Master in Mathematical Enginering

Faldón Master IM

We would like to answer any questions you might have before deciding whether or not to do the Master’s.

About the Master in Mathematical Engineering

What’s different about this master’s?

  • There’s an active presence of companies in “Taller de Problemas Industriales”. Companies present problems which relate to the master’s contents to the students and they, with the help of an academic tutor and in some occasions a company representative, will attempt to solve them. Some students even do an internship in the company while writing the project.
  • We use the most advanced software, not only in the academic but entrepreneurial world.
  • Classes are taught via videoconferencing system.
  • Classes are recorded and students can get access to the online notes.
  • We participate in Erasmus Mundus programs admitting students from outside Europe. We had students from Uzbekistan in the past and therefore some of the classes were taught in English.
  • We have recently created a group on LinkedIn to keep in contact with all the previous students.
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What knowledge, in addition to that which was gained during my first degree, will I acquire?

You will improve your knowledge in mathematical engineering, which is very demanded by European industries nowadays. The computational models and mathematical techniques are important R&D tools and we want our students to be able to apply them into the entrepreneurial world.

Main aims:

  1. To understand the problems you come across in the engineering and applied sciences fields in order to obtain good mathematical models.
  2. To determine the model of a process and mathematically formulate it.
  3. To select the adequate numerical techniques in order to solve a mathematical model.
  4. To know and use professional software for process simulation.
  5. To develop new applications for numerical simulation following the company’s requirements.
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Who teaches the master’s degree? Where do classes take place? And when was the master’s course taught for the first time?

The master’s degree carried out by the 3 Galician universities (USC, UDC, UVigo) since 2006-2007 (RD 56/2005), is taught using a videoconferencing system.

  • Director: Alfredo Bermúdez de Castro (USC)

  • Coordinators:

    • Carlos Vázquez Cendón (UDC)
    • José Durany Castrillo (UVIGO)
    • Elena Vázquez Cendón (USC)

  • Management: Elisa Eiroa Rosado (USC)

  • Teaching staff:

    Teachers with proved experience in the modelization and numerical simulation fields from the applied mathematics area of the three universities. In some specific subjects there are some external collaborators from the scientific or technical fields.

    • Universidad de A Coruña
      Mathematics Department and others:
      Javier Andrade Garda Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Iñigo Arregui Álvarez Profesor Titular de Universidad
      José Jesús Cendán Verdes Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Ana María Ferreiro Ferreiro Profesora Contratada Doctora
      José Antonio García Rodríguez Profesor Contratado Doctor
      Luis María Hervella Nieto Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Andrés Prieto Aneiros Profesor Contratado Doctor
      José Manuel Rodríguez Seijo Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Carlos Vázquez Cendón Catedrático de Universidad
    • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela:
      Applied Mathematics Department and others:
      Antonio Álvarez Dios Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Carlos José Álvarez López Catedrático de Universidad
      Carlos Amiana Ares Profesor Contratado Doctor
      Patricia Barral Rodiño Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Alfredo Bermúdez de Castro López Varela Catedrático de Universidad
      José Carlos Cabaleiro Domínguez Profesor Titular de Universidad
      José Luis Ferrín González Profesor Titular de Universidad
      María Dolores Gómez Pedreira Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Jesús Liñares Beiras Catedrático de Universidad
      Óscar López Pouso Profesor Titular de Universidad
      María del Carmen Muñiz Castiñeira Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Rafael Muñoz Sola Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Francisco José Pena Brage Profesor Contratado Doctor
      Juan Carlos Pichel Campos Investigador Isidro Parga Pondal
      Peregrina Quintela Estévez Catedrática de Universidad
      Jerónimo Rodríguez García Investigador Ramón y Cajal
      Carmen Rodríguez Iglesias Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Jesús María Rodríguez Presedo Profesor Titular de Universidad
      María del Pilar Salgado Rodríguez Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Duarte Santamarina Ríos Profesor Contratado Doctor
      María Luisa Seoane Martínez Profesora Titular de Universidad
      María Elena Vázquez Cendón Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Miguel Ernesto Vázquez Méndez Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Juan Manuel Viaño Rey Catedrático de Universidad
      Miguel Ángel Vilar Rivas Profesor Titular de Escuela Universitaria
    • Universidad de Vigo
      Applied Mathematics II department and others:
      Lino José Álvarez Vázquez Catedrático de Universidad
      M. Begoña Cid Iglesias Profesora Contratada Doctora
      María Edita de Lorenzo Rodríguez Profesora Titular de Universidad
      José Durany Castrillo Catedrático de Universidad
      José Ramón Fernández García Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Generosa Fernández Manín Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Guillermo García Lomba Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Eduardo Godoy Malvar Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Elena Beatriz Martín Ortega Profesora Contratada Doctora
      Áurea Martínez Varela Profesora Titular de Universidad
      Abraham Segade Robleda Ayudante Doctor
      Manuel Ángel Sobreira Seoane Profesor Titular de Universidad
      Fernando Varas Mérida Profesor Titular de Universidad
    • Teaching staff from other universities/research centres
      Pierre Olivier Bouchard CEMEF, Francia
      Begoña Calvo Calzada Univ. Zaragoza
      Manuel Jesús Castro Díaz Univ. Málaga
      Pedro Cobo Parra CSIC
      Vicente Cutanda Henríquez Univ. of Southern, Denmark
      José Luis Fernández Pérez Univ. Autónoma de Madrid
      Carlos Fernández Sánchez CESGA
      Miguel Ángel Fernández Varela INRIA, Francia
      Antonio Morales Velázquez Banco de Santander
      Carlos Moreno González UNED
      Rodolfo Rodríguez Alonso Univ. Concepción, Chile
      María Rodríguez Nogueiras Banesto
      Ángel Velázquez López Univ. Politécnica Madrid
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Is this master’s degree valued in the business world?

