Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Get to know how MathMods is structured, browse our subjects and syllabi, learn about our mobility paths and the degrees we grant.

  •  To get an overview of our programme (aims, language, career opportiunities etc), click here.




Structure of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree MathMods

Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications

 Here are the main features of the MathMods MSc:

    •  MathMods MSc is structured into 4 semesters (a cycle of 2 academic years starting each September)

1The FIRST YEAR is common for all students. This is meant to provide for a homogeneous knowledge platform across the whole group of students. Students will spend their first semester (focused on Theory) at the University of L'Aquila (Italy) and their second semester (centred on Numerics) at the University of Hamburg (Germany).

2The SECOND YEAR is dedicated to Applications as well as thesis preparation, and is divided into six study pathways (aka specializations, branches, tracks), which reflect each partner's field of excellence. Students will spend their third and fourth semester at one of our 5 partner universities, according to the mobility scheme they will be assigned.

  •  Each semester awards 30 ECTS credits, so in all 120 ECTS credits
  •  All courses are taught in English
  •  Attendance to courses is compulsory
  •  Students will also attend (and acquire the related credits of) a course of basic Italian language (first semester) and German language (second semester). Students will also have the opportunity to attend local language courses during their second year (spent at one of our five partners).
  •  Each student will be assigned a mobility scheme, which will involve two different destinations at least over the whole programme. This  means that each student will have the great opportunity to do their graduate studies in two or even three different European destinations, including Italy (semester 1), Germany (semester 2), then again Italy, Germany or another partner of ours (in France, Poland or Spain) for their second year. Please note that students cannot decide their own mobility scheme, which will be planned by the MathMods Scientific Committee, instead, during the first semester. The committee will do its best to reach a compromise between the choices made by each student on their application and the need for allocating a balanced number of students to each partner university. Refer to the FAQs for more details.
  •  Upon successful completion of their studies and dissertation of their thesis, students will be awarded a double or even joint degree, depending on the country where they spent their second year.

Browse the sections below to find out more about the subjects of each semester. 

when  WHEN

what  WHAT

where  WHERE

Semester 1 Theory UAQ, Italy
Semester 2 Numerics UHH, Germany
Semester 3 Applications 1 of our 5 partners
     •  Mathematical models in life and social sciences UAQ, Italy
     •  Mathematical modelling and optimisation UAQ, Italy
     •  Stochastic modelling and optimization UAB, Spain
     •  Advanced computational methods in material science GUT, Poland
     •  Modelling and simulation of complex systems UHH, Germany
     •  Mathematical modelling applications to finance UNS, France
Semester 4 Thesis Same as Semester 3


grading test-paper-48 Grading scales
Click here to view a chart showing the different grading scales of each partner institution and the corresponding grades (A, B, C...) and GPA

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Our partners' addresses

University of L'Aquila, Italy (UAQ)

Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, via Vetoio (Coppito), 1 – 67100 L’Aquila (Italy)

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia - Spain (UAB)

Departament de Matemàtiques, Edifici Cc - Campus UAB 08193 Bellaterra – Catalonia

Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (GUT)

Department of Solid State Physics, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland

University of Hamburg, Germany (UHH)

Department of Mathematics
Bundesstr. 55 20146 Hamburg - Germany

University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France (UNS)

Laboratoire J.A.Dieudonné
Parc Valrose, France-06108 NICE Cedex 2

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