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Programme Profile

The Masters of Science in Applied Mathematics is a two semester program giving in-depth knowledge of advanced applied mathematics topics and computational tools in three areas, computational mathematics, engineering mathematics and financial and management mathematics. Students are required to do a 20 credit hour dissertation in the second semester.

The program aims to sharpen analytical, modeling and problem solving skills for career advancement in industry, business, management, education and other professions wherever mathematics is applied. Graduates will also be well prepared to further their studies at the doctoral program.

Programme Objectives

To produce graduates who are able to:

Programme Structures

Students are required to complete a total of 40 credit hours, comprising of 16 credit hours in semester one (1 core course and 3 elective course of 3 credits each) and 24 credit hours in semester two (1 elective course of 4 credits and dissertation of 20 credits)

Suitable Candidates

Graduates of mathematics, researchers and professionals in the mathematics environment, who wish to deepen their knowledge in applied mathematics and enhance their analytical and problem modeling and solving skill.

Mode and Duration

Full time: 2-3 semesters

Classes are conducted during the day, Monday to Friday

Admission Requirements

Plan of Study

All students are required to take the following courses:

Semester 1 Year 1
Matrix Theory and 3 elective courses

Semester 2 Year 1
Dissertation and 1 elective course

Students are required to choose one of the three tracks and select elective courses from the chosen track.

Track 1: Computational Mathematics

Semester one:

Choose three from : Fundamentals of Numerical Analysis ,Computational Mathematics ,Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics and Heat/Mass Transfer, Finite Difference Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

Semester two:

Chose one from: Mathematics for Parallel Computation ,Advanced Mathematical Methods .

Track 2: Engineering Mathematics

Semester one:

Choose three from : Mathematical programming, Computational Mathematics ,Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics and Heat/Mass Transfer, Finite Difference Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

Semester two:

Chose one from: Mathematics for Parallel Computation ,Advanced Mathematical Methods .

Track 3: Financial and Management Mathematics

Semester one:

Choose three from : Mathematical programming, Financial Mathematics ,Fuzzy Modelling for Finance and Management, Mathematics in Logistics , Discrete Event Simulation Techniques

Semester two:

Chose one from: Advanced Mathematical Methods , Mathematics in Financial Risk Management .

Career Opportunities

Graduates could be involved in any work wherever mathematics is applied - from being a climate analyst, a forensic scientist, an engineer working in improving quality of yield and output of industry to someone in the financial markets, concerned with value of stock, bonds and derivatives or a manager or planner determining policies in optimizing procedural efficiency.