School of Mathematical Sciences  |  Universiti Sains Malaysia

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

The School of Mathematical Sciences was established on May 29, 1974. As with the other Science Schools, the School offers the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. In addition, the School is also involved in the Bachelor of Science with Education and Bachelor of Education degrees.

The Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and Applied Science (Mathematics) programmes were formulated in an effort to produce graduates who are well-trained in the Mathematical Sciences to meet the nation’s manpower needs. The curriculum was devised so as to provide a broad-based and rigorous mathematics education. The skills obtained at the end of the program will provide a firm foundation to enable the graduate to further advance their knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences and provide specialized and solid applied mathematical sciences education.

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MATH

BACHELOR OF SCIENCES (MATHEMATICS)

The Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) programme is formulated in an effort to produce graduates who are well-trained in the Mathematical Sciences to meet the nation’s workforce needs. The curriculum is devised so as to provide a broad-based and rigorous mathematics education. The skills obtained at the end of the program will provide a firm foundation for the graduates to further advance their knowledge in Mathematical Sciences.

This program provides a solid foundation in the various areas of mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Operations Research. It is suitable for those who wish to further their studies to a higher level.

Program Objectives

Graduates of Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) will:

  1. Excel in mathematical practices in various sectors.
  2. Establish themselves as leaders in their career.
  3. Enrol for an advanced degree or professional certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, the students will possess:

  1.  Knowledge - Describe and apply fundamental knowledge of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in various activities.
  2. Practical skills - Select and apply practical skills such as mathematical techniques, tools and resources to various activities.
  3. Cognitive Skills - Identify and analyse problems to formulate solutions using logical reasoning, critical thinking and scientific skills.
  4. Communication Skills - Communicate effectively and efficiently in both oral and written form whether as an individual, or in a team setting.
  5. Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrate effectively social skills, teamwork and also social responsibilities as an individual.
  6. Ethics and Professionalism - Demonstrate and practice appropriate values, attitudes and professionalism at all times.
  7. Personal Skills - Apply acquired knowledge to adapt with latest information whilst constantly learning new skills and capabilities.
  8. Entrepreneurial Skills - Apply knowledge and understanding of project management and acquire entrepreneurial skills in handling various projects and activities.
  9. Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility - Possess the characteristics of an articulate, decisive, innovative and responsible leader.
  10. Digital Skills - Gain the ability to apply programming knowledge in problem solving.
  11. Numeracy Skills - Employ the mathematical and statistical knowledge in providing precise and accurate computational solutions.

 

A student has to take the following courses:

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Programming for Scientific Applications
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Introduction to Analysis
  • Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations I
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Probability Theory
  • Further Linear Algebra
  • Modern Algebra
  • Differential Equations II
  • Introduction to Modelling
  • Mathematical Software Laboratory
  • Introductory Numerical Methods
  • Project

and selected elective courses in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Operations Research as in the following tracks

ELECTIVE COURSES (Track 1)

  • Statistical Inference
  • Complex Analysis
  • Real Analysis
  • Introductory Functional Analysis
  • Rings and Fields
  • Coding Theory
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Graphing Technology in Mathematics and Science

ELECTIVE COURSES (Track 2)

  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Introduction to Geometric Modelling
  • Geometry
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Graphing Technology in Mathematics and Science
  • Mathematical Algorithms for Computer Graphics
  • Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

ELECTIVE COURSES (Track 3)

  • Linear and Integer Programming
  • Network Flows
  • Inventory Control
  • Statistical Inference
  • Queuing System and Simulation
  • Game Theory
  • Mathematical Programming

  

STATS

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCES (APPLIED STATISTICS)

The program goal is to produce competent Statisticians who are able to conduct research and development in industries as well as in the service sector. In this program, students are given training that focuses on the application of statistics in areas such as management, medicine, finance and data analysis. Computer skills in analyzing data (for example: financial, industrial and medical data) and making appropriate decisions and conclusions in solving problems are also given emphasis.

