The Honours year can be taken full-time or part-time in one of the following streams:
If you are an Advanced Mathematics or Advanced Science student, then the Honours year is built into your degree. All other students will have to enrol in a new stand-alone Honours year (program 4500). See the section on How to Apply, below. Please note that you will also need to apply in through the "Apply Online" form and also the "Intention to take Honours" survey (if you are not in an embedded Honours program)- by visiting this link.
To enter Honours in Mathematics or Statistics, students must have either:
To enter Honours in Quantitative Data Science you must have either:
In addition, students will normally be required to have:
With the permission of the Honours Coordinator a student may be allowed into Honours without having satisfied the specific departmental requirements, and instead have shown some evidence of the ability to undertake independent study. Students must also have permission of the appropriate Honours Coordinator.
Students are able to undertake Honours full-time or part-time. You should consult your Honours Coordinator as to your enrolment.
To obtain this permission, you should, as early as possible, consult with the appropriate Honours Coordinator:
|Dr Amandine Schaeffer
|Dr Lee Zhao
|Dr Gery Geenens
Quantitative Data Science
|Dr Rohitash Chandra
|Associate Professor Shane Keating
Please see our Staff Directory for their phone and room numbers.
In order that you have sufficient background to attempt the courses in the Honours year, it is recommended that you discuss your selection of Level III courses with your Honours Coordinator or another academic adviser.
The programs of many of our students (such as joint degree students) require careful planning, so please drop by and see one of the coordinators for a chat whenever you need advice - even if your Honours year is many years away.
Other students who are sufficiently well prepared may enrol in individual Honours courses under the course number.
If you are a current UNSW student in an embedded Honours Program such as Advanced Maths, and you wish to start your Honours year, you must apply by completing the Intention to Undertake Honours form (see below). There are now three rounds, depending on which Term you would like to begin your Honours year.
In the Term before you begin honours (T1,T2 or T3), contact academics whose research you are interested in to discuss possible projects.
Late applications are accepted until Monday 29th January 2024, for Term 1 2024. Please complete and submit your Intention to Undertake Honours form and scroll to the bottom of the online form, press NEXT to continue. However, If you are enrolled into the Bachelor of Science, or have graduated from another university, you also need to apply for the one-year degree Bachelor of Science (Honours) using UNSW’s “Apply Online” system only (4500 program). If you require more time, there is some flexibilty - please email ug.MathsStats@unsw.edu.au for permission.
After submission of your Intention to Undertake Honours form (for embedded Honours), or the Admissions application for the standalone (4500 program) linked below, whichever applies to you, please discuss your coursework course selection with your Supervisor before you complete the Course Selection form provided. The School will enrol and class register you into all courses each term.
For assistance with research projects and supervisors, please contact the appropriate Honours Coordinator.
Students who are interested in transferring to UNSW to complete or undertake their Honours year should consult the appropriate Honours Coordinator as soon as possible to ascertain whether this is feasible. Because our Honours courses are based around the background knowledge obtained in the first three years of the UNSW degree, even students with excellent three-year degrees from elsewhere sometimes lack the background to attempt a full quota of courses. In such cases we often recommend that students complete an extra semester at UNSW before starting Honours in order to fill in some of the missing prerequisites.
Even if you were a UNSW student, if it has been six months since you finished your undergraduate degree then you will need to re-apply for admission to UNSW.