Postgraduate Program

Program Name: M. Sc. (Applied Mathematics)

Program Type:  Course work and Thesis

Study Mode:  Full time

Duration: two years


Program Description:

The student should complete the course work requirements specified in the degree plan (see below) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. For the Project, the candidate is required to conduct the necessary literature search, undertake the research, analyses the results write the report and communicate the results at an oral defense. This work need not necessarily be original research, but should be a new application of ideas. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor, which normally takes place in the second semester. The student should register for the Project in the third semester after having completed at least 12 credits of the course work.


Admission Requirements:

Applicants should have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University or from any recognized university.

A Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.5 out of 4 or its equivalent in another system and the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance.


English Language Requirements

 Before starting the program the applicant should achieve level (6) in IELTS Academic or (550) in the TOEFL paper-based or (213) in TOEFL through the computer or (79) in the TOEFL through the Internet.


Degree Plan

The students need to complete 24 credits of courses plus a mandatory research Project.

Course Code

Cr

Course Name

                           Core courses: (12  credits)

SCIE 6002

0

Philosophy of Science

MATH 6011

3

Topics in Mathematical Methods

MATH 6012

3

Numerical Methods for Differential equations

MATH 6013

3

Theory of Differential Equations

MATH 6015

3

Topics in Applied Functional Analysis

Electives: Students need to select 12 Credits from the list:

MATH 6101

3

Mathematical Modeling

MATH 6103

3

Introduction to the theory of waves

MATH 6104

3

Integral equations

MATH 6105

3

Viscous incompressible flows

MATH 6106

3

Compressible flows

MATH 6107

3

Mathematical control theory

MATH 6108

3

Finite element methods

MATH 6110

3

Difference Equations & Applications

MATH 6111

3

Control Theory of Infinite Dimensional Linear Systems

MATH 6112

3

Generalized Functions

MATH 6113

3

General Relativity

MATH 6114

3

Magnetohydrodynamics

MATH 6116

3

Variational Inequalities and Free Boundary Value Problems

MATH 6117

3

Theory of PDEs and Applications

MATH 6118

3

Special Functions of Mathematics


Fees:

                                                      M.Sc. Fees

              Omani Students

                 Non-Omani Students

Fees per Credit Hour

Thesis Fees

Fees per Credit Hour

Thesis Fees

               90

     840

          120

    1,120

                                             Bridging Courses Fees

Fees per Credit Hour

         50

 

 


Program Name: M. Sc. (Pure Mathematics)

Program Type:  Course work and Thesis

Study Mode:  Full time

Duration: two years


Program Description:

The MSc degree program in pure mathematics consists of 24 credits in courses work and a thesis spread over two academic years. The courses of the main major fields in pure mathematics are classified into three groups. The student is required to successfully complete at least 2 courses (6 credits) from each group. The student must complete the rest of the 24 credit hours required, from the courses allocated for the program. The courses offered from each of the three groups depend on the background of the students and the availability of both instructors and students. The department will also take the student choices into consideration. Additionally, the student will be required to produce a research project of sufficient merit. It is a College of Science requirement that master students complete a 3 hour non-credited Philosophy of Science course. The student must take the course “Philosophy of Science” during any of the first three semesters.


Admission Requirements:

Applicants should have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University or from any recognized university.

A Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.5 out of 4 or its equivalent in another system and the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance.


English Language Requirements

 Before starting the program the applicant should achieve level (6) in IELTS Academic or (550) in the TOEFL paper-based or (213) in TOEFL through the computer or (79) in the TOEFL through the Internet.


Degree Plan

The student must successfully complete two courses from each of the three groups:
i- Group I:                 MATH 6024 Functional Analysis.
                                  MATH 6023 Measure Theory.
                                  MATH 6206 Complex Functions.

ii- Group II :              MATH 6021 Group Theory.
                                  MATH 6201 Ring and Fields.
                                  MATH 6207 Advanced Linear Algebra.

iii- Group III:             MATH 6022 Topology I.
                                  MATH 6211 Number Theory.
                                  MATH 6209 Differential Geometry.
                                  MATH 6204 Combinatorics.

The remaining courses should be selected from the following list:
                                  MATH 6202 Coding Theory.
                                  MATH 6203 Topology II.
                                  MATH 6205 Combinatorial algorithms.
                                  MATH 6208 Elements of Mathematics.
                                  MATH 6210 Logic and Set Theory.
                                  MATH 6212 Fourier Analysis.
                                  MATH 6213 Special Topics in Mathematics I.
                                  MATH 6214 Special Topics in Mathematics II.
                                  MATH 6215 Cryptography.
                                  MATH 6216 Harmonic Analysis on the Heisenberg Group.
                                  MATH 6217 Operator Theory.
                                  MATH 6218 History of Mathematics.

 


 

Fees:

                                                      M.Sc. Fees

              Omani Students

                 Non-Omani Students

Fees per Credit Hour

Thesis Fees

Fees per Credit Hour

Thesis Fees

               90

     840

          120

    1,120

                                             Bridging Courses Fees

Fees per Credit Hour

         50

PhD in Mathematics

The PhD program in Mathematics provides students with an opportunity to obtain the highest possible expertise in various fields of Mathematics through advanced graduate courses and research.  The department has highly trained faculty in pure and applied Mathematics.

After running successful undergraduate and master's programs for several years, the PhD program in the department started with the first intake in the year 2009. Various specializations available for students to pursue their studies are: Algebra, analysis, Topology and Geometry, Differential equations with applications, Optimization and Numerical Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Non Linear waves and General Relativity.  Students who intend to pursue PhD in any the above field must have earned at least Master's degree in Mathematics with GPA of 3.00 or above on a four point scale from a recognized university. 

Research Areas for PhD and MSc in Mthematics 

For possible research areas for PhD and MSc students, one can refer to the staff page

Program Coordinator: 

Prof. Edamana V. Krishnan

Department of Mathematics - College of Science

Sultan Qaboos University

P.O. Box 36, 123 Al-Khod

Phone: (+968) 2414 1417

Fax: (+968) 2441 3415

Email: krish@squ.edu.om


For more information, please contact:

Postgraduate studies Admission Department

Deanship of Postgraduate

Sultan Qaboos University

P.O. Box 31, 123 Al-Khod

Phone: (+968) 2441 5819/5824

Fax: (+968) 2441 3861

www.squ.edu.om/ps