Those interested in:
- applications in engineering
- modelling and simulation of industrial processes and natural phenomena
- technological innovation
with these characteristics:
- predisposition to formal and rigorous reasoning
- interest in the applications of mathematics to the real and industrial world
- interest in problems of physical/technological subjects
The program in Mathematics for Engineering is aimed at students interested in the applications of mathematics in Engineering problems, thus training them in the use of mathematical methods for problems that arise in technological innovation, in manufacturing and in services. By using mathematical models, numerical simulations and statistical methods, the applied mathematician is able to make a contribution in a key step in the design phase of new technologies.
When you experiment with new processes and new products you must be able to handle new and unpredictable problems as they arise. One way to approach them is to involve applied mathematicians in the engineering groups: with a basic training in engineering, they are able to develop mathematical models, perform numerical simulations, and analyse data. This is the mathematical engineer's work: the use of theoretical knowledge to obtain tangible results.
Having been accustomed to quantitatively define engineering problems using mathematical tools, this professional figure can also be a link between different company areas.
For their part, students must have an interest in both the theoretical aspects that are used to provide an adequate mathematical treatment of applied science problems, and in the applications and the desire to communicate with engineers and all those involved in the technological innovation process. This is why Mathematics for Engineering also gives you the tools to understand and describe engineering and everyday life problems.
This configuration makes the study program rather ground breaking because it overcomes the divide between the mathematical sciences and the applied and technological sciences, by providing an equivalent and cross curricular training in both areas.
Graduates in Mathematics for Engineering therefore associate solid mathematical knowledge with the ability to communicate with the engineers, and all other actors within the process of technological innovation, in order to give an adequate mathematical treatment to the applied sciences.