### Degree in Mathematics

Costa da Caparica, Portugal

DURATION

3 Years

LANGUAGES

Portuguese

PACE

Full time

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TUITION FEES

EUR 7,000 / per year *

STUDY FORMAT

On-Campus

* national students: 697 Euros/annual | international students: 7000 Euros/year

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### Introduction

The Degree in Mathematics from the NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA was created in 1983. Over the years it has undergone several curriculum reorganizations. In 2006 it was adapted to the requirements of the Bologna model, having a duration of 3 years and 180 ECTS.

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### Curriculum

**1st Semester**

- Linear Algebra I
- Mathematical Analysis AI
- Introduction to Logic and Elementary Mathematics
- Introduction to Programming (B)

**2nd Semester**

- Linear Algebra II
- Mathematical Analysis II A
- Transversal Competencies for Science and Technology
- Geometry
- Probability and Statistics I

**3rd Semester**

- Algebra I
- Mathematical Analysis III A
- Numerical Analysis I
- Probability and Statistics II

**4th Semester**

- Algebra II
- Mathematical Analysis IV A
- Numerical Analysis II
- Science, Technology and Society
- Introduction to Physics
- Linear Optimization

**5th Semester**

- Complex Analysis
- Differential Equations
- Introduction to Operations Research
- Measurement, Integration and Probabilities
- Topology and Introduction to Functional Analysis

**6th Semester - Option A**

options

- Computer Algebra
- Financial Calculation
- Introduction to Set Theory

The student must obtain 3 credits in this option.

**6th Semester - Option B1**

options

- Applied statistics
- Differential Geometry
- Introduction to Algebraic Geometry and Applications
- Introduction to the Calculus of Variations
- Introduction to Graph Theory
- Introduction to Number Theory
- Analytical Mechanics
- Systems Modeling
- Stochastic Processes

The student must obtain 6 credits in this option.

**6th Semester - Option B2**

options

- Applied statistics
- Differential Geometry
- Introduction to Algebraic Geometry and Applications
- Introduction to the Calculus of Variations
- Introduction to Graph Theory
- Introduction to Number Theory
- Analytical Mechanics
- Systems Modeling
- Stochastic Processes

The student must obtain 6 credits in this option.

**6th Semester - Option B3**

options

- Applied statistics
- Differential Geometry
- Introduction to Algebraic Geometry and Applications
- Introduction to the Calculus of Variations
- Introduction to Graph Theory
- Introduction to Number Theory
- Analytical Mechanics
- Systems Modeling
- Stochastic Processes

The student must obtain 6 credits in this option.

**6th Semester - PIIC/PIPP Option**

options

- Introduction to Scientific Research in Mathematics Program
- Introduction to Professional Practice in Mathematics Program

The student must obtain 3 credits in this option.

**6th Semester - Free Block Curricular Unit**

options

- Free Option(s)

The student must obtain 6 credits in this option.

### Program Outcome

Mathematics is a science that serves as the basis for all scientific and technological areas and also for economic and social sciences.

The main objective of the degree is to provide a solid basic education in Mathematics, balanced in its various aspects. It is intended that this training provides the necessary foundations to pursue studies in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Educational Mathematics.

As an example of areas that can be developed in subsequent study cycles, and in accordance with the specific skills of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at FCT NOVA, we mention: Actuarial Work; Algebra and Logic; Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations; Operations Research and Optimization; Probability and Statistics; Financial Mathematics; Data Science; Educational Mathematics.

Statistics is the art of extracting information. It has applications, among others, to market studies, design and interpretation of experiences.

Operational Research aims at creating models that allow the study of complex systems and the optimization of resource use.

The purpose of Actuarial Science is to study risk (life risk, risk of accidents, stock market risk).

Differential Equations and their numerical treatment are the basis of modern Physics and Engineering; they are still present in many biological, social and economic processes.

Algebra and Logic, as fundamental areas of Mathematics, are also largely responsible for the development of Informatics and recent computational techniques.

Financial Mathematics, supported by theoretical, numerical and statistical mathematical foundations, is focused on the study and creation of suitable models for the financial industry.

Data Science is an emerging area, essential to most companies, which seeks to extract knowledge from large volumes of data, with formats that are often heterogeneous and often poorly structured.

Educational Mathematics aims to train teachers for Basic and Secondary Education.

It should be noted that the Degree in Mathematics at FCT NOVA has two optional subjects in the 3rd year of its curriculum: Introduction to Scientific Research in Mathematics Program and Introduction to Professional Practice in Mathematics Program. The first provides a first contact with scientific research practices in Mathematics. The second consists of a small internship in a business environment.

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### Career Opportunities

The Degree in Mathematics at FCT NOVA (1st cycle) provides extensive training that allows access to areas of expertise to be developed in a second cycle, with career opportunities (among others) for:

- Medium and Large Companies in the Management sector (construction of mathematical models for planning, development and operation of these companies);
- Insurers;
- Banks;
- Pension and Investment Fund Management Companies;
- Information Companies (Programming and Numerical Analysis-Computer);
- Great Laboratories;
- Basic and Secondary Education Schools.