# Mathematical Sciences

#### Course overview

The study of mathematics is vital in our increasingly technological world. A foundation in this area enables one to apply logic and quantitative reasoning to a vast array of situations.

The Master of Mathematical Sciences is designed to give candidates an internationally competitive training in mathematics. It is a stand-alone two-year coursework Masters degree, with courses available in a wide range of specialities in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science.

The degree consists of 96 credit points, a minimum of 72cp at the 4000-level or higher, and a minimum of 36cp at 5000-level. As part of the latter requirement, students will complete a 24cp 5000-level research project.

#### Course outcomes

Upon completion of a Master of Mathematical Sciences graduates will demonstrate:

- Ability to independently construct logical, clearly presented and justified arguments incorporating deductive reasoning,
- Understanding of the breadth of the discipline, its role in other fields, and the way other fields contribute to development of the mathematical sciences.
- Knowledge of the principles and concepts of a broad range of fundamental areas in the mathematical sciences
- Well-developed knowledge in at least four broad areas of the mathematical sciences and deep knowledge in at least one specialist area.
- Ability to formulate and model practical and abstract problems in mathematical and/or statistical terms using a variety of methods,
- Ability to apply mathematical and/or statistical principles, concepts, techniques and technology to solve practical and abstract problems and interpret results critically
- Appropriate interpretation of information communicated in mathematical and statistical form,
- Appropriate presentation of information, reasoning, and conclusions in written, visual, and oral modes of communication, to diverse audiences (expert and non-expert).
- Ability to self-direct learning to extend their existing knowledge and that of others,
- Ability to work effectively and responsibly in an individual or team context,
- Understanding and recognition of what constitutes an ethical and correct application of mathematical and statistical approaches to solving problems.

### Master of Mathematical Sciences

*These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: sydney.edu.au/policies.*

#### Course resolutions

#### 1 Course codes

Code |
Course title |
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GCMATHSC-01 |
Graduate Certificate in Mathematical Sciences |

GNMATHSC-01 |
Graduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences |

MAMATHEM-01 |
Master of Mathematical Sciences |