International Master Degree Program

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MSc in Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling for Oil and Gas Industry[edit]


Looking for opportunities to realize advanced projects in mechanics and especially in oil and gas production? Join our program!

Why should you choose IMDP “Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling for Oil and Gas Industry”?[edit]

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  • In-demand MSc program in English
  • Strong fundamental base
  • Leading professors from Polytech
  • Top-ranked foreign professors
  • Invited specialists from industry
  • International academic mobility
  • Prospective employment in R&D

About the program[edit]

Key facts
Fundamental background & Practical skills in the following fields:
  • Mathematical Modeling and Simulations
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Distributed Computing
Degree awarded

Master of Science in Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling

Special focus is set on

Oil & Gas Production

Program duration

2 years, full-time

  • Engineering companies
  • Research & production companies
  • Oil & gas industrial companies
Total workload

120 ECTS

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Major areas of expertise
Fundamentals in mechanics and mathematical modeling:
  • Mathematical Methods in Mechanics
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Theory of elasticity
  • Mechanics of engineering structures
  • Thermodynamics
  • Micromechanics
  • Mechanics of Porous & Granular Media
Computer simulation and computational mechanics:
  • Computer Technology in Mechanics
  • Programming
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Machine Learning
Special courses in Oil and Gas field:
  • Hydrodynamic Modeling
  • Fundamentals of Geology and Development of Oil and Gas Fields

Key competencies and skills that you will develop[edit]

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  • Solving real-life professional problems
  • Advanced knowledge in various fields of mechanics and mathematical modeling techniques
  • Programming in C, C ++, C #, JavaScript, Python
  • Carrying out projects in Matlab, Wolfram Mathematica and Maple programming environments
  • Solving problems in Ansys and Abaqus packages
  • Hands-on experience in machine learning

Program content[edit]

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I academic year
I semester II semester
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II academic year
III semester IV semester
  • Thesis Research
  • State final certification

Academic plan of the International Master Degree Program "Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling"

Program partners[edit]

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Realize your own project or join research teams of Research & Educational centers![edit]

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Research & Educational Center “Gazpromneft-Polytech”
The main purpose of the center is to carry out R&D projects for Gazprom-Neft, as well as to train highly qualified specialists in oil and gas production.

Сenter for Scientific and Technical Creativity of the Youth “FabLab Polytech”
This is an open high-tech workshop for the youth. The main purpose of the center is to provide students and schoolchildren with the opportunity to realize their technical ideas and to develop their start-ups.

Research & Educational Center “Biomechanics and Medical Engineering”
The main purpose of the center is to carry out fundamental and applied research in neurophysiology, biomechanics and medical engineering and manufacturing of details with complex geometry and structure, as well as printing implants of internal organs and skeleton by using three-dimensional printing in particular.

Studio “Photomechanics”
In this studio students are welcome to realize high-speed video and photomicrography. The studio can provide interested students with photographic equipment.

Jump at the internships opportunities in European universities and leading industrial companies![edit]

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Visit lectures of the TOP-ranked professors from all over the world![edit]

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Tufts University, USA
Professor Mark L. Kachanov

H-index 44

Research & Teaching area
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Micromechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science
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Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Professor Wolfgang H. Müller

H-index 24

Research & Teaching area
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Theoretical Physics
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Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Professor Udo Nackenhorst

H-index 14

Research & Teaching area
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
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Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Professor Andrei V. Metrikine

H-index 30

Research & Teaching area
  • Dynamics of Structures
  • Vortex-Induced and Ice-Induced Vibrations
  • Wave Propagation
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Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Professor Wim T. van Horssen

H-index 20

Research & Teaching area
  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Perturbation Methods
  • Vibrations of Elastic Structures
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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Professor Holm Altenbach

H-index 33

Research & Teaching area
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Where will you work afterwards?[edit]

  • Oil and gas industry companies
  • Research and production companies
  • Engineering companies
  • IT-companies
  • Scientific and Research Centers

Student campus information[edit]

Our laboratories and centers:

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Financial support (state-funded spots) for international students for the entire duration of the chosen educational program.
The financial support covers the tuition fee, accommodation in the university dormitory and an average monthly scholarship.

!!! If you apply for this government financial support and choose the International MSc Program “Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling” at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, we will make every effort to convince the University authorities to support your application.

All our international students are provided with accommodation in our dormitories. The living costs for international students enrolled on basic education programs is about 3000 - 6000 rubles. The cost depends on the dormitory and comfort conditions.

Admission process[edit]

How to apply?

  • Offline test in the field of mechanics and mathematics
  • Interview in English with program coordinator (in person or via Skype)
  • Go through the admission procedure

Are you eligible?

  • Bachelor, Specialist or Master degree in mechanics, physics, engineering, mathematics or related area
  • English language proficiency at B+ level (Intermediate+)


  • The admission test deadline is June, 15
  • The application deadline is June, 30
  • Fall semester starts on September, 1

Additional Benefits[edit]

Staying in the most beautiful city of Russia - St. Petersburg - will reward you with unforgettable experience!

Facts about the city

  • St. Petersburg is the northernmost of the largest cities in the world and at the same time the second largest city in Russia
  • St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia, an epitome of world culture
  • The historic St. Petersburg city center is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • St. Petersburg has more than 300 museums and historical monuments in addition to many more tourist attractions
  • The city is called «Venice of the North» — it is situated over 42 islands in the delta of the Neva River. There are more than 342 bridges in the city with 20 spectacular drawbridges
  • Cosmopolitan and safe city
  • Extremely close to European borders less than 3 hours drive


Program scientific supervisor Program supervisor Program coordinator

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Corr. member RAS, Dr.Sci. Anton M. Krivtsov Dr. Olga S. Loboda Ms. Ekaterina A. Saprykina

E-mail: tmech.imdp[math]@[/math] (MSc. Ekaterina Saprykina)
Address: 29, Polytechnicheskaya str., St. Petersburg, 195251, Russia (Building AF, room A2.23)

E-mail: interadmission[math]@[/math]
Telephone: +7(812)6o66241