1 Oct 2018: Mathematics programmes at DIT prove popular

The School of Mathematical Sciences welcomed new students to its programmes in September and its undergraduate and continuing professional development programmes continue to prove very popular.

Almost thirty new full-time undergraduate students came to start their programmes DT205 Mathematical Sciences and DT220 Industrial Mathematics. During induction these students had an opportunity to meet their lecturers, find out about the structure of the course, receive practical information and, of course, get to know each other and sample the facilities and student societies DIT has to offer.

Our part-time induction evening was also a great success with approximately seventy students attending the evening which was designed to support the transition back to education for some and give an opportuntity for part-time students across the School to meet up. In particular, the event was attend by students from the Springboard+ funded DT8998 Data Analysis for Professionals programme which is full once again with over thirty new students.

The School warmly welcomes all its new students and wishes them every success in their studies and a rewarding time at DIT and the new Technological University of Dublin.

20 Sept 2018: Richard Ellard joins the lecturing staff

The School of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to welcome Dr Richard Ellard as an Assistant Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences. Richard has previously worked at UCD where he completed his doctorate. His research is in matrix theory and Richard will be teaching mathematical sciences to students across DIT.

24 Aug 2018: School welcomes its latest IRC doctoral project student

The School is delighted to welcome back its recent graduate of DT205 Mathematical Sciences, student excellence award winner and John Forde medal winner, Ed Donlon to start his study for a doctorate under the supervision of Dr Dana Mackey.

Ed has been awarded an IRC doctoral scholarship for his project Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Random Sequential Adsorption with Applications to the Optimisation of Immunosensors. This is an exciting research project with enormous practical relevance that will develop a set of mathematical models to characterize and guide the design of photosensitive materials capable of copying with high fidelity an illumination pattern into a holographic grating.

We wish Ed every success in his research.

25 Aug 2018: Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics offered in 2018/19

The School will be offering its new postgraduate qualification in statistics again in 2018/19. The programme DT9002 PG Cert in Applied Statistics develops the advanced statistical skills required across a wide variety of sectors, such as, the insurance, banking, health care, enterprise software, internet technology, manufacturing and the public sector. The programme combines theory with the application of these skills to data sets, with an emphasis on the use of modern software packages.

20 Aug 2018: Data Analysis for Professionals to be offered via Springboard+

The School has once again been successful in gaining funding for its programme, DT8998 CPD Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals, under the Springboard+ programme. The programme has been extremely successful since its inception and a large number of people working in data analysis or wanting to enter employment in this sector have developed the advanced mathematical and statistical skills required to succeeed.

This year applicants currently in employment are also eligible for support via Springboard as well as those seeking employment. We look forward to welcoming the new intake on this programme in September 2018.