Industrial Enrichment Programmes

Industrial Enrichment Programme 1:

IEP1 happens during the induction week and over the Christmas break between the core courses and specialist courses. 

Our industry Partners deliver half day sessions where students examine the company, the sector in which it operates, and its major challenges (each session involves presentations followed by group tasks). These are interwoven with short courses such as:

  • Communicating mathematical ideas to non-mathematicians (Roxar)
  • How to engage with Industry (Smith Institute)
  • Top Down Thinking (PA Consulting)
  • Creative Problem-Solving and Teamworking (Centre for Facilication & Smith Institute)

Industrial Enrichment Programme 2:

IEP 2 happens over the Easter break between specialist courses and the first mini-projects.

Students undertake two partner site-visits and select an eight-day programme from a suite of enrichment courses.

The portfolio of courses currently arranged for the CDT are:

  • Asking the right questions (Tessella)
  • Decision-Making in Large Companies (Colin Bennett)
  • Strategy: The use of tools and models (Leonardo)
  • Business Development in SMEs (Lein AD)
  • Technology Project Management (BP)
  • Using the NAG Toolbox for MATLAB (Nag)
  • Demand forecasting in retail (Tesco)
  • Modelling for Drug Discovery (e-Therapeutics)
  • Solving problems in fusion plasma (CCFE)
  • Optimization in Wireless Systems (BT)
  • Reservoir Simulation (Schlumberger)
  • Introduction to MRI magnet design (Siemens)
  • Large datasets in financial markets (HSBC)
  • High Performance Computing (Nag)
  • STAR-CCM+ training (CD Adapco)
  • Mathematics in Consulting (PA Consulting)
  • Retail Credit Risk Modelling (Lloyds Banking Group)

Graduate Modelling Camp & UK Study Group

During the Easter break or between the mini-projects students participate in the UK Graduate Modelling Camp before taking part in the UK Study Group with Industry. In addition to tackling topical problems from industry, these two events hone the students’ problem-solving, teamworking and presentat-ional skills and connects them with the wider UK industrial mathematics community.