Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Part Time)
- a Higher Certificate in Mathematics
- a qualification of NFQ level 6 where Mathematics was taken as a major subject for two years
- any other such qualification that the Institute may deem equivalent
This single-stage, add-on course offers a valuable BSc qualification in Mathematics and also provides the necessary mathematical foundations for entry to the BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics. A degree in mathematics is highly sought after by many employers and produces extremely flexible graduates. This course provides a core of modern mathematics that is ideal for second-level teachers, professionals in industry, commerce and public services.
The course takes two years to complete. It is currently in the process of being semesterised. In 2018/19 students will take one year-long module as well as two semester-long modules. In 2019/20 students will take 4 semester long modules. From 2019/20 onwards it requires the successful completion of 8 semester modules, four of which are taken each year; two per semester. All modules are delivered in the evening, making the programme attractive to those in full-time employment. The course is suitable for those who have already studied a significant amount of mathematics, within various disciplines, at third level. Graduates of the course are eligible to enter the part-time or full-time honours degree programmes in the School of Mathematical Sciences.
(In addition, the School of Mathematical Sciences offers the opportunity to study any of the modules from this programme – and other programmes in the School – as individual Continuing Professional Development certificates. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Career opportunities for graduates of a degree in mathematics are found in all sectors of employment. It is an extremely flexible qualification and the mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills that are learned are vital for modern roles in commerce, industry, business, the public sector and other professions. At present, there are a wide range of opportunities for graduates in the ICT and financial sectors but the flexible nature of a mathematics qualification allows graduates to change careers and embark upon new careers in emerging and rapidly growing sectors. Mathematical skills are also important for upskilling and can enhance career progression in roles that rely on analytical approaches.
Graduates of the course will also be able to undertake further study in the School of Mathematical Sciences which offers a ladder of qualifications including honours degrees, masters degrees and degrees by research.
- Mathematical Methods 1
- Vector Calculus
- Numerical Methods
- Numerical Analysis for Differential Equations
- Mechanics with Modelling
- Statistics 2
- Linear Algebra with Applications
- Modern Algebra with Applications
Students may enter Year 1 or Year 2 which are offered on alternate years, depending upon which is being offered in the current academic year. The Year 1 programme is scheduled to run in 2021/2022.
Two weekday nights: 6.30 – 9.30 pm.
Early application is encouraged. As the number of places is limited, candidates may be short-listed on the basis of information supplied on the application form. Late applications may be considered should vacancies remain. Candidates will be notified of the outcome or of any short-listing procedures.
Students who have successfully completed the course are eligible to enter the part-time honours degree programme in Mathematics or stage 4 of the full-time honours degree programmes, Mathematical Sciences or Industrial Mathematics.