MAT8180 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies A
|Semester 1, 2018 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Maths/Stats Comple'y Studies A|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||010199 - Mathematical Sciences not else|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Harry Butler
Enrolment in this course is only available to students in Honours and some Postgraduate programs and such enrolment requires a supervisor and the permission of the examiner and the appropriate Program Coordinator. Depending on the topic chosen, some students may need to have successfully completed prerequisite courses.
This course provides flexibility in honours and postgraduate programs to cater for the widely varying interests and chosen specialisations of students. Mathematicians need to be proficient in a wide range of mathematical concepts and techniques. Many of these are either only touched on or omitted from undergraduate programs. An opportunity to broaden the students' knowledge-base with more advanced concepts and techniques is provided in this course.
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.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the complementary study area.
The complementary study area chosen will be approved after the student consults with the supervisor, 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 contact a staff member willing to supervise their study. One of the following topics can be chosen. The content of the course may vary from student to student. The weighting of the sub-topics within this unit depends on the topic chosen and will be discussed with the supervisor.
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/?year=2018&sem=01&subject1=MAT8180)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Texts to be advised by the student's supervisor.
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||40||40||07 Jun 2018|
|ASSIGNMENT 2 (PROJECT)||60||60||07 Jun 2018|
Important assessment information
It is the students' 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.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily: To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
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.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
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.