Mathematical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
A degree course in Mathematical Engineering from the University of Padova specialized in the education of high-level expertise in modeling natural phenomena and financial problems; an interdisciplinary activity between engineering and applied mathematics.


The ever-increasing importance in every engineering branch of modeling tools,  i.e., virtual prototypes simulating complex physical and societal phenomena, requires a new generation of professionals able to exploit the full potential of the current simulation resources, possessing fundamentally different and innovative work proficiencies. The expertise of modeling engineers cannot be restricted to classical devices, tools, and instrumentation, but requires a deeper and systematic knowledge of the basic concepts of mathematical and numerical modeling, with a wider vision on the intimate inter-relationship between data, physical processes, and computational methods.

The Master degree in Mathematical Engineering offered by the University of Padova, captures the evolution of professional engineers proposing an advanced study program that combines both solid fundamental knowledge of the physical processes and deep theoretical and technological competences. This degree exposes the student to a multidisciplinary education lying between engineering and applied mathematics, providing the attendants with the ability to mold their expertise towards several specific disciplines, though still receiving a solid general-purpose engineering and modeling culture.

For this reason, the program contains both theoretical and applied research-oriented courses, with the aim of building an innovative, high-level engineer profile, characterized by a strong theoretical and scientific background on mathematical modeling tools, as well as, on general physical and financial sciences, together with advanced computational engineering expertise. The successful student will acquire advanced skills in the field of mathematical modeling of physical or financial processes, with specific interest in the formulation, validation, and critical use of models and in the fundamental interpretation of related quantitative results. The graduates in Mathematical Engineering will be able to effectively formulate complex engineering problems within a multidisciplinary framework, and transfer and discuss results with experts of different disciplines.

Career opportunities

Graduates in Mathematical Engineering can find natural occupational opportunities in agencies operating in the research of innovative technological solutions and advanced design with the aid of virtual prototype systems. The development and use of computational models is attracting a growing number of applications from different technological and scientific fields, as well as in economic and financial sciences, including risk analysis, trading, and investments.

The graduates in Mathematical Engineering have the expertise profile to cover positions of high responsibility in research and development centers, consulting companies, both public and private, working in advanced technological fields of civil, environmental and industrial, engineering, information technology laboratories, financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, energy companies, or consulting firms. They are also perfectly targeted at research institutions, or the academia. Their added value is given by their training in an international and collaborative environment, as well as by a rich proficiency in English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Analytical And Stochastic Mathematical Methods For Engineering 
  • Introduction To Partial Differential Equations 
  • Numerical Methods For Differential Equations 
  • Model Identification, Calibration And Data Analysis 
  • Numerical Methods For Continuous Systems 

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

            Academic Requirements

            • Students who wish to register for the Master's degree in Mathematical Engineering must already have a degree or a three-year university diploma or other educational qualification obtained in Italy or abroad, recognized in accordance with current Italian legislation, and also possess specific educational requirements, as well as the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 
            • Adequate knowledge of basic subjects, such as mathematical and numerical analysis, linear algebra and geometry, physics and statistics, as well as the use of standard software for word processing, data analysis, scientific computing. 

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              2600 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA

              2600 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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            The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

            Living costs for Padova

            • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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