Prospective Undergraduates

Double Major B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences and Economics

Introduction

This is a new double major degree hosted by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) and the Division of Economics of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

It is a four-year direct honours programme leading to the degree of Double Major Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematical Sciences and Economics.

Who This Degree is for

This degree is aimed at students with strong quantitative aptitude and keen interest in economics. As a Double Major programme, it retains the strengths of both the Mathematical Science programme and the Economics programme while developing an interdisciplinary focus that will educate graduates in a multi-skilled fashion.

Students will learn how mathematics is applied to model economic decisions, make economic forecasts; in general, how mathematics is a powerful tool for modelling economic and financial market activities.

The training that graduates of this degree acquire - a combination of critical economic analysis and strong mathematical and computational skills - a highly valued by employers in the financial services industry, business as well as the public sector. The degree is also ideal for those who plan to pursue a Master's degree in financial engineering, professional or graduate programmes in finance, economics, actuarial science or other related fields.

Course Curriculum

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of NTU, students need at least a good H2 level pass in Mathematics or equivalent, and a good grade in General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry. A background in economics is not required.

Main differences between this Double Major BSc (Hons) and the (combined major) BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics


Double Major Bsc (Hons) in Math and Econ BSc (Hons) in Math and Econ
A total of 142 Academic units for the whole program. A total of 132 Academic Units for the whole program.
Students have to choose a track in either Business Analytics, Pure, Applied, or Statistics. Track selection is not available.
Final Year Project is compulsory and must be registered under the Division of Mathematical Sciences. Final Year Project is optional; it can be registered under the Division of Mathematical Sciences or under the Division of Economics.