Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Industrial Mathematical Modelling

This programme has been designed to equip students with the mathematical modelling skills and techniques required by industry. Through lectures, tutorials and practical sessions students acquire the core knowledge of mathematical modelling, regular and chaotic dynamics, programming and numerical methods, and fluid mechanics that students then apply to a substantial individual project within an industrial or engineering company or at the university. The period of October to June is devoted to lectures, tutorials and practical sessions comprising the core modules. This is followed by a period of about 14 weeks devoted to an individual project either in an industrial or engineering company or at the university. The postgraduate programmes we offer reflect our acknowledged strengths in pure and applied research in mathematics, and are informed by our extensive collaboration with industrial partners.

Entry requirements

Normally upper 2nd Class Honours degree in mathematics or an engineering or science subject with a high mathematical content; applicants with a good lower 2nd Class Honours degree are considered.

Course modules

Semester 1: mathematical modelling I: regular and chaotic dynamics; programming and numerical methods; advanced reliability, availability and maintainability. Semester 2: mathematical modelling II; elements of partial differential equations; static and dynamic optimisation; fluid mechanics.

Assessment methods

A combination of written examinations, reports, individual and group projects, and verbal presentations.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC studentships; some departmental bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496