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JS5813

BSc in Mathematics and Economics 理學士(數學與經濟學)

MAEC

Short Description

The Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) program (JS5813) is jointly offered by the School of Science and the School of Business and Management. The program provides students with solid training in the fundamental theories of both mathematics and economics. The curriculum equips students with quantitative reasoning skills, conceptual understanding and the ability to effectively communicate in mathematics and in the language of economics and social sciences. This interdisciplinary degree program is suitable for students who seek the option of taking a quantitatively oriented job in the finance industry or who intend to pursue postgraduate study in applied mathematics, economics, business or related areas such as operations research or management science.

The complexity and technical aspects of contemporary economic problems exhibit strong synergy between mathematics and economics. The program offers an advantage to students who would otherwise major in mathematics or economics alone. We aim at providing progressively challenging mathematics and economics courses that equip students with a strong quantitative background in economics and related areas in management and finance, thus preparing them for a successful career in the banking and finance industry or further studies in graduate school.

Career opportunities in the actuarial, banking and finance industry in Hong Kong are promising for those capable of applying mathematical tools to understand the financial markets and make economic forecasts. Graduates with an interdisciplinary degree are increasingly valued and needed in the job market, and tend to have more diverse career options than those majoring in Mathematics or Economics alone. A number of MAEC alumni have joined top-ranked financial institutions and multinational firms. Our MAEC graduates are equipped with sufficient background for entry into advanced/professional degree programs in economics, financial mathematics, statistics, and other business-related fields. Recent graduates have been admitted into top PhD/Master's programs at leading universities worldwide.

Remarks:
Students can apply for the MAEC program through direct choice in JUPAS, or apply for transfer into MAEC from the Science (Group A) program (JS5102) of the School of Science, or any Business School programs of the School of Business and Management after their first year of study. Students interested in MAEC are encouraged to include both Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) program (JS5813) and either Science (Group A) program (JS5102) or Business and Management program (JS5300) in their JUPAS program choices.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote1 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
Two of the following elective subjects:
BIOLOGY 3
CHEMISTRY 3
PHYSICS 3
ECONOMICS 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote2 3
Notes:
  1. The result(s) of Liberal Studies (Level 2 or above) achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.
  2. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote4 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
Notes: 
  1. Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students may use an alternative Chinese subject, an HKDSE Other Language subject, or an HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese subject to satisfy the University’s Chinese language requirement. 
  2. The result(s) of Liberal Studies in previous sitting(s) will also be considered in HKUST General Entrance Requirement. Level 2 or above is required. 
    "Attained" level in Citizenship and Social Development and the result(s) of Liberal Studies will not be considered in the admissions score calculation.
  3. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  4. Grade C or above in Category C (Other Languages) subjects can count as Elective 2 (for some programs).

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

School of Science

Email: ugscience@ust.hk

Tel: (852) 2358 5065

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 56 73 93 142 161 525
2022 33 53 113 157 149 505
2021 58 81 133 163 174 609
2020 62 86 142 170 174 634
2019 50 66 122 184 183 605
2018 58 77 142 236 209 722
2017 75 93 171 281 254 874
2016 59 95 142 236 215 747

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 19 0 0 0 0 19
2022 8 0 0 0 0 8
2021 14 0 0 0 0 14
2020 15 0 0 0 0 15
2019 12 0 0 0 0 12
2018 17 0 0 0 0 17
2017 11 0 0 0 0 11
2016 15 0 0 0 0 15