Member • Mar 10, 2019

## What Engineering Discipline reguarly uses Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Optimization, Partial Differential Equations and Information Theory?

Hello, I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (3.73 GPA) and want to pursue graduate school in engineering. I have never taken a single engineering course before.

What engineering discipline has an education in graduate school heavily tied to Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Optimization, Partial Differential Equations and Information Theory?

I want a Research Thesis Engineering Master's Degree with a strong focus on using the mathematical concepts in my question title to solve problems. I do not want a heavily proof based education as I can study that on my own. I plan to get about three years industry experience as an Associate Data Scientist before starting this Master's degree. I want to become a Data Scientist or do similar work in Engineering.

That said, would an Engineering Master's program allow me to take 6 non-engineering electives to satisfy my degree? Specifically, I want to take:

6 Engineering Classes, 2 Research Classes, Data Mining, Machine Learning Theory, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Bayesian Statistics, and High Dimensional Statistics. I would audit Statistical Inference, and I would audit Generalized Linear Models.

Does an Engineering Master's Degree sound like a good fit for me? If so, which sub-field?