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.