Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Guide to Choosing a Master’s Program 2015: Top rated programme

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has been named for the fifth year in a row as the best university of technology in the Netherlands for Master’s programs.The overall universities ranking shows TU/e in 5th place.

Of the 21 Master’s programs offered in Eindhoven, five are rated as ‘top programs’ which means they are among the best in the Netherlands. These are Innovation Sciences (80), Chemical Engineering (78), Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Medical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (all with 76).

The figures for the survey of Master’s programs are 70 percent based on the ratings by students and 30 percent on those by the NVAO (Accreditation Organization for the Netherlands and Flanders).

The program

This degree program focuses on mathematical models, advanced simulations and computer calculations. These means and methods are increasingly finding use in new technological developments and this Master's program therefore offers an excellent start to your contribution to society's technological needs, both now and in the future. 

Content of the Master's degree program in Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The Master's program in Industrial and Applied Mathematics covers 3 specializations:

  • Computational Science and Engineering (focusing on the simulation and analysis of complex physical and technical processes).
  • Discrete Mathematics and Applications (relating to the mathematics that lies behind our digital world and the optimization of discrete processes).
  • Statistics, Probability, and Operations Research (managerial scheduling and organizational problems, industrial statistics and the analysis of phenomena in which randomness plays a role).

Read more about the specializations.

Teacher in pre-university education
It is also possible to obtain the education Master's in  Science Education and Communication at the Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE) simultaneously with this Master's program. With the education Master's under your belt, you are qualified to teach mathematics in pre-university education.

NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).