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Earn a Degree in Mathematics

at the largest university in Cyprus

Mathematics (BSc, 4 Years)

Duration (years)
4 years
Qualification Awarded
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Level of Qualification
Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
Language of Instruction
English
Mode of Study
Full-time or Part-time
Minimum ECTS Credits
240

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Profile of the Programme

Aims

  1. Provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue graduate studies in Mathematics and other fields that require a strong Mathematical background.
  2. Underline the real-life applications of Mathematics and the important role it plays in other Sciences such as Physics, Engineering, Finance and the Social Sciences.
  3. Enable students to use Mathematical thinking and techniques to solve problems from other disciplines providing the necessary qualifications for careers in a variety of diverse fields.
  4. To provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach Mathematics.

Objectives

  1. Provide students with a solid foundation in all Mathematical areas (modern and traditional), i.e. Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Probability and Statistics.
  2. Enhance critical, analytical and abstract thinking.
  3. Develop computational and problem solving skills including the capability to use modern technology effectively.
  4. Enable students to use Mathematical methods and thinking to solve mathematical problems in Physics, Engineering, Finance or Biology.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to be employed in numerous areas of both the Public and Private sectors. It must be underlined here that teaching is not the only opportunity for employment. There are many jobs that require the design and use of Mathematical or Statistical models and the quantitative skills, analytic and critical thinking Mathematicians undoubtedly have are qualities in high demand. One must not forget that Mathematics is also used in Genetics, Epidemiology, the Social Sciences, Image Processing and Computer Science.

Potential employment opportunities include:

1. Banking, the Stock Market, Financial Institutions, Market Research and Polling Companies.
2. Secondary Education, whether this is public, private or tutoring.
3. The Central Bank of Cyprus, the Statistical Service, the Ministry of Finance and the Meteorological Service.
4. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Social Science Research Centers and software development companies.

Access to Further Studies

Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate (MSc, Ph.D.) studies in a vast array of scientific fields:

  1. Pure and Applied Mathematics
  2. Statistics
  3. Engineering and Applied Sciences
  4. Operational Research
  5. Computer Science
  6. Financial Μathematics and Actuarial Science
  7. Physics

Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation. 

Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.

The general admission requirement for entry to the undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification.

Regular Academic Admission

Regular admission to academic programmes requires a recognised High School Leaving Certificate with a grade of 7.5 out of 10 or 15 out of 20 or a rank in the top 50%, or equivalent qualifications.

In addition to the above, applicants must also satisfy ONE of the following requirements:

  • Have a Cyprus Public High-School diploma with grade of at least 15/20 in Advanced Mathematics (Eνισχυμένα Μαθηματικά) or equivalent, or,
  • Have grade B or higher in GCE A level Mathematics, or,
  • Score at least 75% on the University of Nicosia Mathematics Placement for MATH-180.

 

Special Academic Admission

This category of admission may be offered to students who possess a High School Leaving Certificate but who do not have the stipulated grades or other requirements for regular admission.

 

English Language Proficiency

Students may be required to take NEPTON, UNIC’s English Placement Test at no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognized English examination which indicates their level of English proficiency.

Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:

  • TOEFL - 500 and above
  • Computer-based TOEFL - 173 and above
  • Internet-based TOEFL - 61 and above
  • IELTS - 5.5 and above
  • Cambridge Exams [First Certificate] - B and above
  • Cambridge Exams [Proficiency Certificate - C and above
  • GCSE English Language "O" Level - C and above
  • Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English Pass
  • Michigan Examination of Competency in English Pass

The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. 

