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Unit information: Project in 2018/19

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Unit name Project
Unit code MATH32201
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Welch
Open unit status Not open

MATH 11007 Calculus 1 and MATH 11005 Linear Algebra &Geometry and either MATH 11009 Mechanics 1 or Core Physics A



School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science



To give students an opportunity to study a topic of their choice, working more or less independently, and to develop experience of report-writing and oral presentation.

There is a very wide range of topics available. Details can be found at

Additional unit information can be found at

Intended learning outcomes

  • How to independently research a mathematical topic
  • How to use the mathematical literature
  • How to manage time over the length of the project
  • How to write a report on the work that has been carried out
  • How to give a technical presentation

Transferable Skills:

Self-directed study; library research and use of the mathematical literature; time management; report writing; oral presentation.

Teaching details

Guidance from supervisor, leading to independent study with further discussion with supervisor as necessary. Skills training is provided early in Teaching Block 1.

Assessment Details

Written report (contributing 90% of the final assessment mark) and short talk (contributing 10% of the final assessment mark).

Reading and References

Reading and references are available at