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Who can I contact if I have any queries?

The members of the academic commission will be pleased to answer any queries you might have in regards of registration, subjects etc. You can contact us via phone, email or simply coming to see us.

USC 8818 13184, 8818 13196 [elisa.eiroa@usc.es] [elena.vazquez.cendon@usc.es]
UDC 981 167000 (ext. 1335) carlosv@udc.es
UVigo 986 812164 durany@dma.uvigo.es

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How to register

What are the required qualifications?

Most common first degrees are: maths, physics and engineering. However you can also access the master’s degree through experimental and health sciences and any other technical courses. Also business studies, actuarial sciences, economics tend to be popular.

In the previous six editions we had students from the mathematical, engineering and physics fields.

For more info please click here.

Academic tutors can help students to get specialized.

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Where can I get more information about registration?

In this link you can see the registration dates for the three universities. Important dates:

  • UDC: 15 de junio al 23 de julio
  • USC: 9 de julio al 7 de septiembre
  • UVigo: del 29 de junio al 4 de julio y del 2 de julio al 3 de septiembre
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What are the selection criteria and how many vacancies are there?

Students are selected on their academic record.

There are 20 vacancies, 5 of them for foreigners.

Number of vacancies for each university: 20

Half-time: 20%

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I am only interested in some of the subjects; can I register just for these?

In UVigo you can register following the so-called “continuing training” method. Please get in contact with the UVigo coordinator if you want more information.

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Can I register in the master’s course even though I have not finished my first degree?

In UVigo you can register following the so-called “continuing training” method. If you finish your first degree by the second semester, you will become a full master student.

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What are the registration fees?

Master’s degree prizes are fixed by the Galician government. This academic course 2012/2013 the ECTs credit is at 31,36€ (1st time registration) and 38,54€ (2nd time registration).

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Do I have to attend classes in the university I register in or can I use other university facilities?

  • Your student record will be held at the university you register, however you will get access to the libraries and the “virtual campus platform” in the other universities.
  • You can attend classes and sit exams in any of the universities.
  • In the software modules is possible to be away from the class. Using the videoconferencing systems and Team Viewer the teacher can see your screen and answer any questions you might have.
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Are there any scholarships available?

Please follow this link for any options available.

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Teaching Organization and Subject Validation

How are the classes organized and what is the timetable?

  • The first year of the masters course is divided into four parts each lasting two months (modules I-V).
  • In the “timetable document” you can see the four different parts and the place where each subject is taught.
  • In the “retake document” you can see the exam calendar and the final project reading date.
  • Most of the classes are taught via videoconferencing system, but some of the software and practical ones.

