Mathematics is the language of science and technology. Mathematics, which originated from arithmetic and geometry, is about pattern and structure. Applied Mathematics is concerned more with the modelling and treatment of real-life problems in a variety of fields, such as engineering, statistics, finance, physics and biology. The power of mathematics and applied mathematics lies in their abstract, analytical and computational nature.
Mathematically minded students enjoy the stimulating academic atmosphere of the Department and can compete for prestigious awards such as the Dewald Hatting prize for the best third-year student.
A degree in Mathematics trains the student to apply, evaluate and adapt existing problem-solving techniques, or to develop new mathematical models and new techniques to solve problems stemming from natural, technological and financial phenomena.