Master of Science in Mathematics

General

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Program Description

Overview

The M.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences is a 30 credit hour program that is offered both full and part-time within the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Students are required to complete 24 credit hours of coursework in addition to 6 credit hours assigned to research and the completion of an M.Sc. thesis. The coursework includes 4 credit hours of College of Science requirements (Ethics, Research Methods and Statistics), 3 core mathematics courses, and 2 department seminars( a total of 11 credit hours) in addition to 3 elective courses (9 credit hours) that allow the student to specialize in any specific topic related to pure or applied mathematics. Student progress is overseen by a research supervisor (and co-supervisors) and a thesis defense committee. The program is a fee-based program open for all students who meet the entry requirements.

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Program Objectives

  • To provide students with a comprehensive advanced knowledge of the main areas of mathematics.
  • To provide students with the necessary background for further studies in Mathematics, and enhance their research capabilities.
  • To produce graduates with a high level of analytic and numerical skills.
  • To train students to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Discuss in-depth concepts, techniques, and results related to active research in Mathematics.
  • Solve mathematical problems using theoretical tools and/or modeling.
  • Develop concise mathematical proofs.
  • Produce a comprehensive independent work, including a literature review.
  • Contribute actively to research projects in mathematics, using an adequate methodology.
  • Communicate effectively mathematical results to a specialized audience.
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues related to science, research, and work.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

College of Science

Required Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
COSC501 Research Methods 1
COSC502 Ethics of Scientific Research 1
COSS633 Seminar 1 2
STAT503 Applied Statistics 2
1: (Taken twice)

Mathematical Sciences

Required Courses (9 hours) Credit Hours
MATH510 Real Analysis 3
MATH520 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH540 Algebra I 3
Elective Courses (9 hours) Credit Hours
MATH513 Calculus on Manifolds 3
MATH515 Complex Analysis 3
MATH516 C*-Algebras 3
MATH517 Advanced Geometry 3
MATH522 Numerical Methods in Differential Equations 3
MATH541 Number Theory 3
MATH561 General Topology 3
MATH570 Theory of Partial Differential Equations 3
MATH772 Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MATH573 Dynamical Systems & Chaos Theory 3
MATH611 Several Complex Variables 3
MATH612 Measure Theory 3
MATH616 Functional Analysis 3
MATH622 Finite Element Methods 3
MATH640 Algebra II 3
MATH662 Algebraic Topology 3
MATH670 Advanced Partial Differential Equations 3
MATH675 The Mathematics of Finance 3
MATH690 Selected Topics 3
MATH695 Independent Studies 3

Thesis

Required Course (6 hours) Credit Hours
COSR699 Thesis 6

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

Merit Fellowship Award

To receive the Merit Award, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic success at the UAEU. The Merit Fellowship Award offers a financial assistance in form of partial tuition waiver to qualified students. Students in STEM and strategic areas of the country (renewable energy, transportation, health, water resources, technology, space) will have priority.

Student Eligibility:

  • Have Excellent Academic Standing (GPA ≥ 3.6/4.0).
  • Maintain a GPA ≥3.6/4.0 during study at UAEU.
  • Have no other financial sponsorship or award.

Benefits:

  • 50% discount on tuition fees.

Duration:

  • Valid until graduation as long as the student is abiding with the Student Eligibility conditions.

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Last updated May 2020

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