Programme structure

why applied mathematics at the university of twente?

We offer a well-balanced two-year programme that incorporates modern mathematical techniques. You will have the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: Mathematics & Applications of Signals & Systems, Mathematical Physics & Computational Mechanics, and Operations Research. The teaching staff have an extensive network of contacts that will furnish you with excellent career prospects. You will 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 programme.

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.

We have a large group of active researchers and lecturers in the field of mathematics who will provide you with a great education. We offer a well-balanced two-year programme. In your first year you will take theoretical courses giving you a broad overview on mathematics as a whole. Moreover, you will 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 internship (three months) and your Master’s thesis (eight months). Some students opt to combine the two in a larger project involving both their internship and Master’s thesis.. There are many possibilities in choosing your internship or final project.

Some students are interested in a specific areas of application such as health, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or economics, while other students prefer a more theoretical research topic. In all these cases, we will be able to find internships and final projects which suit your interest. We encourage international internships

Right for you?

Admission to the Master’s programme in Applied Mathematics, is granted to students who have a bachelor degree in (Applied) Mathematics. If you have an bachelor degree in one of the engineering courses such as Electrical Engineering, Advanced Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or in one of the science programs such as technical physics and chemistry, then you may enroll in the programme after completing a bridging programme. For Advanced Technology and Creative Technology this bridging programme can be part of the final year of your Bachelor’s).

Before committing yourself to a demanding programme such as 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, 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 its application solving problems in fields such as healthcare, logistics, sustainable energy, the environment, or forecasting weather conditions and water levels? If this fascinates you, then there is a good chance that Applied Mathematics is the challenge you are looking for.

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