The aim of this master programme is to give the students a solid background in mathematics and/or mathematical statistics as well as in scientific computing and computational science. The students will be trained to solve the demanding, mathematically formulated, problems raised in science and industry. On the completion of the programme the candidates are able to meet the increasing demand of mastering not only a certain engineering field and corresponding mathematical or statistical modeling but also to a certain extent computation/programming and algorithm development. The programme has four specializations; Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Computational Science and Research track, where the research track is intended to be preparatory for future possible PhD students. However, within the rich supply of courses the student can design an own specialization as well.
Due to the
digital revolution Data Science and AI have become important elements in our
everyday life and in the society at large. Large amounts of data are generated
in many areas, and in combination with the fast development in technology and computational
power, there is a vast need for competent engineers that can handle data at
such massive scale, and that can develop efficient and robust systems for
automated decision processes.
The vision of the program is to offer a solid
foundation in machine learning, mathematical statistics and optimization, and an
appreciation for the variety of issues that arise in the Data Science and AI
fields. After completion of the program the students will possess good
theoretical knowledge and practical skills within mathematical, statistical and
computational methods for managing, analysing and extracting information from
large-scale datasets, as well as the ability to develop tools and methods in
computationally complex and AI related applications. Upon graduation the
students will be well equipped for a future within industry and society, as
well as in continued graduate studies.
This master is designed to work like a combo education leading to both an engineering degree and a teacher's degree for high school in mathematics and one of the disciplines of chemistry, physics or engineering. The goal of the program is to educate students to become attractive in the business world as an engineer more focused on communication and leadership, and in the education system as a teacher with an excellent knowledge of engineering and applications.