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Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology (Decision Science)

36 months
917 USD/credit 9170 USD/year
917 USD/credit 9170 USD/year
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This Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology (Decision Science) programme at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University aims to provide students with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in statistics, operations research and scientific computing relevant to decision making and practical problem solving in engineering, finance and business. 


The Department of Applied Mathematics has a strong team of researchers in applied statistics, financial mathematics and operations research to facilitate the teaching of the programme. In particular, Mathematics in PolyU has achieved remarkable recognition in recent years. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2021, PolyU is listed the world top 100 in Statistics and Operational Research. PolyU is also ranked 54 in Best Universities for Mathematics by U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2022.


Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology (Decision Science) graduates at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University will become leading professionals in engineering, finance management, banking and finance, insurance company and related sectors. In particular, as Hong Kong is one of the leading financial centers and Mainland China has the fastest growing economics in the world, there is a great demand in personnel being competent and with the knowledge in actuarial and investment science. In recent years our graduates in Actuarial and Investment Science specialism have continuously secured internship positions in leading insurance companies and investment banks as actuaries and data analysts in both Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphs and Networks
  • Mathematical Modeling for Science and Technology
  • Applied Linear Models
  • Forecasting and Applied Time Series Analysis
  • Simulation
  • Optimal Control with Management Science Applications
  • Scientific Computing
  • Decision Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with honours in Engineering, Computer Science, Basic Science, Business, Economics, or the equivalent (industrial or business experience will be an asset)
  • Applications will be considered on the basis of the information (such as academic achievements, professional qualifications and work experience) provided in the application. 
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or test.
  • Departments will consider applications on a rolling basis until places are filled.
  • Some programmes will receive applications in two rounds

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    9170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • HK$7,200 per credit

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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