Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 120 credits (TTMAM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2019

Last edit: 21/05/2019
Approved: 21/05/2019

The main objective of this programme is to train skilled applied mathematicians, well prepared for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies.

Knowledge and understanding

A Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in Applied Mathematics, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge within the chosen area of specializationas well as insight into current research and development work,

  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in Applied Mathematics, including techniques of mathematical mo- delling, analysis of mathematical models, and simulation.

  • be able to formulate and approach new problem settings in a scientific manner, by having a creative, critical and systematic attitude towards applied mathematics.

Skills and abilities

A Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics shall be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information,

  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work,

  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences,

  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity,

  • independently apply mathematical theories, methods, and models,

  • formulate mathematical models, select suitable methods to investigate those models including the efficient use of computer tools.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

A Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics shall be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in Applied Mathematics informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work,

  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used,

  • critically judge the validity and limitations of results obtained from different types of mathematical models,

  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.