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Applied and Industrial Mathematics


Integral to every aspect of scientific endeavour, mathematics is fundamental to problem solving—whether modelling atmospheric phenomena or managing the complexities of risk in financial markets. In the Applied and Industrial Mathematics program, you will learn concepts, principles, qualitative and quantitative methods and innovative problem-solving skills. Working with state-of-the-art algorithms and software, you will learn and apply advanced numerical skills.

Applications include:

  • Implementing computer algorithms.
  • Modelling physical or biological phenomena.
  • Statistical analysis of data.

Admission requirements
Program map

After the first year, your studies include:

  • applied functional analysis
  • complex analysis
  • computational science
  • differential equations
  • dynamic systems and chaos
  • industrial mathematics
  • mathematical modelling
  • optimization

Program options

In your second year of the Applied and Industrial Mathematics program, you can apply to add a Finance minor to your degree. Modern finance is becoming increasingly technical, requiring the use of sophisticated mathematical tools in both research and practice. Offered through the Faculty of Business and Information Technology, this minor provides an added advantage to graduates looking to establish careers within the financial sector.

This program has a co-op option, as well as extended and experiential learning opportunities, including a fourth-year undergraduate thesis and the five-year Science and Management program option.


Potential career and advanced education opportunities include:

  • communications technology companies
  • computer software industry (systems analyst or cryptography)
  • financial services (banking and financial sector)
  • government agencies (Statistics Canada, Department of Defence)
  • insurance companies (actuary or analyst)
  • secondary school teacher (through the university's Concurrent or Consecutive Education program)