Programme Objectives

Graduates of Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Statistics) will:

  1. Excel in Applied Statistics practices in various industries
  2. Establish themselves as leaders in their careers
  3. Earned an advanced degree or professional certification

Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, the students will possess:

  1. Knowledge - Apply knowledge of fundamental and applied mathematics in various activities particularly in applied statistics.
  2. Practical skills - Create, select and apply appropriate techniques/skills, resources, and modern tools to various activities particularly in applied statistics.
  3. Cognitive Skills  - Identify, formulate, analyze and solve problems using fundamental and applied mathematics particularly in applied statistics.
  4. Communication Skills - Communicate effectively both orally and in writing as an individual, or as a member/leader in a team in various activities.
  5. Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrate effectively social skills and also social responsibilities as an individual.
  6. Ethics and Professionalism - Apply appropriate values, attitudes and professionalism in various activities particularly in applied statistics.
  7. Personal Skills - Recognize the need for, and is capable to undertake life-long learning in the broadest context of knowledge and/or technological change.
  8. Entrepreneurial Skills - Apply knowledge and understanding of project management and entrepreneurial skills in various projects or activities.
  9. Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility - Able to be a skilled and innovative leader.
  10. Digital Skills - Gain digital skills in solving applied statistics problems.
  11. Numeracy Skills - Obtain numeracy skills to various applied statistics problems.

The list of core and elective courses: 

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Programming for Scientific Applications
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Differential Equations I
  • Probability Theory
  • Non-Parametric Statistics
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments 
  • Statistical Laboratory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Sample Survey and Sampling Technique
  • Survival Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis 
  • Regression Analysis
  • Project
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Inventory Control 
  • Quality Control 
  • Mathematics of Finance 
  • Queuing System and Simulation

 

MATH AND ECONS

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCES (MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS)

The objective of this program is to produce graduates who have expertise in Mathematics and Economics and are able to apply mathematics in economics (analysis, planning, policy formulation etc.). Among the courses that will be taught are Applied Statistics, Queuing Theory, Monetary Economics, International Trade and International Economics.

Programme Objectives

Graduates of Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics and Economics) will:

  1. Excel in mathematical and economical practices in various sectors
  2. Establish themselves as leaders in their career or societies
  3. Enroll for an advanced degree or professional certificate/skills

Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, the students will possess:

  1. Knowledge - Acquire and apply knowledge of mathematical concepts to economics and financial fields.
  2. Practical skills - Obtain practical skills to various mathematics and economics problems).
  3. Cognitive Skills - Identify, formulate, analyze and solve problems through the integration of mathematical techniques and/or economics knowledge.
  4. Communication Skills - Communicate ideas and knowledge in mathematics and economics clearly and effectively both orally and in writing as a member/leader in a team.
  5. Interpersonal Skills - Gain social skills and show social responsibilities.
  6. Ethics and Professionalism - Apply appropriate values, attitudes and professionalism in various activities particularly in mathematics and economics.
  7. Personal Skills - Recognize the need for, and is capable to undertake independent study and pursue personal and professional development.
  8. Entrepreneurial Skills - Recognize business, investment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
  9. Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility - Able to be a skilled and innovative leader.
  10. Digital Skills - Gain digital skills in solving mathematics and economics problems.
  11. Numeracy Skills - Obtain numeracy skills to various mathematics and economics problems.

The list of core and elective courses: 

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Programming for Scientific Applications
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Differential Equations I
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Probability Theory
  • Statistical Laboratory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Operations Research Laboratory
  • Project
  • Introduction of Economic Issues
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • History of Economics
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Basic Econometrics
  • Economics of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives 
  • Development Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Islamic Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Public Sector Economics I
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Economics 
  • Economic Planning and Project Analysis
  • International Trade
  • Monetary Economics
  • Public Sector Economics II
  • International Finance
  • Applied Economics
  • Mathematics of Finance 
  • Game Theory
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Time Series Analysis

 

MODELLING

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCES(MATHEMATICAL MODELLING)

This program is no longer offered since Academic Year 2020/2021

This goal of the program aims to produce competent Applied Mathematicians who are able to conduct research and development in industries as well as the service sector. In this program, students are given training that focuses on the applications of mathematics in the areas of science and engineering. Development of mathematical and computer modeling skills are given emphasis.

