Special units

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Details are provided in the course regulations under Faculty of Science in the University Undergraduate Guide to Courses.

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The special unit MTH2000 Mathematics Research Project Level 2 is offered principally for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Science Scholars Program: Course Code 1120) course, and the special unit MTH3000 Mathematics Research Project Level 3 is offered principally for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Science Scholars Program: Course Code 1120) and the Bachelor of Science Advanced with Honours (Course Code 3520) courses. These units involve the completion of an individual research project chosen from a range of areas of mathematics and statistics, including astrophysics, atmospheric science, dynamics, chaos, computing algorithm design, industrial mathematics, number theory, logic and meteorology, under the personal supervision of a member of academic staff, and they are available to only a small number of students in any year. All enrolments in these units must be approved by the Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences close to the start of the semester in which they will be taken.

Normally, no more than ten students will be permitted to enrol in the units at each level. They are offered in both first and second semester, and MTH3000 is also available in summer semester.

In special cases, authorised by the Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences on an individual basis, third-year students may also be able to count other assessable material towards their Mathematics sequence as MTH3401/MTH3402 Special Topics in Mathematics.

Students interested in taking special units MTH2000, MTH3000 and MTH3401/MTH3402 are advised to contact the unit coordinator Professor Kate Smith-Miles via email (Kate.Smith-Miles@monash.edu) for further information.