The master’s rooms are:

  • Aula USC: "Aula de Informática 5". Facultad de Matemáticas
  • Aula UDC: "Seminario 2.1". Facultad de Informática
  • Aula UVIGO: "Laboratorio LD07" E.I. Telecomunicación (Edificio nuevo)
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Will I have any supporting material during the course?

  • All the teachers provide the students with supporting materials. These are sent to them either by email or using the virtual campus platform.
  • The following subjects provide students with online notes:
    • Control y Optimización de Sistemas (Control and Optimization of Systems)
    • Ecuaciones en Derivadas Parciales 1 (Partial Differential Equations I)
    • Lenguajes y Entornos de Programación I (Programming Languages and Environments I)
    • Métodos Numéricos en Optimización (Numerical Methods in Optimization)
    • Métodos Numéricos para Ecuaciones Diferenciales Ordinarias (Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations)
    • Modelos Matemáticos en Acústica (Mathematical Models in Acoustic)
    • Modelos Matemáticos en Ciencias Medioambientales (Mathematical Models in Environmental Sciences)
    • Modelos Matemáticos en Electromagnetismo y Óptica (Mathematical Models in Electromagnetism and Optics)
    • Modelos Matemáticos en Mecánica de Medios Continuos (Mathematical Models in Continuum Mechanics)
    • Modelos Matemáticos en Mecánica de Sólidos (Mathematical Models in Solid Mechanics)
    • Volúmenes Finitos (Finite Volumes)
  • You can access the webpage http://maathos.usc.es:8080/principal/ once you fill in a release form and send it to (elisa.eiroa@usc.es); upon receipt you will get a username and password.
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My work timetable prevents me from attending all the classes. Is it compulsory to attend all the subjects?

In the timetable you can see which subjects are compulsory and which are not.

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Are there any online notes available? How can I get access to them?

Yes, as we have already mentioned in the material section.

From every class there is an audio and image file (small format). This format will allow you to read the documents and follow the teacher’s indications.

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Which commercial software can I use? Can I use any IT room in any of the universities?

  • SOFTWARE-Fluidos: Ansys (Workbench, DesignModeler, Meshing y Fluent)
  • SOFTWARE-Sólidos: Patran-Nastran / Mentat-Marc
  • SOFTWARE-Electromagnetismo y Óptica: Flux2D / XDFT / MaxFEM
  • SOFTWARE-Acústica: Comsol
  • SOFTWARE-Medio Ambiente: MIKE21 / TELEMAC 2D / FreeFem++ / software propio.
  • SOFTWARE-Finanzas: - Financial Toolbox Matlab / Matlab / Excell 2003 & 200
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I have already taken some of the subjects, is it possible to validate them and keep the same mark?

If the subjects were from the “Segundo Ciclo” (4th and 5th year-old studies plan) is possible to validate them, keeping the mark. If they are from “Primer Ciclo” (1st, 2nd, 3rd year-old studies plan), it is possible to ask the masters’ commission to validate them.

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I am a teacher and I already know some of the subject contents, is it possible to validate them?

It is possible to validate up to 9 ECTs credits by any work or activity carried out in any company or institution.

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I come from a company and I already have professional experience in some of the subject’ contents, is it possible to validate them?

It is possible to validate up to 9 ECTs credits by any work or activity carried out in any company or institution.

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What is the evaluation process? How many exam opportunities are there?

Both exams and essays will form the total mark. There are two exam opportunities, one at the end of every part (2 months) and another one in July.

The final master’s project is read in front of a 3-member tribunal (one from each university).

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Internships and Mobility

What is “Taller de Problemas Industriales” (Workshop on Industrial Matters) about?

Companies present problems to the students from their fields of work. Students need to solve those using numerical methods. Some of these problems are later developed into the final master’s project.

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Where can I do an internship or carry out my master’s project?

