HDipAppSc (Applied Mathematics)

College of Science

Course overview

This Higher Diploma in Applied Mathematics programme is aimed at you if you have a background in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics, equivalent to a Level 7 degree, and you wish to improve your knowledge of these areas.

The programme seeks to further develop your ability in applying mathematical tools to address real-world problems. The problems investigated arise in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mechanics, Social Sciences and many others fields.

Key facts

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is a 2:1 or 2:2 degree (NQAI Level 7) in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or Applied Mathematical Science at general degree level, or an equivalent, to be determined by the College of Science.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2016

ECTS weighting: 60

Average intake: 15

Closing date: 5 August 2016

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

You will get the opportunity to develop your skills in different areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling by taking advanced level courses. Each semester, you will study five courses chosen from a catalogue of appropriate courses. You will also undertake a supervised project, working in collaboration with a member of staff, where you will be trained in various research techniques and gain an insight into some current areas of Applied Mathematics research. At the end of this programme, you will have an equivalent level of knowledge and experience as a student who has completed a BSc(Hons) degree in Applied Mathematics.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre(PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at undergraduate level and their aptitude for the course.

Requirements and assessment

Assessment is by continuous assessment, examination and project work.

Find out more

Dr Petri Piiroinen
T: +353 91 492 341
E: petri.piiroinen@nuigalway.ie

PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €5,965 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €5,741 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Current students

Lisa McCarthy 

" Having studied very little in the areas of Applied Mathematics & Physics I needed a course that would bridge the gap between my Degree (mathematical studies & economics) and a Masters course in Mathematical Modelling. This Higher Diploma course does just that. There is a variety of applied and pure mathematics modules to choose from which meant I could tailor the course to my own interests. We also have a project, like a mini-thesis, which I felt was good practice for the real thing later. The lecturers here are very approachable, helpful and the university is very friendly overall. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to branch out to other areas of mathematics which they haven't had the opportunity to study, whether pure or applied".