APP MTH 7109A - Masters Applied Mathematics Project Pt A
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code APP MTH 7109A Course Masters Applied Mathematics Project Pt A Coordinating Unit Applied Mathematics Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Students undertake a detailed study of a topic in Applied Mathematics under the guidance of a supervisor and document their work in the form of a written report or thesis. The topic of the project is decided by the supervisor in conjunction with the student. Students not only increase their mathematical knowledge, but develop critical analysis and technical writing skills that are essential for postgraduate research degrees.
Course Coordinator: Adjunct Professor David Clements
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThis course is the first part of a master's project in applied mathematics done over two semesters, the second part being APP MTH 7109B. The two courses together constitute the 9-unit project.
On successful completion of the project, the student will have demonstrated:
1 advanced knowledge in applied mathematics. 2 the ability to plan and execute a substantial research project. 3 highly developed mathematical writing skills.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2,3 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2
Recommended ResourcesTo be advised by the supervisor.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesStudents undertake a detailed study of a topic in Applied Mathematics under the guidance of a supervisor and document their work in the form of a written report or thesis. The topic of the project is decided by the supervisor in conjunction with the student.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The expected workload for this project (APP MTH 7109A and 7109B combined) is 468 hours.
Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment SummaryThe project report is judged by two examiners on content, evidence of understanding, and presentation. As part of the assessment, students are required to give a seminar talk on their project.
Assessment DetailProject report (thesis): 8/9
Seminar talk: 1/9
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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