## Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Polytechnic of Namibia

**What is Applied Mathematics and Statistics?**

Applied mathematics and statistics are disciplines devoted to the use of mathematical methods and reasoning to solve real-world problems of a scientific or decision-making nature in a wide variety of subjects, principally (but not exclusively) in engineering, medicine, the physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences.

**Entry Requirement**

In addition to the general admission requirements of the University, a candidate should have obtained a minimum B symbol in NSSC Mathematics or its equivalent. Candidates that obtained a C symbol in Mathematics will be required to sit for an entrance test in Mathematics. Candidates who left formal school eight (8) or more years earlier will be considered for admission under Rule GI2.3 in the NUST General Information and Regulations Yearbook.

**Frequently Asked Questions**

**What is the difference between statistics and applied math?**

Like a degree in applied mathematics, an M.S. in Applied Statistics focuses on addressing real-world problems. However, the approach taken is slightly different. Applied statistics degree programs will have a stronger focus on managing and preparing data for use in business, research and other organizations.

**What is applied mathematics used for?**

Applied mathematics involves the application of mathematics to problems which arise in various areas, e.g., science, engineering or other diverse areas, and/or the development of new or improved methods to meet the challenges of new problems

**Is applied mathematics and statistics a good major?**

Contrary to the popular belief of bored high school students, math is useful in the real world! Applied Mathematics is the study of mathematical formulas and statistics that are used in everyday life. The broad groundwork of mathematical skills you obtain from this major will be useful for a variety of careers.

**What are the careers in applied mathematics?**

Undergraduate and graduate students with degrees in applied mathematics can look forward to applied mathematics positions such as: Actuary. Civil engineer. Computer programmer.

**Is applied maths difficult?**

No. Applied mathematics is not tough if you are strong with engineering concepts. Try to learn all the basic formulas of pre maths to become strong in applied mathematics subject. Opting for online coaching will help students to learn applied mathematics easily by sitting at home.

**Who can take Applied Mathematics?**

“The students who have passed ‘Basic Mathematics’ in class 10 will now be allowed to take up the new academic elective ‘Applied Mathematics’ at senior secondary level. Accordingly, the students who have passed ‘Basic Mathematics’ as well as ‘Standard Mathematics’ in Class X of CBSE exam are eligible for this course.

**Is calculus applied math?**

Calculus is a branch of Mathematics that deals with the study of limits, functions, derivatives , integrals and infinite series . The subject comes under the most important branches of applied Mathematics, and it serves as the basis for all the advanced mathematics calculations and engineering applications.

**Which is harder math or applied math?**

Pure math is much more difficult. Classes in applied math consist of memorizing the steps to solve problems. However, classes in pure math involve proofs, which implies a good understanding of the subject matter is required.

**Does applied maths have trigonometry?**

Applied Mathematics includes topics such as Number Theory, Interpretation of Data, Analysis of Data, Commercial Mathematics, Set Theory, Relation and Function, Algebra, Trigonometry, Fundamentals of Calculus, Logical Reasoning, Commercial Mathematics, Probability, Linear Programming, Analysis of time-based Data, etc

**Which is better maths or applied mathematics?**

The existing Mathematics (041) for Senior Secondary is a course meant for students to pursue pure Mathematics/Physical Sciences/Engineering at University Level. Whereas, ‘Applied Mathematics’ is meant for those students who want to learn Mathematics which is useful for better performance in their selected subjects.

**Is applied math the same as physics?**

Physics encompasses the study of the entire universe, from the largest galaxies to the nature of matter itself, while applied mathematics and mathematical modelling are key tools in science and engineering. Mathematical models are used to describe physical phenomena, and even many processes in society.

**Can I become CA with applied maths?**

According to the rules set by ICAI, students who have passed 10+2 board examination (any stream) or any Graduation course (from a recognized University) are eligible to undergo CA training. There is no mention of mathematics as a compulsory subject.

**Can we become CA with applied maths?**

There is no mention of mathematics as a compulsory subject. This means that students who haven’t had mathematics subject are also eligible to pursue CA training. Sure, mathematics doesn’t play a crucial role in eligibility criteria. But the subject sure is involved in the Proficiency Test and Final Level.

**Can I get into SRCC with Applied Mathematics?**

Ans. Yes, you can get admission in regular course provided you have applied in that course /college and meet the cut-off criterion.

**Is statistician a stressful job?**

“In general, I’ve been doing this for almost 25 years, and I’ve trained, learned, talked to many colleagues and peers – being a statistician is not stressful by any stretch of the imagination. It’s got a great work-life balance. It’s intellectually rewarding. And statisticians are paid very well,” Mehrotra says.