Offerings for High Achieving Students
The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a special program which caters for highly talented students:
- Students in the Science Faculty Talented Student Program (TSP);
- Students in the B.Sc. (Advanced Mathematics) degree;
- Students with excellent results in HSC Mathematics (or equivalent).
First Year students in these groups who demonstrate a serious interest in mathematics will be invited to enrol in a Mathematics Special Studies Program. In addition to covering standard material, students in this program participate in their own seminars on specially chosen advanced topics. The Special Studies Program is also open to students in Arts and Liberal Studies degrees as well as Science.
Some more information can be found on the TSP Information Sheet (PDF).
The Mathematics Special Studies Program consists of the units of study MATH1906 (in Semester 1) and MATH1907 (in Semester 2). Some information about these units is contained in the Science Faculty handbook.
There is also a Special Studies Program for second year students offered as two separate three credit point units, one of which in first semester, the other in second semester (MATH2916 and MATH2917).
More detailed information is contained in the School of Mathematics First Year handbook, which is available from the Mathematics First Year Office (Carslaw Building Room 520) before the start of Semester 1 or from the Web in PDF format. Note that even though many of the students in the special studies programme are also in the TSP, this is not necessary.
Students in the Science Faculty Talented Student Program also have access to higher-year courses ahead of time and participate in special projects.
Students who are interested in these programs within the School of Mathematics and Statistics should contact:
Dr Daniel Daners
School of Mathematics and Statistics F07
University of Sydney, NSW 2006
All enquiries about entry to the programs and administration of the programs within the School of Mathematics and Statistics should be directed to Dr Daners.