Master of Science in Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology (Decision Science)
科技應用數學理學碩士學位(決策科學)


Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 63022

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

DSM

Mode of Study
Part-time
Normal Duration

3 years

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3

Tuition Fee

HK$6,500 per credit

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Lou Yijun
BSc, MSc, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Zhang Guofeng
BSc, MSc, PhD

Assistant Programme Leader

Dr Fu Guanxing
DSc

Remarks
  • This programme admits local applicants only.
  • Switching between specialisms after admission to this MSc programme will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For example, a student who is enrolled in the Decision Science specialism can transfer to the Actuarial and Investment Science specialism, or vice versa, if he or she fulfils the specialism requirements (application is subject to approval).

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in statistics, operations research and scientific computing relevant to decision making and practical problem solving in engineering, finance and management. It also covers essential mathematical modelling and computational techniques that enhance students' generic skills for solving real-life problems.

 

Characteristics

Our programme provides graduate-level subjects with an emphasis on the advanced methodologies and techniques of mathematical modelling that are useful to engineers, scientists, technologists and managers.

Our focus is on applications and the use of software packages to handle real-world data and solve practical problems.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

Our graduates become leading professionals in engineering, management and finance.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Programme Structure

A student studying for the MSc (DS) award must complete

  • 1 Compulsory Subject (3 credits); and
  • 3 Core Subjects (9 credits); and
  • 3 Core/Elective* Subjects (9 credits); and
  • 3 additional Core Subjects or a Dissertation (9 credits).

 

* Elective Subjects refer to subjects offered by other postgraduate schemes/programmes, as long as pre-requisite requirements are satisfied.

 

For details of the programme structure, please refer to www.polyu.edu.hk/ama/pg/63022/Pages/program.

 

Core Areas of Study

A Compulsory Subject:

  • Mathematical Modelling for Science and Technology

 

Core Subjects from the following list or a Dissertation:

  • Advanced Operations Research Methods
  • Applied Linear Models
  • Credibility Theory
  • Decision Analysis
  • Forecasting and Applied Time Series Analysis
  • Graphs and Networks
  • Investment Science
  • Life Contingencies
  • Loss Models and Risk Analysis
  • Mathematics of Derivative Pricing
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Operations Research Methods
  • Optimal Control with Management Science Applications
  • Optimisation Methods
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Probability and Stochastic Models
  • Scientific Computing
  • Simulation
  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Statistical Inference

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/ama/pg/63022/Pages/curriculum.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering, computer science, basic science, business, economics, or the equivalent (industrial or business experience will be an asset).

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

Other Information

Some of the subjects in this programme have been included in the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable subjects (for course commencement before March 2023).

 

The CEF list includes:

  • Investment Science
  • Life Contingencies
  • Mathematics of Derivative Pricing
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Operations Research Methods

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Yang Xiao-qi, Programme Leader
(tel: (852) 2766 6954; email: xiao.qi.yang@polyu.edu.hk);
or Dr Lou Yijun, Deputy Programme Leader 
(tel: (852) 3400 3980; email: yijun.lou@polyu.edu.hk);
or Dr Guo Xin, Assistant Programme Leader 
(tel: (852) 3400 3751; email: x.guo@polyu.edu.hk);
or Miss Teresa Ko (tel: (852) 3400 3141; email: shuk-wai.ko@polyu.edu.hk); 
or visit our website at www.polyu.edu.hk/ama/pg/63022.

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