Computational Mathematics Programme Profile

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Educational Programme Computational Mathematics
Degree Awarded Master in Computational Mathematics
Standard Length of Studies
(Number of ECTS Credits)
2 years – 4 semesters – 120 ECTS
Type of Study Full-time
Higher Education Institution Babeş-Bolyai University
Faculty / Department Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contact Person Prof. Dr. Kassay Gabor
Phone +40 264 404474
Fax +40 264 591906
E-mail kassay@math.ubbcluj.ro
Profile of the Degree Programme Computational Mathematics degree program
Target Group / Addressees Graduates in Mathematics, Computer Science, Software Engineering
Entrance Conditions Graduate student recruitment is achieved by competition. The overall three/four-year undergraduate average grade and a personal portfolio, for candidates with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Mathematics, Physics Mathematics or Economical Computer Science and respectively the grade of a written test (see the curricula here) and a personal portfolio, for candidates outside the above mentioned areas.
Further Education Possibilities The master’s programme aims at providing students with the appropriate skills and knowledge for further doctoral studies in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Description of Study This programme is an excellent opportunity for the graduates of first cycle of higher education to deepen their knowledge and to continue the training in a field of modern theoretical and applied research purposes.

Core courses:

  • Applied Functional Analysis;
  • Cryptography;
  • Computer Security;
  • Parallel Programming;
  • Stochastic methods;
  • Economic models;
  • Game Theory;
  • Celestial Mechanics;
  • Algorithmic Number Theory, Algebra and Geometry;
  • Didactic of Mathematics.
Purposes of the Programme The main objective of the program is the formation of high level specialists in this important field. The formation of high school teachers of Mathematics and Computer Science envisaged.
Specialization / Area of Expertise
  • Computational Mathematics;
  • Computer programming;
  • Applied Mathematics in Economics.
Extra Peculiarities Most of the courses are offered in Hungarian; a few courses are in English and Romanian.
Practical Training Many collaborations with educational institutions, research institutes and industry firms in Romania and abroad in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science enables the practical training of the students. Master students have the opportunity – depending on their interest – to be involved in research and/or practical activities (some of them are paid).
Final Examinations Research master thesis
Gained Abilities and Skills The programme develops complex knowledge according to the current technological requirements favors the graduates in the labor market integration.

  • Use of symbolic computation software;
  • Programming skills;
  • Advanced mathematics skills;
  • Analysis of economic processes from a mathematical point of view;
  • Actuarial mathematics skills;
  • Pedagogical (teaching) skills;
  • English language skills.
Job Placement, Potential Field of Professional Activity The acquirement of a complex knowledge according to the current technological requirements
Possible job placements:

  • Research and production laboratories;
  • ICT companies;
  • Banks and insurance companies;
  • High school teachers;
  • Researchers and academics in research institutes or higher educational institutions.
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