DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

PROF LONGE HARRISON OLORUNTADE DELE
HOD


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, which is one of the pioneering departments that came into existence at the inception of Augustine University in 2015/2016 session, houses two major programmes: Mathematics and Computer Science. At the initial stage, when only sixteen (16) students were admitted into Computer Science Programme, a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Dr. Ibidapo O. AKINYEMI) was appointed as acting Head of Department to paddle both academic and administrative affairs of the Department. At a time when Dr. I.O. Akinyemi left, a Coordinator (Dr. C. Nwonye) was later appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for a period of one semester. In a nutshell, the Department is presently headed by a full-fledge Professor of Mathematics, Prof. James A. OGUNTUASE.

In terms of manpower, there are thirteen (13) academic staff members altogether, out of which three are on Professorial Cadre, another three are on Senior Lectureship Position while the rest seven are between Lecturer Grade I and Assistant Lectureship Positions (The lists are displayed under each of the programmes, as the case maybe).

However, a number of admissions have been done by the University Admission Committee into both Mathematics and Computer Science Programmes leading to the awards of B.Sc. (Hons) Degrees in each of the programmes. It is worthy of note to say that all staff members of the Department are committed to serving Augustine University Ilara-Epe (AUI) whole-heartedly with a view to producing sound, competent and well-behaved graduates for the society.

 

 

 

 

B.Sc. MATHEMATICS

PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY

To train students with passion for Mathematics and its various applications in all fields of human endeavours.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

  1. To produce students with broad and balanced foundation in Mathematics knowledge and practical skills in Statistics and Computer Science.
  2. By the nature of our training, our students would be able to branch into Engineering, Actuarial Science, Economics, etc.
  3. To equip our students with knowledge and skills to proceed to postgraduate studies in Mathematics or multi-disciplinary areas involving Mathematics.
  4. To develop in students, the ability to apply Mathematics knowledge and skills to solve theoretical and practical problems confronting the nation.
  5. To produce students with sound knowledge of Mathematics and its applications to industrial, economic, environmental and social problems.
  6. To turnout graduates with the fit-for-purpose skillsets in the applications of mathematics to solve business and engineering problems in Finance & Banking, Insurance, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Maritime & Seaports, Airports & Airlines, Healthcare, Mining, Military, Supply Chains, Call Centres& Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Aerospace & Defense, Real Estate, and Oil & Gas.
  7. To identify the basic scientific and technological problems in the aforementioned areas of applications of Mathematics and Statistics with a view to proffering appropriate solutions to them.
  8. To equip students with industrial work experience for the purpose of self-employment and job placement in the industry for self-actualization.
  9. To offer service courses in Mathematics and Statistics to other Departments within the University.

 

PROGRAMME ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The admission requirements into the undergraduate programme in Mathematics of the Augustine University Ilara-Epe, Lagos shall be as follows:

  1. Admission into the University shall be opened to all irrespective of the religion, ethnic group, gender, creed and disability;
  2. For admission into 100 Level (via UTME), candidates must obtain five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) at not more than two sittings in relevant subjects including credit passes in English Language, Physics and Mathematics and any other two subjects from Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agricultural Science;
  3. For admission by Direct Entry (200 Level), candidates shall, in addition to having five SSCE credits, obtain at least two 'A' level passes (or its equivalent) in Mathematics and Physics and/or Chemistry, or possess ND/NCE/HND, with credit passes, or possess a good first degree in another filed as the case may be;
  4. Credit passes in English Language, Physics and Mathematics shall be compulsory for admission into Mathematics Programme;
  5. A student may be considered for transfer from another recognized university in Nigeria or a recognized university abroad to Augustine University Ilara-Epe, Lagos at 200 or 300 levels of a similar programme for 3 or 2-year programme respectively provided the candidate has fulfilled the above requirements;

Thus, UTME subject combinations should, apart from the Use of English which has been made compulsory, include Mathematics and Physics, and one of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Economics in order of preference.

 

 

 B.SC. COMPUTER SCIENCE

PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY

To build students' knowledge of computational theories and its applications in the growing multidisciplinary fields, such as computer vision, human computer interaction, computational linguistics, visual data analytics, business intelligence, cryptography etc. Our students are equipped with industry-tailored hands-on practical knowledge that prepares them for career opportunities as network administrator, database administrator, software developer, system analyst, IT support personnel, among others. 

To train human resources who will technologically help the society, particularly in the design and development of innovative technological services and products for national growth and development.

 

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The degree programme aims at developing technologically-creative and innovative humans as graduates with good grasp of cutting-edge knowledge of computer, computational problem solving skills, entrepreneurial culture and good communication skills for the transformation of the society. The objectives of the degree programme are:

  1. To develop students' skills and acquire adequate knowledge for the teaching and productive research in computing sciences for the overall benefits of the society.
  2. To emphasize project-based learning experience, technological and vocationally-oriented training that enable acquisition of computer science knowledge and its applications in areas of artificial intelligence, software development and network design and administration.
  3. To equip students with industrial work experience for the purpose of self-employment and job placement in the industry for self-actualization.
  4. To provide courses in Computer Science to students from other departments whose degree options require general knowledge of Computer Science.

 

PROGRAMME ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The admission requirements into the undergraduate programme in Mathematics of the Augustine University Ilara-Epe, Lagos shall be as follows:

  1. Admission into the University shall be opened to all irrespective of the religion, ethnic group, gender, creed and disability;
  2. For admission into 100 Level (via UTME), candidates must obtain five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) at no more than two sittings in relevant subjects including credit passes in English Language, Physics and Mathematics and any other two science subjects;
  3. For admission by Direct Entry (200 Level), candidates shall, in addition to having five SSCE credits, obtain at least two 'A' level passes (or its equivalent) in science subjects including Mathematics, or NCE with at least merit in Mathematics and one other science or social science subject or possess ND/HND, with credit passes, or possess a good first degree in another filed as the case may be;
  4. Credit passes in English Language, Physics and Mathematics shall be compulsory for admission into Computer Science Programme;
  5. A student may be considered for transfer from another recognized university in Nigeria or a recognized university abroad to Augustine University Ilara-Epe, Lagos at 200 or 300 levels of a similar programme for 3 or 2-year programme respectively provided the candidate has fulfilled the above requirements.
  6. Thus, UTME subject combinations should, apart from the Use of English which has been made compulsory, include Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.

 

Department of Mathematical Sciences Staff

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