mathematics department

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Testamur Title of Degree: BSc in Mathematics

Home Faculty: Faculty of Sciences

Abbreviation: MATH

Duration: 4 years full-time

Mission of King Abdulaziz University

"Community Responsibility : Knowledge Development, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship" .


Overview

Mathematics is the basis for successful decision making and problem solving independent of industry. Mathematical models help us analyze information and forecast results in different sector such as economics, finance, engineering, and medicine. This analysis helps GOV and businesses understand the factors behind important decisions. The Department of Mathematics in King Abdulaziz University (KAU) offers undergraduate program leading to the degrees of Bachelor. This program is designed to expand and consolidate existing mathematics knowledge and to develop skills in mathematics. The diversity of undergraduate courses offered in the department of mathematics gives the student an opportunity to specialize in one of the several fields of pure and applied mathematics. Graduates of KAU's Bachelor of Mathematics will gain highly transferable skills in problem solving, data analysis, logistics and logic, probability and variability and mathematical modelling.


Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from BSc of Mathematics are expected to achieve the following program educational objectives:

  • Have a successful career in the practice of mathematics and related applications built on their understanding of formal and applied methods for problem-solving.
  • Advance in responsibility and leadership and contribute as active partners in the economic growth and the sustainable development of the Saudi society.
  • Engage in professional development and/or graduate studies to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

 Student Outcomes
 
Students graduating from the BSc of Mathematics will be able to:
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

 

Click here to view B.Sc. Program Statistics

 

 Year

No. of registered Students (Male)

No. of Graduate Students (Male)

No. of Graduate Students (Female)

No. of registered Students (Female)

No. of Graduate Students International (Male)

No. of Graduate Students

International (Female)

2016

288

45

22

113

2

1

2017

319

69

29

144

 

 

2018

476

51

22

194

 

 

2019

413

38

31

198

3

 

2020

340

67

36

235

2

 


 
Entry Requiremenets

To become eligible for admission to BSc in Mathematics, candidates have to fulfill the following conditions:

  • Student should hold the secondary school certificate.
  • Student should have passed all courses in the foundation year.

Student should have obtained at least grade (C) in Math 110.

 
Program Structure

Every student registered for B.Sc. degree in mathematics shall have to follow the following plan of studies:

  1. University Compulsory Courses:

    26 credit hours, student should choose from the following courses: ELI 101, ELI 102, ELI 103, ELI 104, CPIT 100, COMM 101, ARAB 101, ARAB 201, ISLS 101, ISLS 201, ISLS 301, ISLS 401.

  2. Faculty Compulsory Courses:

    15 credit hours, Student should choose from the following courses: MATH 110, PHYS 110, STAT 110, CHEM 110, and BIO 110.

  3. Faculty Elective Courses:

    9 credit hours, student should choose from the following courses: MATH 202, CHEM 281, PHYS 281, CHEM 200, PHYS 200 and MATH 390.

  4. Department Compulsory Courses:

    48 credit hours, student should choose from the following courses: MATH 203, MATH 204, MATH 205, MATH 241, MATH 261, MATH 305, MATH 311, MATH 312, MATH 331, MATH 342, MATH 343, MATH 413, MATH 421, MATH 463, MATH 464, and MATH 482.

  5. Department Elective Courses:

    16 credit hours, student should choose from the following courses: MATH 261, MATH 332, MATH 333, MATH 406, MATH 414, MATH 423, MATH 444, MATH 405, MATH 462, MATH 471 and MATH 481.

  6. Statics & Computers Depart. Compulsory Courses:

    8 credit hours, student should choose from the following courses: CS 201 and STAT 211.

  7. Free Activities:

      6 credit hours elective courses that can be taught by any department in the university.

