The Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc enables you to explore mathematical models of real-world processes and their formulation, with a strong emphasis on how these techniques can be applied in industry.
A key feature of the Industrial Mathematical Modelling programme is working in small groups to solve real-life problems using mathematical models, such as estimating the loss of heat from a warehouse. Another unique aspect is our Advanced Reliability module, designed to show how statistics can be applied to industrial problems to support the development of strategies for the replacement of engineering parts before they break.
Elsewhere on the Industrial Mathematical Modelling programme, you will also develop skills to solve partial differential equations and learn the basic principles behind, for example, the finite element method, which is heavily used in industry for solving structural problems.
A highlight of this industry-focused programme is your 12-week summer project which is often carried out in a local company. Past projects have included modelling asthma inhalers (3M), predicting gas and electricity demand (DNV-GL), modelling hybrid (electric-petrol) cars and the delays in switching between the two propulsion systems (Jaguar-Land Rover). The project element is supported by Loughborough University's well-established links to industry and will give you a practical, real-world insight into how mathematical theory and technique is applied in organisational scenarios.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is now housed in a newly refurbished building with dedicated modern facilities. Research within the department includes work for which the programme would provide a fundamental basis, such as work in solar, water wave and nuclear energy, thin film fluid dynamics and filtration through porous media.