Postgraduate Programs 2018/19
Master of Science Program in Mathematics for Educators
Award Title

Master of Science in Mathematics for Educators

Program Short Name


Mode of Study

Both full- and part-time

Normative Program Duration

Full-time : 1 year
Part-time : 2 years

Program Fee

Local students : HK$90,000
Non-local students : HK$110,000

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Allen MOY, Chair Professor of Mathematics


Mathematics is an indispensable subject for quantitative understanding and logical thinking. It is employed as a formidable and powerful tool in science, engineering, and finance, and as such the learning and teaching of mathematics is of vital importance.

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Mathematics for Educators seeks to enrich a mathematics educator’s knowledge of mathematics. It will particularly benefit teachers in secondary schools and tutorial educational institutions. The degree is meant to allow these teachers to enhance their mathematical knowledge and teaching skills with the dual benefit of: (i) career advancement facilitation of the individual, and (ii) better teachers for the society.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain fundamental notions that underline the main areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics;
  2. Explain the role of proof in pure mathematics;
  3. Explain to secondary school students the connection between the basic mathematics taught in secondary schools and more advanced mathematics;
  4. Use problem solving pedagogically as a way to increase student understanding and engagement in secondary schools; and
  5. Independently investigate additional areas of mathematics and its applications.
  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    26 credits 

  2. Credit Transfer  

    Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 6 credits can be transferred to the program.

  3. Core Courses

    15 credits

MAED 5021
MAED 5111
MAED 5121
MAED 5211
MAED 5731


  1. Elective Courses

    9 credits

MAED 5031
MAED 5032
MAED 5131
MAED 5321
MAED 5421
MAED 5821
MAED 5851
MAED 6981*
*Students may take MAED 6981 for a maximum of 6 credits.


  1. Project Course

    2 credits

MAED 6980


Last update: 31 May 2019

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test (effective from 2018/19 admission): 60
    (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-score: 5.5

Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in Mathematics or a related Science or Engineering area

4. Additional Information
  • Applicants should have knowledge in Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.