Master of Science in Applied Mathematics


Sunway University’s Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the application of mathematics, statistics, and computational methods to intelligently model and describe the behaviour of real world’s complex systems. These skills are useful in various industries such as: 

  • manufacturing
  • agriculture
  • healthcare & medicine
  • advanced technology
  • logistics and supply chain
  • operations research
  • data science, risk management
  • natural sciences
  • biomedical sciences
  • engineering
  • finance
  • social sciences.

This taught master degree aims to equip students with the latest knowledge in optimization, optimal control, machine learning, mathematical modelling, simulation and mathematical and statistical techniques. All of these serve as important tools in solving sophisticated problems constantly faced by businesses, industries, companies and governments.

Modules in this programme include:

  • unconstrained and constrained optimization
  • optimal control
  • discrete and combinatorial optimization
  • network design and analysis
  • mathematical modelling
  • computational and numerical methods
  • statistics and applied probability
  • control and systems theory
  • operations research. 

By embracing new mathematical methods and techniques, students who complete this programme shall develop and gain a skillset which opens up abundant opportunities for a fulfilling and lucrative career as an applied mathematician in the many industries mentioned above.

Uniqueness of the Programme

Mathematics is an important language for invention, innovation and idea creation. Applied mathematicians play a crucial role in many on-going dedicated efforts by individuals, organisations, businesses, and governments in tackling issues that affect the livelihood of large portions of humanity, in mitigating potential future threats to planetary health, and in protecting our earth to ensure our species’ continued existence.

Sunway University’s MSc in Applied Mathematics programme equips its graduates with an innovative mindset to apply mathematical tools and knowledge to provide practical solutions to a wide spectrum of problems arising from the physical and medical sciences, engineering, technology, finance and investment, business, commerce and social sciences.

The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) has experienced Professors, Associate Professors, and Senior Lecturers to deliver all the modules, and a supportive team to assist students in their study. This includes having a professor who is a World Top 2% Scientist, with a strong network with researchers from various parts of the world, particularly ASEAN and China. This professor has an excellent track record in optimization and optimal control, leading the team in the teaching and delivery of the modules. As a result, graduates from our MSc in Applied Mathematics will have a competitive advantage over those completing similar programmes from many other universities. SMS has a variety of activities such as seminars, research talk series, trainings and more to equip students with soft skills and up-to-date information.

January, March, May, July, September
1 Year (full-time)
2 Years (part-time)
Estimated Total Course Fee
  • RM46,940
    for Malaysian students
  • USD10,635
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences consists of several modules, research projects, and electives. By undergoing the modules, you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully toward the Master’s degree.

Year 1 Modules

Research Methodology
Scientific Programming
Machine Learning
Predictive Models and Clustering Algorithms
Graphs and Networks
Optimization Techniques
Research Project 1
Research Project 2

Elective Subjects - Choose 2

Applied Combinatorics
Applied and Computational Dynamical Systems
Control Theory
Mathematical Modelling in Production Systems
Numerical Analysis with Applications
Optimal Control

Areas of Research

Big Data Analytics
Mathematical Modelling
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Graph Theory
Multivariate Analysis
Neural Networks
Numerical Optimization
Optimal Control Computation
Optimal Control
Statistical Modelling
Statistical Quality Control
Time Series Modelling
Student discussion

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree
  1. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields in mathematics, applied mathematics, engineering, computing, or actuarial science with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields in mathematics, applied mathematics, engineering, computing, or actuarial science with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
  3. Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses as determined by the institution and meet the minimum CGPA based on (I) and (ii).
  4. An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-7) (Recognition of Prior Learning) (Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)
  5. Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements

(For International Applicants)

  • IELTS 6.0

Application Checklist

Kindly email the following documents for an eligibility check:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree transcript
  • Completion certificate

After passing the eligibility check, the school administrator will brief the student further regarding the application process.

All documents are to be sent to the correspondence address or email stated below. Incomplete documents will not be processed.

Sia Jye Ying
Programme Administrator
School of Mathematical Sciences
Sunway University
No 5, Jalan Universiti, Sunway City
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan
Email: @email

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