You are encouraged to see the Honours Co-ordinator to discuss your possible program as early as possible.
Complete the Honours Application Form from the Student Administration website and submit to the Honours Co-ordinator.
A/Prof John Lau
Telephone (+61 8) 6488 3371
The Semester 1,2018 Timetable is available.
The study of mathematics at Honours level will help you develop the skills required for independent and original research.
Your supervised research project will develop your ability to think rigorously and logically while teaching you how to tackle problems with insight and imagination.
Graduating with Honours allows you to be eligible to go on to postgraduate research.
It is expected that after completing your Honours project you will have:
Employers value the additional skills gained during Honours study, so completion of the Honours program should also enhance job your prospects.
To be eligible for entry into Honours, you must have obtained an average mark of at least 65% in the level 3 units of your mathematics major.
Most students taking Honours do so during their fourth year of study at UWA.
However, BSc/BE students (and some other combined course students) may take an Honours degree in Mathematics or Statistics by including an extra year in their course, usually as the 4th, 5th or the 6th year.
The Honours year officially begins on Day 1 of Semester, there will be:
In the Honours year a student has to specialise in one of:
In the Honours year a student may specialise in one of:
It is possible to take the more general Honours in Mathematical Sciences degree.
As well as the supervised project and dissertation the Honours year includes four lecture units.
The units must satisfy the rules explained in https://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/honoursdetails?code=HON-MTHST according to your chosen specialisation.
As well as the supervised project and dissertation the Honours year includes five lecture sub-units.
The sub-units must be chosen to comply with the following conditions:
1. Alec Boyd Scholarship of $3,000 is offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics to the best female student commencing honours in Pure Mathematics, who has the highest aggregate mark in mathematics units taken in the course that qualified her for admission to the honours programme. For more information see https://spe.publishing.uwa.edu.au/latest/Section1/scholarships/undergraduate_scholarships/f2996
2. The SSAI Scholarship is available to honours students in Statistics. One award to the value of $800 or, in exceptional circumstances, two awards to the value of $400 each, plus free membership to the Society is available each year. For more information please see https://www.statsoc.org.au/wa-home.htm.