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As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.
This Masters programme is as much about attitude and motivation as it is about pure mathematics. Applied mathematics has largely developed in response to the need to formulate and solve problems in a diversity of fields. In short, it is the language of scientific communication par excellence. The programme offers an environment where you can specialize in modern mathematical techniques, working closely with other academic disciplines such as physics, (industrial) engineering, logistics and computer sciences. You will be considered a junior member of the research department and actively participate in your supervisors research programme. Applied Mathematics or engineering mathematics as it is sometimes called - distinguishes itself from pure mathematics in that it draws inspiration for its own development from interaction with related fields such as physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, economics-, and computer sciences, to name but a few. A Masters degree in Applied Mathematics will open a great many doors in your future career. Regardless of whether you opt to work for a company, a consulting firm, a research institute or a university.
- Studying abroad is optional.
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Operations Research (OR) is also referred to as Management Science or Business Analytics in business environments. OR aims to develop mathematical and computational support for the evaluation and optimization of operational and logistical questions in industry, servicing (e.g. healthcare) and business. OR at the University of Twente has a number of rather unique, appealing characteristics. First of all, it offers a well-balanced two-year programme: one theoretical year of fundamental and advanced courses and one applied year with an internship and thesis. You can compose your own course programme by choosing different OR related courses. Both deterministic and stochastic operations research are strongly represented. Secondly, it has staff members with excellent scientific records as well as two specialized research centres. Finally, it has an active group of over thirty Masterâs and PhD students organizing student seminars, alumni activities and meetings with industry. Accordingly, career possibilities are excellent. In the UK it goes by the name of Operational Research, while the term Business Analytics is on the rise in the US, especially in connection with IT and data.
Mathematical Physics and Computational Mechanics:
This specialization focuses on both fundamental and applied aspects of mathematics. You will develop and apply 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. Mathematical Physics and Computational Mechanics is a unique combination of both fundamental and applied aspects of mathematics. This results in advanced courses in a variety of mathematical subjects, applied analysis, mathematical modelling, joint courses with other disciplines, and a final research project in an organization, Dutch research institute, or at the University of Twente. The flexible programme can be tailored to suit individual participants. You will benefit from extensive coaching and tutoring provided by our expert staff. This specialization is motivated by the need to tackle problems that arise in physical, technical or biological systems, in the environment or in the field of healthcare.
Mathematics and Applications of Signals and Systems:
Modern technologies increasingly rely on complex systems to attain and maintain functionality. In general, these systems involve dynamics, meaning the situation changes over time (velocity, position, pressure, stock prices). The objective of this programme is to study two major aspects of this problem. One aspect is to measure signals using different types of sensors and then extract information from the data obtained. This can be straightforward, for example a position from GPS measurements, but sometimes we want to use the data to obtain a model for the underlying dynamics or to estimate unknown parameters of a model taken from the realm of physics or biology. We are generally interested in the basic question of how to extract specific information from collected data. This can be useful in a variety of fields ranging from medicine, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry to economics.
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