Learn how to solve problems with mathematic
An applied mathematician works to solve concrete problems in the most optimal way. In the bachelor's programme in Applied mathematics, you learn to take time and many other practical circumstances into account when you need to find the best solution. The starting point is a basic and deep understanding of mathematics.
When an applied mathematician has to solve a complicated problem, mathematical modeling and computer simulation are key methods. If you simulate your solution on a computer before using it in practice, in many cases you do not have to go ahead with solutions that do not work. So you learn to use the computer to test different hypotheses and subsequently design the solution that most effectively solves the problem.
It is precisely the use of the computer which means that we can now find answers to problems that have previously been unsolvable. Using computer simulations, we can make predictions of, for example, climate changes or the extent to which air pollution over a continent will increase or decrease.
Applied mathematics is for you who can think both logically and abstractly, and who finds it exciting to discover patterns and create structures. You will learn to understand complex problems and to use the computer for mathematical and numerical calculations. Therefore, it is also an advantage if you are interested in programming and statistics. It is not a prerequisite that you can program when you start the programme.