mathematics department

Degree of Master - Mathematics Department - Faculty of Science

Testamur Title of Degree: MSc in Mathematics

Home Faculty: Faculty of Sciences

Abbreviation: MATH

Duration: 2 years full-time

Department of Mathematics awarded a master's degree in mathematics. M.Sc. studies were started in the department in 1979-1980.


Overview

The Department of Mathematics in King Abdulaziz University (KAU) offers a number of graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master. MSc in Mathematics is designed for applicants holding a bachelor degree with a major study in Mathematics, to undertake further studies in mathematics as preparation for a postgraduate research degree. This program is designed to expand and consolidate existing mathematics knowledge and to develop skills in undertaking research projects in mathematics. It is also suitable for mathematics graduate students who have worked for a few years and need to improve their skills and knowledge. The Master of Mathematics offers a substantial opportunity for independent study and research in the form of courses and thesis. The diversity of graduate 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. The thesis is undertaken under the direction of a supervisor and will typically involve examining and writing in a specific area of mathematics with the requirement of obtaining original results. A thesis gives students the opportunity to develop broader skills in the processes of organising, communicating and presenting their work and will prepare students well for further research.


 Program Learning Outcomes
 
Students graduating from the Master of Mathematics will be able to:
  • Work individually or within a team and learn the initiative spirit and bear responsibility for different circumstances;
  • Exploit reasonable and creative thinking, linking introductions to results and problem explaining which require mathematical methods;
  • Apply integrated and advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge in either pure or applied mathematics;
  • Explain and transmit mathematical skills, knowledge, and ideas to academic and non-academic audiences; and
  • Pursue advanced studies in the field of mathematics which align with the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the National Transition Program orientations and aspirations.

 


 
Entry Requiremenets

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

  • Student should hold BSc in Mathematics from a university, college or program recogniseded by the Ministry of Education.
  • Student should have obtained overall Grade C (=good) and at least accumulative Grade B (=very good) in mathematics courses in BSc.
  • Information on academic and English language requirements, is available from the DGS.
 
Program Structure

The degree requires satisfactory completion of at least 33 credit hours and not more than 42 credit hours of 600 level courses including the original research done under the supervision of a faculty member. Every student registered for MSc degree in mathematics shall have to follow the following plan of studies:

  1. University Compulsory Courses:

    12 credit hours, Student should choose from the following courses with the consultation of the academic advisor: MATH 601, MATH 611, MATH 615, MATH 622, MATH 631, MATH 641, and MATH 661.

    1 credit hours, Student should take the following course with the consultation of the supervisor: MATH 692.

  2. Selected Courses

    12 credit hours courses may be selected in consultation with the supervisor and with the approval of the department from the list of courses for MSc in Mathematics.

  3. Thesis Courses:

    Every student is required to earn at least 8 credit hours through a thesis written on a topic approved by the department with the consultation of the supervisor.

 

MSc Courses in the Department of Mathematics

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

(L, T, P)

Prerequisites

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

(L, T, P)

Prerequisites

MATH 601

Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations

3(3,1,0)

MATH 305

MATH 311

MATH 641

Abstract Algebra

3(3,1,0)

MATH 343

MATH 602

Partial Differential Equations I

3(3,1,0)

MATH 407

MATH 642

Group Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 603

Stability Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations

3(3,1,0)

MATH 305

MATH 601

MATH 643

Ring Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 604

Nonlinear Differential Equations

3(3,1,0)

MATH 601

MATH 644

Field Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 605

Partial Differential Equations II

3(3,1,0)

MATH 602

MATH 645

Theory of Modules

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 606

Generalized Solutions of Partial Differential Equations

3(3,1,0)

MATH 602

MATH 605

MATH 646

Multilinear Algebra

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 611

Functional Analysis I

3(3,1,0)

MATH 312

MATH 647

Topological Groups

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 661

MATH 612

Functional Analysis II

3(3,1,0)

MATH 611

MATH 648

Lie Groups and Lie Algebras

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 651

MATH 613

Spectral Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 312

MATH 651

Differentiable Manifolds

3(3,1,0)

MATH 364

MATH 614

Generalized Functions

3(3,1,0)

MATH 312

MATH 652

Riemannian Geometry

3(3,1,0)

MATH 651

MATH 615

Real Analysis I

3(3,1,0)

MATH 312

MATH 653

Fiber Bundles

3(3,1,0)

MATH 651

MATH 616

Real Analysis II

3(3,1,0)

MATH 615

MATH 654

Morse Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 651

MATH 617

Sumability Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 312

MATH 655

Geometry I

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 661

MATH 621

Numerical Treatment of Simultaneous Linear Equations

3(3,1,0)

MATH 321

MATH 423

MATH 656

Geometry II

3(3,1,0)

MATH 655

MATH 622

Numerical Treatment of Ordinary Differential Equations

3(3,1,0)

MATH 321

MATH 423

MATH 657

Geometry III

3(3,1,0)

MATH 656

MATH 623

Numerical Treatment of Partial Differential Equations

3(3,1,0)

MATH 321

MATH 423

MATH 658

Algebraic Geometry

3(3,1,0)

MATH 641

MATH 661

MATH 624

Approximation Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 321

MATH 661

General Topology I

3(3,1,0)

MATH 464

MATH 625

Polynomial Approximation

3(3,1,0)

MATH 624

MATH 662

General Topology II

3(3,1,0)

MATH 661

MATH 631

Axiomatic Set Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 331

MATH 663

Homology Theory I

3(3,1,0)

MATH 661

MATH 632

Category Theory

3(3,1,0)

MATH 204

MATH 332

MATH 664

Homology Theory II

3(3,1,0)

MATH 661

MATH 633

Mathematical Logic

3(3,1,0)

MATH 204

MATH 332

MATH 691

Selected Topics

3(3,1,0)

*

MATH 634

Algebra of Proofs

3(3,1,0)

MATH 332

MATH 692

Seminar

1(1,0,0)

*

MATH 635

Universal Algebra

3(3,1,0)

MATH 241

MATH 699

Thesis

8

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* Permission of the Department

** (L, T, P) = (Lecture, Tutorial, Practical)

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