Mathematics is one of the oldest of the sciences, with a long and very prestigious history. The pyramid builders of Egypt, the astronomers of Babylonia, the geometers of ancient Greece, and the engineers of the early Moslem world all developed and used mathematical techniques that remain indispensable for modern science and industry. The remarkable and dramatic progress of the applied sciences over the last 400 years has been possible in part because of the rapid parallel development of mathematical methods of analysis, starting with the invention of calculus by Newton and Leibniz in the 17th century. Today, mathematics underpins almost all branches of science. The detailed modelling of weather systems, of the spread of pollutants in oil spills, of the motion of particles in high-energy accelerators, of the rates of reaction of two chemical fractions, of the statistical likelihood of a positive identification in DNA fingerprinting, of the future growth of a population of an endangered species of mammal, or of the completion time for a complex computer algorithm, of the optimal decision making in complex systems, all these and many other applications would be impossible without the sophisticated techniques of modern mathematics. In addition, there is great value in studying the foundations and methods of mathematics for their own sake, with a view to improving current applications, developing entirely new applications, or simply investigating the elegance and beauty that lies behind all mathematics.

GenNEXT BSc Mathematics – 4 years     SM Modules offered in Semester 1, August 2017/2018

Because of the enormous diversity of the uses and applications of modern mathematics, the Faculty of Science is offering four distinct mathematics streams: Essential Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research and Financial Mathematics. All four streams share a common set of first- and second-year courses, covering the essential elements of calculus, linear algebra, statistics and probability, discrete mathematics, geometry, real analysis and differential equations. In their final year, students can choose from a range of different courses tied to their major specialisations.

Essential Mathematics Stream

This stream is intended primarily for students who are interested in mathematics, or possibly related areas like logic or the philosophy of mathematics. Compulsory fourth year modules include: 2 Modules from SM 432x.

Applied Mathematics Stream

This major stream is intended primarily for students who want to work in areas closely aligned with the applied sciences, particularly physics, chemistry, mathematical biology or engineering. Compulsory fourth year modules include:

  1. SM-4311 Applied Mathematical Methods I
  2. SM-4312 Mathematical Modelling
  3. SM-4314 Applied Mathematical Methods II
  4. SM-4315 Dynamical systems and Chaos

Statistics Stream

This stream is intended primarily for students who want to work in areas closely aligned with Statistical decision making in business, biology or environmental science. Compulsory fourth year modules include:

  1. SM-4331 Advanced Statistics
  2. SM-4335 Advanced Probability
  3. SM-4337 Applied Statistics OR SM-4338 Stocastic Process

Operations Research and Financial Mathematics Stream

This stream is intended primarily for students who want to work in areas closely aligned with optimal decision making in accounting, business, industry, biology or health and environmental sciences. Compulsory fourth year modules include:

  1. SM-4332 Operations Research I
  2. SM-4333 Financial Mathematicas
  3. SM-4334 Advanced Operations Research
  4. SM-4336 Operations Research II

Core & Option Modules:

Major Module requirement:not less than 72 MC with at least 24 MC of the SM-4000 modules.

Level

Module

Code

Module Title

MC

1000

Major Core

SM-1201
SM-1202

Mathematical Methods for the Sciences
Advanced Mathematical Methods for the Sciences

4
4

 

Major Option

SM-1301

Discrete Mathematics

4

2000

Major Core

SM-2201
SM-2203
SM-2207
SM-2202
SM-2204
SM-2205

Ordinary Differential Equations
Linear Algebra and its Applications
Complex Analysis
Multivariate Calculus
Numerical Analysis
Intermediate Statistics

4
4
4
4
4
4

Major Option

SM-2301
SM-2303
SM-2311

Combinatorics and Graph Theory
History of Mathematics
Engineering Mathematics

4
4
4

4000

Major Core

SM-4201

Mathematics Project (1 semester)

4

 

Major Option

SM-4311
SM-4312
SM-4313
SM-4314
SM-4315
SM-4316
SM-4322
SM-4325
SM-4327
SM-4328
SM-4331
SM-4332
SM-4333
SM-4334
SM-4335
SM-4336
SM-4337
SM-4338

Applied Mathematical Method I
Mathematical Modelling
Mechanics
Applied Mathematical Methods II
Dynamical Systems and Chaos
Fluids and Waves
Functional Analysis
Integral Equations
Real Analysis
Introduction to Algebra and Number Theory
Advanced Statistics
Operations Research I
Financial Mathematics
Advanced Operations Research
Advanced Probability
Operations Research II
Applied Statistics
Stochastic Processes

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Breadth modules

We offer 5 breadth modules to non-mathematics major students:

  1. SM-1401 Basic Calculus (2 MC)
  2. SM-1402 Basic Statistic (2 MC)
  3. SM-2401 Geometry (2 MC)
  4. SM-2403 Introductory Statistics (2 MC)
  5. SM-3401 Cryptography (2 MC)

Teaching and Learning:

Students are exposed to a wide range of subjects in pure and applied mathematics and statistics and are introduced to the latest mathematical software packages. In the Discovery Year (Year 3), students can spend a semester abroad or on Internship (industry attachment). Universities involved in our Study Abroad programme include: The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), King’s College London, Manchester, Kent, Leeds, Nottingham, Darmstadt (Germany), Soka (Japan), Harbin (China), U of Malaya, USM (Penang). Organisations participating in our Internship programme include: Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, Department of Fisheries, Department of Meteorology, Royal Brunei Airlines, Brunei Shell Petroleum, TAIB Bank, Petrokon-EWI, JPMC, Elmar, AiKing.

Careers:      

Our ex-students have been working in UBD, Schools, Colleges, Brunei Shell Petroleum, Total, Petrokon EWI, JPMC, Different Banks including HSBC, Shipping and Logistic Companies, Research Organizations, Government and Private Offices.

Contact:

Dr. Yeo Wee Ping
Programme Leader (Mathematics & Computing Sciences)
nb.ude.dbu@oey.gnipeew