College of Science - Department of Applied Mathematics
About US

The Department of Applied Mathematics was originally founded in 1962, by the name of Department of Mathematics, with an undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. This program provides students with an education in core mathematics, methods of statistics, and an in-depth study of Computer Science. Students can choose to major the three divisions, mathematics, statistics, or computer science, according to their own interests.

In 1985 the Graduate School of Applied Mathematics was established so that the quality of the curriculum could be upgraded. The graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science covers the development of the ability to do independent research and provides advanced studies in mathematics, statistics, and computer science. A Ph.D. program is later approved by the Ministry of Education in 1995. It not only provides student with solid mathematics related research, but also leads them to the latest technology. In this respect, this program also integrates the strength of both teachers and the students to do research.

With abstract thinking mind, strong computing ability, and step-by-step problem-solving skills, the graduates in our department have an unlimited number of career opportunities. Possible future jobs are mathematicians, research scientists, math teachers, actuaries, operations research analysts, financial engineers, statisticians, computer programmers, software engineers and computer systems analysts.


The Department of Mathematics was founded in September, 1962, aiming to nurture students` core concepts in mathematics on which they can pursue advanced studies and become outstanding mathematical professionals, who are important constituents of the pool of Taiwan’s talents in applied sciences. In 1985, the Graduate School of Applied Mathematics was founded to promote our programs to a higher level of studies and contribute to the training of talents in applied science. In 1995, the department was renamed as Department of Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. program was added to move the department to a higher level of advanced studies. Up to now, there are 2843 of our alumni receiving bachelor’s degree, 224 graduates have master’s degree and 7 Ph.D. They are working with noticeable achievements in major companies, organizations, and schools in almost all corners of Taiwan. In 2002, the department was renamed again as Department and Graduate School of Applied Mathematics. The undergraduate programs were then divided into three concentrations – Mathematics Group, Statistics Group, and Information Science Group. The graduate school was also separated into three divisions – Mathematics, Statistics, and Information Science. The Mathematics division covers both theoretical and applied mathematics, the Statistics division covers the theories and applications of statistics, and the division of Information Science covers information theories and their applications. In 2006, an in-service graduate program was added and the program has two separate tracks – Mathematics Group and Actuarial & Financial Group.

Former and current chairperson:

Fu Gen Ren (1962/08/01~1963/01/31)

Shih-Tong Tu (1963/02/01~1981/07/31)

Hsing Huan Liu (1968/07/31~1969/08/01)

Yen-Shung Tsai (1981/08/01~1987/07/31)

Mau-Hsiang Shih (1987/08/01~1993/07/31))

Jin Chirng Lee (1993/08/01~1998/07/31)

Shih Ping Tung (1998/08/01~2001/07/31)

Miin Shen Yang (2001/08/01~2005/07/31)

Shy Der Lin (2005/08/01~2006/07/31)

Shin Shin Kao (2006/08/01~2010/07/31)

Chen, Hsing Hsia (2010/08/01~2012/07/31)

Wong, Mu-Ming (2012/08/01~2018/07/31)


I. Mission of education
Our mission is to introduce students to the core concepts in mathematics and then lead them to more advanced inquiries and show them how to apply mathematical knowledge to different areas of scientific studies. We aims to educate outstanding talents in mathematics who can put what they have learned to use in the real world.

II. Characteristics

  1. Emphasis on both teaching of fundamentals and advanced research
  2. Computerized teaching
  3. Teachers and students grow together
  4. Balance between theories and applications
  5. Current research efforts are directed toward nonlinear analysis, theories of computation, statistics and information systems
  6. Our research interests also cover the following: portfolio theory, matrix computation and analysis, optimality theory, fuzzy mathematics, algebraic computation, statistics, database and software design

III. Career paths

  1. Advanced studies: Many of our graduates continued to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. degrees (in various programs in mathematics, statistics, computer science, industrial engineering, actuarial and insurance, MBA, information management, etc.)
  2. Employment
    1) School teachers or jobs in the areas such as insurance, actuarial, software design or information technology.
    2) Many of our graduates have been granted different professional certificates:

