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Mathematics & Statistics

MATH 4P06, Full Year

SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT

A student identifies a supervisor and a theme/topic of their research.   The supervisor and the student discuss the course and course expectations in detail, including:   Research theme/topic (of course, can be/will be modified as time progresses), background reading, references, software, etc.   Logistics of term work: how often will the meetings between a supervisor and a students be held, what is expected of the student at these meetings.  Benchmarks and corresponding deadlines (for instance, deadlines for background reading, data collection, data analysis, deadlines for drafts and/or parts of the thesis to be handed in)  Details about how the final course mark will be assigned (it is desirable that part of the grade, say up to 20%, is given for the oral presentation). This part should be as specific as possible, for both student's and supervisor's protection. Written thesis and final oral presentation are integral parts of the course.  After an agreement on items (2), and possibly other items has been reached, a supervisor and a student fill out and sign the 4P06 form (downloadable from the Department’s web page).  Once the form is approved by the Department, the student formally registers for the course. 

Terms 1 and 2:   Supervisor and student meet on a regular basis (say, once every 2-3 weeks in low-intensity periods, and as often as needed otherwise); this way, supervisor can monitor student’s progress and give valuable feedback to the student. As well, it helps the student manage their time more efficiently.  

Course Description
A project in pure or applied mathematics or statistics to be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. A written report and oral presentation will be required.
One occasional tutorial; two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of any Honours Mathematics and Statistics program; and a CA of at least 9.0; and permission of the Chair of the Department
Not open to students with credit or registration in ISCI 4A12.   

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Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

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Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca