MATH503 Advanced Topics in Mathematics

Updated: 04 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award and permission of head of school
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

some topics may not be available every year. Students must consult the unit coordinator for advice on available topics.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Adam Harris (
Unit Description

This unit covers advanced topics in mathematics and enables students to choose from such topics as Algebraic Topology; Classical Mechanics; Computational Mathematics; Homotopy Theory; Set Theory and Logic; and Wavelets and Signal Processing.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 100%
Assessment Notes

Assessment can vary with each candidate's topic or topics, mode or modes of presentation and assessment; to be negotiated with supervisor.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. autonomously understand and apply working knowledge of the central concepts and theorems of advanced algebra to set problems designed as training problems for postgraduate research;
  2. clearly interpret and transmit the relationship of the central concepts and theorems of advanced algebras to the framework and development of modern mathematics, in spoken English to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
  3. develop in clearly and logically-written English with mathematical symbols, where appropriate) the calculations and logical reasoning necessary for expert-inspection of problem solutions, in style and format broadly consistent with the publication of postgraduate research.