The internship is 225 hours (1 ECTs credit per 25 hours). There are agreements with the following companies:

  1. AIMEN (www.aimen.es).
  2. Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI) (www.afi.es).
  3. Aqua Ambiente (http://www.aquaambiente.es/)
  4. AXA
  5. BALIÑO S. A. (www.balino.com).
  6. BANESTO (www.banesto.es/).
  7. BBVA
  8. CASTROSÚA (www.castrosua.com).
  9. Centro de Investigaciones Forestales de Lourizán.
  10. Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA) (www.cesga.es).
  11. Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG) (www.ctag.com).
  12. Château Luchey-Halde (www.luchey-halde.com/).
  13. CIS-MADEIRA (www.cismadera.com).
  14. COTESA (Centro de Observación y Teledetección Espacial, SAU) (www.grupotecopy.es/cotesa).
  15. DAYCO ENSA S. L. (www.daycoensa.com).
  16. ENDESA GENERACIÓN (www.endesa.es).
  17. GAMELSA (www.gamelsa.com).
  18. GMV (http://www.gmv.com/en/)
  19. GRUPO ANTOLÍN (www.grupoantolin.com).
  20. IBERDROLA (www.iberdrola.es).
  21. IKERLAN S. Coop (www.ikerlan.es).
  22. INDIZEN Technologies (http://www.indizen.com/).
  23. Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (CSIC) (www.ietcc.csic.es/).
  24. Instituto de la Hidraúlica de Cantabria (http://www.ihcantabria.com/WebIH/en/)
  25. INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA, Centro Oceanográfico de A Coruña (www.ieo.es).
  26. Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón (http://www.ita.es/ita/)
  27. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (CSIC) (www.iim.csic.es/).
  28. LABEIN TECNALIA (www.labein.es).
  29. NAVANTIA Reparaciones Fene-Ferrol (www.navantia.es).
  30. Next Limit Technologies (www.nextlimit.com/).
  31. NORVENTO Enerxía (www.norvento.com/).
  32. Centro Tecnológico de la Pesca (www.cetpec.es).
  33. RECSA (www.recsa.com/).
  34. SIMPPLE (http://www.simpple.com/).
  35. SIMULA SOLUTIONS (www.simulasolutions.com).
  36. UNVI S. A. (www.unvi-sa.com).
  37. VICUS DESARROLLOS TECNOLÓGICOS, S. L. (www.vicusdt.com)
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Is there a specific way of designating the master projects? Will I have a tutor both in the company and the university? When will the final projects be read?

  • Module VI (project) is compulsory (3rd semester).
  • Main aim is to get the students closer to the industrial world. One of the project directors will have a PhD.
  • The reading dates will be published in the calendar. From last year onwards the projects are read using the videoconferencing system.
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What projects have been read in previous editions?

In this link you can see all the projects from previous years.

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Can I attend the project readings? If so, where and when?

If you are interested let us know and we can give you information on date and place.

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Career Development

Where do graduates work?

  • Banco Pastor
  • Banesto
  • BBVA
  • BorgWarner Emissions Systems
  • Centro Tecnológico Aimen
  • Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza)
  • Colegio La Grande Obra de Atocha (A Coruña)
  • Colegio Vila do Arenteiro (Carballiño)
  • CPR Daniel Castelao (Vigo)
  • CTAG
  • Deloitte Madrid
  • Diputación de Pontevedra
  • Helmholtz Zentrum München (Alemania)
  • IES Pontecaldelas
  • IIM-CSIC (Vigo)
  • Ikerlan S. Coop (Mondragón)
  • Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Universidad de Southampton, UK.
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón
  • ITAV
  • Mestrelab Research S.L.
  • Sagres S.L. (sector textil- Redondela)
  • Sounds of Numbers, S.L.
  • Técnicas y Servicios de Ingeniería, S.L.
  • Universidade da Coruña
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • Universidade de Vigo
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Urgench State University (Uzbekist´n)
  • Vicus Desarrollos Tecnológicos
  • Xunta de Galicia
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Once I finish with the master’s, will I still receive information about job offers and other events?

  • Yes. From the 1st master edition we inform the students about job offers, courses, seminars etc.
  • We have recently created a group in Linked In “Master en Ingeniería Matemática - Egresados”, with more than 30 members, and which we hope will become a platform for collaboration among all the masters’ students.
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