# Modules in Other Departments

Honours students in Mathematics (MAM4000W) and Applied Mathematics (MAM4001W) may sometimes take some modules in other departments.

- In general, Applied Mathematics students have more flexibility than Mathematics students, and Mathematics students will only be allowed to take non-MAM modules that have nontrivial mathematical content.
**You must get permission from the MAM Honours Program Convenor for each module in another department that you wish to take.**- You must also, of course, get permission from the department that owns the module.

Below is a list of some non-MAM modules that MAM Honours students have taken in recent years, and how many credits each module was worth in the MAM Honours Program. This list is for informational purposes only and is not to be read as "modules you are allowed to take". We encourage Honours students to take modules that they are interested in in other departments, especially if they complement those they are taking in MAM and help to build a coherent and focussed program of study. Permission to take a module in another department will not be unreasonably withheld. But the MAM Honours Convenor has the final decision whether to allow you to take non-MAM modules, and how many credits each is worth.

Department | Module | Credits in MAM4000W/MAM4001W |
---|---|---|

Computer Science | Parallel computing with GPUs | 10 |

Evolutionary computing | 10 | |

Desktop high performance computing | 10 | |

Introduction to computer vision | 10 | |

Image processing | 10 | |

iPhone games development | 10 | |

Visual thinking | 10 | |

Information security and artificial intelligence | 10 | |

World Wide Web technology | 10 | |

Network and internetwork security | 10 | |

Research methods | 10 | |

Databases | 10 | |

New venture planning | 10 | |

Mobile game development | 10 | |

Parallel architectures | 10 | |

Expert systems | 10 | |

Digital forensics | 10 | |

Economics | Advanced Econometrics (ECO5046F) | 30 |

Financial economics (ECO4053S) | 14 | |

International Finance (ECO4013S) | 14 | |

Microeconomics (ECO4007F) | 16 | |

Electrical Engineering | Space technology | 24 |

Environmental and Geographical Science | Climate variability & modelling (EGS4024Z) | 32 |

Oceanography | Southern Ocean | 7.5 |

Ocean and atmosphere | 15 | |

Coastal dynamics and modelling | 15 | |

Data analysis | 7.5 | |

Ocean modelling | 15 | |

Operational oceanography | 15 | |

Physics of ocean and atmosphere | 14 | |

NASSP | Astrophysical fluid dynamics | 15 |

General astrophysics | 30 | |

Computational methods | 30 | |

Physics | Particle physics | 15 |

Quantum mechanics 1 | 15 | |

Quantum mechanics 2 | 15 | |

Relativistic quantum mechanics | 15 | |

Nuclear physics | 15 | |

Classical mechanics | 15 | |

Quantum field theory | 15 | |

Statistics | Analytics | 21 |

Decision/modelling theory | 14 | |

Econometrics | 14 | |

Operations Research A | 14 | |

Operations Research B | 14 | |

Biostatistics | 14 | |

Theory of Statistics A | 21 | |

Theory of Statistics B | 28 | |

This is not an exhaustive list and you are welcome to suggest other courses to the MAM Honours Program Convenor

**Contact Us**

**Tel:** +27 21 650 3191

**Email:** tanya.hannival@uct.ac.za

**Physical address:**

Room M3.19

Mathematics Building

University Avenue North

University of Cape Town

Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701

South Africa

**Honours Program Convenor**

Dr David Erwin

+27 21 650 3208

david.erwin@uct.ac.za

Room M3.25, Mathematics Building

**Postgraduate Administrator**

Ms Tanya Hannival

+27 21 650 4527

tanya.hannival@uct.ac.za

Room M3.19.3, Mathematics Building