Career opPortunities

The Bachelor's programme Applied Mathematics prepares you to work in project teams for various employers. As automation steadily increases, the business world is being 'mathematized' and mathematical models are becoming standard in many other areas of research. Your ability to order, analyze and translate practical problems into mathematical models, along with your focus on practical application, will make you an asset to many companies. With Applied Mathematics you will quickly find a good job.

Masters of Applied Mathematics are broadly employable in the science world and have a wide choice of possible employers. Think sustainability, environment, education, security, logistics, banking and insurance or the medical world. The job possibilities are excellent.

Where do (our) graduates work?

Consultancy agencies

Many applied mathematics specialists work at consultancy agencies dealing with logistical challenges. For example, ambulance services need their vehicles to arrive at their destination as quickly as possible. Logistical mathematics offers solutions by taking into account numerous criteria, such as the road, traffic density, ambulance availability and financial means.

Research institutes

Are you interested in scientific research? If you are, you can pursue a career in this direction at companies such as TNO and MARIN, but also at the university, of course. The department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente researches warning models for tsunamis, the rate of dune growth and erosion, plankton growth in lakes, the water levels in the Western Scheldt and tidal predictions as well as conducting research in the medical field, among other things.


As an applied mathematician you can also work in research and development. Master's graduates from the University of Twente work at companies like the National Aerospace Laboratory and TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research). There they research a combination of effective numerical techniques and mathematical models and make it possible to calculate extremely complex air flows around aircraft wings, contributing to the design of energy-efficient wings and aerodynamic helicopter rotors that produce less noise, for instance.

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