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Mathematical Systems Theory, Applied Analysis and Computational Science

With this specialisation you will easily find work as a mathematical model expert.

In the specialisation in Mathematical Systems theory, Applied Analysis and Computational Science (SACS) you will deal with mathematical models. The great thing about them is that they can be applied in totally different contexts. Omitting what’s context-specific will allow you to create abstract models that can be objectively applied in any given context. In this specialisation you will learn how to outline practical problems and pinpoint their abstraction. To this end you will delve deeper into systems theory, applied analysis or numerical mathematics. You will learn how to design new mathematical models and apply current ones in order to make processes more comprehensible.

Some examples of problems you will learn how to solve

  • The course in Nonlinear Dynamics will help you to understand what happens in the brain when an epileptic seizure occurs.
  • The courses in Partial Differential Equations and Scientific Computing will provide you with the knowledge required to model and simulate the way blood runs through a vessel with an aneurysm, in order to analyse the risks of rupture.
  • In courses such as Systems & Control and Optimal Control you will acquire knowledge that may help you to devise ways for diabetics to always keep their blood sugar at a certain level.

Career opportunities

With this specialisation you will be an asset to all kinds of industries looking for experts at designing mathematical models, analysing and simulating such models, and interpreting the results so as to predict or improve the behaviour of systems. You are most likely to find yourself working in teams of engineers from various disciplines. UT alumni with this specialisation currently work at organisations including:

Continue as a researcher: obtain a PhD

Instead of pursuing a professional career as a mathematical model expert right away after obtaining your master’s, you can opt to follow a PhD programme at Twente Graduate School (TGS). This involves spending four years studying a particular research area in-depth at one of our research institutes. Obtaining your PhD will earn you the title of Doctor (Dr).

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