HKUST PG Programs 2023-24 for School of Science

9 Master of Philosophy in Mathematics TheMPhil programseeks to strengthen students’ general background in mathematics, and to expose students to mathematical research. A candidate for an MPhil degree is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge for the field. It can be a terminal degree or a preliminary degree leading to the PhD. MPhil Research Postgraduate Programs Enquiries MPhil and PhD Programs T : (852) 2358 7428 MSc in Financial Mathematics T : (852) 2358 7465 MSc in Mathematics for Educators T : (852) 2358 7465 MSc in Big Data Technology T : (852) 2358 5772 MSc in Data-Driven Modeling T : (852) 2358 7354 MSc in Financial Technology T : (852) 3469 2094 MSc Master of Science in Financial Technology Jointly run by Schools of Business and Management, Engineering and Science, the MSc program draws expertise fromareas such as information technology, blockchain, data science, machine learning and decision analytics. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and essential skills relating to popular financial technologies and their engineering and financial principles, thereby enhancing their market competitiveness in the booming field. MSc MSc Taught Postgraduate Programs Master of Science in Mathematics for Educators Mathematics is indispensable for quantitative understanding and logical thinking. It is employed as a formidable and powerful tool in science, engineering, and finance. The MSc program aims to enrich mathematics educators, particularly teachers from secondary schools and educational tutorial institutes, the mathematical knowledge. Master of Science in Data-Driven Modeling Jointly offered by the Departments of Physics and Mathematics, the program aims at cultivating the next generation to have strong skills in problem-solving and logical thinking so that they become competent in the data science sector. By bridging theory, practice and techniques, the program provides students hands-on experience in analyzing large amount of data, thereby provide valuable insights to understand complex situations and facilitate smart decision making for businesses, industries and services. MSc Master of Science in Financial Mathematics Financial mathematics is an amalgam of mathematics, statistics, finance theory and computer science to bring efficiency and rigor to financial markets and the investment process. The MSc program is continuously enhanced with new courses in machine learning and Blockchain technology, among others, to connect to emerging trends in quantitative finance. Master of Science in Big Data Technology Big data is poised to change the way enterprises function and a society operates, and is changing the way science and engineering is conducted. Jointly offered by the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Mathematics, the MSc program integrates different disciplines to let learners know the important aspects of the big data and how it is used in the real world. MSc Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics The PhD program seeks to train postgraduate students to carry out original research, and to cultivate independent and innovative thinking. A candidate for a PhD degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline. PhD