T-orientation: orientation towards technical applications
The T-orientation is oriented towards mathematical modeling of physical-technological processes, which are used in the classical industrial engineering fields, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and technological chemistry. The mathematical techniques that are required in this orientation stem primarily from the mathematical analysis of and the numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations. Central themes are elasticity theory, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism and heat transfer. Suitable candidates are mathematicians with a specialization in the fields of applied and/or numerical mathematics, and physicists with a firm mathematical background.
C/I-orientation: orientation towards communication and information
The C/I-orientation has been set up to be able to meet the growing demand for specialists in the world of communication and information technology. Core fields of this orientation are coding, cryptography, data compression and signal processing. The orientation is closely associated with the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. Mathematical techniques, typical for this orientation, often have a discrete mathematical nature. In particular, MSc-graduates with a firm basis in algebra and combinatorics are qualified.
B-orientation: orientation towards industrial management
The B-orientation focuses on the efficient design and control of industrial processes such as production and distribution processes and maintenance. It is closely associated with the field of management science. Linear and nonlinear optimization as well as combinatorial optimization, mathematical statistics, queuing theory and simulation establish powerful techniques in this orientation. Graduate students in the fields of statistics, operation research or econometrics are suitable candidates to apply for this orientation.