The Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics gives students a comprehensive introduction to mathematics, with special attention to application aspects. The latter is expressed in a series of mathematical modelling subjects, which is a common thread through the entire curriculum.
A bachelor of Applied Mathematics graduate will have the following competences:
- domain expertise;
- research and modelling skills;
- professional skills;
- academic reflection.
The diploma of the bachelor's degree gives immediate admission to the Applied Mathematics at the UT, as well as the Applied Mathematics Master's program at the TUD and the Master's program Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the TUE.
The fields of competences the Applied Mathematics graduate gains can be further specified in 11 attainment targets he/she will possess:
- The graduate has thorough knowledge of mathematical theories in the areas of algebra, analysis, statistics, stochastics, and discrete mathematics, and an understanding of the application of these theories in technology, health care and business administration (associated with domain expertise).
- The graduate can deal with abstraction, is capable of formal reasoning and can construct mathematical proofs (associated with domain expertise).
- The graduate can use various research methods to answer research questions (associated with research and modelling skills).
- The graduate can design and analyse mathematical models for problems of a multidisciplinary nature and assess their usefulness in practical situations (associated with research and modelling skills).
- The graduate is proficient in using a computer to address the increasing size and complexity of mathematical problems. Computer algebra, numerical methods and simulations are key applications in this regard (associated with research and modelling skills).
- The graduate is information literate. The graduate is adept at making the most of the library’s resources, including advanced search methods in modern library networks (associated with research and modelling skills and professional skills).
- The graduate is proficient at giving oral and written reports, and is able to work effectively in a team. The graduate is capable of continually developing collaborative skills (associated with professional skills).
- The graduate has insight into the position of the field of applied mathematics in society and has acquired a basic understanding of the philosophy of science (associated with academic reflection).
- The graduate can shape his/her learning process, his/her competencies and develop his/her professional identity, by consciously choosing, motivating and completing study units that match personal capacities,skills, and motivation.
- The graduate is aware of the opportunities for further specialisation in a Master’s programme or for finding gainful employment (associated with academic reflection).
- The graduate is interculturally competent.