Mathematical Sciences

Message from the Head

Associate Professor Chan Song Heng 

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), founded in 2005, is one of three divisions under the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. In its first year, the division admitted 47 undergraduates while having only five faculty members. Today, the division has 35 faculty members from various research areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science. Our faculty members are active in research, and many have been successful in winning competitive research funding. The biggest and strongest research group in our division is the coding and cryptography group. The division has a graduate program with approximately 50 graduate students.

The division offers degree programs in Mathematical Sciences (MATH), Mathematical Sciences with a minor in finance (MAFI), and Mathematics and Economics (MAEC). Each year, we admit approximately 200 undergraduates into these programs. At the end of their second or third semester, students in MATH and MAFI will choose to specialize in one of four tracks: Business analytics, Pure Mathematics, Applied mathematics, or Statistics.

Our graduates have consistently proven to be highly employable, as reflected in the yearly MOE graduate employment survey. Our graduates have also gained admission to some of the top graduate schools around the world, including Cornell, the London School of Economics, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and University College London.

The division takes feedback seriously, whether it is from students, or from potential employers of our graduates, and we are constantly finding ways to further improve our students' overall experience and employability.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our division.

Associate Professor CHAN Song Heng
Head, Division of Mathematical Sciences