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Minor Title Minor in Mathematics
Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in 2018-2019

The Minor in Mathematics provides students with fundamental knowledge in the subject. It is specifically designed for students who are interested in the subject and those whose majors require sophisticated mathematical skills.  It aims to nurture quantitative reasoning, logical, analytical and critical thinking, innovative imagination, meticulous care to work, ability to conceptualize, skills for problem-solving, and capability to tackle novel situations and ill-defined problems.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this programme, students should be able to:
PLO 1 :

understand and describe fundamental concepts of mathematics (by means of coursework, tutorial classes and project-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 2 :

apply mathematical methods and analysis to real life problems (by means of coursework, tutorial classes and project-based learning in the curriculum)

PLO 3 :

communicate and discuss scientific issues related to mathematics. (by means of coursework, tutorial classes and presentation opportunities in the curriculum)

Impermissible Combination:

Major in Mathematics
Major in Mathematics/Physics
Minor in Computational & Financial Mathematics
Minor in Operations Research & Mathematical Programming

Required courses (36 credits)
1. Introductory level courses (18 credits) (note 4)
Disciplinary Core Course (6 credits)
MATH1013 University mathematics II (6)
Disciplinary Electives (12 credits)
Select either List A or List B:
List A
MATH2101 Linear algebra I (6)
MATH2211 Multivariable calculus (6)
List B
MATH2012 Fundamental concepts of mathematics (6)
MATH2014 Multivariable calculus and linear algebra (6)
2. Advanced level courses (18 credits)
Disciplinary Electives (18 credits)
At least 18 credits of advanced level Mathematics courses (MATH3XXX or MATH4XXX or MATH7XXX level), subject to pre-requisite requirements. The current course list includes courses in List A:
List A
MATH3001 Development of mathematical ideas (6)
MATH3002 Mathematics seminar (6)
MATH3301 Algebra I (6)
MATH3303 Matrix theory and its applications (6)
MATH3304 Introduction to number theory (6)
MATH3401 Analysis I (6)
MATH3403 Functions of a complex variable (6)
MATH3405 Differential equations (6)
MATH3408 Computational methods and differential equations with applications (6)
MATH3541 Introduction to topology (6)
MATH3600 Discrete mathematics (6)
MATH3601 Numerical analysis (6)
MATH3603 Probability theory (6)
MATH3901 Operations research I (6)
MATH3904 Introduction to optimization (6)
MATH3905 Queueing theory and simulation (6)
MATH3906 Financial calculus (6)
MATH3911 Game theory and strategy (6)
MATH3943 Network models in operations research (6)
MATH3999 Directed studies in mathematics (6)
MATH4302 Algebra II (6)
MATH4402 Analysis II (6)
MATH4404 Functional analysis (6)
MATH4406 Introduction to partial differential equations (6)
MATH4501 Geometry (6)
MATH4511 Introduction to differentiable manifolds (6)
MATH4602 Scientific computing (6)
MATH4902 Operations research II (6)
MATH4907 Numerical methods for financial calculus (6)
MATH4910 Senior mathematics seminar (6)
MATH4911 Mathematics capstone project (6)
MATH4966 Mathematics internship (6)
MATH4999 Mathematics project (12)
MATH7101 Intermediate complex analysis (6)
MATH7201 Topics in geometry (6)
MATH7202 Complex manifolds (6)
MATH7217 Topics in financial mathematics (6)
MATH7219 Topics in applied functional analysis (6)
MATH7224 Topics in advanced probability theory (6)
MATH7501 Topics in algebra (6)
MATH7502 Topics in applied discrete mathematics (6)
MATH7503 Topics in mathematical programming and optimization (6)
MATH7504 Geometric topology (6)
MATH7505 Real analysis (6)

1. Double counting of credits is not permissible for major-minor or double-minors combinations. For a course appears as a core course ("disciplinary core") in the major-minor or double-minors, students have to make up the credits by taking replacement course in the minor. For details, please refer to "Students taking double Majors, Major-Minor or double Minors with overlapping course requirements" in the BSc syllabuses.

2. Students must have level 2 or above in HKDSE Extended Module 1 or 2 of Mathematics or equivalent to take this major.  Students who do not fulfill this requirement are advised to take MATH1011 University mathematics I.

3. If students would like to take more courses in analysis such as MATH3401 (Analysis I), they are advised to take the introductory course MATH2241 Introduction to mathematical analysis first.

4. Students taking the Mathematics related major/minor should check the exemption and replacement arrangement for the introductory level Disciplinary Core Mathematics courses at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/ug/current/bsc/curriculum/overlapping-course-req.


Important! Ultimate responsibility rests with students to ensure that the required pre-requisites and co-requisite of selected courses are fulfilled. Students must take and pass all required courses in the selected primary science major in order to satisfy the degree graduation requirements.

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