MSc, 120 cr, 2 years
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.
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.
On top of the main specialisations, our package of courses also allows you to develop a profile in e.g. financial mathematics or bioinfomatics.
Detailed programme content in the Student portal, for current students
General entry requirements
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.
General entry requirements in detail
Specific entry requirements
Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a
Major in Engineering Physics, Physics, Mathematics or an Engineering Discipline.
Mathematics 37.5 cr. (including Linear algebra, Numerical analysis, Single- and Multivariable analysis and Mathematical statistics) and Scientific computing.
English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
- IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
- TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
To read more about required minimum test results and other means of certifying fulfillment of the English language proficiency requirement, please visit:
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Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 2 years
Rate of study: 100%
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Application Code: CTH-20009
For information about how to submit an application
It is mandatory to submit a number of required documents
Deadlines regarding application process
*EU/EEA citizens are required to provide documentation of citizenship (External Link)
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