Master in Applied and Engineering Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Program Description

Master in Applied and Engineering Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The joint Master’s programme in Applied and Engineering Mathematics (N5TeAM) provides students with the knowledge of how to apply mathematics and problem-solving in a wide range of fields. Students study at two universities, graduate with a double degree and acquire comprehensive mathematical skills. The N5TeAM joint programme has been developed to take advantage of the strengths and research specialisations of each member university.

The curriculum covers a broad scope of engineering and theoretical topics providing students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics and related areas. These include:

  • Applied mathematical analysis
  • Biocomputing
  • Computational mechanics, geosciences, and geometric intergration
  • Cryptology and coding theory
  • Numerical analysis
  • Partial differential equations
  • Stochastics, computational and spatial statistics

Programme outline

Students spend their first academic year at one university and their second at a partner institution. There are three specialization tracks available for students wanting to study one of their years at KTH. These tracks also lead to studies at Aalto University in Finland, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) or the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

During the first year, instruction consists of individual projects and theoretical courses that prepare students for specialisation in the second year. After the first academic year, a common summer school is organised for all students in the programme. During the second academic year, an MSc thesis project will be completed. This project is supervised jointly with the university where students have completed their first year of studies.

Upon graduation, students will be awarded a degree from each of the two universities they attended, thus receiving a double degree.

Degree project

The MSc thesis is carried out in the second half of the second year of the programme. Students are supervised and examined by faculty from both the home and host university. Thesis work may be performed in a research group at the relevant university or as a project in industry or at a consulting company. The result of this thesis work is provided as a written report and as a presentation at a seminar.

Career prospects

All students who have successfully completed thir MScs in this programme may join the international research community by continuing with PhD studies. These students may work in the areas of applied or engineering mathematics, or in computational science fields. Graduates of this programme will also be qualified for demanding positions in industry, particularly in fields that require the use of mathematical models, optimisation and simulation. In many cases, MSc thesis work will be carried out in the research units of companies or the public sector. Graduates of this programme will have also gained valuable international experience from studying at two Nordic universities.

Last updated May 27, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2016
2 years
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Start date Aug. 2016
Sweden Stockholm
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