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|Learning outcomes||The Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Verona includes two main concentrations, or curricula: the first focused on financial and economic issues, and the second on computational modelling. The two curricula, sharing common ECTS credits in general and specific training activities, develop through a range of supplementary and related courses.
The programme will particularly focus on methodological aspects. On the one hand, with regard to the common core, students will be expected to acquire a good knowledge of the following: basic mathematics, linear algebra, basic geometry, analysis, algebra and basic algebraic structures, basic physics, and programming. On the other hand, with regard to specific activities – in addition to the development of theoretical knowledge – particular attention will be given to applications and modelling, with particular reference to probability and statistics, discrete state stochastic processes, dynamic systems and numerical methods. Depending on the chosen curriculum, students will have access to a wide range of courses specifically focused on mathematical applications. In addition to acquiring analytical and summary skills and a solid background in the main areas of mathematics, students will be able to collaborate with experts in various fields, providing their expertise for the solution of problems in cases where it is useful to apply the main classical methods, with both analytical and numerical solutions. All programmes may comprise a theoretical module and a practical training and/or laboratory-based module: such practical activities – which provide a higher amount of credits and hours compared to theoretical ones – will also consist of presentation of the problems that are assigned to students, both as individual or team work.
Laboratories - which play a fundamental part in Computer Science courses, as well as in those of numerical kind, and in the vast majority of those relating to modelling applications - essentially consist of computational or statistical aspects. The methods of assessment are traditional, i.e. through a written exam and/or an oral examination. Tutoring is also provided, particularly for students who need to strengthen their background at the beginning of the programme.
In order to improve the students’ professional skills, internships are also provided: these will take place in companies or institutions external to the university, under the supervision of an academic supervisor. The courses are complemented by orientation seminars that will provide an overview of advanced topics, focusing on the various applications of mathematics.
|Job opportunities||The Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics enable graduates to enter the labour market as: Mathematicians, Statisticians, Financial Analysts, Statistical Technicians; Financial Management Technicians.
Skills: due to their flexibility and ability to quickly acquire any kind of specific knowledge, graduates in Applied Mathematics will be able to integrate quickly in various work contexts. However, graduates will also be able to successfully continue their studies at a Master’s Degree level in Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, Banking and Finance, both in Italy and abroad.
Graduates in Applied Mathematics are expected to be able to perform independently defined technical or professional tasks, providing, in particular, modelling and computational support. Mathematical training activities, characterised by logical rigour, also enable graduates to successfully enter the job market in the Computer Science area, where they will demonstrate their ability to quickly acquire the required specific skills.
Job opportunities: Graduates in Applied Mathematics at the University of Verona can successfully apply for positions in financial and banking institutions, insurance companies, research departments of Italian and foreign companies.