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Your guide to studying Mathematics in Malaysia

Course Duration:

2 - 3 Years

Average Salary:

MYR 24,000 - 66,000

Average Fees:

MYR 40,000 - 60,000

Job Demand:

What is Mathematics?

Mathematics is the study of number, quantity and space.

Do you love numbers? Not just at school, your love affair with numbers follows you home, as you used math to figure out just about anything you need in life. How much money you’ll need to make it through the week and still afford to go to the mamak with friends, whether you can buy an extra nugget with your nasi lemak at school, everything is sorted out in your head by numbers. Do you feel math is a science of its own, and a language that very few speak? If you do feel this way, then pe

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What are the branches of Mathematics?

Mathematical Sciences

Economics

Computer Science

What are the subjects you will study in a Mathematics course ?

Additional Maths

Mathematics

Bahasa Malaysia

Calculus I

Calculus II

Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Fundamentals of Linear Algebra

Introduction to Scientific Computing

Why should you study Mathematics?

Mathematics is an essential component in almost every aspect of our lives from the development of science and the characteristics that explain our universe to the basics of engineering, economics, medicine and even the environment.

With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Mathematics:

Career Options

With an interest in Mathematics, it is easy to pursue a career in different fields such as Accounting, Banking, Finance, Engineering, Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Problem Solving Skills

Problems may pose an issue to some but a degree in Mathematics would help you solve those numerical problems and when the time comes, you’ll become a pro.

What are industry experts saying about Mathematics?

What are the entry requirements for an Mathematics course?

Diploma in Mathematics

SPM :

Credit in mathematics

O-Levels :

Credit in mathematics

Degree in Mathematics

A-Level/STPM :

Full Passes in 2 relevant subjects which must include Mathematics

A-Level/STPM :

Grade C in 2 relevant subjects which must include Mathematics

SAM :

ATAR 70 and minimum Grade B in one Mathematics subject

CPU :

70% average in 6 relevant subjects which must include minimum 70% in one Mathematics subject

UEC :

Grade B in 5 relevant subjects which must include Advanced Mathematics/ Advanced Mathematics

Foundation :

Minimum CGPA of 2.67

Diploma :

Diploma in the relevant field as recognised by the University’s Senate

Master in Mathematics

Degree :

A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Degree :

Degree in mathematics with min CGPA 2.5 or third class honours or equivalent

PhD in Mathematics

Degree :

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study with a first class honours

Master's :

Master’s degree in a relevant field of study

Important Note: If you opt to study a Diploma in Mathematics and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma.

How does your education pathway look like?

It is not necessary for you to do your postgraduate but doing so would help you advance in your career and open up more job opportunities. You can opt to work straight after degree as well.

What skills do you need for a course in Mathematics?

Good with Computers

You know that when a computer stops responding, there’s a tonne more you could other than pressing Ctrl+Alt+Tab repeatedly before flinging your computer into the wall. You may not be an expert in the field, but you’re more than equipped to deal with the software and hardware aspects of a PC.

Dedicated

You never give up, no matter what. Even when your futsal team was down 3-0 in the final, you spurred them on. Did you win? Probably not, but you never gave up. Mathematics would require some effort on your part, especially for those tough problems and equations that need prrofing on top on answers.

Good with Numbers

If you didn’t expect this, perhaps you shouldn’t really pursue mathematics (Kidding!). You’re a walking, talking human calculator. Maybe you’re able to multiply any number by another on command (Quick, what’s 34 x 678?).

Logical

Mathematics is not about making preposterous claims and talking in the abstract. It is about getting down to the basics and proving yourself right. While science may have certain grey areas where there is room to argue, mathematics is concrete and absolute.

What career options do you have with an Mathematics degree?

Who are all the top recruiters in Malaysia?

Below are a few of the top Mathematics firms in Malaysia.

Where can you study Mathematics in Malaysia?

Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited. For a start, here are some of the most popular Mathematics schools in Malaysia.

Top Universities/Colleges to study
Mathematics courses

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