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Master Computational Science and Engineering (CSE M.Sc.)

Welcome to the Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering.

Detailed information on the course with SPSO from 2018 can be found on this page.

You can find one on the university's websiteBrief overview with general information and information on admission and enrollment.

Starting in the summer semester of 2018, the basis for enrollment in this course is the course-specific examination and study regulations (SPSO) from 2018 in conjunction with the current version of the framework examination regulations for the Bachelor and Master’s courses at the University of Rostock (RPO BSc / MSc).

For modules from other faculties that are taken in the elective area, the respective SPSO of the faculties offering the modules in which these modules are anchored apply. For the language modules that can be studied as part of the compulsory elective course, the examination regulations for the courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Rostock, including the university foreign language certificate UNIcert®, apply.

The CSE course is offered in English and is therefore equally suitable for English-speaking international students and for German-speaking students with very good English skills who are striving for an international career and who, in addition to acquiring specialist knowledge, want to intensively apply and develop their English language skills.

Information for previously enrolled students can be found on the websiteInformation for students according to older SPSOs. Students from older SPSOs can be examined according to the provisions of the current SPSO upon request. The request is irrevocable. Examination and study achievements that have already been completed are recognized.

   

An application is required for this course. Please read theApplication information.

   

»Starthilfe« label - support when starting your studies (master’s)

The label »Starthilfe« stands for support in the transition from Bachelor to Master as well as when starting your studies in Rostock. The IEF offers these voluntary support offers for all study programs of the IEF.

  • With the Master’s study courses, new students coming to Rostock are offered help with starting their studies and settling in in Rostock. This includes, in particular, mentoring for freshmen and the information and events offered in the Freshers section.

   

Additional module offers: JUAS - JOINT UNIVERSITIES ACCELERATOR SCHOOL

The JUAS - JOINT UNIVERSITIES ACCELERATOR SCHOOL offers two five-week courses annually from January to March, which can be recognized for students of the master’s degree courses in Electrical Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering as part of the compulsory elective modules on request: one course (5 weeks) with 10 ECTS, two courses (10 weeks) with 20 ECTS. To participate, an application in the previous year in the period September / October is required.

More information about JUAS

   

   

graduation

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • A successful degree entitles you to use the protected professional title of “Engineer”.

Type of study

  • advanced (with a second professional qualification)
  • Single subject master (cannot be combined)
  • Full-time and face-to-face study

Languages)

  • The language of instruction is English, individual modules including the module examination in German
  • Studies are possible entirely in English
  • If the mother tongue is not German, a German course is a compulsory part

Normal period

  • 4 semesters / 120 credit points

Start of studies

  • possible for the winter semester (October 1st) and for the summer semester (April 1st)
    • Computational Physics specialization can only be started in the winter semester
    • Specializations in Computational Electrical Engineering and Computational Mechanical Engineering should be started in the winter semester; at the beginning of the summer semester there are limited options for choosing the modules

Jump start

  • Individual support offers at the start of their studies for students who are new to Rostock for their master’s degree, e.g. through mentoring by students for students

Field (s) of study

  • Engineering / electrical engineering / mechanical engineering / natural sciences / physics

Formal requirements

  • first professional qualification in a degree in Computational Science and Engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering, physics, with at least 180 credit points or another equivalent qualification:
    • with at least 85% of the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or with another grading system with a comparable grade or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with at least 500 points
  • Mother tongue English or proof of sufficient knowledge of English (proof not older than two years):
    • TOEFL IBT with at least 90 points or IELTS with at least 6.5 points
  • Solid basic knowledge of mathematics: good knowledge of linear algebra, integral calculus, vector calculus, etc. are required. Knowledge of numerics and stochastics is desirable.
  • Solid basic skills in a modern programming language, e.g. C / C ++, Fortran, Java, Python are required. A solid basic knowledge of computer architecture, operating systems and computer networks is desirable. Evidence from courses attended in previous studies, certificates from relevant courses or professional experience stated on the résumé.
  • Proof of in-depth knowledge in the following areas:
    • for the specialization Computational Electrical Engineering: electromagnetic fields and waves (at least 3 credit points), mathematics (at least 18 credit points), programming / practical computer science (at least 6 credit points)
    • for the specialization Computational Mechanical Engineering: Mathematics (at least 18 credit points), technical mechanics (at least 18 credit points), thermodynamics (6 credit points), fluid mechanics (6 credit points) and programming (at least 9 credit points)
    • for the specialization Computational Physics: quantum mechanics (at least 9 credit points), electrodynamics and optics (at least 6 credit points), statistical physics (at least 6 credit points) and mathematics (at least 18 credit points)

