# Overview to Honours Courses

## What are the Honour Courses? What is their purpose?

- The Honours Courses are a group of MATH level-1000 and -2000 courses (with course code ending in `8' instead of `0'), at the core of the MATH curriculum, intended for mathematics-major students with good abilities, and with prospective further studies in mind.
- The Honours Courses are designed with the explicit purpose of preparing students who intend to acquire a wider and deeper understanding in mathematics, and who want to reap the full benefits of the Enrichment Stream or the `Enrichment-and-CAM' `Double Stream'.

## Which Honour Courses are offered?

For the detail of the individual courses, refer to the CUSIS.

Course Code | Course Title | Semester offered | Intended for |
---|---|---|---|

MATH1018 | Honours University Mathematics | First Semester | First-Year students (`Freshmen') (Eligibility?) |

MATH1038 | Honours Linear Algebra I | First Semester | First-Year students (`Freshmen') (Eligibility?) |

MATH1058 | Honours Foundation of Modern Mathematics | Second Semester # | First-Year students (Eligibility?) |

MATH2018 | Honours Advanced Calculus I | Second Semester # | First-Year students (Eligibility?) |

MATH2028 | Honours Advanced Calculus II | First Semester | Second-Year students |

MATH2048 | Honours Linear Algebra II | First Semester | Second-Year students |

MATH2058 | Honours Mathematical Analysis I | First Semester | Second-Year* students |

MATH2068 | Honours Mathematical Analysis II | Second Semester | Second-Year* students |

MATH2078 | Honours Algebraic Structures | Second Semester | Second-Year students |

- (#): Applications for places in these courses will be open towards the end of the first semester.
- (*): Students who intend to graduate in the Enrichment and CAM stream may take these courses in the third year of study.

## How to graduate in the MATH programme with the Honours Courses?

This is the curriculum chart with the Honours Courses.

## Am I eligible for MATH1018, MATH1038 as a freshman?

As a freshman, you will be eligible for MATH1018, MATH1038 if you satisfy any of these conditions:

- You are an Enrichment Mathematics Entrant.
- You have obtained DSE 5** or 5* in HKDSE Module 2.
- You have obtained 90% or above in Gaokao mathematics subject.
- You have obtained permission by the Department of Mathematics, based on equivalent mathematical abilities, to take the courses.

## Am I eligible for Honours Courses beyond the First Term of Study?

You will be eligible for taking any Honours Course as long as you fulfil the pre-requisites and co-requisites of the respective course. For the `overall road-map' listing the pre-requisite, see this chart.

### Second Term of Study: MATH1058, MATH2018

Course Code | Pre-requisite | Alternative pre-requisite | Co-requisite |
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MATH1058 | B- or above in each of MATH1018, MATH1038 | A- or above in each of MATH1010, MATH1030 | |

MATH2018 | B- or above in each of MATH1018, MATH1038 | A- or above in each of MATH1010, MATH1030 | MATH1050 or MATH1058 |

### Third Term of Study: MATH2028, MATH2048, MATH2058

Course Code | Pre-requisite | Alternative pre-requisite |
---|---|---|

MATH2028 | B- or above in each of MATH1058, MATH2018 | A- or above in each of MATH1050, MATH2010 |

MATH2048 | B- or above in each of MATH1058, MATH2018 | A- or above in each of MATH1030, MATH1050 |

MATH2058 | B- or above in each of MATH1058, MATH2018 | A- or above in each of MATH1050, MATH2010 |

### Fourth Term of Study: MATH2068, MATH2078

Course Code | Pre-requisite | Alternative pre-requisite |
---|---|---|

MATH2068 | B- or above in each of MATH2028, MATH2058 | A- or above in each of MATH2020, MATH2050 |

MATH2078 | B- or above in each of MATH1058, MATH2018 | A- or above in each of MATH1030, MATH1050 |