School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Academic Programmes

Diploma in technology Studies
Statistics is the science and, arguably, also the art of learning from data. As a discipline it is concerned with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data. Statistics lies at the heart of the type of quantitative reasoning necessary for making important advances in the sciences, such as medicine and genetics, and for making important decisions in business and public policy.
The programme prepares students to be Actuary experts able to assess risk in insurance and financial systems. Discipline of Actuarial Science graduates serves in insurance schemes and the need to calculate more reliably the risks involved in such insurance schemes. Graduands are also have opportunity to pursue further professional and academic training in actuarial.

Substantial analysis courses are offered to students majoring both in diploma in technology in applied statistics and actuarial sciences. This is as a result of the need in wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, business, social, biological, and physical sciences, an obligation which is recognized and is departmentally and extensively supported. This is also inherent in the lucrative discipline of actuarial science and statistics, providing graduands with the necessary tools and conceptual foundations in quantitative reasoning to extract information intelligently from this sea of data.

Undergraduate Studies
Mathematics and statistics play fundamental roles in our modern world, providing us with the language and tools for analyzing and solving problems in a wide variety of fields. The list of human activities for which a solid foundation of university mathematics and statistics is essential is endless.
Whether it is the application of mathematics, statistics and actuarial science to real-world problems or the intrinsic beauty of the ideas that attracts you. We offer you science programmes to challenge your imagination and increase your capacity for independent and creative thinking, and to prepare you for a variety of rewarding careers in the modern world. Of course mathematics and statistics are fields that are worthy of study in their own right.
Every sector of industry needs qualified statisticians and mathematicians. These are governments, legal structures, educational institutions, and scientific organizations. Computer science, environmental studies, robotics, engineering, medicine, genetics, DNA sequencing, image processing, cryptography and coding, meteorology, economics, and so on are additional areas of interest in career.
Our undergraduate graduands are demand in all sectors of society, ranging from government, to business and industry, to universities and research labs. As a statistician you can be involved with the development of new lifesaving drugs in a pharmaceutical, the shaping of public policy in government, the planning of market strategy in business, or the management of investment portfolios in finance.

Graduate Studies
The School is one of the research schools in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology. It is an excellent place to pursue your graduate studies in pure and applied mathematics, and statistics.
The school has experts in modern algebra, algebraic groups, algebraic geometry, functional analysis, dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, statistics, mathematical finance, and scientific computation.
The school is fast growing and vibrant. It runs PhD programmes typically lasting for three to years and a maximum of seven years for part time students. Researcher’s areas of the School of Mathematic and Actuarial Sciences in 6 broad subject areas.
•    Algebra
•    Analysis
•    Computational Mathematics and Optimization
•    Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics, and Mathematical Biology
•    Geometry and Topology
•    Statistics, Probability and Mathematical Finance