MATH5856 is a postgraduate coursework mathematics course. 

Units of credit: 6

Suggested co-requisites: MATH5846 but not always compulsory

Cycle of offering: Term 1B 

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, assessments, 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 MATH5856, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course overview

The aim of this course is to learn about the basic principles of statistical reasoning and the most important methods to estimate unknown parameters of the observed system, to take decisions without complete information and to use statistical packages.