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EMMAS - MSc PROGR IN ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS Academic year: 2005/2006
 

 
 
The demand from industry for highly trained technicians with a solid background in mathematics and numerical analysis has increased rapidly in recent years. Development and manufacturing of new light composite materials in high-tech devices such as aircraft, cars, sports equipment require advanced techniques from areas such as fluid dynamics, nonlinear partial differential equations and scientific computing. Advanced mathematical tools in modern optimal design are used in order to meet needs like economy, elegance and efficiency. Advanced optimization techniques become more and more common in the increasing complexity of decision making that we see. Typical examples are operational analysis techniques in crew sceduling in the search for maximal efficiency in large companies or the construction of optimal portfolios for big investors. The interest in the latter problem has increased enormously worldwide in recent years and the most advanced tools from areas like stochastic optimal control and nonlinear partial differential equations are now being developed.

The programme is intended for students with a background in mathematics and engineering subjects including statistics, numerical analysis and scientific computing. On the completion of the studies the candidate should be well prepared to start PhD studies in engineering mathematics or be a well trained engineering mathematician for the industry.

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements for admission to the programme are earlier studies corresponding to three years of full time studies at a Swedish university (approximately a Bachelor's degree), in the above mentioned subjects with courses in mathematics including calculus in one and several variables, linear algebra and elementary differential equations.

Contents
The MSc programme includes three semesters of full time studies. This corresponds to 60 credit units (cu). 40 cu corresponds to courses (5 cu compulsory and 35 cu elective) and 20 cu corresponds to the Master's Thesis.

Master's Thesis
The thesis work is done during the last semester. The topic should be related to one of the subject studied in the programme. This work completes the Master's degree and gives the students some training in individual research and experience in project planning. It could be either mainly theoretical, or of a more practical character. The Master's thesis can be carried out at Chalmers or in some industry. In either case, students receive supervision at the University.

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