Mathematical Engineering/ Data Science

  • 4 year
  • English
  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
Eindhoven

Would you like to discover how to use mathematics to improve organisations? Are you critical and precise? Is mathematics your passion? And do you like to puzzle with data? Mathematical Engineering Data Science is the place for you!

About the programme Mathematical Engineering/ Data Science

This programme prepares you to become a Data Scientist/ Mathematical Engineer with a focus on applications in Logistics and Engineering. You will develop as a professional, advisor and team player. In the first two years, our lecturers will equip you with a broad, but solid mathematical basis. You will work on projects with your fellow students and you will gain practical experience during an internship. We guide you in mathematical modelling, analysis and solving more complex problems.

Artificial Intelligence is a common theme within the whole programme. This is the intelligence with which machines, software and devices solve problems independently. They imitate the thinking skills of humans (machine learning). However, the devices are not aware of the tasks they are performing. They follow algorithms and recognise patterns. You can learn how to use Artificial Intelligence at Mathematical Engineering.

Why study Mathematical Engineering/ Data Science at Fontys?

  • Unique applications of data science in logistics and engineering;
  • Projects, assignments and internships for companies;
  • A brand new and modern building on the TU/e campus in Eindhoven;
  • Attention to your mathematical and personal development.
 

What are you going to learn?

After studying Mathematical Engineering/ Data Science, you will be the person who identifies problems in a company or organisation and devises solutions using mathematics. You will learn to work together in a multidisciplinary team and to master technical matters.

What can you expect?

  • A solid mix of theory (knowledge) and practice;
  • Work on (company) assignments and projects;
  • You will learn professional skills, such as working together in group projects, networking and understandably communicating mathematical material;
  • Software skills: programming in MATLAB, Python, R, AIMMS, Excel, etc.
  • You will get courses such as calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, mathematical optimisation and a wide range of specialised courses that belong to the various graduation tracks.

 

Welcome to our building Nexus!

Take a look inside our brand new building and see what studying Mathematical Engineering is like.

 

What does your week look like?

Studying is hard work. That's okay as long as there is enough variety:

  • One moment you're in the lecture hall;
  • The next moment you're working on a challenge in the logistics sector;
  • Or devising solutions for a company;
  • Always together with your fellow students and/or under the guidance of our instructors / lecturers.
 

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Student Summer about the programme:

"The programme devotes a lot of time to cooperation and personal development. That is extremely important if you are going to work in the business world after your study. In addition, during your internship, you immediately get a clear picture of how mathematics is applied in the business world. You are broadly employable!"

 

Courses

Taking a technical course at Fontys: what will your 4 years look like?

In the video, we explain what studying technology at Fontys looks like.

In the first year, a study week consists of:

  • 16 hours lessons/ theory
  • 12 hours of practice/ projects
  • 12 hours of indepedent studying

You will be prepared in a solid basis of mathematics and data analyses. Especially in the field of Logistics and Engineering

At the end of the second year, you will complete the basic knowledge and skills. In addition to these basics, you will have the knowledge of the following fields:

Operations Research in Logistics
Operations Research in Logistics focuses entirely on the logistics sector. You will learn how to collect and structure relevant information. You will also learn how to apply mathematical models and techniques from Operations Research to solve logistic problems.

Data Analysis
Data Analysis, in addition to probability and statistics, you will also learn programming skills. The disciplines of mathematics and computer science meet here. In addition to collecting data, you will learn to analyse, model and clean up this data and make the data transparent. This enables you to discover patterns, make predictions and conclude.

Engineering Mathematics
In Engineering Mathematics, you will learn to translate a practical context into a mathematical model. Important subjects are 'systems and signals' and 'modelling with differential equations.

Within the learning line Professionalism, you will develop soft skills such as cooperation, presentation and communication. You will also be taught business ethics and courses in English, networking and applying for jobs. All students follow this learning line, regardless of their chosen field.

