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Department of Mathematics Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Mathematics

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in the Graduate General Regulations 1.3. Normally, candidates should have a Master of Science (MSc) degree in mathematics or a related discipline to enter the program.

Mathematics Stream

Program Requirements

This program consists of required and elective courses (12 units), and a thesis (12 units) for a minimum of 24 units. Students who did not complete a MSc degree may be asked to complete additional course work. The graduate course work, across degrees, should demonstrate a breadth of mathematical knowledge. This can be achieved by completing coursework in three of the five groups of courses listed in the Mathematics MSc program; similar breadth from coursework in other major areas of mathematics can satisfy this requirement. All course work is subject to supervisory committee and departmental graduate studies committee approval.

Students must complete a minimum of 24 units, including all of

MATH 875 - PhD Preliminary Examination (0)

A preliminary written examination covering a broad range of senior undergraduate material. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Corequisite MATH 876. Only available to students in Mathematics PhD program. Students with credit for MATH 878 may not take this course for further credit.

MATH 876 - PhD Comprehensive Examination (0)

A comprehensive written examination covering a broad range of graduate material. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Corequisite MATH 875. Only available to students in Mathematics PhD program. Students with credit for MATH 878 may not take this course for further credit.

MATH 879 - PhD Thesis Proposal (0)

An open oral defence of a written thesis proposal presented to the student's supervisory committee. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

and

8 units of course work from courses numbered 800 or above

and

4 units of any graduate course

and a thesis

Examinations

A student cannot attempt to complete MATH 875, MATH 876 or MATH 879 more than twice. Normally, these examinations must be completed within six terms of initial enrollment in the program.

The program requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis. The thesis embodies a significant contribution to mathematical knowledge. The completed thesis is assessed by the student's examining committee at an oral examination.

Operations Research Stream

Program Requirements

This program consists of required and elective courses (12 units), and a thesis (12 units) for a minimum of 24 units. Students who did not complete a MSc degree may be asked to complete additional course work. All course work is subject to supervisory committee and departmental graduate studies committee approval.

Students must complete a minimum of 24 units, including all of

MATH 888 - Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam: Operations Research (0)

A written examination covering a broad range of senior undergraduate and graduate mathematical material commonly used in Operations Research. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

MATH 879 - PhD Thesis Proposal (0)

An open oral defence of a written thesis proposal presented to the student's supervisory committee. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

and

8 units of course work from courses numbered 800 or above

and

4 units of any graduate course

and a thesis

Examinations

A student cannot attempt to complete MATH 888 or MATH 879 more than twice. Normally, these examinations must be completed within six terms of initial enrollment in the program.

The program requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis. The thesis embodies a significant contribution to mathematical knowledge. The completed thesis is assessed by the student's examining committee at an oral examination.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.