MATHS 3021 - Capstone Project in Mathematical Sciences III
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code MATHS 3021 Course Capstone Project in Mathematical Sciences III Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites 9 units of Mathematical Sciences at Level III Incompatible MATHS 3020 Restrictions Not available to BMaSc(Adv) students Course Description This is a capstone course in the mathematical sciences. Each student will work in a small group on a project. Research skills and written and oral communication skills will be developed. Ongoing written reporting, oral presentations, a project report, and participation in group work are required.
Course Coordinator: Dr Daniel Stevenson
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the end of this course, students should have:
1. Demonstrated familiarity with a specialized topic in an area of mathematics and/or statistics.
2. Demonstrated skills in critical analysis and interpretation of mathematical and/or statistical results.
3. Demonstrated an ability to work as part of a group to complete an assigned task.
4. Demonstrated an ability to communicate mathematical and/or statistical ideas in both written and oral form.
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
Required ResourcesAll resources will be provided by the lecturer.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesWeekly group meetings with the lecturer.
Two oral presentations: a mid-semester presentation and an end-of-semester presentation.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Lectures and workshops: 36 hours.
Mid-semester presentation: 6 hours.
End-of-semester presentation: 6 hours.
Project plan, progress reports, group meeting reports: 18 hours.
Project report: 24 hours.
Weekly project work (5.5 hours/week): 66 hours.
Total: 156 hours
Learning Activities SummaryThe course is by projects, which will be determined at the start of the course.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe course is almost entirely based around small group discovery.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryFinal report: 50%
Written reporting (project plan, progress reports, group meeting reports): 20%
Two short oral presentations: 10% + 10%
Participation in group meetings and group work: 10%
Assessment Related RequirementsAn agregate score of 50% or more is required to pass this course.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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