Programme Objectives

Graduates of Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematical Modelling) will

  1. have a specialized and solid mathematical modelling education.
  2. have a solid foundation for further development of mathematical skills.
  3. possess professional attitudes, good ethics and leadership qualities.
  4. have an educational experience that motivates them to pursue life-long learning.
  5. have a solid foundation to be enrolled in a university graduate programme or employed.

Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the student is

  1. knowledgeable in the fundamentals of mathematical sciences and competent in the application of mathematical modelling to science and engineering.
  2. capable of identifying, formulating, analyzing and solving problems in science and engineering, skilled in computer programming, computational techniques and ICT.
  3. a team player who is accountable and responsible.
  4. professional, responsible and ethical.
  5. an effective and confident communicator.
  6. a critical thinker who adopts a scientific approach towards solving problems.
  7. capable of improving his or her mathematical knowledge as part of a life long learning process.
  8. a skilled and innovative leader and manager of resources.
  9. able to identify business and entrepreneurship opportunities.

List of core and elective courses: 

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Programming for Scientific Applications
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Differential Equations I
  • Probability Theory
  • Differential Equations II
  • Introduction to Modelling
  • Modelling Laboratory I
  • Introductory Numerical Methods
  • Modelling Laboratory II
  • Introduction to Geometric Modelling
  • Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
  • Project
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Mathematical Algorithms for Computer Graphics

OR

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCES (OPERATIONS RESEARCH)

This program is no longer offered since Academic Year 2021/2022

This program aims to produce competent Operations Research (or Management Mathematics) personnel who are capable of conducting research and development in both industries and service sectors. In this program, students are given training in the use of operations research techniques in areas such as logistics management, transportation, planning and banking. Problem-solving skills are given special attention and computer skills in are used analyzing data (for example, management and logistics data), and optimizing solutions are also emphasized. Click here for more information about Operation Research. 

Programme Objectives

Graduates of Bachelor of Applied Science (Operations Research) will

  1. have a specialized and solid operations research education.
  2. have a solid foundation for further development of mathematical skills.
  3. possess professional attitudes, good ethics and leadership qualities.
  4. have an educational experience that motivates them to pursue life-long learning.
  5. have a solid foundation to be enrolled in a university graduate programme or employed.

Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the student is

  1. competent in the fundamental concepts and theories of operations research.
  2. able to apply analytical skills and is competent in a variety of operations research techniques to solve problems.
  3. able to identify, formulate, analyze and solve applied and industrial problems through the integration of operations research techniques with other disciplines.
  4. able to convey ideas and operations research knowledge clearly and effectively in both written and oral form.
  5. able to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  6. able to pursue independent study and continuous personal and professional development.
  7. able to be a skilled and innovative leader.
  8. professional, responsible and ethical.

List of core and elective courses: 

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Programming for Scientific Applications
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Differential Equations I
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Probability Theory
  • Statistical Laboratory
  • Linear and Integer Programming
  • Network Flows
  • Inventory Control
  • Statistical Inference
  • Operations Research Laboratory
  • Queueing System and Simulation 
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Project
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Mathematics of Finance 
  • Game Theory
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Regression Analysis

 

STUDENT LIFE

There are various activities available for USM students. There are many societies offering many programs for a vibrant student life. School of Mathematical Sciences offers its own Mathematics Society of USM.

Our recent activities includes but are not limited to

  • Interaction day for new students
  • Talent show
  • Annual dinner
  • Rubic Cube competition
  • Trip to Thailand and Pulau Perhentian
  • Mathematics Camp for primary and secondary school students

activities

Browse their activities on Facebook by clicking here.

