Many developments in our society are sustained by science and technology, where the application of several mathematical notions and methods is mandatory. The range of applications of Mathematics is indeed wide, from the natural sciences to engineering, from medicine to the social sciences, in economics or finance. Equally numerous are the branches of Mathematics which are of use in these applications. To name a few: modeling, simulation, optimization, linear programming, differential equations, probability and statistics, forecasting methods, mathematical finance, cryptography, and computer science.
The labor market demands professionals who, along with a strong proficiency in these areas, are able to effectively apply their knowledge to concrete problems. In view of this reality, the Department of Mathematics (DM) offers the Degree on Mathematics Applied to Technology and Enterprise (DMATE). While securing a comprehensive education in Mathematics, this degree allows students to acquire the problem solving skills that will enable them to meet problems raised by companies and organisations of several areas, by other sciences and by technology, always in a close connection with institutions of interest for the development of the country.
Thus, the DMATE combines the academic education with a tight partnership with important companies and organisations. The contacts developed by the DM with its partners have not only been instrumental in structuring the course plan, as have also resulted in the establishment of protocols between the two parties which will provide the students the possibility to fulfill an internship as part of their degree. Such an opportunity will ensure both the best education and open up greater employability perspectives.
DMATE is suitable for candidates of many profiles and interests and provides its students a wide scope of scientific qualifications, of which the following merit special mention:
- understanding mathematical modeling, both in the construction of mathematical models as in its application to solving concrete problems;
- ability to desgin, adapt and carry out projects in optimization, simulation, data analysis and decision support;
- ability to employ informatic resources, not only in the use of mathematical software as also in resorting to programming skills;
- to master the fundamentals of engineering and management of technological projects.
Alongside with these specific expertises, the DMATE also comprehends the enhancement of criativity, versatility, adaptability, communication skills, and effective contribution in multidisciplinaty teams with independence and responsibility.