The Master Degree on Applied Mathematics to Engineering and Finance, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto

  • Stella Abreu
  • José Matos
  • Manuel Cruz
  • Sandra Ramos
  • Jorge Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 26)

Abstract

The Master on Applied Mathematics to Engineering and Finance of the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, started its first edition in the scholar year of 2012/2013. This course is divided into four semesters (two scholar years). It emerged in an engineering school that has a strong tradition of dialog and collaboration with industry and business partners. In the second year, students must attend the subject of Dissertation/Project/Internship. This subject may be developed in a business or industrial environment. We will present some successful stories on applying this methodology in the above-mentioned master course, showing the benefits and the difficulties that arise from the collaboration with industry and business partners.

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Acknowledgements

We thank LEMA (Engineering Mathematical Laboratory) for supporting this work.

References

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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In: Report on Mathematics in Industry. Global Science Forum (2008). https://www.oecd.org/science/sci-tech/41019441.pdf. Cited 19 Oct 2016
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    European Science Foundation. In: Forward Look Mathematics and Industry. European Science Foundation (2010). www.esf.org/index.php?id=6264. Cited 19 Oct 2016

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stella Abreu
    • 1
  • José Matos
    • 1
  • Manuel Cruz
    • 1
  • Sandra Ramos
    • 1
  • Jorge Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.ISEP/LEMA, School of EngineeringPolytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal

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