# Third-year opportunities in Mathematics and Statistics

Outstanding students majoring in Mathematics and Statistics, Computational Biology, Data Science or Mathematical Physics or completing a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences may be eligible to undertake an **undergraduate research project** through the Faculty of Science's general subject SCIE30001.

These students may also be eligible to take one MAST-coded masters-level subject during their undergraduate degree through the **Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Extension Program**. This subject may then be credited towards a subsequent Master of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, Computational Biology or Data Science.

In addition, there is also the Mathematics and Statistics **Vacation Scholarship** program that allows second- and third-year students to undertake a paid undergraduate research project during the summer semester.

**Common eligibility rules for SCIE30001 and the Grad**u**ate Extension Program**

Students must have:

- Completed at least 200 points of an undergraduate degree and have a study plan to major in Mathematics and Statistics, Computational Biology or Data Science or complete a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
- A minimum weighted average mark of 85 in the four MAST-coded subjects, at levels 2 or 3, most relevant to the research project or higher-level subject being considered
- Concurrent enrolment in at most 37.5 points of undergraduate study, if the minimum weighted average mark of these four relevant MAST-coded subjects, at levels 2 or 3, is less than 90
- Concurrent enrolment in at most 50 points of undergraduate study, if the minimum weighted average mark in these four relevant MAST-coded subjects, at levels 2 or 3, is greater than or equal to 90
- Permission from the Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics (and any other relevant Heads in case the major is jointly administered)

**Additional eligibility rules**

### Science Research Project – SCIE30001

- The student must meet the general requirements for SCIE30001 as listed in the Handbook
- May also be taken by Mathematical Physics majors
- Must be taken as a science elective
- Cannot be taken during the summer semester
- Requires confirmation from a named supervisor who must be a continuing staff member in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

### Graduate Extension Program

- May not be taken by Mathematical Physics majors
- Requires permission from the Director of the Bachelor of Science to ensure that the opportunity will not adversely impact other studies
- Requires permission from the Coordinator of the relevant Master of Science course to ensure appropriate background knowledge to be able to succeed in graduate-level study.

*Note that the application process for the Graduate Extension Program is yet to be confirmed.*