Course outline
MAM4001W (Honours in Applied Mathematics) is a one year course that is designed to expose students to advanced topics in Applied Mathematics, and to allow students with interdisciplinary interests to take modules from outside the department as part of their Honours degree. The course is made up of a number of modules and a compulsory project, each of which is worth a certain number of credits. You must accumulate at least 160 credits, as per the table below:
Honours in Applied Mathematics (MAM4001W) | |
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Applied Mathematics modules taught by MAM | ≥60 credits (DMTCS modules included) |
Project | 40 credits total |
Other Modules | number of credits per module varies |
Total | ≥160 credits |
- You can take more than 160 credits of modules. If you do, your mark for MAM4001W will (more or less; see below for the details) be calculated using your "best 160 credits".
- Most modules are 30 lectures.
- The lecture timetable for all of the Honours modules is decided at a meeting on the first day of class.
All Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Honours Students are required to tutor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
Designing your curriculum
- You must take at least 60 credits from the following list of Applied Mathematics modules and related subjects:
- Applied Mathematics Modules.
- The Core Module in Differential Geometry.
- DMTCS Modules.
- Reading Modules, provided they are on Applied Mathematics.
- The following may be taken, but do not count towards the "60 credits of Applied Mathematics modules taught by MAM":
- Mathematics Core Modules (except for the Core Module in Differential Geometry, which is considered both Pure and Applied).
- Mathematics Elective Modules.
- Some modules in other departments.
- In exceptional circumstances, a 3rd year undergraduate module.
- You must take the Project.
- To pass MAM4001W, you must obtain a mark of at least 50% for the Project and a weighted average mark of at least 50% for your coursework. If you fail the Project but don't pass your coursework, or if you pass the Project but fail your coursework, you will fail MAM4001W.
All curricula must be approved by the Honours Program Convenor. It is particularly important to consult the Convenor if you are thinking of taking a reading module, modules in other departments, or considering whether you might be allowed to take an undergraduate module as part of your Honours degree.
The following Applied Mathematics and DMTCS modules will be offered in 2024.
1st Semester | 2nd Semester | ||
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Advanced Mathematical Methods 1 | Advanced Mathematical Methods 2 | ||
Theoretical Cosmology 1 | Gravity | ||
Topics in String Theory | |||
DMTCS1 (Complexity Theory) | DMTCS2 (Graph Theory) | ||
Advanced Topics in Reinforcement Learning | |||
Theoretical Cosmology 2 | Dr Alvaro de la Cruz-Dombriz |
The Mathematics modules that will be offered in 2024 are listed here.
How we calculate your final mark
- If you do more than the minimum of 160 credits, we'll calculate your final mark for MAM4001W using your "best 160 credits". However, your final mark must include:
- At least Applied Mathematics modules taught by MAM (see above).
- The mark for your Project.
- The Project counts 25% of the final mark and must be passed (i.e, you must get a mark of at least 50%).
- The remaining 75% of the final mark is calculated using your modules.
- For the modules in the course (i.e., excluding the Project and Seminar), the examination counts at least 50% of the final mark for the course.