Mathematics is the language through which we interpret nature and decipher its many phenomena. It plays a fundamental and essential role in continual scientific, technological and social advancement. Knowledge of mathematics is becoming increasingly strategic in understanding and tackling reality and the countless challenges it presents, even in its day-to-day development.
Our Mathematics Bachelor Degree Programme is the main point of entry into this world. Its primary objective is to provide graduates with core knowledge of the area of mathematics and a sound understanding of the logical deductive method. In this way, it contributes to the development of an innovative and especially flexible mental preparation for interpreting the world. Furthermore, it enables graduates to engage elegantly and effectively with the numerous challenges presented by constant change.
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What will I study?
The teaching programme of the University of Udine’s Mathematics Bachelor Degree includes a broad and varied overview of the mathematical disciplines, both classical and more recently developed. The Programme also provides knowledge in the fields of physics, computational mathematics and computer science. It develops the ability to comprehend and use mathematical models relating to scientific, economic and technological problems.
The training programme is structured over three years. The core mathematical training in algebra, analysis and geometry is supplemented, in the first two years, by elements of physics and computer science. From the second year, in addition to more advanced courses in the same subjects, other disciplines are introduced, venturing into a wider context and, at the same time, providing a preview of possible areas of specialisation.
With a view to continually improving teaching methods and fostering better and more effective learning by students, many of the Mathematics Bachelor Degree Programme’s courses utilise the University’s e-learning portal. Here, additional documentation (as, e.g., notes and slides) and auxiliary activities (exercises, partial tests, etc.) support traditional teaching through updating and discussion forums, simultaneously promoting a more direct relationship between the students and between students and teaching staff.
The teaching programme also extends abroad, thanks to the Erasmus Programme which offers to the students the option of spending study periods at qualified foreign universities with which the University of Udine maintains consolidated ties in both teaching and research.
What happens after graduation?
Udine Mathematics Graduates possess the skills or can easily acquire any specific knowledge necessary to undertake professions particularly in the fields of data processing, statistics, financial management, computer science and industry publishing.
The Mathematics Bachelor Degree is the first training level for those wishing to continue their studies of mathematics or related technical or scientific subjects. The Programme leads to acquisition of a scientific and flexible mindset, making it possible to develop the core training acquired in a wide variety of directions. Indeed, it is the first step for those whose aim is to train for a career either in the traditional sphere of teaching or in scientific research and highly innovative activities in the various public and private employment sectors.
The Profession of a Mathematician (Mestiere dei Matematici) and Scientific Degrees Project (Progetto Lauree Scientifiche) websites contain a whole series of videos and interviews with Mathematics graduates working in many and various fields, and make the book Matematici al Lavoro (Mathematicians at Work) available for students to read.