Mechanics and Mathematical Modelling
01.03.03 In english and russian
Level of education Bachelor
Type of instruction Full-time
Duration 4 years
The degree programme ‘Mechanics and Mathematical Modelling’ is designed to train high calibre experts with fundamental knowledge of mathematics, mechanics and computer science, as well as practical skills in mechanics and mathematical modelling.
Courses in all branches of mathematics
- Mathematical Analysis
- Complex Analysis
- Analytical Geometry
- Differential Geometry and Tensor Analysis
- Discrete Analysis
- Differential Equations
- Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
- Methods of Computation
- Functional Analysis
- Equations of Mathematical Physics and others
Courses in programming
- Programming and Computational Workshop
- Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
- Databases and Operating Systems
- Software Packages
- Computational Programme Packages
Courses in mechanics
- Theoretical Mechanics
- Solid Mechanics
In addition to general courses, special courses in different branches of mechanics are offered
- Computer-Based Methods in Mechanics
- Mechanics of Robots
- Vibrations and Waves
- Nonlinear Problems of Cosmodynamics
- Asymptotic Methods in Mechanics
- Stability and Motion Control
- Rarefied Gas Dynamics
- Experimental Aerodynamics
- Gas Dynamics
- Theory of Boundary Layer
- Nonequilibrium Flows of Gas Mixtures
- Applied Gas Dynamics
- Stability of Plates and Shells
- Problems of Structural Stability
- Fundamental mathematical training makes it possible for graduates to be fully engaged in the most complex areas of advanced mechanics. In-depth knowledge of programming enables graduates to perform computer simulation of processes and phenomena in various systems
- The existence of acting schools of thought provides students with an opportunity to be actively engaged in research work directly at the University. An outstanding team of lecturers and research associates provides training in all areas of advanced mechanics
- Students have an opportunity to work on unique experimental facilities in our own laboratories. The programme combines the possibilities of theoretical and experimental approaches. This enables graduates to comprehensively investigate the most complex problems of mechanics
- Students master applied programmes for solving problems of: theoretical mechanics; fluid and gas mechanics; and elasticity theory (ANSYS, FLUENT, etc.). They also develop their own algorithms and programmes for specific problems of advanced mechanics using the state-of-the-art computer facilities
- Students have the opportunity to: be involved in grant research implemented by the teaching staff; take part in contests of youth projects; and present their reports at international conferences
- Students are involved in grants / projects implemented within the framework of the academic programme (the University)
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research projects
- "Investigation of the effects of unstable behaviour of failure characteristics of materials in high-speed and impulse action tests"
- "Relationship between crystallographic and thermodynamic features of structural-phase transitions with functional properties of shape memory alloys"
- "Non-stability effects of limiting characteristics of fracture and irreversible deformation of materials under dynamic loads"
- "Development of shooting methods for shape memory alloy bodies using macroscopic and microstructural models"
- "Damage and long-term strength of aged viscous-elastic media"
- "Modelling highly non-equilibrium flows of gas mixtures of the atmospheres of Earth and Mars using new approaches of kinetic theory"
- "Shock waves in carbon dioxide with regard to vibrational relaxation"
- "New efficient methods for calculating the energy exchange rate coefficients in carbon dioxide"
- "Structure and properties modification of porous TiNi alloy obtained by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis with simultaneous action of ultrasound"
The Russian Science Foundation projects
- "Modelling of nonequilibrium carbon dioxide flows in modern problems of space aerodynamics and environment"
- "Development of methods for the numerical simulation of supersonic and hypersonic gas flows using graphic processes"
- "Development of the physical basis for the design of shape memory alloy thermal mechanical actuator with a narrow working temperature cycle"
St Petersburg University projects
- "Machine learning in nonequilibrium aerodynamics problems"
The academic staff of the Mechanics Department collaborates with the world's top scientific centres (the European Space Agency; French and German aerospace research centres) and leading universities in Europe (Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden), the USA, Canada, China, and Brazil.
While studying, students have research practice and do internships at the departments and laboratories of St Petersburg University.
Graduates of the programme are ready for successful professional activity in: research, engineering and design institutions; the construction industry; mechanical engineering; the aerospace industry; biomechanics; robotics; and other fields of engineering and natural science related to the development and application of mathematical methods.
They can work as specialists in research, development and engineering in the field of: mathematical modelling; scientific and applied research for the most advanced high-tech industries; engineering and manufacturing activities.
Teaching activities in secondary general and vocational education are also possible.
Organisations where our graduates work
Graduates of the programme can continue their studies at master’s programmes of St Petersburg University and other universities. They can also work at: the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences; the enterprises of the State Corporation Roscosmos; subsidiaries of PJSC Gazprom Neft; JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation; the Investment Group of Companies ‘Mavis'; the Izhora plant; Central Marine Design Bureau 'Almaz’; the Obukhov plant; and Rubin Central Design Bureau.