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Resources for Undergraduates

Here are some useful materials for our current undergraduate students. 
For more information regarding the courses that you are currently registered for, please log in to eLearning@USM.

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  • Programme Booklet

  • Second Year Track Choice (BSc)

    Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) students are required to choose their track starting from the second semester of their second year. The following table details the suggested courses corresponding to your selected track.

    Track 1 (Pure)

    Year Sem 1 Sem 2
    2  

    MAT202/4 : Introduction to Analysis
    MAT263/4 : Probability Theory
    MAT203/4 : Vector Calculus

    3

    MAT323/4 : Differential Equations II
    MAT382/4 : Introductory Numerical Methods

    *MAT363/4 : Statistical Inference

    MSS311/4 : Modern Algebra
    MSS381/2 : Mathematical Software Laboratory
    MSG328/4 : Introduction to Modelling

    4 *MSS401/4 : Complex Analysis
    *MSS415/4 : Introductory Functional Analysis
    *MSS417/4 : Coding Theory
    *MSS419/4 : Geometry
    *MSS482/4 : Graphing Technology in Mathematics and Science

    MSS492/4 : Project
    MAT251/4 : Introduction to Operations Research

    *MSS402/4 : Real Analysis
    *MSS416/4 : Rings and Fields
    *MSS418/4 : Discrete Mathematics

    *Choose 16 units

    Track 2 (Applied Mathematics)

    Year Sem 1 Sem 2
    2  

    MAT263/4 : Probability Theory
    MAT203/4 : Vector Calculus
    MAT251/4 : Introduction to Operations Research

    3

    MAT323/4 : Differential Equations II
    MAT382/4 : Introductory Numerical Methods

    ^MSG370/4 : Mathematics of Finance

     

    MAT202/4 : Introduction to Analysis
    MSS311/4 : Modern Algebra
    MSS381/2 : Mathematical Software Laboratory
    MSG328/4 : Introduction to Modelling

    ^MSG384/4 : Introduction to Geometric Modelling
    ^MSG332/4 : Introduction to Machine Learning
    (Push one core course to Year 4 if you take MSG384 or MSG322 this semester)

    4

    ^MSS417/4 : Coding Theory
    ^MSS419/4 : Geometry
    ^MSS482/4 : Graphing Technology in Mathematics and Science
    ^MSG427/4 : Environmental Modelling
    ^MSG488/4 : Mathematical Algorithms for Computer Graphics
    ^MSG489/4 : Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

    MSS492/4 : Project

    ^MSG422/4 : Fluid Mechanics

    ^Choose 16 units

    Track 3 (Operations Research)

    Year Sem 1 Sem 2
    2  

    MAT263/4 : Probability Theory
    MAT203/4 : Vector Calculus
    MAT251/4 : Introduction to Operations Research

    3

    MAT323/4 : Differential Equations II
    MAT382/4 : Introductory Numerical Methods

    †MAT363/4 : Statistical Inference
    †MSG352/4 : Linear and Integer Programming

     

     

    MAT202/4 : Introduction to Analysis
    MSS311/4 : Modern Algebra
    MSS381/2 : Mathematical Software Laboratory

    †MSG354/4 : Network Flows
    †MSG355/4 : Inventory Control
    (Push one core course to Year 4 if you take MSG354 or MSG355 this semester)

    4

    †MSG453/4 : Queuing System and Simulation
    †MSG455/4 : Game Theory
    †MSG456/4 : Mathematical Programming

    MSS492/4 : Project
    MSG328/4 : Introduction to Modelling

    †Choose 16 units



    Please check prerequisite of each course.

