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MATH7904 – Research Topics in Mathematics 1

2022 – Session 1, In person-scheduled-weekday, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Paul Bryan
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MRes
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit is based on an area of current mathematical research. The specific area may vary from year to year depending on the interests of the students and lecturer.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in a particular area of mathematics.
  • ULO2: Apply advanced mathematical skills to related areas of mathematics or other disciplines.
  • ULO3: Use abstract mathematical frameworks to synthesize diverse examples or phenomena from within a particular area of mathematics.
  • ULO4: Communicate effectively the results of advanced mathematical reasoning.

General Assessment Information

HURDLES: This unit has no hurdle requirements.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION: Assignment submission will be online through the iLearn page.

Submit assignments online via the appropriate assignment link on the iLearn page. A personalised cover sheet is not required with online submissions. Read the submission statement carefully before accepting it as there are substantial penalties for making a false declaration.

  • Assignment submission is via iLearn. 
  • Please note the quick guide on how to upload your assignments provided on the iLearn page.
  • Please make sure that each page in your uploaded assignment corresponds to only one A4 page (do not upload an A3 page worth of content as an A4 page in landscape). If you are using an app like Clear Scanner, please make sure that the photos you are using are clear and shadow-free.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure your assignment submission is legible.
  • If there are technical obstructions to your submitting online, please email us to let us know.

You may submit as often as required prior to the due date/time. Please note that each submission will completely replace any previous submissions. It is in your interests to make frequent submissions of your partially completed work as insurance against technical or other problems near the submission deadline.

LATE SUBMISSION:  All assignments must be submitted by the official due date and time. No marks will be given for late work unless an extension has been granted following a successful application for Special Consideration. Please contact one of the unit convenors for advice as soon as you become aware that you may have difficulty meeting any of the assignment deadlines. It is in your interests to make frequent submissions of your partially completed work. Note that later submissions completely replace any earlier submission, and so only the final submission made before the due date will be marked.

FINAL EXAM POLICY: This unit has no final exam.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Assignment 4 25% No
Assignment 1 25% No
Assignment 3 25% No
Assignment 2 25% No

Assignment 4

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due:
Weighting: 25%

The assignments reinforce and build on material from lectures, as well as leading students towards more advanced topics. They are designed to promote a more independent style of learning than in standard undergraduate units.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in a particular area of mathematics.
  • Apply advanced mathematical skills to related areas of mathematics or other disciplines.
  • Use abstract mathematical frameworks to synthesize diverse examples or phenomena from within a particular area of mathematics.
  • Communicate effectively the results of advanced mathematical reasoning.

Assignment 1

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due:
Weighting: 25%

The assignments reinforce and build on material from lectures, as well as leading students towards more advanced topics. They are designed to promote a more independent style of learning than in standard undergraduate units.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in a particular area of mathematics.
  • Apply advanced mathematical skills to related areas of mathematics or other disciplines.
  • Use abstract mathematical frameworks to synthesize diverse examples or phenomena from within a particular area of mathematics.
  • Communicate effectively the results of advanced mathematical reasoning.

Assignment 3

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due:
Weighting: 25%

The assignments reinforce and build on material from lectures, as well as leading students towards more advanced topics. They are designed to promote a more independent style of learning than in standard undergraduate units.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in a particular area of mathematics.
  • Apply advanced mathematical skills to related areas of mathematics or other disciplines.
  • Use abstract mathematical frameworks to synthesize diverse examples or phenomena from within a particular area of mathematics.
  • Communicate effectively the results of advanced mathematical reasoning.

Assignment 2

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due:
Weighting: 25%

The assignments reinforce and build on material from lectures, as well as leading students towards more advanced topics. They are designed to promote a more independent style of learning than in standard undergraduate units.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in a particular area of mathematics.
  • Apply advanced mathematical skills to related areas of mathematics or other disciplines.
  • Use abstract mathematical frameworks to synthesize diverse examples or phenomena from within a particular area of mathematics.
  • Communicate effectively the results of advanced mathematical reasoning.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

1 2hr meeting per week.

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Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Academic Integrity

At Macquarie, we believe academic integrity – honesty, respect, trust, responsibility, fairness and courage – is at the core of learning, teaching and research. We recognise that meeting the expectations required to complete your assessments can be challenging. So, we offer you a range of resources and services to help you reach your potential, including free online writing and maths support, academic skills development and wellbeing consultations.

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