Master of Mathematical Sciences (MMaSc)

Program Code

MMASC

Program Minimum Units

48

Standard Duration

2 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

AQF Level

09

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Master of Mathematical Sciences allows students with a background in a related field to expand their knowledge in the mathematical sciences to an advanced level. Students may specialise by choosing courses in the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. These courses provide valuable training in academic literacy and research skills, as well as discipline-specific knowledge.
Applied mathematics uses mathematical techniques to answer questions about the world around us; such answers may be in the form of insights, explanations, solutions or predictions. Pure mathematics, mathematics for its own sake, studies abstract theories built by logical deduction that underpin modern science and technology. Statistics solves real-world problems by appropriately collecting, analysing and modelling data.
In the Master of Mathematical Sciences program, students specialise in one of the three disciplines or may choose a broader selection of courses tailored to their particular interests. The program includes a research project of 15 units in one of the three disciplines. The remaining 33 units consist of approved coursework.

The Master of Mathematical Sciences is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Mathematical Sciences

There shall be a Master of Mathematical Sciences.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Mathematical Sciences, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

1. Elective courses to the value of 33 units
2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 15 units in the form of a research project from one of the following disciplines:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics

             

Master of Mathematical Sciences

To satisfy the requirements for Master of Mathematical Sciences students must complete courses to the value of 33 units.

Electives

Courses to the value of 33 units from the following:

Group A, B or C Electives (12 units)
Group B Electives (12 units)
Group C Electives (9 units)

Group A Electives

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
APP MTH 7105 Optimisation & Operations Research 3
MATHS 7100 Real Analysis 3
MATHS 7101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus 3
MATHS 7102 Differential Equations 3
MATHS 7103 Probability & Statistics 3
MATHS 7104 Numerical Methods 3
PURE MTH 7106 Algebra 3
STATS 7107 Statistical Modelling & Inference 3

Group B Electives

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
APP MTH 7035 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations III 3
APP MTH 7065 Applied Probability 3
APP MTH 7072 Optimisation 3
APP MTH 7075 Fluid Mechanics 3
APP MTH 7106 Optimal Functions & Nanomechanics III 3
APP MTH 7107 Partial Differential Equations & Waves III 3
APP MTH 7056 Random Processes 3
APP MTH 7090 Stochastic Decision Theory 3
MATHS 7070 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques 3
PURE MTH 7054 Complex Analysis 3
PURE MTH 7055 Topology & Analysis 3
PURE MTH 7059 Groups & Rings 3
PURE MTH 7071 Integration & Analysis 3
PURE MTH 7072 Fields & Modules 3
PURE MTH 7073 Finite Geometry 3
PURE MTH 7108 Geometry of Surfaces 3
STATS 7056 Biostatistics 3
STATS 7057 Sampling Theory & Practice 3
STATS 7054 Statistical Modelling 3
STATS 7058 Time Series 3
STATS 7059 Mathematical Statistics 3

Group C Electives

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
APP MTH 7044 Applied Mathematics Topic C 3
APP MTH 7045 Applied Mathematics Topic B 3
APP MTH 7048 Applied Mathematics Topic A 3
APP MTH 7049 Applied Mathematics Topic D 3
APP MTH 7087 Applied Mathematics Topic E 3
APP MTH 7088 Applied Mathematics Topic F 3
PURE MTH 7002 Pure Mathematics Topic B 3
PURE MTH 7023 Pure Mathematics Topic D 3
PURE MTH 7038 Pure Mathematics Topic A 3
PURE MTH 7047 Pure Mathematics Topic C 3
PURE MTH 7066 Pure Mathematics Topic E 3
PURE MTH 7067 Pure Mathematics Topic F 3
STATS 7004 Statistics Topic A 3
STATS 7008 Statistics Topic D 3
STATS 7014 Statistics Topic B 3
STATS 7016 Statistics Topic C 3
STATS 7069 Statistics Topic E 3
STATS 7070 Statistics Topic F 3

Research Project

All of the following courses must be completed:

Applied Mathematics Project Group

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
APP MTH 7200A Masters Project in Applied Mathematics A - Part 1 0
APP MTH 7200B Masters Project in Applied Mathematics B - Part 2 0
APP MTH 7200C Masters Project in Applied Mathematics C - Part 3 0
APP MTH 7200D Masters Project in Applied Mathematics D - Part 4 15

or

Mathematical Sciences Project Group

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 7200A Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences A - Part 1 0
MATHS 7200B Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences B - Part 2 0
MATHS 7200C Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences C - Part 3 0
MATHS 7200D Masters Project in Mathematical Sciences D - Part 4 15

or

Pure Mathematics Project Group

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PURE MTH 7200A Masters Project in Pure Mathematics A - Part 1 0
PURE MTH 7200B Masters Project in Pure Mathematics B - Part 2 0
PURE MTH 7200C Masters Project in Pure Mathematics C - Part 3 0
PURE MTH 7200D Masters Project in Pure Mathematics D - Part 4 15

or

Statistics Project Group

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
STATS 7200A Masters Project in Statistics A - Part 1 0
STATS 7200B Masters Project in Statistics B - Part 2 0
STATS 7200C Masters Project in Statistics C - Part 3 0
STATS 7200D Masters Project in Statistics D - Part 4 15