BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Science
To provide students with an education that prepares them for careers as practicing mathematicians and scientists. This programme has been designed to
- give students a solid foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts with an aim towards developing logical thinking and analytical skills to build their understanding of mathematical applications; and
- provide students with a broad and yet deep mathematical education.
Core Courses include:
Mathematical Analysis, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Operations Research, Mathematical Science Project, Abstract Algebra, Statistical Methods & Theory.
Over 20 mathematical or interdisciplinary elective courses. Each student completes an individual project under the supervision of a lecturer in Year 3.
This programme provides students with a broad education in many aspects of Mathematics and Statistics. The emphasis on rigorous and logical training prepares students well for a diverse range of careers in which numeracy and logical thinking are required.
In addition to the above objectives, our curriculum seeks to fulfill the University-wide goal of whole-person education. Communication skills are developed through the English language courses, oral and written reports required in many mathematics courses, and the Honours Project. Questions pertaining to values are the meaning of life are addressed in the Religion and Philosophy courses.
The Final Year Project is a distinctive aspect of our program. Every student pursuing an Honours Degree undertakes an independent project in Year 3. Under the supervision of a lecturer the student formulates and attempts to solve a problem on his or her own. The problem is usually applied or interdisciplinary in nature. A student's project work sometimes leads to job offers from prospective employers.
Many Final Year Projects are related to the supervisor's research interests. Lecturers in our department are pursuing research in the following areas:
Combinatorics, Computational Mechanics, Graph Theory, Image Processing, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis, Operations Research, Optimization, Parallel Computing, Probability, Statistics, and Systems & Control.
Some students participate in a lecturer's research by serving as paid Student Research Assistants during their studies and/or as Research Assistants after graduation.
To support our teaching and research, the Department and Faculty have acquired a large number of personal computers, a very powerful PC cluster as well as other specialized hardware. We also have a substantial mathematical and statistical software library which is being continuously expanded and updated.
Mathematical Science graduates have entered a number of different professions, mainly teaching, commercial, and computer-related. Every year a number of graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, computing, finance, education, and business.
- Minimum Requirments
This programme will admit students in a combined mode. JUPAS applicants only need to select the BSc/Math or A&C Math (2515) programme code. And then choose this programme at Year 2.
Level 2/Grade E or above in at least 6 subjects including General Mathematics, English Language (Grade C or above for Syllabus A), and either Chinese Language or an alternative language (other than Chinese and English) and with at least 5 subjects in a single sitting.
Grade E or above in AL Pure Mathematics, plus one other AL subject or two AS subjects, one of which must be taken from AL/AS Applied Mathematics, AL/AS Physics, AL/AS Chemistry, AL Biology, AL Computer Science, AS Computers, AS Mathematics & Statistics.
Students who intend to pursue a career in teaching may apply for the Diploma in Education Programme, which is integrated into this BSc in Mathematics Science course leading to an overall 4-year programme.