Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 17.1 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
201–250 place StudyQA ranking:4658 Duration:24 months

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Nowadays, one can without hesitation, state that there is mathematics in virtually everything. There is mathematics behind mobile phones, cars and oil tankers. Internet is built on mathematics and Google is based on probability theory. Cryptology and secure data transfer are based on classical number theory.

New mathematical methods are necessary for understanding modern physics and chemistry, e.g. advanced mathematical and statistical models are required in climate science.

Bioinformatics has quickly grown to become one of the big areas of applied mathematics. A continuing development of mathematical methods is necessary in order to deal with the huge amounts of information generated by e.g. gene mapping.

Who should apply

Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science turns to you who wants to sharpen your engineering studies with state-of-the-art mathematical competence as well as to you who with a keen curiosity-driven mathematical interest. Of course, it also turns to you who have realised that deep mathematical knowledge is on demand in an ever increasing number of areas.

Why apply

The Master's program provides a solid base in mathematics and/or mathematical statistics or computational science. It is also possible to choose a direction towards bioinformatics. We also offer a number of courses in financial mathematics.

On completion of the Master's program, you will be able to not only master a given area of engineering, but also take part in the development of mathematical models and algorithms.

Career

Up to date, roughly half of our ex-students have stayed in academia, i.e.\ as PhD students, in Sweden as well as abroad.

Others have become employed in industry, for example in the automotive industry and the pharmaceutical industry or as consultants for industry.

First Year

AUTUMN TERM Study period 1

Elective courses

  • Introduction to engineering mathematics, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Fourier analysis, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Functional analysis, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Mechanics of fluids, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Mechanics of solids, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Stochastic data processing and simulation, Project 7,5 Credits
  • Stochastic calculus 1, Examination 7,5 Credits

AUTUMN TERM Study period 2

Compulsory courses

  • Nonlinear optimisation, Laboratory 1,5 Credits
  • Nonlinear optimisation, Examination 6 Credits

Elective courses

  • Systems biology, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Foundations of probability theory, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Basic stochastic processes, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Linear statistical models, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Financial risk, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Wavelet analysis, Examination 7,5

SPRING TERM Study period 3

Compulsory courses

  • Statistical inference, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Partial differential equations, first course, Examination 7,5 Credits

Elective courses

  • Large scale optimisation., Examination 7,5
  • Bioinformatics, Examination 7,5 Credits

SPRING TERM Study period 4

Compulsory courses

  • Mathematical modelling, Examination 7,5 Credits

Elective courses

  • Options and mathematics, Examination 7,5
  • Linear and integer optimisation with applications, Examination 7,5
  • Statistical image analysis, Examination 7,5
  • Financial time series, Project 7,5

Second Year

AUTUMN TERM Study period 1

Elective courses

  • Stochastic optimization algorithms, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Artificial neural networks, Written and oral assignments 7,5 Credits
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Topics in engineering mathematics, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Computer intensive statistical methods, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Numerical linear algebra, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Integration theory, Examination 7,5 Credits

AUTUMN TERM Study period 2

Elective courses

  • Computational biology 1, Written and oral assignments 7,5 Credits
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Scientific visualization, Written and oral assignments 7,5 Credits
  • Statistical quality control, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Financial derivatives and stochastic analysis, Examination 7,5 Credits

SPRING TERM Study period 3

Elective courses

  • Algebra, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Statistical inference principles, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Computational electromagnetics, Oral examination 7,5 Credits
  • Structural bioinformatics, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems, Laboratory 0,0 Credits
  • Large and sparse matrix problems, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Experimental design, Examination 7,5 Credits

SPRING TERM Study period 4

Elective courses

  • Turbulence modeling, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Dynamical systems, Written and oral assignments 7,5 Credits
  • Partial differential equations - second course, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • High performance computing, Examination 7,5 Credits

Diploma thesis

  • Master's thesis in Mathematics, Diploma thesis 30.0 Credits
  • Master's thesis in Mathematics, part A, Diploma thesis 30.0 Credits
  • Master's thesis in Mathematics, part B, Diploma thesis 30.0 Credits

Research connections

Research in mathematical sciences, in Sweden and elsewhere, is very intense. Mathematical research in on demand from an increasing number of sectors and at the same time mathematics continues to flourish as a research are in its own right.