Application / enrollment

  • German prospective students from the University of Rostock have to register for this course of study at the student secretariat of the University of Rostock
  • German prospective students from other universities must register online for this course at the University of Rostock
  • International prospective students must:
    • apply via UniAssist
    • after receiving the letter of admission → then enroll in the course at the University of Rostock

Specializations

  • You must choose one of the following three specializations in your application:
    • Computational Electrical Engineering
    • Computational Mechanical Engineering
    • Computational Physics

Further qualification opportunities at the IEF

  • Doctorate to Dr.-Ing. or Dr. rer. nat.

Accreditation

  • Accredited from: 25.06.2019 to: 30.09.2027

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1. Why study Computational Science and Engineering?

Computational Science and Engineering is a new, rapidly growing subject, based on the two classic disciplines of applied mathematics and computer science. The aim of the English-language research-oriented course is to acquire skills for performing computer simulations of technical and natural systems from physics, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering on the basis of a sound knowledge of numerical methods. Numerical simulations make it possible to work on fields that are inaccessible to conventional experiments and research methods. As computers get faster, the scope for modeling and simulation is constantly expanding.

You can choose one of the three specializations offered

  • Computational Electrical Engineering,
  • Computational Mechanical Engineering or
  • Computational Physics

decide.

   

2.1 Objectives and characteristics

The aim of the course is to train for a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in the field of Computational Science and Engineering.

The Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering is research-oriented and follows on from the Bachelor’s degree.

The language of instruction in the Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering is English. It is possible to complete the entire master’s degree in English. Individual elective modules including module exams are offered in German.

The master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering leads to a second professional qualification and enables you to pursue a doctorate.

Successful completion of this course entitles you to use the protected professional title “Engineer” according to the Architects and Engineers Act of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

In this course of study, you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to work in academic and industrial fields. The course gives you the ability to grasp problems in your subject on the basis of mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge and to process them systematically and scientifically in a targeted manner, and on the other hand, after independent familiarization with special issues, to contribute to the development in the field of Computational Science and Engineering . Graduates of the Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering are required to have a significantly higher degree of independent, scientific work than graduates of a Bachelor’s degree, which enables them to participate in the scientific advancement of their subject and appropriate development and Carry out research work in industry or in research institutions independently and take on management tasks.

Three specializations are offered:

  • Computational Electrical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Physics

There are common modules on general methods of applied mathematics and the German language for all specializations.

2.2 Content requirements

You are well prepared to start this course if you have completed your bachelor’s degree with good results in mathematics and science and have a good knowledge of the English language. You also have a special interest in scientific-technical and engineering issues as well as research-oriented work.

TheCourse of study becomesin English and is therefore equally suitable for English-speaking international students and for German-speaking students with very good English skills who are striving for an international career and who, in addition to acquiring specialist knowledge, want to intensively apply and develop their English language skills.

As an alternative to the examination and study plan provided in the SPSO, aSemester abroad Possible as part of the course of study to deepen specialist knowledge.

Theprofessional level and scientific qualification of the Master of Sciencecorrespond to the university graduate engineer known in Germany and internationally. The various options in the specializations offered ensure both the scientific depth and the relevance of the course for industrial practice.

The Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering guarantees aexcellent care. Other advantages are theclose proximity to the library, student dormitories and the cafeteria.

Students who, because of a job they do or because of family obligations in education, supervision and care, can only spend around half of the working hours planned for their studies, have the option of doing the study form twice for two semesters each timeIndividual part-time study to apply. Of the two semesters, only one semester is then counted towards the standard period of study.

2.4 Fields of activity for graduates (professional fields)

The university master’s degree in the field of Computational Science and Engineering offers you the best opportunities to take on a managerial or research position in engineering in Germany and around the world. The steadily growing demand for engineers and physicists, especially in electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering and their fields of application, opens up future prospects for you with good job offers and excellent development opportunities. With the already established, but still comparatively young, specialization in the areas of simulation and numerical computation methods, constantly growing areas of application are opening up for you, both now and in the future.

2.5 Further qualification opportunities (doctorate)

Very good graduates of the master’s degree who want to continue working intensively in the scientific environment have the opportunity to do a doctorate with the master’s degree.

   

3.1 Computational Science and Engineering (Master's) curriculum

The Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering can be started in the winter semester and the summer semester.

The master’s degree allows you to choose between the following specializations:

  • Computational Electrical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Physics

In the Computational Physics specialization, it is only possible to start in the winter semester, as the specific basic compulsory lecture can only be offered in the winter semester.

In the two specializations Computational Electrical Engineering and Computational Mechanical Engineering, starting in the winter semester is recommended, as otherwise there is only a limited choice of modules.

The student must indicate a specialization in the application. The binding notification of the specialization is then made in writing when registering for the final examination.

The master’s degree is divided into compulsory and compulsory elective modules, which are offered in five areas, including the three specializations.

In the computational electrical engineering specialization, modules with a total of 72 credit points are to be studied in the compulsory area and modules with a total of 36 credit points in the elective area of ​​specialization.

In the Computational Mechanical Engineering specialization, modules with a total of 75 credit points are to be studied in the compulsory area and modules with a total of 33 credit points in the elective area of ​​specialization.

In the computational physics specialization, modules with a total of 75 credit points are to be studied in the compulsory area and modules with a total of 33 credit points in the elective area of ​​specialization.

In all three specializations, 12 credit points are also to be studied in the compulsory elective language skills according to the classification of the language center. For the language modules that are studied as part of the course, the examination regulations for the courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Rostock, including the university foreign language certificate UNIcert®, apply.

Students with a knowledge of German at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference have to attend modules with a total of 12 credit points from the range of modules from other courses of study at the University of Rostock or other universities instead of the language modules.

In the individual compulsory elective areas of the respective specializations, modules with at least 12 credit points from the respective specialization and a maximum of 12 credit points from the overarching elective area are to be selected.

In all specializations, a maximum of 12 credit points can also be chosen as compulsory elective modules, provided that they have not already contributed to the completion of the Bachelor's degree.

In the compulsory modules, 30 credit points are allocated to the final examination.

A total of at least 120 credit points must be acquired to pass the master’s examination.

In addition to the compulsory elective modules listed in the SPSO, additional modules can be offered for the compulsory elective areas. These will be announced by the study office before the beginning of the semester as is customary.

Participation in individual modules of this course depends on proof of certain previous knowledge or skills. Details can be found in the respective module descriptions.

3.1.1 CSE course of studies: specialization in Computational Electrical Engineering (course begins in the winter semester)

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3.1.2 Course structure CSE: specialization in Computational Electrical Engineering (course starts in the summer semester)

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3.1.3 Course structure CSE: specialization Computational Mechanical Engineering (start of studies in the winter semester)

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3.1.4 CSE course of studies: specialization in Computational Mechanical Engineering (course begins in the summer semester)

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3.1.5 Course structure CSE: specialization in Computational Physics (course can only start in the winter semester)

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The compulsory modules are to be studied according to the SPSO.