What is Mathematics? Things to remember about the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Computer and Information Science, страница 2

Having completed school it was not an easy decision for some school leavers to come to the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Computer and Information Science at the Novosibirsk State Technical University.

Admission to NSTU and to this faculty is open to all but more selective and rigid than admission to some other faculties. But for many people this decision does often prove to be a winning one. They successfully pass their entrance exams and are enrolled.

Now they are in the first year of study and are very pleased that they chose this faculty because mathematics, computer science and information technologies are still a new and challenging area and the faculty has a quite a reputation for it. Besides, students are promised that the faculty would take great care to ensure smooth transition from school to university and all do hope so.

The faculty was set up in 1993 and at present comprises seven departments. The major are the Department of Applied Mathematics; Software Systems and Databases; Parallel Computational Technologies; Computational Technologies.

The faculty offers Bachelor1» degree in applied mathematics and computer science, Engineer's degree in applied mathematics and Masters degree in applied mathematics and computer science, mathematical modeling and computer software.

The faculty courses are taught by an academic staff with a background in pure and applied mathematics as well as in the computer science and information technologies. All the staff also combine teaching with research work.

The faculty has extensive facilities, that is, many modem computers, fully eqipped computer classrooms. They are supported and supplemented by the University Network offering full Internet access to facilitate students work and study. Career Prospects

A degree in Mathematics tells an employer that you have acquired a range of advanced mathematical, statistical, programming and other techniques. Equally importantly it shows that you have the ability and commitment to master intellectually-difficult problems and that you have been trained in problem-solving skills. Thus, graduates from the faculty have a wide variety of careers to choose from and are in great demand nowadays. Mathematics is a fundamental science, which, sure, sounds great! And to do science is also great! But, say, you are not inclined to deal with pure mathematics all your life. What then? All is well! You should never forget that mathematics is a constantly developing subject. It also forms the basis of modern commercial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical models underpin engineering and applied sciences, statistics, computing, programming, artificial intelligence, and many aspects of management and finance. Yet, of greatest importance is that a student of mathematics, computer and information science develops an outlook and methodology that remains valuable whatever career is pursued after graduation.

General information - Course content

Department    of    Computational    Technologies:computational

mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical modeling.

Depatment of Parallel Computational Technologies; the theory of

parallel computations, parallel languages and programming systems.

Department  of Applied  Mathematics:  (first  and  second years)   :

mathmatical  analysis  (calculus),   functional  analysis,  geometry  and

algebra,   information    science,   discrete   mathematics,   methods   of

programming, data structure, algorithms;

(third and fouth years) Differential equations, equations of mathematics,

physics, numerical methods, probability theory, mathematical statistics,

stochastic processes, programming languages and methods of translation,

basics of computer graphs, methods of optimization, theory of games,

operational research, statistical methods of data analysis, mathematical

methods of experimental design, finite element method, control theory


Department of Software Systems and Databases:  General-purpose

computer  systems,   up-to-date   technologies   for  developing  complex

software systems, data and knowledge processing and storage, artificial

intelligence systems, modern programming languages etc.

To sum up, the faculty offers a wide choice of courses which have

different emphases ranging across mathematics, statistics, computer

science, economics, business and technology.

We wish you good luck!