These directions of research are not in opposition to each other. On the contrary, they enrich and inspire each other. It is a fact that many of the mathematical results that are of very concrete use today, were developed by pure mathematical curiosity, sometimes decades or even centuries ago.

Swedish mathematical research is by tradition strong. In particular this is true also for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers and Gothenburg University. The Department is joint for the two universities, which helps to give it the size needed to create a stimulating environment, socially and scientifically.

A number of Master's students have continued their studies at the department towards a PhD.

Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Engineering Physics, Physics, Mathematics or an Engineering Discipline.Prerequisites:Mathematics 37.5 credits (including Linear algebra, Numerical analysis, Single- and Multivariable analysis and Mathematical statistics) and Scientific computing.English Language ProficiencyThe most common and important scores that are accepted are IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
All Scholarships administered by Chalmers have now been awarded and all applicants have been notified of their selection results.

Important: Applications for scholarships should be made along with the application for Master's studies. Students should not wait until they receive an admission to do so.

  • The Avancez Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and are funded by the Chalmers Foundation. These scholarships are available to all students who are liable to pay tuition fees i.e., students with non-EU/EEA nationality.

  • The IPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Training) Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden. They are awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and available to nearly all fee-paying students, with the exception of 12 countries.

  • The Mölnlycke Health Care Scholarships are 100% fee tuition waivers with possibilities for summer internships and a final master's thesis project.

  • The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers) offers a 100% tuition fee waiver and living expenses to students of Thai nationality who aim to study on a Master’s programme at Chalmers University of Technology.

  • The US Friends of Chalmers Scholarship is a scholarship comprising USD 35 000 (i.e. a reduction of the tuition fee by USD 8750 per semester) and is awarded to one student with US citizenship.

  • The Volvo Car Corporation Scholarships are 100% tuition fee waivers awarded to 2 Chinese students with the guarantee of participation in the VESC (Volvo Engineering Student Concept) programme which includes a summer job, master thesis project, mentorship and possible employment at Volvo Car Corporation.

  • The Volvo Group Scholarship Programme is a 100% fee tuition fee waiver awarded to students of Indian nationality and Chinese nationality. The Scholarship includes possibilities for internships during the summer, a final Master thesis project and mentorship.

Scholarships that will not be offered in 2014

  • The Chalmers MasterCard Scholarship (will be offered again in 2015) Available biennialy for a Master's student from Central America, South America or Mexico. The scholarship comprises a 280 000 SEK reduction of the tuition fee (70 000 SEK reduction/ semester).

  • The FlexLink Scholarship (not available in 2014) for a Master's Student from China is a 100% tuition fee waiver along with possibilities for internship and a final master thesis project.

Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers as an applicants financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.

Scholarships for current students

Adlerbert 60th Anniversary Scholarships - Will be offered for the first time during 2014 to fee paying Master's Programme students who were admitted Autumn 2013, including scholarship holders whose scholarships do not include costs of living coverage. This means that, for instance, holders of Swedish Institute scholarships and Sievert Larsson, version 2 scholarships will not be eligible to apply. In order to be eligible the applicant must have passed at least 60 credits during the first year of studies. The scholarships, which amount to 60 000 SEK each, will be awarded based on the applicants' cumulative grade point average . Around 10 to 20 scholarships will be offered in 2014. More information about how to apply, etc., will be published soon.

Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.

Scholarships administered by the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Use their online guide in order to find out if any of the Swedish Institute scholarships are available for citizens of your country at your intended level of study.

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