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Computer Science and Applied Maths
Mathematical Sciences Majoring in the Mathematical Sciences is suited to students with an aptitude for mathematics who are interested in applying mathematics to problem solving in the real world. Mathematical Sciences combines traditional mathematics subjects with courses such as statistics and computer science.
Mathematical Sciences Majoring in the Mathematical Sciences is suited to students with an aptitude for mathematics who are interested in applying mathematics to problem solving in the real world. Mathematical Sciences combines traditional mathematics subjects with courses such as statistics and computer science.

Qualification: BSc

School: Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Faculty: Science

Duration: 3 years

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

Study statistics and computations, and develop problem-solving skills.

The Mathematical Sciences curriculum will develop your problem-solving skills, combining statistical and computational aspects. These high-Level skills can be applied in high-performance computing, robotics, operations research, and many other areas.

Theoretical and practical skills are necessary in Mathematical Sciences when pushing the boundaries of technological development.

  • Advanced Mathematics of Finance
  • Banking
  • Statistician
First-year

Mathematics I (Major):

  • Algebra I
  • Calculus I

AND

Computational and Applied Mathematics I

AND

Mathematical Statistics I

AND

Additional courses yielding a minimum of 54 Level I credits

Second-year

Mathematics II:

  • Basic Analysis II
  • Abstract Mathematics II
  • Differential Equations II
  • Multivariable Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Transition to Abstract Mathematics II

AND

Computational and Applied Mathematics II

AND

Mathematical Statistics II

Third-year

Mathematical Statistics III:

  • Multivariate Data Analytics III
  • Risk Theory III
  • Statistical Elements of Machine Learining III
  • Stochastic Processess III
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series III

AND

Computational and Applied Mathematics III

OR

Mathematics III:

  • Number Theory III

OR

Topology III:

  • Group Theory III
  • Intermediate Analysis
  • Real Analysis III

OR

  • Coding and Cryptography III
  • Leontief Systems III

OR

  • Differential Geometry III
  • Complex Analysis III

APS 40+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language

Level 7

Mathematics

Level 7

Physical Science

Level 6

Wait-listing

Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed subject to place availability.

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  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
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