22 Sept 2017: New-student enrolments increase in the School of Mathematical Sciences

The School of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to welcome all its new students who will be starting programmes in September 2017. Its two full-time undergraduate programmes – DT205 BSc Hons Mathematical Sciences and DT220 BSc Hons Industrial Mathematics – remain immensely popular with over thirty new students enrolling this year. These new entrants will be beginning a four-year honours degree that will equip them with the flexible, analytical and problem-solving skills for a professional career in their chosen sector.

In addition, the School is very pleased to welcome an increased number of students to its part-time undergraduate programmes and part-time continuing professional development programmes. In particular, a large number of students will be embarking upon the one-year CPD programme, DT8998 CPD Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals. This programme is in its third year and going from strength to strength, providing opportunities for students to develop core skills in statistical data analysis – i.e. how to interpret a data set and how to draw conclusions and represent results of data analysis – using a blend of theory and practise-based software skills which enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills. In 2017/2018 many of the students on this programme will be funded via the Springboard+ scheme providing upskilling.

The School also warmly welcomes back its continuing students and wishes them an enjoyable and successful year ahead. For more information about any of these programmes visit our programme information pages.

21 Sept 2017: Laura Cooke joins the School

The School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT, is delighted to welcome Dr Laura Cooke to the School for the academic year 2017/2018.  Laura is an Assistant Lecturer with research interest in mathematical oceonography and meteorology.  We wish her every success in her new role.

20 Sept 2017: Congratulations to our latest doctoral graduate

The School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT, is delighted to congratulate Eilis Kelly on a successful defense of her doctoral thesis. Eilis will be graduating with her PhD in October amongst family, friends and colleagues from the School.

Eilis' research concerned the mathematical modelling of sandwich immunoassays and is of great practical relevance. She was funded under an IRC (Irish Research Council) scholarship and supervised by Dr Dana Mackey.

Eilis is also a graduate of our part-time undergraduate programmes and our MSc programmes.

We wish Eilis every success in the future and look forward to seeing her in the future through the School's alumni network.

20 Sept 2017: School welcomes Fiosraigh scholar

The School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT, will welcome a new PhD student, Samyukta Venkatamaranan, in October. Samyukta is a recipient of a Dean of Graduate Studies scholarship under the Fiosraigh graduate research funding scheme. It is a fiercely competitive scheme and her success reflects the strength of her application.

Samyukta will be supervised during her doctoral studies in A novel class of numerical methods for efficient calibration of interest rate models in financial services risk management by Dr Stephen O'Sullivan. We wish her every success and an enjoyable four years of research.

Samyukta is returning to the School following her MSc as she was previously a graduate of our full-time undergraduate programme DT205 Mathematical Sciences.

10 Sept 2017: Returning undergraduates make their Work Placement Presentations

Our full-time undergraduate students entering the final year of their studies recently returned from their Work Placements. This signalled an opportunity for them to make individual presentations outlining the learning and understanding of a particular employment sector they had developed over the previous semester.

All students studying our four-year honours degree programmes undertake a placement in one the School of Mathematical Sciences' partner companies. The presentations are a valuable element of the placement allowing students to share their experiences with their peers and reflect upon their learning and experience.

We would like to thank our partner companies from across the employment sectors (e.g. including finance, education, public sector, consultancy, logistics, ICT) and wish our students every success in their final year of study.