As an applied mathematician, you link the beauty and elegance of mathematical descriptions and models to a thorough understanding of the principles of physics and engineering.
Mathematics is one of the oldest branches of science. Applied Mathematics, or – as we like to call it – Engineering Mathematics, distinguishes itself from pure mathematics in that it derives inspiration for its own development from related fields such as physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, economics and computer science. As a matter of fact, mathematics – and certainly applied mathematics – has largely developed in response to the need to formulate and solve questions in those fields. In short, it is the language of scientific communication par excellence.
A Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics will open a great many doors in your future career. Regardless of whether you are eventually employed by a private company, a research institute or a university, a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics represents a crucial step in your development, making you a highly prized professional.
Under the auspices of different specialization of this programme, you will work closely with disciplines such as physics, engineering, economics and computer science. You will be a member of a research group with a strong international reputation.
Introductory courses in basic math., final research project. Track MPCM: Advanced courses in one of the areas of Math, Physics and Computational Mechanics. Track FE: Advanced courses in Corporate Finance; Computational Methods in Finance; Life Insurance Math. Track IEOR: Stat. Techn; Statistics and Prob; Renewal and Markov Processes. Track SC: Robust and Nonlin. Control: Time Series Analyses.
The Applied Mathematics program focusses on improving the proficiency in modern applied mathematics and mathematical modeling in the area of financial markets and economics and in the area of physical phenomena of graduates in mathematics or engineering and professionals.
Lectures, practical exercises and assignments, group work using a virtual trading room, independent research, literature search, excursions and a final project of 21 weeks in industry, consultance agency, a bank, insurance company or research institute in the Netherlands or abroad (depending on the choice of specialism/track).
The Applied Mathematics program allows students to study one of 3 tracks.
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
This specialization is supported by the three chairs: Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming, Statistics and Probability and Stochastic Operations Research, with strong international reputations in fundamental research and education in the areas of operations research and statistics and their applications in telecommunications, logistics and reliability. Research is concentrated in the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). The specialization IEOR provides a scientific attitude, combined with the necessary engineering skills to tackle problems in the broad area of operations research and statistics as an expert in at least one sub-area such as queuing theory, game theory, scheduling, combinatorial optimization, nonlinear programming, graph theory, process control or risk analysis.
Mathematical Physics and Computational Mechanics
The engineering mathematician in Mathematical Physics and Computational Mechanics is involved in the development and application of mathematical tools for solving problems that arise in physical or technical systems. Related to a rather broad scope of applications, there is a need for correspondingly diverging specializations in Mathematical Physics and Computational Mechanics, which means a unique combination of both fundamental and applied aspects of mathematics. This results in advanced courses in a variety of mathematical topics, applied analysis, mathematical modeling, joint courses with other disciplines, and a final research project in an organization, Dutch research institute, or at the University of Twente. The flexible program can be tailored to suit individual participants. All students will receive extensive coaching and tutoring. Special attention is also given to the cultural and social needs of students. Graduates in Mathematical Physics and Computational Mechanics usually find jobs in research institutes (e.g. Marin, KPN, TNO), go into industry (for example Philips, Shell, AKZO, Thales), continue their education with a PhD position or train to become teachers
Mathematics and Applications of Signals and Systems
The engineering mathematician is involved in the development and application of mathematical tools for solving problems that arise in technological systems. Modern technologies increasingly rely on complex systems to reach their functionality. Mathematical systems and control theory is concerned with the mathematical analysis of complex systems, as well their design by addition of control components (feedback), involving system components from various disciplines including electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science and process control. This results in advanced courses in a variety of mathematical topics, mathematical modeling, joint courses with other disciplines, and a final research project in a business or Dutch research institute, or at the University of Twente.
Besides the MSc Applied Mathematics, University of Twente offers a range of other Natural Sciences related programs such as the Applied Physics Master
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High level of motivation and commitment.
BSc in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering or Economics, or equivalent qualification, with a Grade Point Average of at least 75%.
IELTS speaking: 6.0, IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90
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