The School of Mathematics & Science has several facilities to support teaching and learning:
Computer Laboratory (T721)
To provide extensive hands-on training in computing, the School of Mathematics & Science has a computer laboratory supporting numerous programming languages, application software, internet access and groupware computing.
The computer laboratory provides students from various schools with practical training in computer programming and computer applications. Students will have the opportunity to gain competency in a broad range of computing skills. The laboratory is also used for the teaching of mathematics.
The laboratory is designed to allow a better integration of IT into the mathematics curriculum. It is equipped with networking system to create a dynamic and interactive teaching and learning environment for both teachers and students. Students are allowed to explore mathematical and scientific concepts using the latest application software. This helps to inspire them to think creatively in this IT-enhanced environment.
Certification examinations such as the Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) are conducted in the laboratory as well. In the evenings, short courses are often conducted in the laboratory for industrial and business personnel.
Development Laboratory (T722)
The development laboratory provides a space for staff to brainstorm, design, construct and develop experiments or activities related to teaching and research. The laboratory is equipped with a 3D-printer, Arduino kits and other tools to support research and development. It also consists of multiple wall partitions, movable tables and chairs to facilitate small group discussions. There are also display cabinets to showcase 3D models and projects.
Learning (Physics) Laboratories (T723 / T724 / T725)
The School of Mathematics & Science has three learning laboratories that support the Physics and Engineering & Technology Project modules of the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP). These laboratories provide students with the space and equipment to conduct physics experiments, engineering projects and to participate in demonstrations. Through these hands-on activities, the students discover physics concepts in an engaging and interactive manner, broaden their knowledge and develop critical thinking skills.
The design and layout of the laboratories encourage collaborative learning. Each bench has four seats arranged in a square which facilitates discussion among students. The lecturer can easily walk around the classroom to observe students and facilitate learning.
In order to effectively integrate IT into teaching, each lab is equipped with three projectors. Each desk has laptop power points and video inputs for the students to showcase their work to the rest of the class. Internet access is also readily available. iPads are also used in some experiments and demonstrations.
Up-to-date equipment, components and apparatus are readily available for use in projects, to ensure that experiments and demonstrations are effective and pedagogically sound. The collection of equipment also includes everyday items to emphasize the relevance of physics to daily life. Safety equipment is also available to minimize the risk of injury.
Learning Space @ MS (T434)
There are 3 consultation rooms (i.e. Alpha, Beta and Gamma rooms) to provide learning space for students to consult teaching staff for project discussions or remedial lessons. Alpha room also serve as a hot-desk working area for adjunct lecturers.
In addition, Learning Space @ MS is furnished with teaching resources unit and social space to provide complimentary teaching aids, facilitate staff interaction and exchange of ideas.