Masters degrees in Engineering / Industrial Mathematics are concerned with the application of mathematical principles in areas of engineering, industrial systems and mechanical processes.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Electronic Engineering, Space Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Entry requirements typically include a relevant undergraduate degree in a Mathematics subject.
Also known as technomathematics, Engineering Mathematics is a broad, highly interdisciplinary field, combining methodologies and techniques from areas such as Mechanics, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Geology and Computer Science.
Algorithms and mathematical modelling are essential for understanding many computerised systems, mechanical operations, and industrial systems and processes. As such, there are a range of specialisations for you to choose from.
For example, you may specialise in the production of robotics equipment for industrial purposes such as mining, or develop human-computer interfaces for the management of control systems in automobiles.
Alternatively, you might work within fields such as medicine, aerospace, spaceflight or defence systems to create high-end optical imaging instruments like ultrasound, ground-based telescopes, long-range surveillance cameras and free-space optical communication systems.
Other careers may include research-based roles, for which you may wish to pursue a PhD following your Masters degree.