The programme includes subject areas that are currently in demand, such as computer modelling and simulation, numerical methods and mathematical modelling, parallel and distributed computing, artificial intelligence, networks and graphs, applied optimization, and big data analysis. Its primary goal is to prepare students for RDI positions in industry, research centres and universities. This online master's degree is aimed at postgraduate students from different scientific-technical degrees, such as Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Telecommunications Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Physics, etc.
In most industries and disciplines, the problems that currently require solving are highly complex due to the large quantity of data available and increasing market demands. Solving these problems requires new techniques and methods to analyse these systems' behaviour, create models that represent them and design methods that offer the best solution. This field offers excellent employment opportunities, and demand for qualified professionals is only expected to grow.
The online Joint University Master's Degree in Computational and Mathematical Engineering is given jointly with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). The latter is the coordinating university and handles the enrolment process and the academic procedures.
Students should complete a total of 60 ECTS credits, which are distributed as follows: 18 compulsory course credits, 24 optional course credits and 18 credits for the final master's degree project.
The online master's degree is designed to be completed in 1 year (full-time students) or 2 years (part-time students). The faculty who give this master's degree are active researchers in their respective fields of study. This in turn is conducive to the programme's students developing a research career in computational and mathematical engineering.
The degree can be taken in English, Spanish or Catalan. The learning resources are available in Spanish and English, and the classroom content and the teaching staff's activities are available in all three languages. In order to take this master's degree, students must be able to read scientific and technical texts in English, as some of the teaching materials (books, articles, etc) are written solely in English.