Department of Maths & Computer Science

Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences

The Department offers three (3) Academic Programmes viz:





Introduction

The department offers a B.Sc. degree programme in Mathematics, which is a three or four-year duration, depending on whether the student is admitted by direct entry or by the JAMB Matriculation Examination.

Objectives

The aim of the Department is to offer programmes designed to impart a sound knowledge of the branches of Mathematics as well as Mathematical application. The programmes help students to develop the necessary skill, intellectual, mental and moral training for a career in Mathematics and other related field. The Department is inclined to producing B.Sc. degree holders that can compete favourably with any other B.Sc. degree holder in Mathematics from any part of the globe, and can pursue higher degrees in Mathematical Sciences anywhere in the world. Recently many innovations have been added to the programme to accommodate the fast growing demands in information technology, banking and oil industries. The Department aims at adequately servicing the Faculties of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS) and Art, Social and Management Sciences (FASMS) emphasizes actual quantification; the programme of our department embraces application in all these areas of human endeavour.


Recognizing the role of mathematics as a basic tool in the FNAS and FASMS, the mathematics undergraduate academic programme emphasizes the applications of theory and methods to real life and physical problems. It helps the students to establish an expertise in Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, or Industrial Mathematics.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Department can be employed as:

  • Programmers
  • Actuarial analyst
  • Actuary
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Investment analyst
  • Research scientist (mathematics)
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Software engineer
  • Statistician

Areas of Specialization And Research Activity

The following are the areas of specialization offered by the department. These are also the focal area of research and development activities in the department.

  • Differential Equation
  • Algebra
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Functional Analysis
  • Optimisation
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modeling (Applied Mathematics)

Admission Requirements for UME

The minimum admission requirements for Mathematics discipline are passes at credit level in the Senior Secondary School final year examination or its equivalent in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics obtained at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) is mandatory.


Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

The Department considers and admits candidates with NCE and ND (or their equivalents) into the three-year programme in the Department of Mathematics of the faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS). Candidates with NCE/ND are required to have obtained a minimum of credit level passes in four subjects and credit/pass in English language in an approved examination body: The West African School Certificate (WASC), General Certificate of Education (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), NABTEB or any other acceptable equivalent certificate.


Direct entry students admitted into the second year of the three-year programme in Department of Mathematics are required to take GSP 101 and 102 (the use of English I and II), GSP 111 and 112 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship I and II), GSP 201 and 202 (social sciences and Peace and Conflict Resolution) as the case may be and continue the three-programme. The students are also required to have covered first year Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The waiver in any or all of the courses, in any department, will depend on the background level of the candidate and it is determined by the Faculty and Departmental boards.


Students who meet the following requirements may also be considered for the three-year program:

  • Holders of the School Certificate or its equivalent with at least four credit level passes and a pass in English Language in addition to approved 2-year diploma for related courses
  • Holders of the NCE with at least a Merit aggregate; plus a minimum of credit pass in the subject to be combined with education are eligible for the three-year degree programme
  • Holders of the ND with at least a Merit aggregate; plus a minimum of credit pass in the subject to be combined with education are eligible for the three-year degree programme
Stress Areas Code
Service Courses 0
Pure Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry) 1
Pure Mathematics (Calculus, Analysis, Differential Equations) 2
Applied Mathematics (Theoritical & Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics) 3
Mathematical Methods 4
Project 5



Introduction

In 22nd November, 2016, the National Universities Commission approved the issuance of provisional licence for the establishment of Coal City University, Enugu, with the commencement of Microbiology programme. The first set of the students were admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session. The pioneer Coordinator, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science was Dr. Otavboruo Ericsson, under the headship of Prof. F. I. Ezema as the Dean of the Faculty.


The Computer Science discipline is unique because it provides a focus for convergence of technologies. Its uniqueness naturally defines its role and dictates its increasing relevance in several disciplines and modern practices and techniques.

Scope

The Computer Science degree programme at Coal City University is four-year and full-time degree programme. It explores the entire computer architecture and how its different components are intertwined. In particular, the degree programme is a comprehensive study of the applications of computer science in modern scientific and technological contexts.


At the end of the four-year degree programme, the graduate is expected to become an expert in computer operations and analysis, and will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

Objectives

The use of computers in every area of the economy is as a result of innovation in computer hardware and software technologies. Therefore, the versatility of computer cannot be overemphasized. The academic programmes in Computer Science are designed to equip the students with the skills and tools they need, to analyze, design and implement a piece of computer hardware and software.


