Mathematics and Technology

Mathematics is the universal language of science and technology. The world around us is pervaded by mathematics and its technological applications. Bridges are built using mathematics and steel, mobile phone signals are encoded using mathematics, and your credit card is encrypted using mathematical models. With a BSc in mathematics and technology you can help develop the applications of mathematics in future society.

 

What will you learn?

During the study programme you will be introduced to the basic fields and applications of mathematics. You will gain an insight into algorithms and computer-based solutions to number-crunching tasks. You will work on solving differential equations and using statistical methods to describe and analyse data.

You will learn to think creatively and abstractly, enabling you to work on things like the development of artificial intelligence in robots and the mathematics behind computer graphics and image analysis. You can also work on the development of software to optimize processes and products in industry. Mathematics is a large field, and you will come to focus on the parts that are useful in the real world. You will learn to analyse data, describe phenomena mathematically, and find solutions to technological problems.

Study programme structure

The Mathematics and Technology study programme consists of subjects such as mathematical analysis, numerical computations, mathematical modelling of technology, physics, chemistry, and statistics and probability calculations. Teaching alternates between lectures, classes, exercises, and project work. Throughout your studies you will need to address concrete real-world tasks, applying methods that are more theoretical and abstract. Later in the programme you can choose to study the aspects of mathematics that most interest you in depth.

 

Career opportunities

When you have completed your BSc, you can continue with an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Computing or Digital Media Engineering. MSc graduates with a background in Mathematics and Technology are in high-demand among companies and are typically employed as specialists, researchers, or project managers. You might find employment analysing test results in the pharmaceutical industry, developing investment systems in the financial sector, or doing research-based product development.
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