Computational Mathematics introduces students to the application of mathematics, particularly as it pertains to mathematical modeling and the diverse computational methodologies for analyzing these models. The emphasis is on core mathematical concepts underlying applied tools. Examples of applications include controlling heat flow in manufacturing processes and pricing a stock option. In addition to taking core courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, each student chooses one of the areas of specialization: Applied and Industrial Mathematics (with an emphasis in numerical analysis and differential equations); or Financial Mathematics (applications to business and the financial industry, with additional courses in operations research and economics)
Connecting applied mathematics and computational methods is a smart move, especially considering the increasing need to incorporate design and implementation of mathematical algorithms into modern technologies. The program incorporates the latest tools, housed in modern computing facilities, to blend practical instruction with theoretical principles, setting students on a course to be leaders in this growing field.
Computational Mathematics is a Specialised Honours BSc degree program offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Subsequent studies may be pursued in the Mathematics or Applied Mathematics graduate programs.