In the third year, you will deepen your knowledge of your graduation subject and projects. You will also do an internship with a company that matches your chosen subject.

Minor

You will do a minor with another Fontys study programme or with another educational institute at home or abroad. A minor is a coherent package of courses according to your interests with which you can broaden your knowledge and competencies or specialise in your field of study. You have, to a certain extent, a free choice in the content of the minor. It is also possible to take the minor as a pre-masters course if you wish to pursue a master's degree after completing this programme.

Internship

During your internship, you will apply your knowledge and experience in the business world, either in your own country or abroad. You will receive intensive supervision from the programme and at your work placement.

Graduation

Your final year of study will be devoted to graduation. In the second half of the year, you will carry out a graduation assignment at a company at home or abroad. You will write a report and give a graduation presentation. The graduation supervisor and the company supervisor will help you with this and will assess the assignment. A graduation assignment is often the first step towards a job.

 

Related courses

In addition to Mathematical Engineering/ Data Science, Fontys University of Applied Sciences offers the technical programmes Automotive Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics.

More information about related courses

 

Career opportunities

After graduating, you will work as a data scientist, an engineering, or a logistics specialist. You will study mathematical models of technical systems, the collection and processing of data in business processes or you will tackle logistical problems. After the programme, you will be ready for the labour market.

For example, you can work at a:

  • Transport company
  • Distribution centre
  • Manufacturing company
  • Healthcare institution
  • Engineering company

Of course, you can also continue your studies and pursue a master’s degree at Fontys or a university. For example, a 1-year teacher training programme in Mathematics or a master's programme at a university such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Industrial and Applied Mathematics or Econometrics.

Fontys will offer a master's degree in Digital Technology Engineering starting from February 2022. For more information visit fontys.nl/mdte

Agreements have been made with TU/e for an hbo top programme, which makes it easy to move on to a master's programme at the TU/e.

 

"With Mathematical Engineering/ Data Science I contribute to solutions on a social and technical level. for example, look at the order of traffic lights or a flight schedule at the airport."

  • For students of other nationalities, who followed the British curriculum, the minimum requirements are:
1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with Mathematics and Physics or
2. Access to HE Diploma or
3. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + a General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 1 relevant subject (Mathematics) at AS level (with grade A-C). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
4. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 1 relevant subject (Mathematics) at A level (with grade D/E). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
5. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 3 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 relevant subjects (including Mathematics) at A level (with grade A to C). A total of 6 different subjects, including English and Mathematics.

  • For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
Mathematics is a mandatory subject (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded).

  • For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

Language requirements

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

TEST Bachelor's students
IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL FCE-C (from 169)

* only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Exemptions

Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
  • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
  • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

  • For students of other nationalities, who followed the British curriculum, the minimum requirements are:
1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with Mathematics and Physics or
2. Access to HE Diploma or
3. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + a General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 1 relevant subject (Mathematics) at AS level (with grade A-C). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
4. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 1 relevant subject (Mathematics) at A level (with grade D/E). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
5. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 3 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 relevant subjects (including Mathematics) at A level (with grade A to C). A total of 6 different subjects, including English and Mathematics.

  • For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
Mathematics is a mandatory subject (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded).

  • For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

Language requirements

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

TEST Bachelor's students
IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL FCE-C (from 169)

* only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Exemptions

Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
  • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
  • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Visa

As a non-EU/EEA student, the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa* (MVV) and a Residence Permit. Fontys will apply on behalf of its students for these documents. We recommend you start the process early, i.e. approximately three months before you plan to enter the Netherlands.

*except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State.
  • For students of Dutch nationality (with secondary school ):

    MBO 4-, HAVO- or VWO- diploma with Mathematics.

  • For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
Mathematics is a mandatory subject (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded).

  • For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

Language requirements for Dutch students

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required. As an applicant with a Dutch MBO-4, HAVO- or VWO-diploma you can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test.

