 Higher Several Variable Calculus

MATH2221 Higher Theory and Applicarions of Differential Equations

MATH2301 Mathematical Computing

MATH2601 Higher Linear Algebra

MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis

MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics

Elective courses totalling 6 units of credit

General Education courses totalling 6 units of credit

**Stage 3**

18 UOC from MATH3041, MATH3101, MATH3121, MATH3161, MATH3171, MATH3201, MATH3261, MATH3311, MATH3361, MATH6781

A further 12uoc of level III Mathematics or Statistics courses, as approved by the Head of Applied Maths or Applied Maths honours coordinator or Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Elective courses totalling 12 units of credit

General Education courses totalling 6 units of credit

**Stage 4**

Honours in Applied Mathematics, which consists of a thesis or project taken by enrolling in MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Honours Thesis (6UoC) in each of three successive terms, plus 30 UoC of honours level MATH courses as approved by the Applied Mathematics honours coordinator.

#### Pure Mathematics (MATHP13956)

**Stage 1**

MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A

MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B

MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics

SCIF1131 Introductory Skills in Science

Computer Science courses totalling 6 units of credit

Elective courses totalling 18 units of credit

**Stage 2**

MATH2111 Higher Several Variable Calculus

MATH2221 Higher Theory and Application of Differential Equations

MATH2601 Higher Linear Algebra

MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis

MATH2701 Abstract Algebra and Fundamental Analysis

MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics

Elective courses totalling 6 units of credit

General Education courses totalling 6 units of credit

**Stage 3**

MATH3611 Higher Analysis

MATH3711 Higher Algebra

MATH3701 Higher Differential Geometry and Toplopgy

A further 12uoc of Level III Mathematics or Statistics courses, as approved by the Head of Pure Maths or Pure Maths honours coordinator or the Director of Undergraduate Studies

Elective courses totalling 12 units of credit

General Education courses totalling 6 units of credit.

**Stage 4**

Honours in Pure Mathematics, which consists of a thesis or project taken by enrolling in MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Honours Thesis (6UoC) in each of three successive terms, plus 30 UoC of honours level MATH courses as approved by the Pure Mathematics honours coordinator.

#### Advanced Statistics (MATHT13956)

**Stage 1**

MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A

MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B

MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics

SCIF1131 Introductory Skills in Science

Computer Science courses totalling 6 units of credit

Elective courses totalling 18 units of credit

**Stage 2**

MATH2111 Higher Several Variable Calculus

MATH2601 Higher Linear Algebra

MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics

MATH2931 Higher Linear Models

MATH2221 Higher Differential Equations or MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis

Elective courses totalling 12 units of credit

General Education courses totalling 6 units of credit

**Stage 3**

MATH3901 Higher Probability and Stochastic Processes

MATH3911 Higher Statistical Inference

MATH3821 Statistical Modelling and Computing

At least one of MATH3831, MATH3841, MATH3851 or MATH3871

Further Level III Mathematics or Statistics courses totalling 6 units of credit as approved by the Head of Statistics or the Statistics honours coordinator or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Elective course totaling 12 units of credit

General Education courses totalling 6 units of credit

**Stage 4**

Honours in Statistics, which consists of a thesis or project taken by enrolling in MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Honours Thesis (6UoC) in each of three successive terms, plus 30 UoC of honours level MATH courses as approved by the Statistics honours coordinator.

#### Advanced Physical Oceanography (MATHO13962)

**Stage 1**

MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A

MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B

SCIF1131 Introductory Skills in Science

PHYS1121 Physics 1A or PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A

PHYS1221 Physics 1B or PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B

**Stage 2**

MATH2111 Higher Several Variable Calculus

MATH2221 Higher Theory and Application of Differential Equations

MATH2241 Introduction to Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics

MATH2301 Mathematical Computing

MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics

PHYS2801 Atmospheric Science

6 UOC of General Education

6 UOC of electives (Recommended: SCIF2041 Research Internship A)

Recommended courses: MATH2621 (Higher Complex Analysis), GEOS2811 (Remore Sensing Applications)

**Stage 3**

MATH3041 Mathematical Modelling

MATH3101 Computational Mathematics

MATH3121 Mathematical Methods for DEs

MATH3261 Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

MSCI3001 Physical Oceanography

6 UOC of General Education

12 UOC of free electives

**Stage 4**

Honours in Physical Oceanography, which consists of a thesis or project taken by enrolling in MATH4001 Mathematics and Statistics Honours Thesis (6UoC) in each of three successive terms, plus 30 UoC of honours level MATH courses as approved by the Applied Mathematics honours coordinator.