Why choose this programme?
In this programme of study you will learn about the development and use of modern IT-tools for analysing and solving problems in science and technology. We emphasize both concrete understanding and mathematical description of these phenomena.
For several hundred years, research scientists have developed mathematical models to help understand how nature functions and how we can create technical constructions. Oil production, mobile phones and television are just a few examples of things that would have been impossible without a deep insight into natural phenomena by means of mathematical modeling. Mathematical models often include complicated equations that may be impossible to solve with pen and paper. But with help from today’s powerful computers and newly developed methods, we can solve highly complicated mathematical models. In this way, we can gain increased insight and understanding of nature and advanced technology. For example, the Norwegian oil industry has extensively used computer simulation to discover how to increase oil production, and this has generated billions in increased income.
Computer simulations of natural phenomena and technological constructions have a central place in this programme. To develop good simulators and understand the phenomena being studied, we emphasise skills in mathematical modeling, mechanics and physics, and programming and visualisation.
See the web pages for each individual programme option regarding the specializations offered.