With the development of science and technology in the contemporary era, there are many problems that involve multiple fields. This means that we need to learn a wide range of knowledge and ideas from a range of fields to engage with future developments in science and technology. In particular, without logical thinking, there can be no developments in science and technology we can rely on. Mathematical ideas are especially important for developing arguments logically.
Mathematics is actually useful in a vast range of fields, from physics, computer science, and engineering, to areas such as economics, psychology, and sociology. However, applying mathematics in these other fields encourages the development of mathematics itself, and as a result, its applications increase even further. This cycle can be termed the real essence of mathematical science.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences aims to train people with a mastery of the various methods used in mathematical science and who can actively contribute to the development of each field. To that end, we offer specialist subjects in algebra, geometry, and analysis, the pillars of pure mathematics, and require all students to learn an overall knowledge of mathematics and the mathematical thinking that have developed over the long history of humanity. In addition, as preparations for a mathematical science-based approach to the various issues arising from science and technology, and natural and social phenomena, we offer courses in applied mathematics based on applied numerical analysis, discrete numbers, multivariate analysis, functional equation theory, modeling and simulations, data structures and algorithms, and computer algebra. We also incorporate insurance mathematics, financial engineering, mathematical biology, and optimal control theory into our curriculum.
Our education is designed to create people who can use their skills in a wide range of fields. Specific paths following graduation for our students make use of their knowledge of mathematics as a whole and their logical thinking, and include mathematical engineers involved in design, analysis, and forecasting in the manufacturing industries or in environmental surveys, information technicians responsible for everything from research and development of sophisticated algorithms to programming, and even actuaries and specialists in financial engineering. In addition, we also assume many graduates will go on to teaching, including in middle schools or high schools, or be active at the forefront of mathematical science.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences welcomes applicants who properly understand the features and educational content described above, and are willing to actively work on their studies with passion and commitment.