Main domain Computer science, mathematics, modelling

The Applied Mathematics Department (GM) provides a strong mathematical and software engineering background to address problems in a rigorous and conceptual way with the help of computer science tools. These profiles enter almost immediately the labor market, in all branches o! the economy.

Les diplômés ont l’opportunité de poursuivre leurs études par un doctorat. C’est le cas de 15% des diplômés GM.

  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Decision aids
  • Finances
  • Insurances
  • Image processing
  • R&D
  • Data sciences
Visuel GM

Training description


  • teaching: Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation, Statistics and Operational Research, Scientific Computing ...
  • 55% of scientific teaching 20% of projects and 25% of humanities (Communication, Foreign Languages, Management ...)
  • the first two years (GM3 -5th and 6th semesters and GM4 -7th and 8th semesters) constitute a common core programme. The last year proposes three pathes:
  • Decision Aids : Artificial Intelligence, Optimization, Intelligent Systems, Control, Operational Research ...
  • Mathematical Methods for Data Science: Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Approximation, Imaging Sciences, Statistics ...
  • Modeling and Numerical Simulations: PDEs, Numerical Analysis, High Performance Computing, Probabilities, CAGD, Finance, Control, Approximation, Geometric Modeling, Statistics ...
  • international dimension: compulsory stay abroad, final year students may study in a foreign university, possibility of preparing a  double degree or of making the final year (or one semester) abroad


Students can apply to INSA after a postgraduate degree or after two years of higher education in sciences.

Professional opportunities

With a very transversal profile, GM engineers integrate both large industrial groups and SMEs, start-ups, banks, insurance companies and information technology companies from all sectors. A significant portion of them are moving towards finance. Graduates have the opportunity to continue their studies with a PhD. Around 15% of GM engineers work in research (doctorate) or research organizations (INRIA, CNRS ...) after obtaining the mathematical engineering degree.

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On a real campus

This training takes place near the city of Rouen on the campus of INSA Rouen Normandie, easily accessible with public transports. Student residences are available on campus.

Active teaching methods

Training based on educational concepts to develop students’ innovation ability, to deepen their theoretical knowledge, to acquire a know-how, interpersonal skills, especially through projects.

Support for innovation and entrepreneurship

INSA Rouen Normandie is committed to training profiles sensitive to innovation and entrepreneurship. The institute takes part in different promotion programs such as Pépite, which assists young entrepreneurs.

A personalized curriculum

Students have the opportunity to prepare for a research Masters during their 3rd year. They can also do their last year in a similar specialty in another INSA. They can prepare a double-degree in France during their 3rd year:

  • double degree with the possibility to do the last year at the University of Paris Dauphine (and to obtain the title of actuary in addition to the Mathematical engineering degree).
  • possibility of making a double degree during the last year with a co-accredited Master with the University of Rouen

A professionnalizing model

Students have many opportunities to immerse themselves in the professional environment through internships, projects, or even immersion in a company during the last year with a cooperative training course.

Integration into the world of work

The integration of GM engineers into the job market is extremely fast. Some profiles get their first job even before the end of the training. GM engineers are the leaders of tomorrow.