Programme structure

why applied mathematics at the university of twente?

We offer a well-balanced two-year programme that incorporates modern mathematical techniques. You have the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: Mathematical Systems Theory, Applied Analysis and Computational Science, and Operations Research. Our teaching staff has an extensive network of contacts that offer you excellent career prospects.

The Netherlands’ one and only campus university

Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands offering on-campus student housing and excellent sports and other facilities. The city of Enschede is only a two-hour train journey from Amsterdam and just a city-hop away from other European capitals, including Paris, London and Berlin.

The study programme

We have a large group of active researchers and lecturers in the field of mathematics who will provide you with a great education. You start your first year with core courses that give you the bases for further study, subsequently you choose from a variety of courses related to the specialization of your choice and to suit your individual interests. In your second year, you complete a practical three-month internship and spend up to eight months writing your Master’s thesis. These assignments may also be combined into one larger project.

Internships and theses

There are many possibilities in choosing your internship and final project. Some students are interested in specific areas of application, such as health, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering and economics. We also encourage international internships. Other students prefer a more theoretical research topic. Whatever your preferences are, we are able to find the internship and final project to suit you.

Admission criteria

You can enter our Master’s programme, if you have a Dutch Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. If you have completed a Bachelor’s engineering programmes - such as Electrical Engineering, Advanced Technology and Mechanical Engineering - or a science programmes – such as Applied Physics and Chemical Engineering - you may enroll in this Master’s programme after completing a bridging programme. If you study Advanced Technology or Creative Technology you can incorporate the transition programme in the final year of your Bachelor’s.

Is this the right programme for you?

Before committing yourself to a challenging programme like Applied Mathematics, it is important to be realistic about your chances of successfully obtaining your Master’s degree. Did you enjoy applying mathematics and mathematical reasoning to various areas during your BSc in Applied Mathematics or a related subject? Do you appreciate the power of abstraction and filtering out all irrelevant details to enable you to get to the essence of a problem? Are you looking to obtain modern, advanced mathematical knowledge, with an emphasis on applying it to solve problems in fields such as healthcare, logistics, sustainable energy, the environment, or forecasting weather conditions and water levels? If these things fascinates you, then there is a good chance that Applied Mathematics is the challenge you are looking for.

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