General Information

Mathematics is known as the Queen of science and at the same time it is also being called the servant of science. As the Queen of science, Mathematics is the science that draws necessary conclusions about quantity, structure, space and change. For all other branches of science, Mathematics is a tool to formulate a quantitative reasoning of the respective sciences.

Starting from the beginning of our formal education, we are presented with simple yet fundamental mathematical problems and how to solve them. From the application of arithmetic to a simple problem, to solving a more complicated problem using algebraic properties such as commutative, associative and others.

Aside from formulating and exploring new fundamental theoretical knowledge, the study of Mathematics also focuses on quantifying a problem (from everyday life) as a mathematical model that can be solved. In pursuing a degree at the Mathematics Study Program, a student is trained with the skill of mathematical modelling in solving everyday problem. Students are equipped with strong fundamental Mathematical knowledge, so that they are able to generalize and extrapolate the Mathematical model of natural and social phenomenon from the simplest case to a more sophisticated model of a complicated problem. One example is the congestion problem encountered in big cities, this problem can be formulated into a mathematical problem (the traffic-light problem), where an optimal solution can be deduced for example by lengthening the red-light time interval.

Fundamental Mathematical sciences are needed in many interesting applications that are investigated in the research groups within the Mathematics Study Program. Graduates from Financial Mathematics studies, with knowledge of statistics and advanced calculus, will have the skill to be an analyst in the finance industry. Studies in advanced Algebra used in information technology security system also need an understanding in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatory studies.

Thus, it is not true that a Mathematics graduate will end up as a Mathematics teacher. The fact is that a lot of Mathematics graduates work in various professions other than education.