Computational Engineering Science (CES) M.Sc.

Technical problems are solved for the most part by using computers. The mere availability of more and more powerful computers and the ability to operate them is, however, not enough to master the major scientific-technological challenges of the future. The main difficulty lies in the mathematical presentation – in the modeling – of the technical question to make the challenges accessible to computer processing. Conveying the necessary abilities for this, which of course includes using computing systems in close connection with fascinating applications, is the key aspect of this program.

The Master’s program in Computational Engineering Science is an academic, research-based program that is geared to basic research and methods.

The program allows graduates to pursue successful careers that span their entire working life because the program is not limited to conveying current contents but conveys theoretically substantiated basic concepts and methods that transcend current trends.

The program equips students with the basic principles, concepts and methods of the field. Upon completion of their degree, students should be in a position to handle tasks in various application fields given different technical, economic and social parameters; they can apply the acquired concepts and methods to future developments.
The teaching and learning forms and generic modules specifically prepare students for on the job requirements.

The CES Master’s program pursues the following educational objectives:

Problem solving ability: Graduates are able to systematically analyze complex tasks, to develop and validate solutions. When problems arise they can take suitable measures necessary for the solution. The graduates can also tackle complex issues constructively because they have learned to use systems and methods in the subject area with a specific goal in mind.

Interdisciplinarity: in addition to technical skills the graduates can communicate concepts, approaches and results and work on these in a team. They can acquaint themselves with the language and terms of related subjects to corroborate in other subject areas.

The program goals mentioned above will be honed to a higher degree in the Master’s program than in the Bachelor’s program. Specifically with regard to problem solving and leadership skills there is a considerable difference. This means that caliber of the tasks will be different for both degrees once in a job upon completion of the program.