Department of Mathematics

Our Programmes

Academic Programme

Currently, the Department offers two Degree programs as follows:
  • B.Tech (Pure Mathematics Option)
  • B.Tech (Industrial and Applied Mathematics Option)

Both options run for a duration of five (5) years.  There is cross fertilization and blending of courses from sister Departments such as the Departments of Computer Science, Statistics and Physics.  Courses for the first two years are designed to expose students to basic principles of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics and Technology.  In the subsequent years, a whole range of the courses and electives are offered to meet the needs of the various options and to lay a solid foundation for Postgraduate training.  A nine-month Industrial Work Experience is a requirement before graduation for all students.  A project report is required for every student in the final year.

Industrial Mathematics Option

The use of mathematical model has become very popular in industry because of its financial gains.  As a result, there is an interesting demand of mathematicians in industry.  The Industrial and Applied Mathematics option is designed to meet such demand and to prepare the student for a career in Government, Research Institutions, business management and Postgraduate training.  There are courses in Mathematical Modeling, Operations Research and Optimization, Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance, Numerical Methods and Computations, control theory, mathematical theory of elasticity, fluid mechanics and so on.       

Pure Mathematics Option

The option in Pure Mathematics is designed to equip students with the necessary tools for logical thinking and research.  Specialization starts in the fourth year and the emphasis is on the development of competence in specific areas of Pure Mathematics with a view towards postgraduate specialization or employment in the Public Service and Private Sector of the economy.


Admission Requirements

  1. Admission through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
    • SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level with credit passes in 5 subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English Language at not more than two sittings.
    • UME subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  2. Admission by Direct Entry
    • HSC/GCE A’ Level passes in two relevant subjects with SSCE/GCE O’ Level credit passes (including English language) and three other subjects at not more than two sittings.
    • HSC/GCE A’ Level passes in three relevant subjects with SSCE/GCE O’ Level credit passes (including English language) in two other subjects at not more than two sittings.
    • Holders of National Diploma (OND) certificates with a minimum of upper credit pass may be considered for admission into Year II provided that their programs cover adequately certain Foundation Courses offered in the university.
    • Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND), with a minimum of lower credit pass, may be considered for admission into Year III depending on the appropriateness of their requisite academic.
    • In addition to fulfilling the conditions stipulated in (iii) and (iv) above, a holder of OND and/or HND must also have five (5) SSCE/GCE O’ Level credit passes as in admission through UME.

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