Master’s Degree Program Mechanics and Mathematical modeling

Get some insights into an international Master’s degree program ‘Mechanics and Mathematical modeling’ which is performed at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.11_1

The program is aimed at preparing highly professional scientists and engineers with the background and practical experience in theoretical mechanics, computational mechanics, mathematical modeling and simulations, and distributed computing. Special focus is set on renewable energy, so the skills can be applied to reliability and strength analysis of such alternative energy sources as solar panels and wind power equipment, as well as power stations based geo- and hydrothermal energy, and ocean energy.
11_2The concept of this program is to provide the students with a balanced combination of the fundamental knowledge and practical skills in mechanics to model phenomena in
physics, social sciences, biology, economy, etc. The graduates will have an opportunity to work in research institutes, centers and laboratories. They will be able to find employment at R&D and engineering departments of oil and gas, car-making, power and engineering, or aerospace industries among others. Special resources of SPbPU, the supercomputing center and digital fabrication laboratory ‘Fab Lab Polytech’ will be available for students.

Curriculum (All lectures and seminars are delivered in English):

Computational Mechanics 13
Mathematical Modeling and Simulations 21
Mechanics Fundamentals 16
Advanced Problems in Mechanics 10
Reliability in context of renewable energy sources 7
Personal research project 38
Master’s Thesis 15
Total 120


Program name Mechanics and Mathematical modeling
Award Master of Science
Mode of study full-time
Course duration 2 years: 3 semesters at SPbPU + 1 semester at a partner university (optional)
Entry requirements Bachelor’s, Specialist’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area is required / English language proficiency – B+ (CEFR B2) / Exam Test in a relevant field of studies / Interview in English with a program coordinator (in person or via Skype)
Partners ·         Scotland – University of Aberdeen

·         Germany – Technical University of Berlin

·         Germany – Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

·         Finland – Lappeenranta University of Technology

·         Russia – Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering RAS


Additional Benefits

  • Staying in the most beautiful city of Russia – Saint-Petersburg – will reward you with unforgettable experience!
  • cross-cultural studies and extracurricular activities at SPbPU;

For more info, visit the official website.

Application Forms and Deadlines

To apply for the MSc please visit

You will find a list of the required documents and instructions on how to submit these online here


Dr. Olga Loboda, Program Coordinator

Deputy Head of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics
Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia


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