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Honours subject area

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this honours subject area

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers an honours program in applied mathematics for eligible students.

The main applied mathematics research areas covered in the honours year are Astrophysical and Geophysical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Industrial Modelling, Mathematical Biosciences and Nonlinear Systems. 

About honours

In the applied mathematics honours program, you will undertake a major research project or essay in a specialised area of applied mathematics, under the direction of a supervisor who is expert in your selected topic and can guide you throughout your course.

You will submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation, or an essay covering a classical problem of acknowledged importance and mathematical depth with you providing your own critical evaluation. You are also expected to undertake teh relevant coursework involving attendance at lectures or seminars.

Active research areas in applied mathematics include Astrophysical and Geophysical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Industrial Modelling, Mathematical Biosciences and Nonlinear Systems.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Applied Mathematics: completion of 24 credit points of project work and 24 credit points of coursework. 

For further details about honours and who to contact for more information, please visit the Science honours page.

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