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Mathematical Sciences / Eolaíocht Mhatamaiticiúil


What is... Mathematical Sciences?

Mathematical Sciences is a broad title that encompasses most areas of mathematics and statistics. Graduates have high-calibre analytical and problem-solving skills and are therefore extremely flexible and able to apply a broad range of mathematical techniques and rigour to countless applications and industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Qualified mathematicians enjoy a very wide range of careers and are much sought after.

A mathematics degree opens up a world of opportunities and will keep pace with whichever employment areas are currently thriving. Graduates of this programme will have highly-developed analytical, technical, modelling and problem-solving skills and be in an ideal position to embark on high achieving careers in industry, commerce, the teaching and other professions and the public sector. Many graduates enter the IT and Financial Services sectors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme provides graduates with scientific and analytical skills in mathematics as well as an ability to solve problems found in real-life. The first two years of the programme are designed to provide a sound foundation in mathematics, which will underpin subsequent work, and to introduce students to topics in statistics and computer science which can be developed further in later stages through specialised modules.

A strength of the programme is that the third and fourth years are designed in a modular fashion which allows the student to tailor their studies and provides a choice of topics from courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, operations research and financial mathematics. The programme includes a six month placement in year three, during which students gain experience of using their analytical, modelling and problem-solving and computer skills in a working environment.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming
  • Professional Development
  • Mathematics Modelling
  • Mathematics Laboratory

Year Two

  • Geometry
  • Calculus/Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Operating Systems
  • Professional Development
  • Mathematics Modelling

Year Three

  • Numerical Analysis & Applications
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Statistics
  • Maths Practical 
  • Six-month Work Placement

Plus three specialist optional modules chosen from a selection of topics in pure & applied mathematics, statistics, operations research & financial mathematics.

Year Four

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Project - a supervised, in-depth study of a pertinent, interesting problem in mathematics

Plus specialist optional modules (four to be chosen per semester) from a selection of topics in pure & applied mathematics, statistics, operations research & financial mathematics.

Are there study abroad options?

There is an option in some semesters of the programme to study in other European institutions via Erasmus.

Further Information

School of Mathematical Sciences

T: 01 402 4842 (Maev Maguire)



What our Students say!

  • The course strikes the perfect balance between pure mathematics and more practical aspects such as financial maths and statistics and computer orientated modules.