Level of education: Specialist programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 5 years

Language of instruction: English, Russian

Main academic courses

  • Courses in all branches of Mathematics: Algebra, 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, Mathematical Physics Equations, etc.
  • Courses in Programming: Programming and Computational Workshop, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, Databases and Operating Systems, Applied Software Packages, Computational Program Packages, Computer Methods in Mechanics
  • Courses in Mechanics: Theoretical Mechanics, Fluid and Gas Mechanics, Elasticity Theory

In addition to general courses, students are provided with specialised courses in all major branches of Mechanics:

  • Mathematical Models in Mechanics and Programming
  • Finite-Element Method
  • Stability and Motion Control
  • Extremal Problems in Mechanics
  • Problems of Robotics
  • Problems of Structural Stability
  • Vibrations of Elastic Bodies
  • Stability of Plates and Shells
  • Theory of Nonholonomic Systems
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Spacecraft Dynamics
  • Nonlinear Problems of Cosmodynamics
  • Dynamics of Electromechanical Systems
  • Rarefied Gas Dynamics
  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • Theory of Boundary Layer
  • Relaxation Processes in Gases
  • Applied Gas Dynamics
  • Nonequilibrium Flows of Gas Mixtures
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid and Gas Dynamics
  • Physicochemical Gas Dynamics
  • Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • Dynamics of Viscous Flow
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Nonlinear Problems of Hydroelasticity
  • Motion of Solids in Liquid
  • Introduction to Viscoelasticity Theory
  • Theory of Creep, Long-Term and Corrosion Strength
  • Special Problems of Nanomaterial Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Deformation and Fracture of Solids: Static and Dynamic Problems
  • Dynamics of High-Rate Loading of Solids
  • Electromechanical Models of Solids
  • Theory of Plasticity
  • Physical Mechanisms of Deformation and Fracture
  • Functional Materials
  • Biomechanics
  • Physical Mechanics
  • Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Open Systems
  • Magnetic Gas Dynamics
  • Wave Processes in Complex Systems
  • Dynamics of Corpuscular Beams
  • Dynamics of Charged Corpuscles and Microparticles in Near-Earth Space
  • Boundary Value Problems of Nonlocal Continuum Mechanics


Our advantages

  • Fundamental knowledge in mathematics and programming makes it possible to work in the most high-tech fields of modern mechanics.
  • An outstanding team of lecturers and researchers provides training in: theoretical mechanics; mechanics of fluid, gas and plasma; solid mechanics; mechanics of new materials; and biomechanics.
  • Students have the opportunity to take part in grants and projects devoted to important theoretical and applied problems of mechanics.
  • The existence of acting scientific schools that make it possible for students to be actively engaged in research work directly at the University.
  • Work on unique experimental facilities in our own laboratories; combining the capabilities of theoretical and experimental approaches that make it possible for graduates to comprehensively study the most complex problems of mechanics.
  • Mastering the application programmes for solving problems of theoretical mechanics, hydroaeromechanics and the theory of elasticity (ANSYS, FLUENT, etc.) and creating their own algorithms and programmes for specific problems of modern mechanics using the cutting-edge computer equipment.

Future career

  • The graduates are trained to work for R&D institutes, construction industry, machine building, aerospace industry, biomechanics, robotics and other fields of engineering and natural sciences. They can also carry out scientific research related to the development and application of mathematical methods for solving applied and fundamental problems of natural science, engineering, economics and management
  • The graduates can work as research fellows and R&D engineers in the field of mathematical modelling, scientific and applied research for science-driven high-tech industries, production and technology. They can also work as lecturers at higher education institutions, and teachers at secondary general and vocational education institutions
Organisations where our graduates work

Graduates of the programme work at the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and in Russian and foreign universities: Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University; TU Dortmund University, Germany; the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA. They also work in: the enterprises of the State Corporation Roscosmos; subsidiaries of PJSC Gazprom Neft; JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation; JSC Concern VKO ‘Almaz-Antey’; Krylov State Research Centre; Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motor Development;  the Investment Group of Companies ‘Mavis'; the Izhora plant; Central Marine Design Bureau 'Almaz’; the Obukhov plant; Rubin Central Design Bureau; and foreign companies.

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