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MAT8190 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies B

Semester 2, 2013 External Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Maths and Computing
Version produced : 25 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Yury Stepanyants
Moderator: Dmitry Strunin

Other requisites

Pre-requisite: Enrolment in this course is only available to students in Honours, Masters and some other Postgraduate programs and such enrolment requires the permission of the appropriate Program Coordinator.

Rationale

This course exists to satisfy the need for some flexibility in Honours and Masters programs in Mathematics and Statistics to cater for the widely varying interests and chosen specializations of students.

Synopsis

Contact the Examiner to study this course by distance education. This course provides the opportunity for a student to pursue an area of study that will complement the other studies in the student's program. Typically the course will consist of specialized investigations extending knowledge and skills in a certain area. The studies could involve, for example, directed readings, extension of the project (where appropriate), or some other approved activity which would complement the student's studies in the program.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and skills in the complementary study area.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. No specific topics can be listed as the content of the course may vary from student to student. 100.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • To be advised by the student's supervisor.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Private Study or Rehearsals 150.00
Supervisor Consultation 15.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
APPROVED ASSESSMENT PROGRAM 100 100 16 Jul 2013 (see note 1)

NOTES
  1. Assessment Details to be advised when student's complementary studies programme is determined. Examiner to advise due dates.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    The complementary study area chosen will be assigned after consultation with the examiner and the appropriate Program Coordinator. Students may be directed to a certain complementary study, or they may be asked to nominate an appropriate study. It is the student's responsibility to approach a staff member and obtain his/her agreement to supervise their study prior to enrolling in the course. It is the student's responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To be advised when the student's Complementary Studies Programme is determined.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    To be advised when the student's Complementary Studies Programme is determined.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    To be advised when the student's Complementary Studies Programme is determined.

  6. Examination information:
    To be advised when the student's Complementary Studies Programme is determined.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    To be advised when the student's Complementary Studies Programme is determined.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. The supervisor will advise the student and the examiner of the details of the study and the assessment program in writing by the end of week 2 of the semester as in TOPICS above.

  2. Assessment for the course will vary according to the nature of the study undertaken by each student. By the end of the thrid week of semester, the supervisor will provide to the examiner, for approval by the Associate Dean: an outline of the study; the objectives of the study; the format, timing and weighting of the assessment items for the study; a statement about attendance requirements; requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily; penalties for late submission of required work; requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course; the method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade; any other requirements deemed necessary by the Examiner.