Master Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Industrial and Applied Mathematics (IAM) is a two-year (120ECTS) Master program in mathematics aiming to train students to become professional applied mathematicians who are able to

• do research in a specific field of applied mathematics, depending on the chosen specialization,

• apply and develop mathematical methods and computational skills to solve industrial and engineering problems,

• communicate on an academic level in an industrial, social and multi-disciplinary environment.

Final qualifications

Being trained as professional applied mathematicians of an academic level, the students will be able to apply and develop computational methods of mathematical nature and capable of communicating their work to groups with varying mathematical or non-mathematical background. The resulting skills of an IAM graduate, grouped into five categories, are as:

1. Mathematical knowledge and insight:

• To have a broad knowledge of applied mathematics, typically with a high level of abstraction and rigor in reasoning

• To know the mathematics that according to international standards belong to the professional knowledge of an academically educated mathematician at the level of a Master of Science in the chosen profile.

2. Mathematical operational proficiencies:

• To be skilled in integrating, modifying and developing the constructive methods of the chosen specialization

• To be able to adequately treat interrelated problems of reasonable size and mathematical complexity

3. Proficiencies in research and design:

• To be able to perform scientific research independently and to acquire relevant research developments

• To be able to design and implement methods and techniques in the chosen specialization for practical purposes in an industrial or social context

4. Academic proficiencies and attitude:

• To have a critical and creative attitude when working on problems, and when learning or developing recent mathematical theories and methods

• To have insight in the social responsibilities of a mathematician with respect to his/her contribution to the solution of non-mathematical problems

5. Proficiencies in communication:

• To be able to adequately transfer mathematical results, both orally and written, in an international context

• To be able to lucidly communicate mathematical results with colleagues and noncolleagues