Double MSc Mathematical Engineering "RealMaths" - Mathematics for Real World Applications
University Of L'Aquila
EUR 500 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* Standard fee is 2,250EUR/semester, reduced to 500EUR/semester thanks to partial fee waiver
"RealMaths - Mathematics for Real World Applications" is a set of 2-year Double Degree programs in Applied Mathematics with a focus on scientific computing and applications. Students spend one year at the University of L’Aquila and one year in one of the partner institutions.
Our specializations include modern applications in material science or socio-economical sciences, as well as innovative methodologies in high-performance computing and data analysis.
Join the RealMaths Double MSc Degree program and gain a double MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from two of our partner universities.
The program starts every September and is structured in 2 academic years, each of which is studied in a different country.
The current program structure involves spending Year 1 in L'Aquila (Italy) and Year 2 in one of the other partner universities in Canada, Czechia, Poland, Portugal, and Sweden.
For the second year, our scientific committee will decide who goes where. The committee will do their best to reach a compromise between the choices made by each student in their application and the need for allocating a balanced number of students to each partner university.
The InterMaths program assures the smooth credit transfer between partner universities and the awarding of a double MSc degree after earning 120 ECTS credits from a given list of courses all taught in English.
Scholarships and Funding
Year 1 in L'Aquila
You will spend your first year in L'Aquila.
- Applied partial differential equations
- Dynamical systems and Bifurcation theory
- Functional analysis in applied mathematics and engineering
- Control systems
- Italian language and culture (level A1)
- Numerical methods for linear algebra and optimization
- Complex analysis
- Parallel computing
- Parallel computing laboratory
- Pick 1-course unit
- Pick 1-course unit
- Italian language and culture for foreigners (level A2)
Study tracks for Year 2
- University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal
- Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic
- Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland
- Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden
- University of Silesia in Katowice (US), Poland
- Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (IFNUL), Ukraine
In the second year of the InterMaths Double Degree program, students will be working on their Master's thesis, co-tutored by two researchers, one for each of the two institutions involved in their degree program. The thesis will be written in English. The thesis defense will take place according to the teaching regulations of both the academic institutions involved.
The thesis defense will take place only once with a board of examiners including at least one professor/researcher for each of the two institutions awarding the master's degree title. It will be run starting from June (and no later than September!) of the second academic year but the student will have to have completed all their exams first!
Upon successfully completing all the activities of the InterMaths program including successful defense of their thesis, students will be awarded a double degree issued by the two universities where the student has completed one academic year (having earned 60 credits minimum in each year).
Below you can find a list of the local Master's degrees awarded by the InterMaths consortium.
- MSc Mathematical Engineering issued by the University of L’Aquila
- MSc Mathematical Engineering issued by the Brno University of Technology
- MSc in Nanotechnology issued by the Gdansk University of Technology;
- MSc in Mathematics issued by the University of Karlstad
- MSc in Mathematics issued by the University of Silesia in Katowice
- MSc in Applied Mathematics issued by the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
If you are an international student, every semester (except for the fourth one) you'll be required to attend (and earn the related ECTS credits of) a course of the language and culture spoken in the country where you'll be spending such a study period. Upon successfully completing each language course, students will be awarded 3 ECTS credits, which will be recorded as extra credits in the student's curriculum. That is to say that all international students will have to attend:
- a beginner's (A1) course of Italian language during the first semester
- an elementary (A2) course of the Italian language during the second semester.
When moving to one of our partners for their second year, you'll also have to achieve a beginner's (A1) level in the local language spoken there by the end of the third semester. So, for instance, if you're going to spend your second year in Katowice, you'll have to attend: a beginner's (A1) course of the Polish language during the third semester.