Department of Mathematics


Honours and Postgraduate Diploma


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Mathematics



Programme Structure

To be awarded an honours degree to you must pass the following:

  • 90 points from 700-level courses with at least 75 points from Mathematics or Applied Mathematics courses
  • 30 points from MATHS 776 (Dissertation)

Maths 776 runs over two consecutive semesters. You will need to be enrolled into both parts (MATHS 776A and 776B), one each semester. This course can also be taken in just one semester under exceptional circumstances.  The dissertation is completed under the supervision of a member of the Mathematics department.
 

Please see our postgraduate research topics page for possible projects. 

 

This is a one year full-time degree or it can be taken part-time over two years.

 

Prerequisites

To be admitted into the BSc (Hons) programme you must have:

  • an undergraduate major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
  • Completed compulsory undergraduate Maths courses
            - Mathematics: MATHS 332 and either MATHS 320 or MATHS 328
            - Applied Mathematics: MATHS 340 and MATHS 361 (with preferably a B grade or higher)
  • gained at least a B average over 45 points in Mathematics courses above Stage II (BA(Hons) - GPA of 5.0)
  • passed at least another 45 points of courses above Stage II in any subject  

 

Class of Honours

At graduation, your actual class of honours will depend on the average mark for the courses you attempt for your BSc (Hons), computed over all the papers attempted (passed or failed).

The classes are defined as follows:

  • an average greater than A- leads to first class honours,
  • an average of B+ leads to 2nd class honours (1st division),
  • an average of B or B- leads to 2nd class honours (2nd division).
  • an average between C- and C+ will secure you a Postgraduate Diploma in Science, and not a BSc(Hons).

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Science



Programme Structure

To be awarded an postgraduate dipolma to you much pass the following:

  • 120 points from 700-level courses with at least 75 points in the major (Mathematics or Applied Mathematics) 

This is a one year full-time dipolma which may also be taken part-time over up to four years.


Prerequisites

To be admitted into the PGDipSci programme you must have:

  • a major in Mathematics including MATHS 332 and either MATHS 320 or MATHS 328

           OR

  • a major in Applied Mathematics.

 

Results

If your average marks for the courses of your PGDipSci are sufficiently high, you will be awarded the degree with distinction or merit.

If you failed your PGDipSci (too many failed courses, or discontinued the diploma without seeking an interruption), you will not be able to take another postgraduate diploma at the University of Auckland.

Postgraduate Courses and Advisers


Please see our postgradute courses page for full details of the courses on offer.

 

For information and advice please contact our adviser.