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 Graduate 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.