Welcome to the School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT. In these pages you will find information about the programmes, research and activities of the School.
About the School
The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of six schools in the College of Sciences & Health at Dublin Institute of Technology. The School's activities range across the mathematical sciences and contribute to the mission of the Institute, to be a modern, international, outward-facing institution known for the quality of its learning & teaching, research, and its career-ready graduates.
Professor Luke Drury (President of the Royal Irish Academy 2011–2014), President Michael D Higgins, Professor Yuri Manin and Professor Brian Norton (President of DIT) at the annual RIA Hamilton Lecture 2012 held at DIT, Kevin St.
The School delivers full-time and part-time programmes in mathematics and statistics at a range of undergraduate levels in addition to offering taught masters programmes and postgraduate degrees by research. Thus, the School provides opportunities to study mathematics for students from a diverse variety of backgrounds and prepares graduates for complex professional roles in a changing technological world. Part-time progammes allow students to combine further study with work and home life and the School also provides upskilling opportunities and continuing professional development through its short programmes and individual modules. The School engages and collaborates with industry to ensure that its modern, technology-enhanced programmes remain current and its graduates remain valued by employers for their versatility, knowledge and skillsets and their ability to analyse and solve real-world problems.
The aim of the School is to develop the mathematical ability and mathematical appreciation of students not only studying its own programmes but also those engaged on programmes throughout the Institute in the context of their discipline and the application of mathematics in the real-world. Thus, mathematical sciences is central to the practice-led, research-informed programmes of the Institute and the School of Mathematical Sciences interacts closely with many other schools across DIT.
Research is fundamental to the activities of the School and its academic staff are engaged in research at the forefront of their specialism. The School interacts closely with leading academics from across the world and the postgraduate students and researchers of the Institute constitute a vibrant research community.
Mathematics is a key lifeskill and the School of Mathematical Sciences also keenly promotes the wider understanding and enjoyment of mathematics in society through its events and community outreach. The School of Mathematical Sciences also provides the Mathematics Learning Support Centre, available to all undergraduates in DIT, which enables students to build confidence in their own mathematical abilities, eases the transition to third level education and provides help and support in a non-judgemental atmosphere throughout their studies.