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. You'll be involved in research conducted by the University of Twente’s Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, and you can go on to become an active member of our alumni programm

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. In your first year you're taking theoretical courses giving you a broad overview of mathematics as a whole. You will also learn the basic techniques needed in this field. You can choose from a variety of practical courses or additional mathematics course to suit your individual interests. In your second year, you will complete a practical three-month internship and spend up to eight months writing your Master’s thesis. Some students opt to combine the two in a single, larger project.

Internships and theses

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

Admission criteria

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

Is this the right programme for you?

Before committing yourself to a demanding 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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