Costs

The tuition fees indicator helps you to determine the tuition rate for your situation. The information and tuition rates from this indicator are without engagement.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, you can count on a one-time discount on tuition fees from the ‘Nationaal Programma Onderwijs’. Do you want to know what this means for you personally? Check the tuition fees indicator to see how high your tuition fees are for academic year 2021-2022.

A distinction is made between statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Only if you satisfy all statutory requirements regarding your nationality and if you have not yet been awarded a degree, will you be eligible for statutory tuition fees. Via the tuition fees indicator, you can secure an indication of the type of tuition fees that will be applicable in your situation. To do so, please make use of the indicator above.

Distinctions are made between the following types of Institutional Tuition Fees:
• Low institutional tuition fees 
• High institutional tuition fees

These different types of tuition fees and the Exemption Regulations are fully detailed in the

    The amount to be paid may vary in accordance with the following situations:
    • If you have enrolled in more than one course programme (at Fontys and/or elsewhere), it is possible that you may only be obliged to pay one set of statutory tuition fees.
    • If you believe that you may be eligible to pay only the statutory tuition fees on the basis of information that may be unknown to us, please report this to your Course Department.
    • If it later transpires that you do not meet the requirements for statutory tuition fees, you will be obliged to pay the (higher) institutional tuition fees and if this is the case, you will be notified accordingly.



    Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on Grantfinder.nl

    Paying in instalments

    Collection will take place in a maximum of ten equal instalments on or around the 26th of the month. Depending upon the processing time required after your enrolment, the direct debit may need to be moved to the following month. If so, the amount outstanding will then be divided and added to the remaining instalments to be executed until and including the June instalment.

    If paying the full sum in a single payment

    If you commence your studies on 1 September, the direct debit pertaining to your Tuition Fees will be executed on or around 25 September. If you commence your studies after 1 September, the direct debit will be executed on or around the 26th of the month in which you commence your studies.

    Non EU students

    Incoming Non EU students will receive a payment letter from their study department which must be paid before the deadline. In the following academic years payment can be done by direct debit.

    Non-Sepa

    If you have a Bank account number, of which the bank is not situated in one of the SEPA countries, and you are a national of a country outside the EEA without an address in The Netherlands, then you will receive a paymentletter from Fontys via your course department.

    The Dutch currency unit is the Euro (i.e. abbreviated to ‘EUR’ or ‘€’).

    The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Holland are between EUR 900 and EUR 1,100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

    Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

    How to apply

    All applications for our programmes have to be conducted via www.studielink.nl. Studielink is an online portal that allows applicants to apply and maintain their registration whenever they want to.

    Application deadlines (for EU and Non-EU)

    Application deadlines for September 2022
    September intake 15 May
    If you want us to arrange accommodation 15 June
    If you arrange your own accommodation 15 August

    Start your online application

    • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
    • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
    • Add 'New Enrolment Application': mind you choose the correct intake (February 2022 or September 2022).
    • Add your previous education and answer the supplementary questions.

    Within Studielink, choose this option:

    Educational institution Fontys Hogescholen
    Location of educational institution Eindhoven
    Programme B Toegepaste Wiskunde - Mathematical Engineering

     

    More about Mathematical Engineering

    We are very sorry to inform you that due to the Covid-19 restriction in the Netherlands, Fontys unfortunately has had to cancel all 'Meet us on campus' activitiesin November. This Friday evening, the government will announce additional measures for education, events and meetings in large groups. Fontys takes its social responsibility seriously and follows government measures.

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    The situation and guidelines resulting from the corona pandemic are constantly changing, also for higher education. One thing we know for sure: in the new academic year we will have to observe the 1.5 metre distance rule in our buildings and on campus for the time being. We are adapting our education accordingly so that a good mix of face to face education on location and online education is created.
    We carefully consider which form of education is best suited to each course, each subject and even each component.