The objectives of the programme include:

  • To teach the core areas of Computer Science and its application to the development of modern computing and digital communication (including internet based systems).
  • To provide students with a wide range of skills that will be needed for the analysis, design and implementation of a piece of computer hardware and software.
  • To train students who will be employed in various organizations or self-employed.
  • To promote and encourage active research in the area of Computer Science and allied disciplines.
  • To develop in students, through an education in Computer Science, a range of transferable applicable skills of information technology to all aspects of human endeavours.
  • To provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in Computer Science or multi-disciplinary studies involving Computer Science.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Department can be employed as:

  • Programmers
  • System Analysts and Designers
  • Software Developers
  • Information System Manager
  • Computer Network Administrators and Managers
  • Teachers and Researchers at tertiary institutions

Admission Requirements for UME

The minimum admission requirements for Computer Science discipline are passes at credit level in the Senior Secondary School final year examination or its equivalent in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics obtained at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) is mandatory.


Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

The Department considers and admits candidates with NCE and ND (or their equivalents) into the three-year programme in the Department of Mathematics of the faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS). Candidates with NCE/ND are required to have obtained a minimum of credit level passes in four subjects and credit/pass in English language in an approved examination body: The West African School Certificate (WASC), General Certificate of Education (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), NABTEB or any other acceptable equivalent certificate.


Direct entry students admitted into the second year of the three-year programme in Department of Mathematics are required to take GSP 101 and 102 (the use of English I and II), GSP 111 and 112 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship I and II), GSP 201 and 202 (social sciences and Peace and Conflict Resolution) as the case may be and continue the three-programme. The students are also required to have covered first year Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The waiver in any or all of the courses, in any department, will depend on the background level of the candidate and it is determined by the Faculty and Departmental boards.


Students who meet the following requirements may also be considered for the three-year program:

  • Holders of the School Certificate or its equivalent with at least four credit level passes and a pass in English Language in addition to approved 2-year diploma for related courses.
  • Holders of the NCE with at least a Merit aggregate; plus a minimum of credit pass in the subject to be combined with education are eligible for the three-year degree programme.
  • Holders of the ND with at least a Merit aggregate; plus a minimum of credit pass in the subject to be combined with education are eligible for the three-year degree programme.
Stress Areas Code
Fundamentals 0
Numerical Computation 1
Data Processing 2
Software 3
Hardware 4
Practical 5
Advanced Programming 6
Intenet Programming 7
Seminar 8
Project 9



Introduction

Statistics is concern with the development and application of the most effective method of collecting, analyszing and interpreting data in such a way that fallibility or conclusions and estimates can be assessed by means of logical resoning based on the mathematics of probability. It deals with defining problems, designing of experiments and surveys, building a model ,testing hypothesis, studing relationships among two or more variables among among other scientific methods. These methods have wide applications in such diverse fields as in Industry, business, government educational institutions, agriculture, meteorology and astronomy, engineering, medicine, socail sciences religion and the liberal arts.

Scope

In accordance with the philosophy of Coal City University (CCU), the programme aims at equipping the student with the basic knowledge in:

  • Operations Research
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Statistical Methods and Inference
  • Quality Control
  • Sampling Technique

It is designed to develop the skills and necessary intellectual orientation required by the student for subsequent career as a Statistician.

Job Opportunities

Successful graduates of the Bachelor of science in Statistics programme are well-equipped for postgraduate studies and teaching in the relevant subjects.

Their training also makes them prepare for careers in:

  • Government Departments
  • Banks
  • International Agencies
  • Research Institutions
  • Commercial and technical firms needing the services of statisticians

Admission Requirements for UME

The minimum admission requirements for Computer Science discipline are passes at credit level in the Senior Secondary School final year examination or its equivalent in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics obtained at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) is mandatory.


Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

The Department considers and admits candidates with NCE and ND (or their equivalents) into the three-year programme in the Department of Mathematics of the faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS). Candidates with NCE/ND are required to have obtained a minimum of credit level passes in four subjects and credit/pass in English language in an approved examination body: The West African School Certificate (WASC), General Certificate of Education (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), NABTEB or any other acceptable equivalent certificate.


Direct entry students admitted into the second year of the three-year programme in Department of Mathematics are required to take GSP 101 and 102 (the use of English I and II), GSP 111 and 112 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship I and II), GSP 201 and 202 (social sciences and Peace and Conflict Resolution) as the case may be and continue the three-programme. The students are also required to have covered first year Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The waiver in any or all of the courses, in any department, will depend on the background level of the candidate and it is determined by the Faculty and Departmental boards.


Students who meet the following requirements may also be considered for the three-year program:

  • Holders of the School Certificate or its equivalent with at least four credit level passes and a pass in English Language in addition to approved 2-year diploma for related courses.
  • Holders of the NCE with at least a Merit aggregate; plus a minimum of credit pass in the subject to be combined with education are eligible for the three-year degree programme.
  • Holders of the ND with at least a Merit aggregate; plus a minimum of credit pass in the subject to be combined with education are eligible for the three-year degree programme.
Stress Areas Code
Basis Courses 0
Probability/Stochastic Processes 1
Design/Analysis/Distribution Theory 2
Inference/Methods 3
Sampling/Quality Control 4
Demography 5
Operations Research 6
Statistical Computing 7
Seminar/Industrial Training 8
Project 9

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