 

Study Plan for Department of Mathematics

Foundation year

Level II (Credit 13)

 

Level I (Credit 14)

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

Course Code

 

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

CourseCode

-

3

Basics Statistics

STAT 110

 

-

3

Calculus I

MATH 110

-

3

Basics Chemistry

CHEM 110

 

-

3

Basics Physics

PHYS 110

 

3

Basics Biology

BIO 110

 

-

0

English Language I

ELI 101

ELI 101

ELI 102

2

English Language III

ELI 102

 

-

2

English Language II

ELI 102

ELI 101

ELI 102

2

English Language IV

ELI 103

 

-

3

Computers

CPIT 100

 

 

 

 

 

-

3

Communication Skills

COMM 101

13

Total Number of Credits

 

14

Total Number of Credits

Year 2

Level IV (Credit 17)

 

Level III (Credit 17)

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

Course Code

 

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

CourseCode

MATH 202

3

Ordinary Differential

Equations I

MATH 204

 

MATH 110

3

Calculus III

MATH 203

MATH 202

MATH 203

3

Calculus IV

MATH 205

 

MATH 110

3

Foundations of

Mathematics

MATH 251

MATH 202

MATH 203

3

Linear Algebra I

MATH 241

 

CPIT 100

4

Introduction to

Programming

CS 201

MATH 202

STAT 110

4

Probability Theory

STAT 211

 

-

3

Language Skills

ARAB 101

-

2

Islamic Culture I

ISLS 101

 

CHEM 110

1

Chemistry Lab.

CHEM 281

PHYS 110

1

Physics Lab.

PHYS 281

 

MATH 110

3

Calculus II

MATH 202

-

4

Security & Safety of Lab.

CHEM 200

 

 

 

 

 

17

Total Number of Credits

 

17

Total Number of Credits

Year 3

Level VI (Credit 17)

 

Level V (Credit 16)

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

Course Code

 

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

CourseCode

MATH 311

MATH 241

3

Real Analysis II

MATH 312

 

MATH 204

MATH 205

MATH 241

3

Ordinary Differential

Equations II

MATH 305

MATH 342

3

Abstract Algebra II

MATH 343

 

MATH 205

MATH 251

3

Real Analysis I

MATH 311

 

3

Elective Course

MATH +++

 

MATH 204

MATH 205

MATH 241

 

3

Mathematical Software and

Programming

MATH 331

 

3

Elective Course

MATH +++

 

MATH 251

MATH 241

3

Abstract Algebra I

MATH 342

ISLS 101

2

Islamic Culture II

ISLS 201

 

ARAB 101

3

Language Skills

ARAB 201

 

3

Free Activities

XXXX +++

 

-

1

Security & Safety of

Lab.

PHYS 200

17

Total Number of Credits

 

16

Total Number of Credits

Year 4

Level VIII (Credit 16)

 

Level VII (Credit 18)

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

Course Code

 

Pre-requisites

Units

Course Title

CourseCode

MATH 312

3

Differential Geometry

MATH 463

 

MATH 312

MATH 343

3

Senior Project

MATH 482

MATH 311

3

General Topology

MATH 464

 

MATH 311

3

Complex Analysis

MATH 413

 

3

Elective Course

MATH +++

 

MATH 331

3

Numerical Analysis

MATH 421

 

2

Elective Course

MATH +++

 

 

2

Elective Course

MATH +++

ISLS 301

2

Islamic Culture IV

ISLS 401

 

 

3

Elective Course

MATH +++

 

3

Free Activities

XXXX +++

 

ISLS 201

2

Islamic Culture III

ISLS 301

 

 

 

 

 

MATH 343

2

Training

MATH 390

16

Total Number of Credits

 

18

Total Number of Credits

Department Compulsory Courses
Department Elective Courses

List of Elective Courses

Course

Course Title

Credit hours

Pre-requisites

Math 261

Analytic Geometry

3

Math 110

Math 332

 Topics in Applied Mathematics

3

MATH 204, MATH 205 & MATH 241

Math 333

Financial Mathematics

3

MATH 204, MATH 205 & MATH 241

Math 406

Partial Differential Equations

3

Math305

Math 414

Selected Topics

3

Math 312

Math 423

Numerical Analysis II

3

Math 421

Math 444

Number theory

3

Math 342

Math 445

Selected Topics

3

Math 343

Math 462

Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometries

3

Math 343

Math 471

Discrete Mathematics

3

Math 343

Math 481

History of Mathematics

3

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