Career-based programs:
(a) Mathematics program – high school teacher, vocational school teacher, mathematics instructor, mathematical software engineer (b) Statistics program – data analyst, QA engineer, actuary, national tests (c) Information science program – information engineer, software engineer, database analyst (1) middle school teacher’s certificate (2) actuary certificate (3) QA engineer certificate (4) Microsoft network engineer certificate (5) Novell network engineering certificate

Advanced studies Employment
Many of our graduates continued to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. degrees (in various programs in mathematics, statistics, computer science, industrial engineering, actuarial and insurance, MBA, information management, etc.) School teachers or jobs in the areas such as insurance, actuarial, software design or information technology.
School teachers or jobs in the areas such as insurance, actuarial, software design or information technology.
1. middle school teacher’s certificate
2. actuary certificate
3. QA engineer certificate
4. JAVA programmer certificate
5. Microsoft database designer certificate
6. Microsoft programmer certificate
7. Microsoft network engineer certificate
8. Novell network engineer certificate
9. Cisco network engineer certificate

Future Prospects

  1. Provide students with solid training in both mathematical theories and its practical applications.
  2. Integrate both the undergraduate and graduate students with research resources and thus boost the research capacity of our faculty members.
  3. Provide different levels of Calculus courses for all students in CYCU.
  4. Recruit teachers with diverse math expertise.
  5. Give free math consultancy for all students in CYCU.
  6. Improved mathematical extended education in communities for both bachelor and master degree levels.
  7. Invite more distinguished visiting scholars.


Required Credits for Graduation General Core Courses

Minimum Credits for Graduation



Course Type Credit Number

Calculus 1 / 2


1. General Education Courses


Physics 1/2


2. Professional Core Courses


Introduction to Mathematics 1 / 2


3. Professional Elective Courses

     least  41

Introduction to Computer Science 1/ 2


4 Phisical Education course

0 / 0

Advanced Calculus 1/2 


5 Serivice Education course

0 / 0

Linear Algebra 1



Probability Theory


Introduction to Statistics


Algebra 1


Differential Equation


Other Requirements for Graduation:
General Requirements for Undergraduates
1. Thirty-four credits are required from General Education courses.
2. Elective courses for general education courses: students have to obtain at least 2 credits for each of the four areas “Tian”, “Jen”, “Wu”, “Wo” at least other 14 credits for the general education.
3. Students who major in mathematics division have to obtain 15 credits from mathematical core courses, in which Advanced Calculus (3), Linear Algebra (3) and Linear Algebra (2) are required.
4. Students who, major in statistics division have to obtain 18 credits from statistics courses,in which Advanced Probability Theory, Regression Analysis and Mathematical Statistics are required.
5. Students who major in computer science division have to obtain 21 credits from computer science course, in which Data Structure (1), Discrete Mathematics are required.
Other Requirements
1. Two semesters of non-credit Phisical education courses are required.
2. Two semesters of non-credit Service education courses are required.
3. At most three credits of Independent Study courses are admitted for graduation. 


CUR General requirement for graduate students

Master of Science (M.S) for graduation:

  1. M.S. students will need to finish their programs within 4 years to formally graduate. They need to receive at least 30 credits.
  2. Six credits of dissertation courses are required.
  3. Four credits of seminars are required.
  4. Non-credit of Mathematical English is required unless students can prove their English levels are as good as TOFEL 173 or above.
  5. Required courses:
    Mathematics division: Combinatorics
    Statistics division: Regression Analysis
    Computer science: Advanced Programming

Philosophy of Doctor (Ph.D.) for graduation:

  1. Ph.D. students will need to finish their programs within 7 years to formally graduate. They need to receive at least 18 credits.
  2. Four credits of seminars are required.
  3. Twelve credits of dissertation courses are required.
  4. Ph. D. students will need to either pass one doctorial comprehensive written exam in 3 years after being admitted, or publish at least one ( conference or journal )paper approved by the department.
  5. Ph.D. students will need to publish one or more papers in SCI indexed journals and have the "thesis point" greater than or equal to one, where "thesis point"=sum_{paper} { {1 / (number of paper authors- number of thesis advisors) }