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Best Degree To Study at University If You Love Mathematics

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Have you ever asked yourself a question on why should I study math? Or wondering will I be using math in the future? Guess what! These questions were not only wondered by student who hated math, but even the one who is excellent in math tend to ask this question too.

Will math be useful for you? Sure, it does!

People who are good with number often found themselves easily finding high-paying jobs. In fact, all the degree course that requires math were highly sought after by companies and employers. Student who is skilled in math might have the widest options when comes to choosing an university degree. While almost all college degree does touch a little bit on math. Here is the list of awesome major that will leads you to have a bright career if you love to deal with numbers.


Mathematics (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics)

If you love the idea of giving back to the society, perhaps this may be one of the best major for you. However, this does not mean that having a mathematics degree only limits you to only become a math teacher or lecturer. This is because, in deep mathematics subject is expected if you are a mathematics major and you will be studying calculus, linear algebra, complex variables, math structure for computer science and more.  Mathematician who enjoys solving problems through numerical analysis is in demand nowadays. It is not surprising to see mathematician develop mathematical models, researching new theories and concepts or analysing data to solve business problems. Moreover, there are colleges that provide joint degree between mathematics and other majors (For example, Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance), thus, allowing student to venture into a broader career in the future.

Career Options with a pure mathematics degree

Teacher, Lecturer, economies, insurance

Recommended Universities for Mathematics program in Malaysia

UniversitiesCourseDurationCourse fee
per year
(2018/2019)
University of NottinghamBSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Management3 YearsRM36,800
HELP College of Arts and TechnologyBachelor of Science (Hons) Mathematics and Economies3 YearsRM20,800

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.


Actuarial Science (Bachelor of Actuarial Studies)

Actuarial Science is about calculating money-related risks and it is one of the most highly paid profession. The demand for actuarial science graduate is in demand right now, as there is not enough actuarial science to fill the wide range of employers. The basic pay for new actuarial science graduate is about RM 2,475 according to Jobstreet.com. Moreover, working as an actuary with 5 and 10 years’ experience are expected to have an average salary of RM76,000 and RM120,000 respectively. Furthermore, the major also allows you to transition your career path into a Chief Risk Officer. This course covers various area such as mathematics, statistics, economics, finance and accounts. You will be learning advanced mathematics like Calculus, Vector Calculus, Probability and more. Therefore, to study this degree, one must possess strong math knowledge. In addition,

Career Options with Actuarial Science Degree

Actuary, Finance Officer, Risk analyst, Insurance writer

Recommended Universities for Actuarial Science program in Malaysia

UniversitiesCourseDurationCourse fee
per year
(2018/2019)
UCSI UniversityBSc (Hons) Actuarial Science3 YearsRM 17,974
Taylor’s UniversityBSc (Hons) Actuarial Science3 YearsRM 27,300
Sunway UniversityBSc (Hons) Actuarial Science3 YearsRM 29,667
Heriot-Watt University MalaysiaBSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science3 YearsRM 43,920

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.


Engineer (Bachelor of Engineering)

No matter which engineering you are majoring in whether it is civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering or any other engineering major. You will have to complete an advanced level of math in order to graduate from your studies. Solving problems with math are very common in engineering. Knowledge on algebra, geometry, statistics and calculus will prepare you for this major. In addition, if you were good with additional math, the major may be well suit for you

Career Options with an Engineering Degree

Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineer, Mechatronic Engineer, Electronics and Electrical Engineer, etc.

Recommended Universities for Engineering program in Malaysia

UniversitiesCourseDurationCourse fee
per year
(2018/2019)
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering4 YearsRM 14,900
UCSI UniversityBSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering4 YearsRM 18,385
SEGI UniversityBSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering4 YearsRM 19,803
Asia Pacific University (APU)BSc (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering4 YearsRM 22,800
Curtin University (Malaysia)BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering4 YearsRM 29,696
Taylor’s UniversityBSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering4 YearsRM 33,300
Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia)BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering4 YearsRM 43,447
Nottingham University (Malaysia)BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering4 YearsRM 47,100

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.


Finance (Bachelor of Finance)

To study finance you are required to have a basic knowledge of financial mathematics such as how to calculate bond value, share value. Although financial mathematics were rather simple, you may find it difficult at first. However, with hard work and practices, you will be able to familiarise with all the formula. Furthermore, this course is more towards to understanding the market and analysing the financial report. Therefore, getting a finance degree is an ideal choice for those who don’t like advanced math but were decent in math.    

Career Options with a Finance Degree

Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, Banker, etc

Recommended Universities for Finance program in Malaysia

UniversitiesCourseDurationCourse fee
per year
(2018/2019)
UCSI UniversityBA (Hons) in Finance & Investment3 YearsRM 18,520
Sunway UniversityDiploma in Finance2 YearsRM 20,495
Taylor’s UniversityBB (Hons) in Finance & Economics3 YearsRM 33,143
BB (Hons) in Banking & Finance3 YearsRM 33,143
BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance3 YearsRM 33,300
INTI International UniversityBA (Hons) in Finance3 YearsRM 25,000
Nottingham UniversityBSc (Hons) in Business Economics & Finance3 YearsRM 36,800

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.


Quantity Surveyor (Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying)

A quantity surveyor (QS) is a construction industry professional with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts. They are not to be confused with land surveyors or land survey engineers. To study quantity surveyor you will be prepared to handle the financial and procurement process of construction projects. You also may be required to prepare cost estimation, bills of quantities, tender appraisals, valuations of interim payments, project audits and life cycle costing. Furthermore, this degree studies also include cost planning, cost control, building development techniques, building research, measurement software application, measurement of quantities of building & infrastructure work and handling of construction legal issues.    

Career Options with a Quantity Surveyor Degree

Consultant Quantity Surveyor, Resident Quantity Surveyor, Contractors’ Quantity Surveyor

Recommended Universities for Finance program in Malaysia

UniversitiesCourseDurationCourse fee
per year
(2018/2019)
UCSI UniversityBachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying3.5 YearsRM 16,630
SEGI UniversityBachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying3.5 YearsRM 16,361
Taylor’s UniversityBachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying3.5 YearsRM 25,200

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.

Scholarship Opportunity

There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Malaysia. Some are offered by the Malaysia Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private sectors. To know more: Click here Malaysia Scholarships list 2019.

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Glow Tham

Tham Jing An is a writer by day and a bedroom singer by night. He is still a full-time student pursuing his Bachelor (Honours) in Finance with the University of Hertfordshire, UK under INTI International College Kuala Lumpur campus.

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