UPEI launches new school of mathematical and computer sciences
The University of Prince Edward Island has launched a new school offering programming in mathematics, computer science and statistics.
The UPEI School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences was created based on the growing need for university graduates to be educated in developing sophisticated mathematical and statistical techniques aligned for market needs, managing and extracting knowledge from unprecedented volumes of data and integrating mathematical and statistical methods with powerful analytical software and technology tools.
UPEI will begin accepting applications immediately for enrolment in September 2016.
The four-year degree program falls under a bachelor of science.
“Guided by our university’s strategic plan, UPEI is committed to developing transformative programming that provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on learning which will enable them to reach their full potential in both the classroom and the community,” said UPEI president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.
Students enrolled in the UPEI School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences gain a strong foundation in mathematics, computer sciences.and statistics in their first two years of study before developing expertise through a major in mathematics, computer science (specialization option in video game programming), statistics, actuarial science, analytics (specialization options in business analytics or data analytics) or financial mathematics in the last two years of their degree.
“UPEI believes the growth of students with expertise in mathematical and computational sciences creates tremendous opportunities to benefit our students’ personal and professional development, the growth of industry within our region, and P.E.I.’s overall education system,” said Gordon MacDonald, interim associate dean of the new school.
“The absence of such expertise impedes growth at all levels — from an individual’s potential to that of our communities.”