Nowadays, one can without hesitation, state that there is mathematics in virtually everything. There is mathematics behind mobile phones, cars and oil tankers. Internet is built on mathematics and Google is based on probability theory. Cryptology and secure data transfer are based on classical number theory.
New mathematical methods are necessary for understanding modern physics and chemistry, e.g. advanced mathematical and statistical models are required in climate science.
Bioinformatics has quickly grown to become one of the big areas of applied mathematics. A continuing development of mathematical methods is necessary in order to deal with the huge amounts of information generated by e.g. gene mapping.
Who should apply
Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science turns to you who wants to sharpen your engineering studies with state-of-the-art mathematical competence as well as to you who with a keen curiosity-driven mathematical interest. Of course, it also turns to you who have realised that deep mathematical knowledge is on demand in an ever increasing number of areas.
The Master's program provides a solid base in mathematics and/or mathematical statistics or computational science. It is also possible to choose a direction towards bioinformatics. We also offer a number of courses in financial mathematics.
On completion of the Master's program, you will be able to not only master a given area of engineering, but also take part in the development of mathematical models and algorithms.
Other Programmes that might interest you
Complex Adaptive Systems
Computer Science - Algorithms, Languages, and Logic
Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering
Entry requirements (academic year 2019/20)
General entry requirements
An applicant must either have a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Technology/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.General entry requirements
Specific entry requirementsBachelor’s degree with a major in: Engineering Physics, Physics, Mathematics or an Engineering Discipline
Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 37.5 cr. including Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Multivariable Analysis, Mathematical Statistics and Fourier Analysis/Transforms) and experience with Mathematical Software
English language requirementsEnglish language requirements
Chalmers Bachelor’s degree
Are you enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at Chalmers now or do you already have a Bachelor’s degree from Chalmers? If so, different application dates and application instructions apply.
Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Up to date, roughly half of our ex-students have stayed in academia, i.e.\ as PhD students, in Sweden as well as abroad. Others have become employed in industry, for example in the automotive industry and the pharmaceutical industry or as consultants for industry.
Research in mathematical sciences, in Sweden and elsewhere, is very intense. Mathematical research in on demand from an increasing number of sectors and at the same time mathematics continues to flourish as a research are in its own right.
These directions of research are not in opposition to each other. On the contrary, they enrich and inspire each other. It is a fact that many of the mathematical results that are of very concrete use today, were developed by pure mathematical curiosity, sometimes decades or even centuries ago.
Swedish mathematical research is by tradition strong. In particular this is true also for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers and Gothenburg University. The Department is joint for the two universities, which helps to give it the size needed to create a stimulating environment, socially and scientifically.
A number of Master's students have continued their studies at the department towards a PhD.
Department of Mathematical Sciences