R05 RM Master of Science  Mathematics and Statistics
Major/Minor/Specialisation !R05SPC+1012 (2009)
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Year and Campus:  2009 

Overview: 
The Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics program) allows students to focus on a specialist area of the discipline and broaden their experience by taking subjects from other specialisations. Students must complete a total of 200 points over the two year fulltime (or four year parttime) program, comprising:
Discipline subjects (137.5 points) Students must take 11 of the following subjects:
Statistics and Stochastic Processes o 600655 Business Forecasting o Mathematics of Risk (available semester 2, 2010) o 620618 Probability for Inference o 620620 Statistical Inference o 620624 Stochastic Processes o 620639 Data Mining o 620638 Consulting and Applied Statistics
Operations Research and Discrete Mathematics o 620616 Optimisation for Industry o 620615 Network Optimisation (not available in 2010) o Scheduling and Optimisation (available semester 2, 2010) o 620646 Advanced Discrete Mathematics o 620647 Enumerative Combinatorics (not available in 2010) o Experimental Mathematics (available semester 1, 2010)
Applied Mathematics o 620637 Computational Differential Equations o 620617 Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena o 620635 Advanced Materials Modelling o 620629 Integrable Models (not available in 2010) o 620644 Mathematical Biology (not available in 2010) o Partial Differential Equations (available semester 1, 2010) o Random Walks and Random Structures (available semester 2, 2010)
Pure Mathematics o 620645 Measure theory o 620636 Commutative Algebra o 620619 Representation Theory o 620634 Algebraic Topology o 620630 Algebraic Geometry (not available in 2010) o 620640 Differential Geometry (not available in 2010) o 620628 Functional Analysis (not available in 2010) o Differential Topology (available semester 2, 2010) o Complex Analysis (available semester 2, 2010) o Geometric Group Theory (available semester 2, 2010)
With the approval of the supervisor and departmental Master program Coordinator, a student will be allowed to substitute up to three of the Discipline Mathematics & Statistics subjects with lower level subjects or subjects from contiguous areas. Of these substitute subjects, up to two can be 200 or 300 level subjects needed to obtain requisite knowledge for Master level Discipline Mathematics & Statistics subjects and up to two can be Master level subjects taught by other Departments of the University.
Professional tools (12.5 points) Students undertaking the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics program) must take the Professional Tools subject 600617 Systems Modelling and Simulation, unless they have completed 620131 Scientific Programming and Simulation (2007) or equivalent. If students have previously completed 620131 Scientific Programming and Simulation (2007) or equivalent, they must take one of the following Professional Tools subjects:
Science Tools o eScience (available semester 2, 2010) o 600618 Ethics and Responsibility in Science Communication Tools o 600616 Science in Context o 600619 Science and Communication
Research Project (50 points) The Research Project is an integral part of the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics program) and a thesis is the main requirement for this component. Students must pass the Research Project to be awarded the Degree.
Students enrolled in the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics program) are required to complete a 50 point Research Project. Students may enrol in one or more Research Project subjects as indicated below to ensure they have completed a total of 50 points by the end of their course.


Objectives: 
After completing this course students should have:

Subject Options:  Subject Study Period Commencement: Credit Points: 
Related Course(s): 
Master of Science 
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