MSc degree

Mathematics is an indispensible subject for quantitative understanding and logical thinking. It is employed as a formidable and powerful tool in science, engineering, and finance, and as such the learning and teaching of mathematics is of vital importance. The aim of the Master of Science in Mathematics for Educators (MAED) is to enrich a mathematics educator’s knowledge of mathematics. It will particularly benefit teachers in secondary schools and tutorial educational institutions. The degree is meant to allow these teachers to enhance their mathematical knowledge and teaching skills with the dual benefit of: (i) Career advancement facilitation of the individual, and (ii) Better teachers for society.

Strengths of the HKUST MAED Program

The HKUST Mathematics Department is a diverse department with strengths in the three areas of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics/Financial Mathematics. The Department is leveraging its subject diversity to offer a program which both broadens and deepens an educator's appreciation and comprehension of mathematics with the goal of making them better teachers of mathematics. The courses of the program cover topics ranging from number theory and combinatorics, to geometry, to frontiers in application of mathematics, to training in mathematics problem solving. They promote student intellectual development, and teaching craft, and they provide a basis for student achievement of academic and professional goals.



Students must complete 26 credits consisting of 24 credits from 8 lecture courses and 2 credits from a project course. The requirements are: (i) 5 core courses comprising 15 credits, (ii) 3 elective courses comprising 9 credits, and (iii) 1 project course of 2 credits. Descriptions of the core and elective courses and study sequence can be found at:


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