Bachelor in Mathematics

math1ba  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

At Louvain-la-Neuve - 180 credits - 3 years - Day schedule - In french
Dissertation/Graduation Project : NO - Internship : NO
Activities in English: YES - Activities in other languages : NO
Activities on other sites : NO
Main study domain : Sciences
Organized by: Faculté des sciences (SC)
Programme acronym: MATH1BA - Francophone Certification Framework: 6

Introduction

The Bachelor’s in Mathematics offers:

  • a basic training in algebra, geometry, analysis and physics;
  • an introduction to more advanced topics: complex analysis, differential equations, differential geometry, measure theory, group theory, multilinear and commutative algebra, etc.;
  • teaching which opens the way to applied mathematics: numerical and computational methods, probability and statistics, mechanics, etc.;
  • progressive learning and a programme which leaves time for high-quality personal work;
  • close and high-quality supervision: supervised exercises, laboratory exercises, group and individual work, tutorial sessions;
  • the opportunity to carry out a first personal research project under the supervision of a teacher.

Your Profile

You :

  • love mathematics and have a sense of the precision and rigour of reasoning
  • wish to develop your analytical skills and apply your capacity for reasoning and your spirit of abstraction in order to understand, model and solve complex situations in every field of application of mathematics;
  • are committed to research and hope to carry out a first project in collaboration with internationally renowned researchers;
  • plan to teach mathematics in secondary school and wish to acquire a solid training in fundamental mathematics

Your Future Job

Training in mathematics aims to master advanced mathematical tools and to develop skills such as the capacity for abstract thinking, the analysis and modelling of complex situations, the sense of precision and of rigour in reasoning, and aptitude for communication. These skills can prove invaluable in fundamental mathematical research, in teaching mathematics, as well as in many other professions where mathematics interacts with other disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, climatology, meteorology, astronomy, computing, cryptography, statistics and biostatistics, telecommunications, finance, actuarial science, etc.

Your Programme

The programme for the Bachelor in Mathematics is composed of 180 credits spread over three years. It is formed of general training (150 credits) and of an additional module minor or a minor introducing other fields (30 credits).

The first-year programme (60 credits in the major) is identical to the first-year programme for Bachelor in Physics, thus allowing transfer to this programme.

By the end of the course the student will have acquired the disciplinary foundations needed to pursue studies in mathematics or in closely related fields (physics. statistics, actuarial science, computing).