*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 AR147a in person to the General Office of AMA for approval before your applying for graduation.
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
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.
Students should submit the form AR41a 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;
(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.
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).
Find out our students’ learning experience and see how our programme has helped alumni in career development.
The minor programme in Applied Mathematics indeed helped me much in my applications for the Master’s programmes in financial engineering and financial mathematics. Meanwhile, I also gained much knowledge and many valuable experiences through the minor courses and AMA professors. In year 2, after deciding to complete the minor programme, I set up detailed study schedule with the help of professors. I primarily chose the applied statistics courses, and some applied mathematics courses, as I hope to pursue further study in financial engineering in the US. Those courses are helpful, since in the technical interviews for some Master’s programmes, I was not only asked to describe the concepts in finance, but also solve some mathematics questions related to finance. If you can manage your time well and plan ahead, I believe the minor programme can be successfully completed by taking two courses per semester and the workload will be appropriate. With the great help from my major and minor study, and other efforts paid in the application process, I finally got the admission from UChicago’s Financial Mathematics Program. To sum up, if you have the passion and determination, the minor programme in Applied Mathematics can bring in challenges as well as benefits to you in the end.
Year 2 students of 4-year curriculum of any UGC-funded full time degree programme of PolyU with GPA 2.5 or above
*For the applications from the upper year of students, they can be exceptionally considered on the provision that both the Major and Minor departments support them and they can still graduate within the normal duration as well as the overall quota of the university has not been exceeded.
*Exclusion: Students of BSc (Hons) in Investment Science (63423),
Students of BSc (Hons) in Investment Science and Finance Analytics (63426) and
Students of BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Analytics (63425)
The application of 2020/21 academic year will begin soon. The first round application period is from 13 to 22 October 2020. The second round application is intended for catering those unsuccessful students and Minors with quotas left from the first round.
Please refer to Key Dates for Processing Major-Minor Options.
- Eligible students should submit application form AR147 during the 1st round application period to their Major Department for endorsement. Please fill the form AR147 with Minor Programme Title: Minor In Applied Mathematics, Programme Code: 63421, Stream: YAM.
Here is an example
- The endorsed applications will be sent to AMA for final approval.
Please refer to the leaflet for details.
Session 1. 2:30-3:00pm, Monday, 28 Sept 2020, zoom link (Meeting ID: 967 1268 7283 / Passcode: 63421)
Session 2. 2:30-3:00pm, Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020, zoom link (Meeting ID: 935 5847 7602 / Passcode: 63421)
The two seminars are of the same content. Please join with your NetID.
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.
The class and examination timetable would be available for your checking via the AR Student Page (eStudent).