Credit points: 15

Subject outline

General algebra, otherwise known as universal algebra, provides a theory within which to study the common features of all algebraic systems such as vector spaces, groups, rings, lattices and semigroups. The subject will present all of the basic results in the theory as well as providing an intoduction to important recent developments. The close relationship between general algebra and lattice theory will be emphasised throughout.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrian Davey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MAT3DS and requires co-ordinators approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Davey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"requires extensive preparation for class presentations"


Assessment elementComments%
Six assignments each equivalent to 750 words100