Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences


The Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences is a research programme that empowers students with a competitive edge in research through in-depth training mediated by experts. As a postgraduate student, candidates will be integrated as members of our research groups at Sunway University with various opportunities to participate in research alongside supervisors through seminars, workshops, laboratory and field work. The programme will focus on research areas such as evolutionary computation, big data analytics, computational fluid dynamics, statistical process control, and more. 

This programme will develop the following graduate attributes which are in sync with and support the mission of the university:

  1.   highly employable graduates who are knowledgeable and technically competent in various fields of mathematics and statistics.
  2.  graduates with the mathematical and analytical skills with competencies in critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. graduates with managerial and entrepreneurial skills to be able to communicate effectively.
  4. graduates who are ethical and responsible with expertise in mathematical and statistical knowledge.
  5. graduates who recognize the need to engage in life-long learning for personal and professional growth and development.

Graduates of this programme will be equipped with a versatile range of skills that lend themselves to multiple industries. This allows graduates to pursue senior positions in fields such as finance, education, consultancy, administration, IT, business, and more.

Rolling Intake
3 Years (full-time)
4 Years (part-time)
Career Prospects
  • Professional activities in academic institutions and research Institutes
  • IT services
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Consultancy firm
  • Education
Estimated Total Course Fee
  • RM45,700
    for Malaysian students
  • USD10,796
    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 programme consists of core modules and followed by a research thesis.


Candidates are required to complete two modules, namely Research Methodology and Directed Readings, in addition to the Thesis component. By undergoing these modules, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the completion of the thesis.


The Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

Areas of Research

The School has a dedicated team of academicians who  will mentor and discuss possible research topics with  you in the following areas of research interests, but  not limited to:

Applied econometric
Big data analytics
Computational fluid dynamics
Evolutionary computation
Graph theory and combinatorics
Neural networks
Optimal control and numerical optimisation
Statistical modelling
Statistical process control
Time series analysis and forecasting
Student discussion

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in mathematical sciences or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the mathematical sciences or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-7) (Recognition of Prior Learning) (Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)
  • Other Qualifications - Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis and subject to the approval and acceptance by University Senate.​

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Application Procedure

As part of your application, please nominate TWO (2) referees who can provide reference letters about your suitability to undertake the programme. 

Applicants will be required to submit the following documents:

  1. Sunway Postgraduate Application Form
  2. Research Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Scholarship Application Form (if any)
  5. English Language qualification (IELTS / TOEFL / Others) for International Students
  6. Academic qualifications/results (certificates and complete transcripts) (Degree / Others)
  7. One (1) Passport-sized photograph
  8. A copy of national identity card (Malaysians only) or passport (all pages for international students)

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

Statement of Research Interest

  1. Working Title
  2. Nature of the research that interest you and why
  3. Research objectives
  4. Literature review
  5. Research Methodology
  6. References to anything you have read relevant to this research area
  7. Gantt Chart of your study


Contact Information

For more information, please email:

Programme Leader 
Dr. Sim Kai An 
Email: @email

Programme Administrator 
Norshalina Basar 
Email: @email

General Inquiries 

Correspondence Details 
Postgraduate Administrator 
School of Mathematical Sciences 
Sunway University 
5 Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway 
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan 
Email: @email       

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship Available

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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