Applied Mathematics

EPFL is a leading center for mathematical education and research. It compromises three institutes and a research center devoted to the major areas of pure and applied Mathematics.

The research program in mathematical sciences has a strong international reputation and collaborations between research groups and other universities offer interesting interdisciplinary challenges.

Program’s Objectives

This program concentrates on learning advanced mathematical methods and applications of mathematics. The core subjects are analysis, applied probability and stochastic processes, statistics and data analysis, optimization and operations research, numerical analysis and scientific computing and financial mathematics. The students learn how to approach diverse modeling problems and gain hands-on experience in an industrial setting during the internship.

Graduates will be prepared for an attractive, diverse and growing job market. They will have a high level of competency in formulating and analyzing complex models and will learn how to extract relevant parameters, to simulate the system under consideration, make forecasts and to compare expected results with factual data. Recent graduates have found jobs in banks, engineering companies, the automobile industry, governmental offices, pharmaceutics, consulting companies and in the nutrition industry.

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is also an excellent foundation for students planning to follow a PhD program in applied mathematics, financial mathematics or statistics.

Simplified study plan

Please note that the information regarding the programs’ structure as well as the simplified study plan may be subject to change and that these are no legally binding. Only the official regulations and study plans are binding.

Entry Requirements

Candidate must hold a Bachelor degree in mathematics by a recognized University with excellent results. Holder of a Physics Bachelor degree or field close to mathematics may also be accepted.

It is also possible that a candidate is required to take extra courses from the Bachelor in mathematics.

Teaching Language: English, with a few optional courses in French.


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In case of specific questions about this program,please contact the Mathematics section:

[email protected]

41 (0)21 693 25 65