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MSc Mathematics for Educators (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

105000 HKD
85000 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department of Mathematics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550

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About this course

Mathematics is an indispensible subject for quantitative understanding and logical thinking. It is employed as a formidable and powerful tool in science, engineering, and finance, and as such the learning and teaching of mathematics is of vital importance. The aim of the Master of Science in Mathematics for Educators (MAED) is to enrich a mathematics educator’s knowledge of mathematics. It will particularly benefit teachers in secondary schools and tutorial educational institutions. The degree is meant to allow these teachers to enhance their mathematical knowledge and teaching skills with the dual benefit of: (i) Career advancement facilitation of the individual, and (ii) Better teachers for society. 

Strengths of the HKUST MAED Program

The HKUST Mathematics Department is a diverse department with strengths in the three areas of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics/Financial Mathematics. The Department is leveraging its subject diversity to offer a program which both broadens and deepens an educator's appreciation and comprehension of mathematics with the goal of making them better teachers of mathematics. The courses of the program cover topics ranging from number theory and combinatorics, to geometry, to frontiers in application of mathematics, to training in mathematics problem solving. They promote student intellectual development, and teaching craft, and they provide a basis for student achievement of academic and professional goals. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics or a related Science or Engineering field. Students are generally expected to have knowledge in the subjects: (i) Multivariable Calculus, (ii) Linear Algebra, and (iii) Differential Equations 

English requirements: 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based test (PBT) score ≥ 550, Internet-based test (iBT) score ≥ 80, OR 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score ≥ 6.0, all sub-scores ≥ 5.5

Graduation requirements: 

  • A student must complete the program with a graduation grade average (GGA) of 2.850 or above as required of all postgraduate students at the University.

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Course Modules


Students must complete 26 credits consisting of 24 credits from 8 lecture courses and 2 credits from a project course. The requirements are: (i) 5 core courses comprising 15 credits, (ii) 3 elective courses comprising 9 credits, and (iii) 1 project course of 2 credits.

Core courses: 

  • MAED 5021 Mathematical analysis and its applications I 
  • MAED 5111 Classical and abstract algebra 
  • MAED 5121 Algebra and its applications I 
  • MAED 5211 Classical and modern geometry 
  • MAED 5731 Problem solving strategies

Elective courses: 

  • MAED 5031 Mathematical analysis and its applications II 
  • MAED 5131 Algebra and its applications II 
  • MAED 5321 Combinatorics 
  • MAED 5421 Probablity and Statistics 
  • MAED 5821 Topics in Mathematics 
  • MAED 5851 Scientific computation

Project course: 

  • MAED 6980 MSc Project

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How to Apply


  • Applications for admission for 2017/2018 entry can be made starting in October through the HKUST PostGraduate site at: https://w5.ab.ust.hk/cgi-bin/std_nem_cgi.sh/WService=broker_pg_p/prg/pg_ap_main.r 

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