Minor Programme in Applied Mathematics
(63421-YAM)



  • Programme Code63421-YAM (4-Year Curriculum)
  • Mode of StudyFull-time
  • Normal Duration3 years
  • Required for Awards18 credits*

*Subject to approval by AMA, students may count up to 6 credits from their Major (i.e. DSR) towards this Minor. Please submit the form AS147a in person to the General Office of AMA for approval before your applying for graduation.

Programme Objectives

The specific aims of this programme are:

 (i) To broaden students’ studies beyond their major discipline for a solid foundation in applied 
   mathematical techniques for problem-solving.

 (ii)  To provide students with solid training of applied mathematics, including operational
   research, risk analysis, statistics and financial computing with emphasis on real-world    
   applications.

 

Characteristics

The Minor in Applied Mathematics is designed to give students the opportunity to complement their degree with a quantitative / mathematical component. Having a background in mathematics helps demonstrate a student’s ability to think critically, logically, and creatively. It also demonstrates student’s ability to find patterns, think abstractly, analyze and interpret data, solve problems, and make predictions in a variety of fields. This programme provides formal training in applied mathematics with applications to business, finance, management, social sciences, science and engineering.

 

Credit transfer for exchange activity

Students should submit the form AS41a in person to the General Office of their major department as early as possible and not later than one month before the departure date for the exchange activity.

Please kindly provide the information below together with the form for seeking approval:

(a) copy of the approval for participating in the exchange activities issued by your Department/Faculty Office
     or IAO of the PolyU; and

(b) copies of the syllabus of the subjects to be taken at the exchange institution listed in Section III of the form;
     and

(c) details of the grading system of the exchange institution.

Approval will be granted based on various factors such as whether the syllabus of the subject in the exchange institution matches the one offered in PolyU. You are strongly advised to consult the minor programme team and the subject lecturer before submitting applications for credit transfer concerning subjects in our programme.

 

Computer Laboratory

Students in the minor programme can access our Mathematics Laboratories located at P116 and P117 via their student ID cards. The labs have high performance networked PCs equipped with a wide variety of software (e.g. Matlab, Mathematica and Minitab), as well as laser and color printers. For opening hours, click here.

Each student is granted some free printing quota. The students can consult the technicians on site concerning printing quota. Additional quota can be purchased from the AMA general office (TU732).

Entrance Requirement for 63421-YAM (for 4-year Curriculum students only)

Year 2 students of 4-year curriculum starting from 2015/2016 cohort of any UGC-funded full time degree programme of PolyU with GPA of 2.5 or above

*Exclusion: Students of BSc (Hons) in Investment Science (63423) and BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Analytics (63425)

Application: Please stay tuned for the application period (October in the past few years) to be announced by the Academic Secretariat. Once the application is open, year 2 students of 4-year curriculum could submit application form AS147 to their Major Department for endorsement. The endorsed applications will be sent to AMA for final approval.

Please refer to the leaflet and AS147 for details.

 Enquiry

 

Programme Structure for 63421-YAM programme (for 4-year Curriculum students only)

The curriculum covers a wide range of subjects in applied mathematics, which helps develop quantitative methods and techniques that are particularly useful in economic, financial, management, business and logistics applications. Options are also available for those who wish to enhance their studies and careers in other fields such as engineering, geoinformatics and social sciences with solid mathematical foundation.

Curriculum

List of all subjects

List of subjects by nature

Subjects

Subjects Offered in 2015/2016

Subjects Offered in 2016/2017

Subjects to be Offered in 2017/2018

Subject Library

Collection of departmental subjects

Timetable

The class and examination timetable would be available for your checking via the AS Student Page (eStudent).




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