MATHS 3021 - Capstone Project in Mathematical Sciences III
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
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 II or higher 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: Professor Yvonne StokesThe lecturers for this course will be
Professor Yvonne Stokes
Dr Ray Vozzo
Dr Stephen Crotty
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Required ResourcesAll resources will be provided by the lecturers.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesAt the start of the course students will choose a project in one of three different disciplines: Applied Maths (Dynamics), Data Science/Statistics, or Pure Maths. Students will
- Participate in group meetings with the lecturer in charge (normally two per week of the semester);
- Attend workshops on Writing Skills;
- Complete and submit the assignments set by the lecturer in charge;
- Prepare and give an oral presentation on an aspect of their project, in the form of a short video or as otherwise directed by the lecturer in charge;
- Report on progress with the project;
- Write and submit a final report.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Weekly meetings (inc. initial lecture): 24 hours
Assignments and preparation for weekly meetings: 30 hours
Preparation and delivery of oral presentation: 24 hours
Project: 78 hours
Total: 156 hours
Learning Activities SummaryAssignments, projects, oral presentation, participation in meetings.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryFinal report: 50%
Draft report: 10%
Oral/video presentation: 10%
Writing skills assignments: 15%
Assignments and ongoing project reporting: 15%
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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