MATH5846 is a Postgraduate Coursework Mathematics course. See the course overview below. This course is not available to Honours Students and students in the Master of Statistics and Master of Financial Mathematices  programs unless with permission from the PG Coordinator.

Units of credit: 6

Cycle of offering: Term 1A

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

The course outline contains 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 MATH5846, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course overview

Probabilistic concepts are necessary to study various complex phenomena arising in Engineering, Biology, Medicine and Economics. The aim of this course is to introduce basic concepts which are needed to analyse such phenomena. In particular, we discuss the concepts of random event, random variable, structures of dependence, computation of probabilities using the Central Limit Theorem, simple Markov chains and a Poisson process.