Dr. Senior Lecturer B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (Mathematics)
The Department of Mathematics started as a servicing unit at the inception of the University in the year 2002. In 2004, it became a full unit under the Department of Natural Sciences and today it is now a full Department, accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in the College of Science and Technology. Dr. T. A. Anake presently acts as Head of Department.
From the population of five pioneering students in 2004, the Department has grown to a total of one hundred and fifteen (115) students today.
In response to needs industry and Academia, the Department now offers options in Computer Science and Statistics.
Then and now, the Department provides academic services for her students as well as students of other departments in the University. The Department presently has total in-house Faculty strength of nineteen (19) and three (3) Staff. In addition to the in-house Faculty, the Department also has five Adjunct lecturers made up of three (4) Professors and one (1) Senior Lecturer.
Philosophy and Objectives
The philosophy of the Department of Mathematics is derived from the overall philosophy of Covenant University, which can be summarized as “Bringing up a new generation of Africans that will move the continent forward in all areas of human endeavour”.
The Department therefore, aims to marry theory with practical effectively and hence produce graduates who will be empowered to strengthen the weak or virtually non-existent industrial base of the African society and change the status from “mathematics” to “lifematics”.
To accomplish the philosophy of the Department and in line with the entrepreneurship and total man concept goals of the Covenant University, emphasis will be placed on the following objectives:
- To develop in students’ enthusiasm for mathematics and appreciation of its applications in different areas of our national manpower needs.
- To produce graduates who can handle mathematics in industrial, business and related disciplines involving mathematics.
- To prepare students for graduate studies in specialized areas of mathematics or multi-disciplinary areas involving mathematics.
- To develop in students the ability to apply their mathematics knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in real-life situations.
- To provide service courses in mathematics for students in other disciplines requiring working knowledge of mathematics.
Research & Development
Research & Development
The Department currently offers a degree in Industrial Mathematics with options in computer Science and Statistics. The following courses amongst others are taught I the Department:
- Differential and Integral Calculus
- Real and Functional Analysis
- Differential Equations (Ordinary, Partial and Quantum Stochastic ODE)
- Statistics, Probability and Stochastic Processes
- Numerical Analysis and Computation
The research areas currently embarked on by our Faculty and students include:
Differential equations, Numerical Analysis and Computation, Operations Research, Optimization, Mathematical Finance, Analytical Dynamics, Stochastic Analysis, Functional Analysis and Statistics
Candidates seeking for admission into Industrial Mathematics Programme in the Department of Computer and Information Science must fulfil the following requirements:
U.T.M.E Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level (WASC/GCE/SSCE/NECO or equivalent) Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Agricultural Science, Commerce, Geography and Government, obtained in not more than 2 sittings. U.M.E Subjects include English Language, Mathematics and any two of Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Government, and Geography.
In addition, the candidate must pass the screening test conducted for all applicants by Covenant University (known as CUSAS) for the programme and followed by an interview.
The Industrial Mathematics programme is designed to enable the student to undertake general Industrial Mathematics courses for seven semesters. The last semesters are for Application of the courses. The major areas of study include Advanced Numerical Analysis, Probability theory, Stochastic Process, and Survey Methodology among others. The Department is aligned with the University’s vision to produce a total graduate, therefore the student will be required to take courses such as Entrepreneurial Development Courses (EDS), Total Man Concept (TMC) and NUC prescribed courses (GST). The graduating students will be required to submit a research project under the mentorship of a Supervisor
Staff & Personnel
- Prof. J. O. Gbadeyan Vibration of Elasticity Structure
- Prof. A. O. Adewumi Optimization
- Prof. R. B. Adeniyi Numerical Analysis
- Prof. O. O. Ugbebor Probability Theory
- Dr. A. S. Idowu Fluid Mechanics