Applied Mathematics

Are you interested in joining the master’s programme in Applied Mathematics after you have obtained your bachelor’s degree? If so, you may be required to complete a pre-master’s programme first.

What is a pre-Master's programme?

The pre-master's programme of Applied Mathematics is a transfer and bridging programme for university education bachelor's programme students of Dutch universities or infrequently for higher professional education students (‘hbo’ in Dutch) who wish to obtain a university master's degree, but who cannot be admitted directly. Once you’ve successfully completed the pre-master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the master’s programme in Applied Mathematics. 

Pre-master's goal

The pre-master’s goal is to prepare you for the master’s programme in Applied Mathematics. This means you will be taught knowledge and skills in the mathematics needed to start out well-equipped for the master’s programme in Applied Mathematics will be improved. If you manage to successfully complete the pre-master’s programme within one year, you will be admitted to the master's programme of Applied Mathematics.

Start Date

The pre-master's programme starts every September. 

Programme

For university students in a technical discipline  

The study workload, or number of EC, that the pre-master’s programme for Dutch university students consists of, depends on your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. Pre-master’s programmes for Dutch university students range between 10-30 EC. Be sure to inquire after the possibilities of making the pre-master's programme the minor of your university bachelor's programme. The pre-master’s programme slightly depends on the specialization you want to study within the master’s programme Applied Mathematics:

  • Pre-master/Minor Applied Mathematics Operations Research and Mathematics of Data Science

Quartile 1: September-November


Coursename

Coursecode

EC

Linear Structures I (in M1 Structures and Models 201800135)

201300312

6

Statistics (in M5 Statistics and Analysis 201800139)

201800316

6

Introduction to Mathematical Analysis

201600166

2

Project Minor Mathematics of OR part 1

201700224

2

Total

-

16

*Advised is to also join the programming course (2 EC)

Quartile 2:  November-February


Coursename

Number

EC

Linear Structures II (in M2 Mathematical Proof Techniques 201800136)

201300230

3

Numerical Methods (in M6 Dynamical Systems 201500103)

201400398

4

Introduction to the Mathematics of Operations Research

201600259

6

Project Minor Mathematics of OR part 2

201700224

3

Total

-

1

Total EC of both modules: 32 (*+ 2 EC)

  • Pre-master/Minor Applied Mathematics SACS

Quartile 1: September-November


Coursename

Coursecode

EC

Linear Structures I (in M1 Structures and Models 201800135)

201300312

6

Statistics (in M5Statistics and Analysis 201800139)

201800316

6

Introduction to Mathematical Analysis

201600166

2

Total

-

14

Quartile 2:  November-February


Coursename

Number

EC

Linear Structures II (in M2 Mathematical Proof Techniques201800136)

201300230

3

Numerical Methods (in M6 Dynamical Systems 201500103)

201400398

4

Differential Equations (in M6 Dynamical Systems 201500103)

201400428

4

Analysis (in M2 Mathematical Proof Techniques 201800136)

201300229

3

Total

-

14

Total EC of both modules: 28 EC

Pre-master for university students in a non-technical discipline and for University of Applied Sciences (Dutch hbo) students

The pre-master’s programme for students of University of Applied Sciences depends strongly on the current hbo programme and your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. The pre-master’s programmes will be defined individually, looking for the best-fit to the current programme. To bridge the gap between the hbo programme and the starting level of the master’s programme Applied Mathematics the pre-master’s programme is way more than 30 EC. You can however use you minor, transfer minor/'Kies op maat' to follow a first part (30 EC) of the pre-master’s programme. After your study you will be able to complete the rest of your pre-master’s programme.

Language

The (pre)-master's programme is in English as is the required literature.

Admission 

The pre-master’s programme is designed for students who have the motivation and capacities to obtain an academic degree from an English-taught master’s programme in Applied Mathematics. Your eligibility for admission to the pre-master's programme in Applied Mathematics depends on your previous education.

Students with an international bachelor’s degree can only apply for the master’s programme directly and the admission committee will decide if a pre-master’s programme is needed for admission to the master's programme.

More information on admission

Rules of the pre-Master’s programme

To be admitted to the master’s programme the pre-master’s programme has to be completed successfully within one academic year (with no more than 2 exams per course). Students encountering special circumstances have to ask the exam committee for exemption of the rules mentioned above and inform their academic counsellor as soon as the circumstances come up.

After finishing your pre-master’s and your bachelor’s programme, you can start the master’s programme.

Pre-master Application route

The application process for the pre-master's programme depends on your personal situation and your previous education. You can apply for admittance online, see https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/master/how-to-apply/

Keep an eye on the application deadlines and check them prior to your application. 

Contact

For general information please contact our Study Information Desk.

For questions regarding the pre-Master's programme contact the pre-Master coordinator of Applied Mathematics Jan Schut 

More info

More information about our pre-Master's programmes you’ll find here.

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