MAM4001W - Applied Mathematics Honours

160 credits at NQF level 8

Entry Requirements:

(i) 65% or higher for MAM3040W (or the equivalent at another institution), and, (ii) The average of the three marks for MAM1043H/1044H, MAM2046W, and MAM3040W (or the equivalents at another institution) should be 65% or higher. In all cases acceptance is subject to individual approval by the Head of Department.

Course Outline:

This course provides an introduction to a selection of topics in applied mathematics. Students do an applied mathematics project and modules for a total of at least 160 credits (most modules are 20 credits; the project, which consists of a thesis and two seminars, is 40 credits total). Each student’s curriculum must be approved by the convenor and must include a minimum of 60 credits of applied mathematics modules taught by MAM (CERECAM and DMTCS modules are considered in this category). There is considerable flexibility in the structure of individual curricula and students are encouraged to include suitable modules from MAM4000W and from cognate departments (for example: Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Economics, Oceanography). The decision about which modules will be offered is made by the Department, but typically includes a selection from such topics as Advanced Mathematical Methods, Continuum Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Mathematical Biology, General Relativity and Cosmology, and String Theory. Students may, with permission from the convenor and with agreement from a suitable supervisor in the Department, pursue reading modules on topics that are not offered as taught modules.