Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications

Mathematical modelling is an fundamental part of most current technological innovations and has become a fundamental tool in many fields of engineering. Essentially multidisciplinary in its applications, mathematical modelling and simulation is in its own right a key technology which is bound to increase its presence within efficient industries and business innovation that are gaining prominence in industry and in innovation departments. This master programme reflects this multidisciplinarity, drawing on the unifying mathematical aspects from the various and often separate engineering disciplines. This allows the development of an essentially unified methodological approach to modelling and simulation of real engineering challenges.

The MathMods Master's Programme is divided in four semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The first year is common for all students; for the second year there are six different tracks. Students spend their fourth semester on preparing their Master's Thesis. The language of the whole programme is English. Students will also be offered an introduction to local culture and language in each location.

Admission is restricted to 60 students. Applicants are expected to have a good university record, with at least 3 years of prior studies (corresponding to 180 ECTS) and with major in one of the following fields: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or equivalent qualification.

A number of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are offered by the European Commission, amounting to a maximum of 20,000 EUR for students from the EEA (European Economic Area: The 27 EU member states together with Island, Liechtenstein and Norway), and to 42,000 EUR for students from outside the EEA (but including Western Balkans and Turkey). The scholarships are awarded to the most promising applicants.

Members of the Consortium:
  • University of L’Aquila (UAQ)
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
  • University of Hamburg (UHH)
  • Gdansk University of Technology (GUT)
  • First semester: Theory (UAQ)
  • Second semester: Numerics (UNSA / UHH)
  • Third semester: Applications (UAB / UHH / UAQ / GUT / UNSA)
  • Fourth semester: Master thesis (UAB / UHH / UAQ / GUT / UNSA)
Specialisations (second year):
  • UAQ 1: Modelling and simulation of electronic devices
  • UAQ 2: Mathematical models in life sciences
  • UAB: Stochastic modelling and optimisation
  • GUT: Advanced computational methods in materials science
  • UHH: Modelling, simulation, and optimisation of complex systems
  • UNSA: Mathematical modelling applications to biology and finance
  • The period to apply to the EU finishes around the end of January.
Fees: Tuition fees for the whole program amount to 8000 EUR for EEA and 16000 EUR for the non-EAA students.

Official Webpage: More information and the application form can be found in the Master's Programme webpage:

UAB Local Coordinator:
Prof. Aureli Alabert (Dep. of Mathematics), Aureli.Alabert AT
MATHMODS, Erasmus Mundus MSC webpage



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