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a solid foundation in all areas of Mathematics (modern and traditional), i.e. Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Probability and Statistics.
  2. Communicate Mathematics effectively using appropriate mathematical symbols, notation and terminology. 
  3. Read, apply, and write rigorous mathematical theorems, proofs and definitions.
  4. Recognize real-life applications of Mathematics and the important role it plays in other Sciences such as Physics, Engineering and Finance.
  5. Construct and solve mathematical and statistical models using analytic or numerical techniques. 
  6. Assess the accuracy of mathematical and statistical models and discuss their limitations.
  7. Utilize High-Level computer languages and Mathematical software to solve mathematical problems.
  8. Identify, formulate, and analyze problems from various fields (Physics, Economics, etc) with the aid of mathematical or statistical techniques. Use critical thinking to interpret the results.
  9. Recognize the fact that Mathematics is a vibrant and evolving science on the cutting edge of technology.
Section: A - Major Requirements
Min. Credits: 53  Max. Credits: 53
Min. ECTS Credits: 106  Max. ECTS Credits: 106
Notes:
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
MATH-110Mathematics Laboratory2
MATH-140Mathematics with Computers8
MATH-185Foundations of Mathematics8
MATH-190Calculus I8
MATH-191Calculus II8
MATH-225Probability and Statistics I6
MATH-270Calculus III8
MATH-280Linear Algebra I6
MATH-325Probability and Statistics II6
MATH-330Ordinary Differential Equations6
MATH-341Numerical Analysis I8
MATH-371Differential Geometry I8
MATH-385Introduction to Modern Algebra8
MATH-390Real Analysis8
MATH-395Complex Analysis8
Section: B - Major Electives
Min. Credits: 35  Max. Credits: 45
Min. ECTS Credits: 70  Max. ECTS Credits: 90
Notes:
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
MATH-186Elementary Number Theory8
MATH-281Linear Algebra II6
MATH-326Linear Models I6
MATH-342Numerical Analysis II8
MATH-375Graph Theory6
MATH-392Functional Analysis8
MATH-394Special Topics in Mathematics4
MATH-396Special Topics in Mathematics6
MATH-398Special Topics in Mathematics8
MATH-420Time Series Modeling and Forecasting6
MATH-422Applied Multivariate Analysis6
MATH-426Linear Models II6
MATH-428Quantitative Finance6
MATH-430Partial Differential Equations8
MATH-432Mathematical Modeling8
MATH-433Fluid Mechanics8
MATH-435Applied Mathematical Analysis8
MATH-441Numerical Solution of Differential Equations8
MATH-470Topology8
MATH-491Measure and Integration8
Section: C - Science Requirements and Electives
Min. Credits: 10  Max. Credits: 20
Min. ECTS Credits: 20  Max. ECTS Credits: 40
Notes:
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
BIOL-110Elements of Biology6
CHEM-104Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry6
COMP-111Programming Principles I6
COMP-113Programming Principles II6
COMP-211Data Structures6
COMP-212Object-Oriented Programming6
COMP-302Database Management Systems6
COMP-320Computer Graphics6
COMP-321Theory of Computation6
COMP-370Algorithms6
COMP-405Artificial Intelligence6
ECE-340Electromagnetics I6
PHYS-150General Physics I8
PHYS-160General Physics II8
PHYS-270General Physics III8
Section: D - Language Requirements
Min. Credits: 6  Max. Credits: 6
Min. ECTS Credits: 12  Max. ECTS Credits: 12
Notes:
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
BADM-332Technical Writing and Research6
ENGL-101English Composition6
Section: E - Business Electives
Min. Credits: 3  Max. Credits: 13
Min. ECTS Credits: 6  Max. ECTS Credits: 26
Notes:
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
ACCT-110Accounting I6
ACCT-111Accounting II6
BADM-234Organizational Behavior6
ECON-200Fundamental Economics6
ECON-261Principles of Microeconomics6
ECON-262Principles of Macroeconomics6
ECON-390Mathematics for Economics and Business6
FIN-266Managerial Finance6
MGT-281Introduction to Management6
MKTG-291Marketing6
Section: F - Liberal Arts Electives
Min. Credits: 3  Max. Credits: 13
Min. ECTS Credits: 6  Max. ECTS Credits: 26
Notes:
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
ANTH-105Cultural Anthropology6
ART-110Introduction to Visual Arts6
EDUG-232Didactics of Secondary School Mathemat6
ENGL-102Western World Literature and Composition6
ESCI-200Society and Environment6
EUS-103Modern European History and Politics6
FREN-101French Language and Culture I6
FREN-102French Language and Culture II6
GERM-101German Language and Culture I6
GERM-102German Language and Culture II6
HIST-201World History to 15006
HIST-202World History Since 15006
HIST-257Modern Cypriot History and Politics6
ITAL-101Italian Language and Culture I6
ITAL-102Italian Language and Culture II6
PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy6
PHIL-120Ethics6
PSY-110General Psychology I6
PSY-111General Psychology II6
PSY-210Social Psychology6
RUS-101Russian Language and Culture I6
RUS-102Russian Language and Culture II6
UNIC-100University Experience6

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
COMP-111Programming Principles I6
ENGL-101English Composition6
MATH-110Mathematics Laboratory2
MATH-185Foundations of Mathematics8
MATH-190Calculus I8

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
COMP-113Programming Principles II6
MATH-140Mathematics with Computers8
MATH-191Calculus II8
PHYS-150General Physics I8

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
MATH-186Elementary Number Theory8
MATH-270Calculus III8
MATH-280Linear Algebra I6
PHYS-160General Physics II8

Semester 4

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
ACCT-110Accounting I6
BADM-332Technical Writing and Research6
MATH-225Probability and Statistics I6
MATH-281Linear Algebra II6
MATH-330Ordinary Differential Equations6

Semester 5

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
MATH-325Probability and Statistics II6
MATH-341Numerical Analysis I8
MATH-371Differential Geometry I8
MATH-385Introduction to Modern Algebra8

Semester 6

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
MATH-326Linear Models I6
MATH-390Real Analysis8
MATH-395Complex Analysis8
MATH-430Partial Differential Equations8

Semester 7

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
MATH-342Numerical Analysis II8
MATH-426Linear Models II6
MATH-435Applied Mathematical Analysis8
MATH-470Topology8

Semester 8

Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
MATH-392Functional Analysis8
MATH-420Time Series Modeling and Forecasting6
MATH-432Mathematical Modeling8
MATH-441Numerical Solution of Differential Equations8
The above semester breakdown is an indicative one. A few of the courses are electives and can be substituted by others. Students may contact their academic advisor and consult their academic pathway found on this website under "Schools & Programmes".

Note: Under construction and subject to verification (Academic Year 2017- 2018)

Note: Under construction and subject to verification (Academic Year 2017- 2018)