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Masters in Math for Mechies?

  1. Oct 29, 2011 #1
    I am currently in my junior year and am thinking of pursuing Mechanical Engineering further. I find Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Combustion very interesting, but the thing is I am equally into Computational, Numerical stuff. Adding to the dilemma is my evergreen love for proofs and rigorous math.

    My questions are

    1) Whether somebody like me should go for a masters in Math, specializing in say Differential Equations or maybe Computational and Applied Math ? How much would it help me during my doctorate? Will it give me better job opportunities (say I am choosing between Applied and Theoretical Math)?

    2) Whether pursuing a Masters in Math will give me an advantage while getting a technical job (professorship excluded) ? If so, usually in which sub-branches of MechE?
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