Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Program Overview

The study of mathematics can persuade a wide range of interests and abilities. It deals with the questions arising from complicated structures. It develops a wide range of language and insights. These traits make mathematics as an essential subject to an insight study of other sciences. The role of mathematics in the progress of engineering sciences, computer sciences and physics cannot be denied by any mean.

The BS Mathematics program at CIIT, Lahore is designed to cater the evolving international trends in mathematical education. Learning derives from problem solving and aims at bringing out independent thinking skills. This course focuses on those areas of mathematics which are most readily applicable for the investigation of real world problems. This course gives you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of applicable mathematics, with the computational support required for real-world investigations built-in to form a coherent modern programme.

Why Study Mathematics

Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of engineering and other sciences – physics, computing, biology etc. Mathematics plays a vital, often unseen, role in many aspects of modern life, e.g. space travel, credit card details on the internet, modellingthe functions of human body organs (e.g. heart and brain), modelling the spread of epidemics and much more.

Mathematics is also about pattern and structure; it is about logical analysis, deduction, calculation within these patterns and structures. When patterns are found, often in widely different areas of science and technology, the mathematics of these patterns can be used to explain and control natural happenings and situations. Mathematics has an insidious influence on everyday lives, and contributes to the wealth of the country.

This degree will provide you with a broad range of skills in problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking. This leads to careers that are exciting, challenging and diverse in nature. Whatever your career plans, or if you have no plans at present, a degree in mathematics provides you with particularly good job prospects.

Objectives

The aim of BS Mathematics Program is to educate mathematics in much more interactive and conceptual point of view. Investigations and conceptual learning allow one to see Mathematics being created by oneself. Our mission is to provide a new generation of innovative researchers and quality teachers to the nation. Our graduates will find numerous opportunities working at research and teaching institutes in Pakistan and abroad.

Career opportunities.

The Mathematics degree schemes at CIIT Lahore will equip you with specialist numerical skillsand develop your capacity for logical and analytical thought. These are qualities which are in demand across a broad range of stimulating and rewarding careers.

Studying mathematics allows you to keep your career options open. In this era of science subjects are merged with each other and research in the world is going on by the collaboration of different disciplines. Therefore, a mathematiciancan be a good biologist, a neuroscientist, a good analyst in multinational companies and in hospitals and much more.

Computing Facilities at Department

The department has sufficient software facilities to cope with the needs of mathematical computing. The faculty members at the department are well equipped with powerful mathematical software like MATLAB, MATHEMATICA, MATHCAD, MAPLE and many more.

Seminars, Workshops and Lectures

The Department of Mathematics has always been at the forefront to organize the events that bring close mathematicians from various institutes. Seminars, workshops and talks by prominent mathematicians are arranged on and off to create knowledge and research interest among students and faculty.

Faculty of the Department

Faculty members of any department are the main jewels of the crown. The department has the privilege of having services of 17 PhD and 9 MS faculty members. The faculty members have vast teaching and research experience in diverse areas of the subject.

Research Areas

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational & Numerical Mathematics
  • Computational biology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Intermediate or equivalent withMathematics, with minimum 50% marks, from an accredited institution.
  • NTS test.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is carried out through lectures, with the option of undertaking a project in the final year. Each course comprises ofthree credit hours (two classes per week). Each year comprises of two semesters (autumn and spring). The progress of students in each semester is examined by quizzes, assignments and three sessional exams (sessional 1, sessional 2 and final). Sessional 1, sessional 2 and sessional 3 are weighted 10%, 15% and 50% of total marks, respectively. The remaining 25% marks go to quizzes and assignments. The minimum criterion to get through any course is to get 50% marks.