School: Mathematical & geospatial Science

Program: Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

Course Name : Mathematics & statistics in Industry 2

Year/semester: 2nd year, 1st semester

CourseCode Learning Outcomes Assessment CDL Current Activities WIL
      Identify and articulate motivation, skills, interests and values as they affect career plans Explore employment options and related pathways Set career goals and plans and make decisions Seek, secure and create opportunities    
MATH2196 This course provides an opportunity for students to experience aspects of life in the workplace through activities in which feedback from clients and others from industry and community is integral to the experience and central to the assessment.You will gain or improve capabilities in:·       personal and professional awareness: you will improve your personal awareness through the process of simulating a realistic job interview.·       knowledge and technical competence: you will improve your knowledge of the broad range of mathematical and statistical techniques used in industry, through practical experience with a relevant industry project.·       problem solving: you will improve your ability to apply scientific principles and methods to real world problems through practical experience with a relevant industry project.·       teamwork and project management: you will improve your ability to work cooperatively in a small team through practical experience with a relevant industry project.·       communication: you will improve your ability to communicate in a range of forms (written, electronic, graphic, oral) and to tailor the style to the audience; this will be achieved through practical (project, CV, interview) experience together with peer and industry feedback.·       information literacy: you will improve your ability to locate and use data and information and evaluate its quality through practical experience with a relevant industry project.·       ethics: you will improve your ability to appreciate ethical considerations in the practice of mathematics and statistics through your exposure to a relevant industry project and feedback from industry contacts. Job Application Assignment: 20%CV and covering letter: 10%
Simulated job interview: 10%Project: 80%Project plan (1 page only): 7.5%
Project progress report (five minutes per group): 2.5%
Project presentation (30 minutes per group): 15%
Project report: 40%
Poster: 15%Self and peer assessment will form part of the assessment of the group project.
  X  (?what are “moderately open-ended industry projects”? Exploring opportunities in industry?)   X will select one job to apply for from a list of several (graduate level) job descriptions. You will then tailor a covering letter and your CV to this job, and be interviewed by a panel consisting of  academic staff and industry representatives.  Your covering letter, CV and interview will all form part of the assessment in this course.You will also be assigned to a small group of four or five students whose task it is to solve a moderately open-ended industry project. Some of the projects will be "live" meaning that the project has never been solved and is of current interest to the industry partner. Other projects will be "solved" problems where the answer is known by the industry partner and the aim is to replicate, improve on or replace their solution.  It is anticipated that each group of students will make early contact with the relevant industry representative and meet with them as necessary. Each group will be assigned an academic mentor. Each group is expected to meet with their mentor for at least one hour per week. Each group is required to produce a project plan early in the semester detailing the research questions they wish to solve and the techniques they anticipate using. They are also required to verbally report on their progress at the class in week 9.At the end of the semester, the student groups will present their work at a Maths and Stats in Industry seminar day, and will also produce a written report and A2/A3 poster describing their work.  The project proposal, report, poster and presentation will all form part of the assessment in this course.In rare circumstances, for some students the large group project may be replaced by an approved work placement in industry. Eligibility for such a placement will be based on the student’s overall academic performance.  Students who do a work placement will still be required to make an oral presentation and produce a written report and poster.