     

  • Forms

  • HFF225 Philosophy and Current Issues

    Philosophy and Current Issues (HFF225)
    Semester I, Academic Session 2023/2024

    HFF225 Course Description (in Malay)

    HFF225 Course Description (in English)

    HFF225 Group Allocation 

    For enquiries regarding HFF225 supervision, kindly contact Dr Yazariah Mohd Yatim (yazariahmy@usm.my)

     

  • HFE224 Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban

    Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (HFE224)
    Semester II, Sidang Akademik 2022/2023

    Maklumat Kursus HFE224

    Agihan Kumpulan HFE224  

    Untuk sebarang pertanyaan berkenaan penyeliaan HFE224, sila hubungi Dr Yazariah Mohd Yatim (yazariahmy@usm.my)

     

  • MSG491 Final Year Project

    It is compulsory for all B. App. Sc. students to undertake a Final Year Project (FYP). Student must be registered for the project for one semester.

    B. Sc. student may opt to undertake a Minor Project.

    If you are undertaking an FYP in Semester 2, Academic Year 2023/2024, please refer to the following flowchart:

    FYP flow chart

    FYP related Links:

    1. Fill up the form
    2. Cannot find any supervisor

    The aims of the project are:

    1. to give an opportunity for students to work on a particular topic relevant to the program.
    2. to give students an introduction to the methods and experience of research, and to make them better prepared to start a research degree or work in a research and development environment.
    3. to develop students’ ability to organise their work in a substantial project.
    4. to develop students’ ability to present their work in both written and oral form.

    Below are examples of Projects carried out by former students:

     App. Sc. (Mathematical Modeling, Computer Modeling)

    1. Wavelets in Digital Signal Processing
    2. Traffic Flow Models
    3. Environmental Modelling
    4. The Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Systems of Equations
    5. Solution of Biharmonic Problem using Parallel Virtual Machine
    6. One Dimensional Linear Convection Equation
    7. Mathematical Modelling for Fruit Plantation Industry
    8. Design of Digital Filters
    9. Teaching and Learning Bezier Curves using Visual Basic
    10. Rendering of Curves and Surfaces using Mathematica
    11. Surface Reconstruction
    12. Fairing and Shape Preservation of Curves and Surfaces
    13. Range Restricted Curve and Surfaces Interpolation
    14. Building a Car Model
    15. An Introduction to Bezier’s World
    16. Scattered Data Interpolation
    17. Animation with 3D Studio
    18. Application of CAD Software in Drawing and Animation

    App. Sc. (Applied Statistics)

    1. Customer relationship management for K-economy using knowledge management
    2. The effect of big counters in the KL Stock Exchange composite index
    3. Calibration and MSA in Dynacraft
    4. Quality control charts for attributes
    5. Use of CPK test and hypothesis testing in industry
    6. Research in Distribution of Down’s Syndrome in Penang
    7. Application of Statistics in the Power Tool Industry
    8. Optimization of Battery Park Equipment Parameters Using Steepest Ascent and Uniform Precision Centre Composite Design
    9. A Comparison of the Performances of the R, S and S2 Control Charts
    10.  Investigating Non-Financial Factors Affecting KLSE Composite Index
    11. Time Series Analysis for Futures Contract in Malaysian Derivative Market
    12. Research in factors affecting Major Diseases in Malaysia by using Categorization Analysis Methodology
    13. Economic analysis in car production
    14. Use of quality control techniques in industry
    15. Research in Factors Affecting Marriage and Divorce Rates in South Malaysia
    16. Sample Size Determination
    17. Preventive Maintenance for Feeder
    18. Product Failure Analysis, Process Verification and Optimization
    19. To Qualify Tin Silver Copper Solder Paste for SMT Process

    App. Sc. (Mathematics and Economics)

