The scientific and technological explosion which is shaping the world today is underpinned by subtle mathematical applications, some of which are founded on deep mathematical theories. The Department of Mathematics, in its Master of Science degree program, aims to introduce and develop in its students, abilities that prepare them as future participants in the scientific and technological progress of society.
The Master degree program is designed to give the students the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge in core areas of Mathematics –pure and applied. It is aimed at offering to students both the breadth and depth of knowledge required in their area of interest and to bring to them possible extensions of their areas of interests. The ultimate goal is, of course, to give its graduates excellent qualifications leading to the Ph.D. degree programs, as well as, to professions in Teaching, Business (including Financial Institutions), Industry and Technology.
Our program is a mainstream Master’s degree program in Mathematics with several courses having direct applications to industry and technology. Graduates can be employed to teach in Secondary Education and other institutions at such a level. Graduates gain sufficient skills to work in Industry and establishments such as the Stock Market, Banks and Information Technology.
Candidates will be required to have earned at least a Second Class Honours degree in Mathematics or a related area.Candidates with other backgrounds will have to present full transcripts for consideration by the Department of Mathematics. Supplementary undergraduate courses may be required by the Department.
All candidates seeking admission into the Master of Science degree program in Mathematics must present a typed written proposal of two to three pages stating:
- Their motivation
- Why they want to study at CATUC, Bamenda
- What field they want to specialize in
- Why they have chosen their field of specialization
- Each admitted candidate will be attributed a Thesis Supervisor from the Department of Mathematics at CATUC or State University. The Master’s Thesis must be a scientific contribution to the area of research.
Attendance at Lectures and Seminars delivered by both professors and students are obligatory for all students in the Master of Science degree program.
Each candidate will be expected to present at least one seminar paper before the presentation of the Thesis.
Master degree Thesis must be submitted between six to twelve months after coursework would have been completed and successfully validated.
Master degree candidates will be expected to earn a GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible for graduation. Unsuccessful candidates will have two more chances to graduate within the subsequent two years.
After graduation, candidates with a GPA of at least 3.0 can be admitted into the Ph.D. program.
Graduates with a GPA of less than 3.0 can be admitted into the Ph.D. program if they show proficiency through publications in peer-reviewed journals.
All courses and presentations of Papers and Theses must be in the English language.
b) Graduation Requirements
The Master’s degree shall be awarded to candidates who have successfully completed the course requirements and defended a Thesis before a panel of experts. Graduates must have completed a total of, at least, 120 Credits in the following areas:
- Course Work: 60 Credits (Compulsory courses/Mathematics Elective courses)
- Seminars: 6 Credits
- Semester Paper: 6 Credits
- Master Thesis: 36 Credits
- Communication Skills and Computer Proficiency (LATEX or MATLAB): 6 Credits
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