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DT205
Mathematical Sciences

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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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. 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.

DIT School of Mathematical Sciences full-time degree programmes
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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M17814  Computer Systems & Networks
  5M17817  Software Development
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
  5M2564  Computer Network & Maintenance
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology


Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions which must include one from the following:

C20139 - Mathematics

5N1833 - Mathematics

C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering

C20175 - Mathematics for Computing

5N0556
5S17694
5N0554
5N17782
5N18396

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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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.

 



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