Hi all. My first post here and I really like the forums. They are extremely informative! Brace yourselves for a long post as I have a lot of information to write and I hope all of you can help me.

Ok, so first of all, I have just completed my freshman year of a B.Sc in Mathematics and Physics. I am at an Irish university which is very much focused on Applied Math! I like to think that there are top members in they're respective fields there. Especially the area I want to go into (At least at the minute) which is Fluid Dynamics. Profs. at my uni were the one's who published the paper explaining why Guinness bubbles sank.

So my course outline is as such, it's relatively inflexible.

Semester 1

Intro Physics 1

Computer Software

Calc 1

LA 1

Properties of Matter

Semester 2

Intro Physics 2

Intro Statistics

Calc 2

Discrete Math

Semiconductor Devices

Semester 3

ODEs

Mechanics

Vector Analysis

Linear Analysis

Optics

Semester 4

Thermal Physics

Modern Physics

Intro Numerical Analysis

PDEs

E&M

Semester 5

QM

Mech of Solids

Applied Analysis

LA2

Mathematical Modelling of Continuum

Semester 6

Co-Op More on this later.

Semester 7

Solid State Physics 1

Maths of Natural Phenomena

Asymptotic Analysis

**May take math module**

Thesis

Semester 8

Solid State 2

Dynamical Systems

Mathematical Models

**May Take Math Module**

Thesis Contd.

Ok, so that's essentially what I have to take. Q1: Can I take any more App Math to improve my Grad School App?

Next is regarding the GRE. I have no pure math courses.

Will this effect my chances at Applied Math Grad School?

Of the pure Math that's on the GRE is it easy to pick up the summer before?

With regard to Co-Op: What this is, is that my Uni sends out Juniors into the working world for 6 months to gain industry experience. Is it possible to do a REU like placement in the states with a prof during this time? When would I be advised to contact them as I start the Spring Semester of my Junior Year?

Lastly, I've scoured the net and keep coming up with different lists, but what are the best places in the states to do App Math in (Specifically Fluid Dynamics).

Thank you all for reading.