Applied Math Emilee

What is Applied Mathematics?

Applied Mathematics is the application of mathematics to real-world problems. It plays a dual role in understanding the real world by providing both explanatory and predictive power.

Applied Mathematics courses provide the tools for formulating and analyzing mathematical models in a broad range of disciplines. Training in applied mathematics will prepare you to tackle and face the challenges and rigours of the 21st-century workplace. Plus, partnerships with the Institute of Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics uniquely position Applied Mathematics students for academic and career opportunities available exclusively to University of Waterloo students.

Focus your studies with one of five different options: biology, earth science, economics, physics, or engineering electives

Meet Emilee

Applied Math EmileeEmilee is a firm believer in making sure that while you’re here at the University of Waterloo you should find a hobby. You need to be able to set aside time each day to do something you enjoy and that gets your mind off of school. With this in mind, Emilee is involved in a number of extracurriculars including serving as the co-chair of the Math Grad Committee and editor of Waterloo Math Review. She is a former VP of the Applied Math, CO, Pure Math club and she keeps active with Waterloo cheerleading and various other intramurals. F

“I chose Applied Math because it allows me the opportunity to collaborate with several different disciplines, and solve real-world problems.”

Your first year

All first-year students take a common selection of math courses called core courses. Normally in the fall term, students take:

*Note: For suggested electives and more information please visit our course selection page.

Potential co-op and career opportunities

Potential co-op opportunities
Sample titles Sample employers
  • Junior marketing analyst
  • Mobile application developer
  • Assistant survey methodologist
  • Data scientist
  • Financial analyst
  • Instructional support assistant
  • Web full stack developer
  • Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation
  • Environment Canada
  • Delcan Corporation
  • Bell Canada
  • Facebook
  • North Inc
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
Potential career opportunities
  • Research Assistant, Tufts University
  • Strategy Analyst, Open Options
  • Data Analyst, BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Software Engineer, Instagram
  • Quality Assurance Specialist, Maplesoft
  • Computing Consultant, University of Waterloo
  • Software Developer, Latitude Geographics

Contact Brian Ingalls for more information.