MATH5505 is an honours and postgraduate coursework mathematics course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: 24 units of level III mathematics or a degree in a numerate discipline or permission of the Lecturer-in-Charge.

Cycle of offering: T3

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: The Course outline will be made available closer to the start of term - please visit this website:  www.unsw.edu.au/course-outlines

Course outlines contain information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

The online handbook entry contains information about the course. (The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered this year.)

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5505, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course overview

This course will present beautiful topics from classical combinatorics including but not limited to the Pigeonhole Principle, Ramsey Theory, Matching Theory, Latin Squares, graph algorithms, the Inclusion-Exclusion Principle, Polya counting, generating functions, and Extremal Set Theory.