Mechanics and Mathematical Modelling

01.03.03In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Main courses
  • Computer Methods in Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Robots
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Nonlinear Problems of Cosmodynamics
  • Hydroelasticity
  • 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
  • Theory of Plasticity
  • Electromechanical Models of Solids
  • Functional Materials
  • Introduction to Viscoelasticity Theory
  • Finite-Element Method
  • Engineering Methods in Fracture Mechanics
  • Physical Mechanics of Continuous Media
  • Dynamics of Corpuscular Beams
  • Extremal Problems in Mechanics
  • Elements of Physical Mechanics
Our advantages
  • 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).
International relations

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.

Practical training and career opportunities

Practical training

While studying, students have research practice and do internships at the departments and laboratories of St Petersburg University.

Key professions

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.


State Accreditation Certificate No 2011 dated 16 June 2016