Computational and Applied Mathematics is the practice of employing mathematical techniques and approaches to the solution of real-world problems throughout STEM fields. The focus of the programme is to equip candidates with a set of tools for the interpretation, distillation and solution approach of a given problem. The tools covered in this programme focus on computational methods, mathematical modelling, optimisation and differential equations.
Many industrial sectors and occupations are heavily reliant on the ability to interpret problems and creatively meaningful solutions and analysis thereof. Industrial settings include but are not limited to, banking, quantitative finance, algorithmic trading, operations research, supply chain and mining.
You are trained as a researcher, allowing entrance into PhD programmes in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and are also expected to produce work of a high standard which can contribute to the field.
When you pursue an MSc by research, the topic that you will focus on will be formulated by you and your chosen supervisor. The wide variety of research interests in the School allows you to work on problems that you find interesting and which the broader community considers important.
Why study at Wits?
The School employs world leading researchers in the fields of continuum mechanics, partial differential equations, symmetry analysis, optimisation, financial modelling, numerical methods and analysis and mathematical modelling. It is with this strength that we are able to offer a world-class education and skill-set, adequately preparing candidates for future endeavours.