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Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Modelling

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Mar 2025


University of Auckland


Advance your knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary mathematical modelling and gain skills in modelling-specific technical advances and computational methods.

Programme overview

At present, mathematical modelling is enjoying a high degree of public awareness, with real-world applications such as COVID-19 and climate modelling frequently appearing in the news. Consequently, there is a growing need for a broad range of realistic modelling techniques and expertise in advanced computational methods.

The PGDipMathModel provides a pathway for modelling scientists and engineers to upskill.

The PGDipMathModel comprises four core Engineering Science and Mathematics

courses, and a broad range of electives.

Programme structure

60 points:

ENGSCI 711: Advanced Mathematical Modelling

ENGSCI 721: Data-centric Engineering for Physical Systems

MATHS 765: Mathematical Modelling

MATHS 787: Special Topic: Inverse Problems and Stochastic Differential Equations

At least 30 points from:

BIOMENG 771: Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Biomechanics

ECON 721: Econometrics 1

ECON 723: Econometrics 2

ENGSCI 712: Computational Algorithms for Signal Processing

ENGSCI 740: Computational Engineering for Physical Systems

ENGSCI 746: Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Computational Mechanics


ENGSCI 760: Algorithms for Optimisation

ENGSCI 761: Integer and Multi-objective Optimisation

ENGSCI 763: Advanced Simulation and Stochastic Optimisation

ENGSCI 765: Advanced Optimisation in Operations Research

ENGSCI 768: Advanced Operations Research and Analytics

ENVPHYS 701: Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics

MATHS 761: Dynamical Systems

MATHS 762: Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

MATHS 763: Advanced Partial Differential Equations




MATHS 770: Advanced Numerical Analysis

OPSMGT 752: Research Methods – Modelling

PHYSICS 742: Advanced Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter

PHYSICS 743: Waves and Potentials

PHYSICS 752: Photonics

PHYSICS 753: The Dynamic Universe

PHYSICS 757: Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

PHYSICS 780: Advanced Imaging Technologies

Up to 30 points from other approved 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates of the PGDipMathModel will have a demonstrated knowledge and advanced understanding of interdisciplinary mathematical modelling.

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Entry criteria

Taught 120 points with GPE 3.0 An undergraduate degree.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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