About the Programme|
The programme envisions the training of graduates that are mathematically analytical, researchers and agents of mathematical innovations. It aims at producing graduates whose areas of specialization are broad enough to carry out research, participate in national and executive arms of public and private enterprises. The graduates of the programme are to be highly regarded, by a wide range of employers, for their analytical, problem-solving and communication skills as much as for their knowledge of mathematics. It is aimed at developing the highest level of scholarship, research capability, creative thinking and writing in a defined area of applied mathematics.
Goal of the programme
The purpose of the PhD programme in Applied Mathematics is to enable learners acquire knowledge and skills to pursue high-level professional careers in scientific research, industry and university teaching as well as apply learnt mathematical concepts in solving mathematical problems. The graduates of the programme should be able to provide leadership in a mathematical research institution.
|Year 1: Semester 1|
|MMA 901||Measure Theory|
|MMA 902||Differential Equations|
|MMA 903||Topics in Analysis|
|MMA 904||Analytical Methods in Mathematics|
|Year 1: Semester 2|
|MMA 920||Dynamical Systems|
|MMA 921||Topics in Fluid Mechanics|
|MMA 922||Mathematical Biology|
|MMA 923||Stochastic Processes|
|Year 2: Semester 1|
|Year 2: Semester 2|
|Year 3: Semester 1|
|Year 3: Semester 2|
In addition to the common Maseno University admission regulations for Doctor of Philosophy programmes, a candidate for a PhD in Applied Mathematics shall be a holder of Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Maseno University or from a recognised University. Candidates having a Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences may also be considered.
Duration of the Programme
A candidate may be registered as a full-time student for the PhD programme in Applied Mathematics for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years. For part-time candidates the minimum registration period is four years and maximum seven years.
Teaching methods in taught units shall include lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussions. There shall be a research thesis at the end of the programme.
The program offers courses within the degree structure spelled out by the Faculty.
• The Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics shall normally consist of coursework and thesis.
• Coursework shall be a minimum of 6 courses.
• All coursework shall normally be done in the first year for both full-time and part-time students. There shall be a research proposal at the end of the first year.
• PhD research thesis will be done for the remainder of the programme.