The objective of the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research is to train experts who have broad knowledge of mathematical methods and tools as well as strong problem solving skills so that they can successfully tackle challenging scientific, industrial, economic and environmental problems.
During the programme, students learn to think mathematically. They also learn to build mathematical models of reality and to analyze these models by developing and deploying state-of-the-art methods and algorithms. Through their choice of major, the students can emphasize mathematical theory, computational methods, or modelling and problem solving skills that are needed in practice.
Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research offers three majors: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Systems and Operations Research. The choice of major is made when entering the programme.
The two degree structure options available in the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research (Master of Science (Technology), 120 ECTS). The major in Systems and Operations Research follows exclusively the degree structure on the right.
Graduates from the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research are in growing demand in many industries and in the public sector. This growth is partly driven by the ability to collect more data about a great variety of phenomena, which together with advances in mathematical methods and greater computational power makes it possible to leverage mathematical skills ever more extensively. Aalto University Career Services provides information on employers, job and thesis opportunities and hints for job hunting for all Aalto students
All three majors provide an excellent basis for building a career in scientific research. Thus, a large share of students continue their studies and obtain a doctoral degree.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Students selected to the Mathematics and Operations Research programme in the application round 2016 will not be charged tuition fees. The only mandatory fee is the Student Union membership fee of approximately 114 Euro for the academic year. With the membership fee, you will get student discounts e.g. on transportation and meals on campus.
The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also requirements concerning language skills.
Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application is sent to academic assessment that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements and evaluation criteria.
Programme-specific admission requirements
Applicants are expected to have a relevant Bachelor’s degree that contains enough studies in mathematics, operations research or statistics, and thus provides a sufficiently strong foundation for studies in the programme.
Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their previous degree with complementary studies. Complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree.
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Last updated April 22, 2016