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11062010, 04:37 AM  #16 
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Ahh..the brave souls of uolexternal, taking BME. 
11062010, 11:50 AM  #17 
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Mathemagician going for Phd after Masters at LSE?

11062010, 02:57 PM  #18 
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Mathemagician going for Phd after Masters at LSE? 
12062010, 10:40 PM  #19 
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EOE is not that difficult.. get that blue book by Dougherty and understand the content from cover to cover (skip the preface though) will get you at least 70 marks... http://ecx.imagesamazon.com/images/...SH20_OU02_.jpg 
13062010, 01:47 AM  #20 
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Hi, may i check is this the dougherty book that you are referring to?: 
22062010, 08:58 PM  #21 
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EOE is easier than other maths courses because it is not abstract.. try to read third year maths modules subject guide.. you will pull your hair and scream [/QUOTE]
do you mind explaining what abstract is? 
27072010, 11:24 AM  #22 
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guidance needed!
I am interested in taking up this course, is there any requirement needed to get in? Besides this, i have 3 others consideration in mind: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance; Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance.
I would like to clarify as of what Mathemagician have posted regarding what BME will do in first year which is Maths Proofing, what's maths proofing about? Anyone can show me some examples of the kind of questions and solutions given. I would appreciate it if someone can help me by showing me different type of questions according to module that would be covered in the process of the course. The purpose of me wanted to get into this course is because I have a strong passion in Mathematics since young and that has become my strength as well. Furthermore, I am intending to take Actuarial exams to become an actuary next time. Hence, the career i have in mind is to deal with lots of mathematical problems in finance/investment sector. In addition, people in this course, do you all mind sharing with me your background? (Which school and what course/subject you took before moving on to this degree course) Thank you very much guys!! Please help me out! 
27072010, 04:56 PM  #23 
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I am interested in taking up this course, is there any requirement needed to get in? I would like to clarify as of what Mathemagician have posted regarding what BME will do in first year which is Maths Proofing, what's maths proofing about? Anyone can show me some examples of the kind of questions and solutions given. I would appreciate it if someone can help me by showing me different type of questions according to module that would be covered in the process of the course. The purpose of me wanted to get into this course is because I have a strong passion in Mathematics since young and that has become my strength as well. Furthermore, I am intending to take Actuarial exams to become an actuary next time. Hence, the career i have in mind is to deal with lots of mathematical problems in finance/investment sector. If you want to become an actuary you should be looking for a degree which deals heavily with statistics which unfortunately this degree does not.. but if you really want to give it a try, then you can take Statistics 1 & 2, Elements of Econometrics, Advanced Statistics : Distribution Theory and Advanced Statistics : Statistical Inference which should provide a solid grounding for your actuarial skill. In terms of direct application of mathematics, you wont see much from this degree because it is quite theoretical and if you ever wonder why ? This is what they told me , "There is nothing quite as practical as a good theory" ~ Einstein 
27072010, 10:51 PM  #24 
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There is almost no requirement for this degree except the willingness to think abstractly . So since you said that there is no degree deals heavily with statistic offered in LSE, does it mean to becoming an actuary in future and to go for actuarial exams, picking up either Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance; Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance too make not much a difference? At the same time, what's the timetable schedule like for BME? I heard from my friend that studying fulltime there is about 3 hours a day only which allows me to have free time to work? I see that this course is not offered in part time and I, financially have difficulty in settling the course fees so I need to work for the money. I like the part where you say that its dealing with x,y,z,etc because previously in secondary school I like studying A and E maths. So lastly, do you have exam papers or notes which you can send me? I would like to see the types of questions itself inorder to know if this is really the course I am looking for. Because coming from an irrelavent course in polytechnic, really make me suffer a lot just because of a sudden curiousity after O level. I should have just chose JC. Again, thanks for picking time to answer all my questions! 
28072010, 12:41 AM  #25 
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Thank you for clarifying my doubt. I wonder if the open house this coming 25 sept is useful to understand more on this course? Because i won't be able to attend as i will be having overseas training. So since you said that there is no degree deals heavily with statistic offered in LSE, does it mean to becoming an actuary in future and to go for actuarial exams, picking up either Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance; Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance too make not much a difference? At the same time, what's the timetable schedule like for BME? I heard from my friend that studying fulltime there is about 3 hours a day only which allows me to have free time to work? I see that this course is not offered in part time and I, financially have difficulty in settling the course fees so I need to work for the money. I like the part where you say that its dealing with x,y,z,etc because previously in secondary school I like studying A and E maths. So lastly, do you have exam papers or notes which you can send me? I would like to see the types of questions itself inorder to know if this is really the course I am looking for. Because coming from an irrelavent course in polytechnic, really make me suffer a lot just because of a sudden curiousity after O level. I should have just chose JC. http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk/curr...ers_2009.shtml The units that you should look for are the following (dont worry about the zone A and B, just choose any of them) First Year 02 Introduction to Economics (full unit) 04a Statistics 1 (half unit) 04b Statistics 2 (half unit) 05a Mathematics 1 (half unit) 05b Mathematics 2 (half unit) And 1 more full unit elective from group F(i) (F for foundation) Second and Third Year 40 Game Theory (half unit) 41 Advanced Mathematical Analysis (half unit) 42 Optimisation Theory (half unit) 43 Mathematics of Finance and Valuation (half unit) 65 Macroeconomics (full unit) 66 Microeconomics (full unit) 116 Abstract Mathematics (full unit) 117 Advanced Calculus (half unit) 118 Advanced Linear Algebra (half unit) 120 Mathematical Economics (full unit) 133 Advanced Statistics: Distribution Theory (half unit) 134 Advanced Statistics: Statistical Inference (half unit) Last edited by Mathemagician; 18022011 at 11:13 PM.. 
28072010, 10:45 AM  #26 
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so by saying lesson is in morning and afternoon, it means it will be the entire day? do you mind sharing your timetale now of different module.
to know more about the class itself and the social life there, how many people are there in your class and what kind of background did most of them come from? is it easy to be top in the class? is there time for you to join other CCA activities in school? in class what's the ratio of guys to girls? since this course is a very tough course, i feel that those who choose it are those who always face the book everyday so to actually know, what are those kind of people inside? nerdy, sporty, outgoing, introverted, etc? Sorry to ask so many questions, because i have determined that BME is going to be my choice of study. So have to know all this. haha 
28072010, 04:14 PM  #27 
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so by saying lesson is in morning and afternoon, it means it will be the entire day? do you mind sharing your timetale now of different module. to know more about the class itself and the social life there, is it easy to be top in the class? is there time for you to join other CCA activities in school? in class what's the ratio of guys to girls? since this course is a very tough course, i feel that those who choose it are those who always face the book everyday so to actually know, what are those kind of people inside? nerdy, sporty, outgoing, introverted, etc? 
28072010, 04:35 PM  #28 
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No, the class is in the morning or afternoon for only 3 hours after that you are free.. I graduated last year, so hopefully any current BME student who is still studying can help you with this.. so is there any hot chick in BME? which class honours did u graduate with? 
29072010, 06:58 AM  #29 
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oh! so what are you working as now? previously were you from JC or Poly? The probability of finding any hot chick in BME is infinitesimal but dont worry you can always find them in economics classes (if your standard is not very high).. The discussion has been deviated from the topic 
29072010, 09:09 AM  #30 
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I am jobless right now and working on my dissertation.. I am from Indonesia.. dont worry about coming from JC or Poly.. My qualification from Indonesian high school was lower than A level.. 

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