Programme Code: COUNTING2021
Faculty of: Science, Department of Mathematics
Targeted Students: Non HKU Postgraduate Students, Non HKU Undergraduates
Area of Interest: Science
Programme Period: June 28, 2021 to July 16, 2021
Programme Fee: HKD 6,600
Early Bird Discount (Deadline : February 28, 2021)
– 5% discount on programme fee
– 10% discount on programme fee (HKU Exchange Partners’ students)
*This discount is not in conjunction with other discounts
Deadline for Application: May 31, 2021
Online Application: APPLY NOW
Counting is one of the very first topics one encounters in mathematics. While the subject generally requires little prerequisite, it is so deep and broad that many elegant and surprising results arise. In this course we will study various techniques of counting, and look at some famous numbers arising from counting problems.
Pre-requisite/ Additional requirements:
While no official prerequisite is needed, participants are expected to demonstrate mathematical maturity to some extent, and be extensively engaged in problem-solving and mathematical thinking during the program. Knowledge on the basics of combinations and permutations would be an advantage.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (14:00 – 17:00)
(Note: There will be prerecorded video lectures which students can watch at their own pace, and live meetings will be scheduled in the afternoons (14:00 – 17:00) of July 5, 7, 9, 12 (Mon/Wed/Fri) with the final examination in the afternoon (14:00-17:00, possibly some time used to go through the questions after the exam) of July 16 (Fri).)
• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.
• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.