The Applied Mathematics degree will provide students with the competencies and expertise required in mathematical engineering. They will learn to design, analyse and implement mathematical models to be applied to complex systems of the industrial or corporate world, and to create efficient strategies to optimize their performance. Throughout their training, students will acquire both the theoretical and methodological tools which will be implemented in all fields of engineering, as well as in other walks of life in society, such as economics, environmental sciences or life sciences. The Master’s degree in Applied mathematics engineering is characterized by its great flexibility in setting up students’ curriculum: half of the latter will be made up of elective courses. In particular, students are offered a wide spectrum of eleven coherent course modules (called « options »), some of these focussing on basic disciplines of applied mathematics (Optimization and operations research, Systems and control, Discrete mathematics and computer science), others relating to associated application fields (Financial mathematics, Information and signal processing, Biomedical engineering, Modelling and simulation of physical phenomena, Statistics), the remainder pertaining more specifically to the world of economics (Management, Economics and econometrics, Launching of small and medium-sized companies).
The Master’s curriculum in Applied mathematics engineering will consist of at least 120 credits covering two years, with a minimum of 60 credits per year, and comprising :
- a fixed set of 60 credits, consisting of a 30-credit core curriculum and a 30-credit specialization module;
- a flexible set of 60 credits, made up of elective courses and possibly one or more « options » (15 to 30 credits apiece) chosen amongst the eleven available options : Optimization and operations research, Systems and control, Discrete mathematics and computer science, Information and signal processing, Biomedical engineering, Modelling and simulation of physical phenomena, Management, Economics and econometrics, Launching of small and medium-sized companies, Financial mathematics, Statistics.
The final thesis is generally written during the last year. However, students may choose to take any given course in the first or second year, subject to possible prerequisites. This will be the case in particular for students pursuing part of their education abroad.
If, in the course of his (her) former curriculum, a student has already been credited with a subject included in the compulsory core curriculum, or any training deemed equivalent, this subject will be replaced by any recommended elective course of the Applied mathematics curriculum, within the imposed constraints. The student is responsible for checking whether the minimum total number of credits has been reached, as well as those of the specialized field, which will appear on the final diploma.
The student’s curriculum will be scrutinized for acceptance by the Mechanical engineering diploma committee.
Wathever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall totalise 120 credits, spread over two years of studies each of 60 credits
Options et cours au choix du master ingénieur civil en mathématiques appliquées.
Accessible complementary Master’s degrees
The Master’s in Applied mathematics engineering provides the prerequisites for many other Master’s degrees which can then be obtained after one year of studies :
1. 120 Master’s in actuarial science (UCL) A student with at least 35 credits within the Financial mathematics option has direct access to the second year of the 120 Master’s in actuarial science at UCL.
2. 120 Master's in economics, general stream (specialized or advanced) (UCL) A student with at least 35 credits within the Economics and econometrics option has direct access to the second year of the 120 Master’s in economics, general stream (specialized or advanced) at UCL.
3. 120 Master’s instatistics, general stream (specialized or advanced) (UCL) A student with at least 35 credits within the Statistics option has direct access to the second year of the 120 Master’s in statistics, general stream (specialized or advanced) at UCL.
Accessible Ph.D. studies
Registration for a Ph.D. in applied science is open to any bearer of a Master’s in engineering. The department of mathematical engineering is a partner in various thematic doctoral schools, in particular the « Systems, Optimization, Control and Networks » school of which it is the coordinator (for additional details, refer to http://www.inma.ucl.ac.be/graduate/).