MALAYSIAN APPLICANT

SALURAN PERDANA
(LEPASAN STPM / MATRIKULASI / DIPLOMA / SETARAF)

Mulai Sidang Akademik 2017/2018 permohonan kemasukan ke USM bagi Saluran Perdana adalah melalui Aplikasi Dalam Talian(Online Application) yang diselaraskan oleh Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar, Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia(KPM).

Pemohon boleh melayari Laman Web https://upu.mohe.gov.my untuk mendapatkan maklumat lengkap mengenai syarat am serta keperluan khas program dan seterusnya mengemukakan permohonan melalui Aplikasi Dalam Talian selepas iklan mengenainya disiarkan dalam akhbar utama tempatan.

Untuk keterangan lanjut :-

Bahagian Pengurusan Akademik
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar (UPU)
Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
Aras 4, No. 2 Menara 2, Jalan P5/6
Presint 5 Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62200 Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Hotline 1 : 03-8870 6767
Hotline 2 : 03-8870 6777
Faks : 03-8870 6864
Emel : upu@mohe.gov.my

TATACARA PERMOHONAN

Tatacara Permohonan Sidang Akademik 2022/2023

Panduan Permohonan Sidang Akademik 2022/2023

 

Updated on 15 Feb 2022

REQUIREMENTS

MALAYSIAN APPLICANT

SALURAN PERDANA (LEPASAN STPM / MATRIKULASI / DIPLOMA / SETARAF)

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT

Rotating golden starCompleted 12 years of Primary and High School Education and
Rotating golden starObtained High School Certificate (eg. A-Level, HSC, SMU, & UAN (Indonesia), Matayom Suksa 6 (Thailand), International Baccalaureate etc.) or
Rotating golden starDiploma in the related field

ENTRY QUALIFICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL BY COUNTRY

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Rotating golden starIELTS Band 5.0 or
Rotating golden starTOEFL score of 42 (IBT)  or 
Rotating golden starCambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 154/B1  or 
Rotating golden starCambridge English Proficiency (CPE) score of 154/B1 or
Rotating golden starPearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Score of 47 or
Rotating golden starMalaysian University English Test Band 3 or
Rotating golden starCandidate from an institution in which the medium instruction is English;and
Rotating golden starPassed with Credit in Intensive Preparatory Bahasa Malaysia Programme (for candidates pursuing programmes conducted in the National Language) 
http://www.ppblt.usm.my/index.php/program/language-courses/malay-language

 You are recommended to enroll in USM Intensive English Programme as preparation course before IELTS examination. For more information, kindly visit : 

https://ppblt.usm.my/index.php/program/intensive-english

 UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT

Rotating golden starand/or Passed the USM Interview

Updated on 15 Feb 2022

FEES

MALAYSIAN APPLICANT

YURAN IJAZAH PERTAMA PENUH MASA

Untuk maklumat lanjut sila layari https://pohon.usm.my/yuran.php

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT

NO. PROGRAMMES YEARS USD/YEAR

For further information, please visit https://admission.usm.my/index.php/en/undergraduate-international/fees/sciences-fees

Updated on 15 Feb 2022

JOBS

JOB  OPPORTUNITIES

Bank officers, Stockbroking Executives, Statisticians, Teachers, Lecturers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Systems Engineers, Investment Analysts, Administrative Officers, Planning Officers, Quality Control Officers, Production Engineers, Research Officers and others.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT

Online application can be done through https://pohon.usm.my/t_international.php

CONTACT

Questions?

Deputy Dean (Academic, Career & International)
School of Mathematical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang
Malaysia
Telephone: +604 6533481
Fax: +604 6570910
Email: 
sklee@usm.my

 LSK

You may also contact respective program chairperson for more inquiry regarding any particular program. Their contact details are available in Administrative Staff

 Updated on 15 Feb 2022

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