The Applied Mathematics program at the University of Calgary prepares students to use mathematics to quantify and solve problems which arise in all areas of human endeavour.
Problem solving - Develop research models and establish hypotheses using logical thinking; Cause, effect and forecasting; Measure distances, sizes and relationships
Analysis and evaluation - Perform calculations and analyze probabilities; Attention to detail; Conceptualize and synthesize complex numbers, formulae and statistics
Communication - Share research findings with both technical and non-technical audiences through oral presentations and written communication
Technical - Design and use computer simulations
Analytical - Use of critical and creative thinking to evaluate ideas and see relationships among factors; Pattern, structure and relationship identification
Research - Survey design and analysis; Gather, analyze and synthesize data
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
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