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    Full-time: 1 year

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    05 April 2019

Our Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc is designed to help you develop the mathematical modelling skills and techniques increasingly highly sought after within industry and commerce.

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 stategies 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.

What you'll study

Our Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc provides a solid foundation in the core areas of mathematics relevant to industry and stimulates students to meet their own aspirations, interests and educational needs.


Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module. You will study the following modules. All are compulsory and worth 15 credits except the summer project which is worth 30.

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Regular and Chaotic Dynamics
  • Programming and Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
  • Elements of Partial Differential Equations
  • Static and Dynamic Optimisation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Summer project

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of examinations, reports, individual and group projects, and verbal presentations. You will spend approximately 14 weeks at the end of the programme devoted to an individual project either in an industrial or engineering company, or at the University.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Graduate employment spans a wide range of industries encompassing aerospace, automotive electronics, and computer interests as well as software houses, insurance companies, and research establishments and institutions.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Software Engineer in New Zealand
  • PhD study in plasma liquid interactions
  • Lecturer in higher education
  • Modeller in the Energy technology Institute

Your personal development

As a graduate of this programme, you should gain the ability to:

  • Possess general study skills, including the ability to learn independently using a variety of media
  • Have good time management and organisational skills
  • Be logical and analytical, and possess skills in IT, communication, presentation and problem solving

Visit the Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc page on the Loughborough University website for more details!





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