University of Sydney Handbooks - 2021 Archive

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Learning Outcomes

Mathematical Sciences

Upon completion of a Master of Mathematical Sciences, graduates will demonstrate:

  1. Ability to independently construct logical, clearly presented and justified arguments incorporating deductive reasoning.
  2. Understanding of the breadth of the discipline, its role in other fields, and the way other fields contribute to development of the mathematical sciences.
  3. Knowledge of the principles and concepts of a broad range of fundamental areas in the mathematical sciences.
  4. Well-developed knowledge in at least four broad areas of the mathematical sciences and deep knowledge in at least one specialist area.
  5. Ability to formulate and model practical and abstract problems in mathematical and/or statistical terms using a variety of methods.
  6. Ability to apply mathematical and/or statistical principles, concepts, techniques and technology to solve practical and abstract problems and interpret results critically.
  7. Appropriate interpretation of information communicated in mathematical and statistical form.
  8. Appropriate presentation of information, reasoning, and conclusions in written, visual, and oral modes of communication, to diverse audiences (expert and non-expert).
  9. Ability to self-direct learning to extend their existing knowledge and that of others.
  10. Ability to work effectively and responsibly in an individual or team context.
  11. Understanding and recognition of what constitutes an ethical and correct application of mathematical and statistical approaches to solving problems.