Master of Mathematical Sciences (MMaSc)
Master of Mathematical Sciences (MMaSc)
Program Code
MMSCI
Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Academic Year
2024
These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).
Overview
The Master of Mathematical Sciences allows students with a bachelor degree in the mathematical sciences or a related field to expand their knowledge in the mathematical sciences to an advanced level. Students may choose courses across the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. These courses provide deep disciplinespecific knowledge, as well as valuable training in academic literacy and research skills. In addition, students complete a substantial research project.
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 realworld problems by appropriately collecting, analysing and modelling data.
The program enables students to build skills across all three areas, while providing sufficient flexibility for interested students to study a particular area in more depth.
The Master of Mathematical Sciences is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard fulltime duration of 2 years.
Program Learning Outcomes
 Critically analyse and solve complex problems as independent selfdirected learners.
 Demonstrate deep knowledge of advanced concepts in the mathematical sciences.
 Demonstrate skills in the use of technology to solve complex mathematical and statistical problems.
 Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills to complete a research project in the mathematical sciences.
 Apply written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills.
 Demonstrate proficiency in professional practice.
Conditions
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be readmitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.
Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of nonenrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.
Academic Program Rules for Master of Mathematical Sciences
There shall be a Master of Mathematical Sciences.
Qualification Requirements
To qualify for the degree of Master of Mathematical Sciences, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:
 Research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a research project from one of the following disciplines:
 Applied Mathematics
 Mathematical Sciences
 Pure Mathematics
 Statistics
 Elective courses to the value of 36 units
Core Courses

Research Project
To satisfy the requirements for Research Project students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.
All of the following courses must be completed:
Applied Mathematics
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value APP MTH 7300A Applied Mathematics Masters Project A 0 APP MTH 7300B Applied Mathematics Masters Project B 0 APP MTH 7300C Applied Mathematics Masters Project C 0 APP MTH 7300D Applied Mathematics Masters Project D 12 or
All of the following courses must be completed:
Mathematical Sciences
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value MATHS 7300A Mathematical Sciences Masters Project A 0 MATHS 7300B Mathematical Sciences Masters Project B 0 MATHS 7300C Mathematical Sciences Masters Project C 0 MATHS 7300D Mathematical Sciences Masters Project D 12 or
All of the following courses must be completed:
Pure Mathematics
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value PURE MTH 7300A Pure Mathematics Masters Project A 0 PURE MTH 7300B Pure Mathematics Masters Project B 0 PURE MTH 7300C Pure Mathematics Masters Project C 0 PURE MTH 7300D Pure Mathematics Masters Project D 12 or
All of the following courses must be completed:
Statistics
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value STATS 7300A Statistics Masters Project A 0 STATS 7300B Statistics Masters Project B 0 STATS 7300C Statistics Masters Project C 0 STATS 7300D Statistics Masters Project D 12
Electives

Electives
To satisfy the requirements for Electives students must complete courses to the value of 36 units.
Courses to the value of 36 units from the following:
Group B or C Electives (12 units)
Group C Electives (24 units)Group B Electives
Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value APP MTH 7035 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations 3 APP MTH 7065 Applied Probability 3 APP MTH 7072 Optimisation 3 APP MTH 7075 Fluid Mechanics 3 APP MTH 7107 Partial Differential Equations and Waves 3 APP MTH 7056 Random Processes 3 APP MTH 7124 Decision Science PG 3 MATHS 7026 Cryptography PG 3 MATHS 7070 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques 3 PURE MTH 7054 Complex Analysis 3 PURE MTH 7055 Topology and Analysis 3 PURE MTH 7059 Groups and Rings 3 PURE MTH 7071 Integration and Analysis 3 PURE MTH 7072 Fields and Modules 3 STATS 7022 Data Science PG 3 STATS 7023 Computational Bayesian Statistics PG 3 STATS 7054 Statistical Modelling 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 7070 Statistics Topic F 3