Applied Mathematics Option

Description

In response to the growing demand of professionals with particular training and skills in mathematics for the industry, the economy, finances and trade, the Departments of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering offer the Applied Mathematics Option to complement the training of future graduates in areas such as optimization, statistics and operations research. This Option is aimed at all students of the University who are interested in the methods and foundations necessary to tackle problems of statistics and optimization that arise in industry, economy, trade and finances.G14

Objectives

The objective of the joint Option in Applied Mathematics is to complement the training of future professionals in order for them to be able to tackle specific problems in the industry whose methods and concepts have a strictly mathematical foundation. These include the design of marketing strategies, inventory administration, industrial process control, financial risk administration, the prediction of economic indices, etc. This Option is coordinated together with the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Program Structure

As regards curricular content, this joint Option consists of one mandatory course (3 credits) and five elective courses (15 credits), for a total of 18 credits. Elective courses are arranged in three segments known as the Basic Level, the Fundamental Level and the Advanced Level:

  • Basic Level: These are basic training courses in mathematics, probability and statistics. At this level, students are expected to acquire basic training in mathematics, probability and statistics that will enable them to delve into the fields of application of their interest.
  • Fundamental Level: These courses are based on the fundamentals, methods and applications of optimization, statistics, operations research, mathematical economics and the analysis of random signals. At this level, students can choose a specific field of application, within which they are expected to acquire the skills to solve the specific models used in engineering, economics, finances, administration or other technical or professional activities.
  • Advanced Level: These courses are based on advanced topics. At this level, students will study the area of application of their interest in more academic depth. This can be useful to learn more about the theoretic fundamentals or increase their understanding of the techniques and possibilities of application of the area chosen. These courses are aimed at Optimization, Statistics, Finances, Operations Research and other applications.

The joint Option has two systems of study known as Alternative 1 and Alternative 2. The first is designed for students whose program of study has less mathematical content and the second is designed for students whose program has a higher mathematical content.

  • ALTERNATIVA 1: For students of Biology and the Schools of Medicine, Social Sciences, Law, Architecture and Design, Arts and Humanities and Administration.
  • Students in this group must take three basic courses (9 credits), two fundamental courses (6 credits) and the MATE 2713 course: Development of Mathematical Models (3 credits).
  • ALTERNATIVE 2: For students from the Schools of Engineering, Economics and Sciences (except for Biology).
  • Students in this group must take three fundamental courses (9 credits), two advanced courses (6 credits) and the MATE 2713 course: Development of Mathematical Models (3 credits).

Courses

Cursos Obligatorios

MATE-2713

Cursos Electivos

MATE-1101

MATE-1102Matemática Estructural

3

MATE-1104

MATE-1105Capitalism and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

3

MATE-1203Calculo Diferencial

3

MATE-1205MATE-1205

MATE-1207Calculo Vectorial

3

MATE-2301Ecuaciones Diferenciales

3

MATE-2505

IIND-2103Principios de Optimización

3

IIND-2104Modelos Probabilísticos

3

IIND-2105Discreet Events Simulation

3

IIND-2301Dinámica de Sistemas

3

MATE-1107Algebra Lineal II

3

MATE-2202

MATE-2203

MATE-2303

MATE-2304

MATE-2305

MATE-2306

MATE-2308

2503-MATE

MATE-2701

MATE-2702

Alternativa 2

Program Structure

Cursos Obligatorios

MATE-2713

Cursos Electivos

IIND-2103Principios de Optimización

3

IIND-2104Modelos Probabilísticos

3

IIND-2105Discreet Events Simulation

3

IIND-2301Dinámica de Sistemas

3

MATE-1107Algebra Lineal II

3

MATE-2202

MATE-2203

MATE-2303

MATE-2304

MATE-2305

MATE-2306

MATE-2308

2503-MATE

MATE-2701

MATE-2702

IIND-4100Modelos Estadísticos Lineales

4

IIND-4101Optimizacion Avanzada

4

IIND-4102Métodos Estadísticos Multivariados

4

IIND-4200Modelos de Control de Producción

4

MATE-2602

MATE-3202

MATE-3302Ecuaciones de la Física Matemática

3

MATE-3303

MATE-3305

3501-MATE

MATE-3502

MATE-3701

MATE-3702

MATE-3703

MATE-4301

MATE-4601

MATE-4701

  • Se recomienda hacer esta elección bajo el consejo y supervisión de un profesor comprometido con el programa.
  • Después de tomar los tres cursos fundamentales, el estudiante debe realizar el curso Desarrollo de modelos matemáticos (MATE 2713) y, finalmente, tomar los dos cursos avanzados.
  • Los alumnos interesados en la Opción conjunta deben tener especial cuidado al elaborar su plan de estudios, porque no pueden configurarlo empleando materias obligatorias de su propia carrera o materias equivalentes a éstas. Tampoco se aceptará con la Opción en Matemáticas Aplicadas ni con materias de la Opción en Matemáticas.
  • Las materias propias del programa, en su mayoría, constan de tres créditos, a excepción de algunos de los cursos avanzados, que pueden tener cuatro créditos.
  • El estudiante puede elegir entre todos los cursos dictados por el Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial que tengan contenido de Matemáticas y todos los dictados por el Departamento de Matemáticas, siempre y cuando no hagan parte de las materias obligatorias del programa de la carrera que sigue el estudiante interesado en la Opción.
  • En casos especiales, los cursos dictados por otros departamentos, que correspondan a los objetivos de la Opción, pueden ser considerados por el Comité para hacer parte de ésta. En dichos casos, el estudiante debe cumplir con los prerrequisitos de los cursos que quiere tomar.

Further information:

Contact: Rene Meziat

Contact Position: Director Departamento de Matemáticas

Contact e-mail: rmeziat@uniandes.edu.co

Liaison at the School or Department