Curriculum The general purposes of our course design are educating students to develop basic mathematical knowledge and advancing their abilities of speculation, organization, articulation and creativity through the learning process, on the principle of going with social needs and world streams.  Besides the studies of mathematical theorems and principles, students also need to learn their application in science, industry, business and digital data.  According to our curriculum, in the first two years we intensify the fundamental training in the discipline, while in the third and the fourth years we emphasize practical application.  By giving due consideration to both theoretical knowledge and practicability, our students after graduation may accommodate themselves to the diverse needs of today’s society, and thus possess competitive advantage in the job market.

Career Development 
Our development plan is to: (1) establish graduate program of information science; (2) construct research centers of computation, statistical information analysis and multimedia technology; (3) from the established centers, gather international research information via international network and develop our own academic characteristics; and (4) make close contacts with different high schools and help their students acquire basic knowledge and strengthen fundamental training in order to build up an effective linking bridge between the studies of high school and university.

Career Prospects 
After graduation, our students may find broad career opportunities at sight.  The prospects could be discussed in two aspects.  First, students may choose to pursue further studies.  They can apply related graduate programs, both domestic and overseas, including mathematics, engineering, management, economics, information, statistics, etc.  Until now there have been many graduates from our department pursuing Ph. D. degrees in information engineering, industrial management, statistics and marine economics respectively, and more graduates pursuing Master’s degrees in a variety of fields such as mathematics, applied mathematics, information engineering, industrial management, statistics, economics, finance, actuarial science, insurance, information management, educational statistics, and so on.  In the near future, when the new curriculum starts in practice, we believe that the areas our students may choose to study further will be more expansive.

Secondly, students may get into the job market.  In this case, they usually find positions in private businesses, mainly assuming high-level professionals or technicians, or become teachers in high schools or elementary schools.  Employment opportunities include advanced statistics, management, analysis, actuarial business, electrical and information industry, etc.  Some of our graduates have served in education; some have become the owners of computer companies; some have devoted themselves to software development, website design, and multimedia production; and of course, some have stepped into the electrical, computer or telecommunication industries, dealing with the work regarding quality control and statistical analysis, or serving as professional engineers, etc.  In addition, there have been a lot of graduates serving in banking or stock and bond business.


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