University of Leuven

Mathematical Engineering, M.Sc.

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Mathematical models and techniques play an important role in automatic pilot technologies, the design of quieter cars, the optimisation of wind farms, medical scanners... At first sight, these applications have little in common, but they all process a large amount of data. The Mathematical Engineering programme is delivered by University of Leuven.

About

What's the Master of Mathematical Engineering from University of Leuven all about?

The ever increasing computer capacity for treatment of data, storage of measurements and data, and computing models, offers solutions to important challenges in business and society. Often mathematical techniques are crucial. A few examples:

  • How does an auto-pilot work?
  • How do you trace credit card fraud?
  • How do you find out which genes play an important role in cancer?
  • How do you simulate the evolution of greenhouses gases in the atmosphere?
  • How do you determine the value of financial products such as options?
  • How do you compress the images of fingerprints?
  • How do you compute airplane noise?
  • How do you optimize the process in a chemical reactor?
  • How do you analyse customer data and model consumer profiles?
  • How do you find abnormalities in brain images caused by epileptic seizures?

At first sight, these applications have little in common. However, for each of those, large amounts of data and various models are available. Mathematical techniques are crucial for the efficient treatment of these data and for fast and accurate simulation and optimization.

Career perspectives

Many small, dynamic, young companies are active in the field of mathematical engineering. But even big players in materials, chemistry, automotive, aerospace, biomedical industries, as well as finance, are increasingly interested in mathematical engineering thanks to the everincreasing complexity of mathematical models and more stringent environmental standards and comfort expectations. Many of our young graduates start their careers in the R&D departments of high-tech companies or matriculate into one of the university’s PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Optimization
  • System Identification and Modeling
  • Scientific Software
  • Numerical Simulation of Differential Equations
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Methods and Algorithms for Advanced Process Control
  • Case Studies: Mathematical Engineering
  • Project Mathematical Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    94

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Academic Requirements

1) Applicants background: applicants are asked to provide the list of courses they followed during their previous education. If needed it is recommended to provide also additional information (content of the courses, course credits, etc.) on the courses they have taken during their previous studies. The applicants will be scored based on the depth and broadness of their background. Check the specific information for the Master's programme you apply for in the program guide.

2) Applicants excellence: applicants are asked to provide information on the obtained grades/marks for the individual courses and the GPA of their previous education, and an explanation of the score system that was applied. 

Tuition Fee

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    6000 EUR/year
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    906 EUR/year
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Living costs for Leuven

870 - 1300 EUR/month
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Funding

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