The Honours project consists of a systematic study and elaboration of a topic. It is intended to:
Students who wish to commence honours project work must meet the minimum admission requirements.
The Department of Mathematics offers two project structures, targeted at different groups of students.
In an Individual Project, a student proposes to work on a project based on his/her interest. An account of the knowledge gained is given in a project report and the work is done under the guidance of a supervisor. From 2016/2017, this structure is offered to students (majoring in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics) with CAP equal to or higher than 4.20 at the time of admission.
Read the guidelines for completing an Individual Project.
In a Project cum Seminar Group, a number of students are allocated with the same topic to work together with one supervisor but they will each submit a final report upon completion.
Introduced since AY2007/08, the structure of Project cum Seminar Group complements the existing format of Individual Project and is aimed at majority of the students.
Apart from strengthening the Department’s ability to handle the surge in number of Honours students, one important purpose of introducing this structure is to widen the training of students to cover more “skills” from the Individual Project approach which is more “content- oriented”. While Mathematics content of such projects is obviously still essential, students are expected to put in more effort to improve their communication and presentation skills of academic subjects and the ability to work within a team.
This structure is offered to all students majoring in Quantitative Finance. From 2016/2017, this structure is also offered to students (majoring in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics) with CAP below 4.20 at the time of admission.
Read the guidelines for completing project in a Project cum Seminar Group.