Students who have done well in MATH3999 Directed studies in mathematics, MATH4910 Senior mathematics seminar, MATH4999 Mathematics project, plus some oversea exchange and summer research experience have better chances to get into top graduate schools.
Directed studies in mathematics
This course is designed for a student who would like to take an early experience on independent study. It provides the student with the opportunity to do independently a small mathematics project close to research in nature.
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Senior mathematics seminar
This seminar style capstone course aims to provide students with the experience of intense reading of journal articles and book chapters, followed by group discussions through which knowledge acquisition and synthesis will be attained. Students will look at particular mathematical topics in depth, and will master the topics through reading, listening, discussing and writing.
This is a seminar style course intended for those third year BSc students who have very strong interests and good ability in mathematics.
Active participation in all the discussions is expected. The aim of the course is to let students learn how to initiate self/independent study in mathematics
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Interested students please refer to the details of requirements for the Capstone Experience / enrollment in MATH4910 Senior mathematics seminar.
Our Department offers eligible students the opportunities to gain valuable work experience in the industry related to their major of study. The students would work either within the University or outside the University arranged by the department. Interested students please refer to the details of requirements for the Capstone Experience / enrollment in MATH4966 Mathematics internship.
In the past years, our students interned at various organizations:
- AECOM: A Fortune 500 company, serves clients in more than 100 countries and provides professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy.
- Education Bureau of HKSAR
- Hong Kong Observatory
- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx)
- Marshall Cavendish Education
- Pearson Education Asia Limited
- Times Publishing (HK) Limited
- Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS-HK) at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
- Summer Research Program in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SPIA) at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
- Secondary schools
Our teachers also offered internships in the summer.
Sharing from Students:
Mr. CHEUNG Ka Ho worked under the supervision of Prof. K.M. Tsang during the summer term in 2017.
"I am grateful that I stood a chance to work under the supervision of Prof. K.M. Tsang. To begin with, it is the first time for me to learn the concepts in number theory. Thought I only studied a little of the article, it provided me a new vision to study Mathematics. Moreover, through this internship experience, I got the opportunity to be exposed under a simulated working environment."
Mr. GAN Guo Liang worked at AECOM during the summer term in 2015.
"I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work in the transport planning division in AECOM, Hong Kong. Firstly, I get to understand the underlying mathematical approaches in transport planning, which provides me great insight about the application of mathematics. Secondly, I get to experience the development of a large scale project in a consulting firm. Moreover, I am glad that I am exposed to the work and corporate culture of a large multinational corporation. This helps to prepare my future career in various aspects such as socializing and collaborating with people of different backgrounds."
Epilogues from Employers/Supervisors:
"Learn how to use the 3D printer to print some mathematical models. Also learn how to revise the existing codes"
"Studied a simple one dimensional cardiology model and developed a numerical code to do simulation!"
"The student worked in tandem with another undergraduate visitor from IIT- Roorkee to generalize a recent result of the supervisor and Dr. Anna Haensch about quadratic polynomials and modular forms. Some aspects were generalized with great breadth, while others were investigated in a deep manner."
If your company would like to offer an internship opportunity for our students, please contact our course coordinator.
Mathematics capstone project
Students will work collaboratively in small groups on a project that requires integration or application of knowledge they have acquired.
The project topic is not limited to academic context, but can also be extended to a community or corporate outreach project. Projects may take the form of a combination of literature research, survey, data analysis, creation of artifacts or media contents, exhibition, public lectures, etc..
Interested students please refer to the details of requirements for the Capstone Experience / enrollment in MATH4911 Mathematics capstone project.
The aim of the course is to provide students with opportunity to formulate and investigate, in depth, problems of practical interest and/or have a foretaste of mathematical research.
The work, to be done on an individual basis, is considered a highly desirable part of the training of a mathematician.
Selected topics in the past years:
Interested students please refer to the details of requirements for the Capstone Experience / enrollment in MATH4999 Mathematics project.