Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics

Programme Code

JS2510-MATHSTAT


Year of Entry

Year 3

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

General Information

This programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematical and statistical concepts with an aim towards developing logical thinking and analytical skills that are applicable to various career fields.

Special emphasis on applications in industrial and commercial areas is stressed, and students are well trained in the use of various computer software packages to solve real-life problems in management science, logistics, computer visualization, computational finance, engineering design, actuarial science, clinical research, industrial applications, social science research and others.


Concentrations Offered

 

  • Actuarial Statistics (collaborated with Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Financial Risk Management (collaborated with School of Business)
  • Operations Research
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Scientific Computing
  • Data Science*

 

Students can graduate without any concentration or with one or two concentration(s) according to their interest and career goal.

*Subject to the University's approval


Unique Features

Concentration in Financial Risk Management is jointly offered by the Department of Mathematics under Faculty of Science and the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences under School of Business, HKBU. Concentration in Actuarial Statistics is jointly offered by the Department of Mathematics at HKBU and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the Simon Fraser University (SFU), British Columbia, Canada.

 

Student Learning Experiences

The department would provide students with internship opportunities in the summer, and organize various recruitment talks. The objective is to enhance students’ competitiveness for future employment, and to build a channel through which they can reach their potential employers. Students will work in an organization or a company as interns and complete work assignment that are primarily related to their major study.

The internship is credit bearing, and hence students earn academic credits after satisfactorily completing internship at an approved company or organization. The Census & Statistics Department of the government, iMusicTech Ltd., Convoy Financial Services, and Maxim's have previously offered intern positions to our students.

 

Career Opportunities

Careers available to graduates include those in the fields of teaching, applications programming, banking, market research, statistical consultancy, commerce, finance, and government organizations.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Students/ Holders

Local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University are eligible for publicly-funded senior year places.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university may apply. 

Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.