Computing Mathematics
Computing Mathematics
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Science in Computing Mathematics
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mathematics
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to produce graduates in computing mathematics with a strong background of knowledge, skills and tools for mathematical modelling, scientific computation and technical computer software. The major provides students training in the ability to think quantitatively and analyse problems critically.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate into a structure the theory and principles underlying basic applied mathematics, scientific computation and computing software, and recognize the connections among the theory and principles.
  2. Apply mathematical and computing methods to a range of problems in scientific, engineering, commercial and other practical applications.
  3. Create and formulate mathematical models, evaluate quantitatively alternative approaches and improve the performance and reliability of such models.
  4. Use associated computing software and test then in a laboratory setting to construct models and solve resulting mathematical problems.
  5. Acquire work related experience and effective communication skills necessary to work within a team in an international and culturally diverse workplace.
  6. Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement* 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement* 6 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Major requirement

63 credit units
(Core: 45
Elective: 18)

63 credit units
(Core: 45
Elective: 18)
46-47 credit units^
(Core: 37-38
Elective: 9)
Free electives# / Minor (if applicable) 22 credit units  7 credit units 5-6 credit units
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 121 credit units 91 credit units 64 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 114 credit units 84 credit units
* For details, please refer to the Curriculum Information Record for Common Requirements.
^ Up to 8 credit units of core courses are to be waived from the B2 level courses: MA2503, MA2507, MA2509 and MA2510 based on the academic background of students.
# Free Elective Courses
Courses that can be used to satisfy this requirement are:
  1. Any B-level courses approved by the University for un-restricted registration (not offered by the Department of Mathematics).
  2. Programme Electives in the BSCM curriculum.

Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.