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Master Of Science In Mathematical Sciences

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
Full-time 2 Years / Part-time 3 Years
(The University may allow exemption for outstanding students to complete their studies within a shorter period)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time / Part-time
Approval Code
N/461/7/0032
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA 13964


Overview

The Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences programme aims to prepare students with in-depth and advanced knowledge within their specific areas of mathematical sciences. It aims to inculcate in the students a systematic approach in conducting research in specialised areas..., thereby paving the way for the students to master the specific area and make original contributions to the body of knowledge and practice. Through this programme the students will develop the acumen, analytical and logical skills needed to progress further in the vast field of Mathematical Sciences.

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About the Programme

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate originality and independence in undertaking analytical and critical evaluation, synthesis of complex information, apply knowledge critically and integratively to manage and resolve complex problems/issues through research using techniques, tools, skills or by a range of approaches or (integrative) combination of approaches for decision making and producing new ideas, and/or innovative solutions or practice. (MQF1)
  • Conduct standard and specialized research approaches and/or apply practical skills, tools or investigative techniques which are informed by knowledge at its forefront and the latest development in the subject/discipline. (MQF2)
  • Communicate clearly the knowledge, skills, ideas, critique and conclusion/rationale using appropriate methods ethically and professionally. (MQF3 i)
  • Use a broad range of information, media and technology applications to support study and/or work. (MQF3 ii)
  • Competently use a wide range of suitable technologies and appropriate software to enhance study, research and/or work/practice and show skills to design, plan evaluation activities, using quantitative/statistical tools. (MQF3 iii)
  • Demonstrate significant autonomy, independence, leadership, and interpersonal skills. (MQF3 iv)
  • Exemplify self-advancement through continuous academic and/or professional development. (MQF4)
  • Demonstrate adherence to legal, professional and ethically sound codes of practice. (MQF5)

Programme Highlights:

  • Provide a pathway for existing BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and Finance students in UCSI University to further their studies at the master level.
  • A lot of postgraduate degree holders in Mathematical Sciences are needed to fulfill human resources requirement in STEM (M stands for mathematics).
  • Candidates are supervised by the experienced researchers with PhD qualification.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences or other related areas with:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0, or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by UCSI University;

    OR
  2. A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.5 out of 4.0, or its equivalent qualifications can be accepted, subject to a minimum of 5 years of working experience in relevant field.

English Language Requirements

For International Students
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
(i) B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: 169
(ii) Linguaskill Online: 169
(iii) Occupational English Test (OET): 250
IELTS
Band 6.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
160
TOEFL IBT
60
TOEFL Essentials (Online)
8.5
Pearson Test of English
59
MUET
Band 4

  • International applicants have to fulfill the English requirements as listed above for international students before applying the programme.
  • International applicants who come from a country which uses English Language as the official language OR have an academic qualification from a higher learning institution which uses English Language as a medium of instruction can be granted an exemption from the University English requirements and MQA requirement.
  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirements will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) for maximum 2 years AND pass one of the English examination as listed for international students.
  • Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.

Courses Offered

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

Semesters 2 and 3
  • Master's Dissertation
Year 2
Semester 1 - 3
  • Master's Dissertation

Career Opportunities

  • Academician
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Operation Research Analyst
  • Researcher

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 27,290

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 41,540

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