Honours Courses

Application Forms

Freshmen from DSE may apply for places in MATH1018, MATH1038 here.

Freshmen from Gaokao may apply for places in MATH1018, MATH1038 here.

Please read the information about honours courses below.

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
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

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