    1. Econometric Model for Malaysian Coconut Products: Internal and External Simulation Analysis
    2.  Automobile Market Analysis in Malaysia
    3. Gross National Products in Aggregate Demand: Analysis for Malaysia
    4. The Correlations between Exchange Rates, Foreign Reserves and Foreign Indices against Kuala Lumpur Composite Index
    5. Firm Performance Analysis against Income
    6. An Inflation Analysis by Using Econometric Approach
    7. Modelling Financial Flows in the Malaysian Economy
    8. Time Series Analysis for Currency Exchange Before and After Economy Downturn
    9. Research in Financial Ratio Usage as Economic Index
    10. Time Series Analysis for Major Sectors in BSKL Main Board
    11. Malaysia’s Stock Market After the World Economic Crisis
    12. Financial Literacy among USM Students
    13. Efficiency of Foreign Exchange Markets: An ASEAN Countries Perspective
    14. Sabotage and Productivity in Tournament Competition
    15. Moral Hazard and Reciprocity in A One Short Relation in Employment Contract

    App. Sc. (Operations Research)

    1. Studies on use of Operations Research in society
    2. Traveling Salesman Problem
    3. Genetic Algorithms in Scheduling Problems
    4. Application of AHP in Tourism
    5. Analysis of Optimizing Processes in Shipping and Logistics
    6. Process Characterization
    7. Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) in Industry Problems
    8. The Project of Workforce Planning Tool: Worker Allocation Solver in Intel 

    Final Year Project Template:

    1. Report Cover Page
    2. Report Template

    Updated on Feb 2024

  • MSS492 Minor Project

    * The following information applies only to students who started at USM in Academic Session 2020/2021 or earlier. *

    Minor Project requires students to do research and/or study on a topic under the supervision of a lecturer. At the end of the course students are required to submit a report to be evaluated and also to give a presentation.

    Upon completion of this course, students are able to: 

    1. reproduce the ideas and concepts learned from reading the materials related to the research topic
    2. present clearly and efficiently the presentation on the progress and results of the research
    3. join in on a meaningful discussion of a mathematical topic
    4. practise responsibility in completing written assignments ethically
    5. display effort to investigate or search information in completing a task related to the project
    6. organize well research activities according to a stipulated timeline

    Note : Each student is required to find a supervisor individually and decide on the project topic prior to registering for the course. The student must fill-up the MINOR Project Form and submit it on E-learning after obtaining the supervisor’s signature.

    Below are examples of Projects carried out by former students:

    1. Proof of the Solomon’s Theorem
    2. Combinatorial Groups
    3. Elliptic Curve Cryptography
    4. Matrix Transformation
    5. Number Theory in Error Correcting Code
    6. Cryptography
    7. Watermarking in Image Authentication
    8. Artificial Immune System
    9. Pre-processing and post-processing in neural networks as applied to human face recognition
  • MSL399 Industrial Training

    Industrial training is optional (but encouraged) for all undergraduate students. Participation in industrial training will be stated in your academic transcript without units and grades.

    Resources for Industrial Training:

    1. Application and Support Letters (Sample)
    2. Format of Report
    3. Format of Logbook
    4. Sample of LI Report
    5. Latest companies in Penang

    Handouts from Industrial Talks :

    1. Resume Sample
    2. Effective Interview Preparation handout

    For further enquiries, please get in touch with Dr. Fam Pei Shan (fpeishan@usm.my).

  • Minor Programme

    For the minor programme handbook, please refer to baa.usm.my.

  • Course Equivalency

    • MAT181 is equivalent to CPT111, CPM111 and ZCE111.
    • MSG332 is equivalent to CPC251 and CPM252.

    Students can only take one of the equivalent courses. For example, students who have taken either CPT111 or CPM111 (or ZCE111) can not take MAT181.

    Deputy Dean's Office
    School of Mathematical Sciences

  • Co-Curricular

    For the co-curricular handbook, please refer to baa.usm.my.

    Please visit https://kok.usm.my/ for further information. 

  • Exchange Programme

    USM offers exchange programme to other partner universities. With this programme, you are able to transfer academic credit to your current programme and exempted from paying tuition fee at that university.

    For more information, please visit http://www.imcc.usm.my/v2/student-exchange-programme/


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