More about Kim
NTU had a warming atmosphere when I came to look around. The mathematics lecturers at the open day stand were really friendly and I could immediately see myself studying here. The option of coding and cryptography in the final year really attracted me to the course.
A project that particularly stood out for me was the Problem Solving coursework that I completed in the second year of the course. Working in groups, we were asked to create a business with a CEO, a market analyst, data analyst and a financial analyst. Working on a project which we could relate to potential jobs after university was a great way for us to learn and we were all fully engaged. By doing coursework I’ve improved my team working ability and time management skills which will be extremely useful when applying for jobs.
In my final year, I’m doing pure mathematics topics, which include coding theory and cryptography, and this is what I’ve focused on in my dissertation. I’ve found the topic to be really interesting and very applicable to modern day.
The academic staff are always available via email or you can pop into their office to ask for help if you don’t have a complete understanding on a topic. At NTU the lecturers will do everything they can to help you achieve your potential.
I don’t know exactly what I want to do when I graduate, but I know that there are multiple career paths open to me with the skills that I’ve gained from studying at NTU. I’m currently wanting to go into business in the network security sector as my dissertation has given me an interest in this area of mathematics.
Mathematics is a difficult degree, however, the support from lecturers and the satisfaction which comes when you understand a challenging part of a subject is beyond words. It’s a great feeling when you are able to understand the mathematics of something that’s going on in the world. As long as you have an interest in the topic, and are willing to put in the work, you’ll do really well.