Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceScientific Computing – Master

The degree programme in Scientific Computing focusses on the development of methods and algorithms in applied mathematics and the implementation of these methods, using modern computer technology to apply them to actual situations.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Science
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionEnglish, partially German
Fees and contributions171.80 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with access restriction
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Can be completed entirely in EnglishYes

Course Content

The emphasis of this application-oriented Master’s degree programme is on the advanced mathematical branch of Scientific Computing.  The programme provides students with in-depth expert knowledge and scientific methodology. 

The degree programme includes the following mathematical methods: 

  • Numerical methods for ODE and PDE 
  • Statistics and data analysis 
  • Differential geometry and computer algebra 
  • Linear and non-linear optimisation methods 
  • Calculation methods for fluid dynamics 

as well as computer science methods 

  • Parallel Computing 
  • Scientific visualisation 
  • Mixed/Whole Number programming 
  • Spatial databases 
  • Image processing technology 

Course Structure

The degree programme is divided into the following sections:  

  • Advanced mathematics 
  • Advanced computer science 
  • Specialisation 
  • Application area, determined on the basis of the specialisation 
  • Seminars 
  • Cross-disciplinary skills 
  • Master’s thesis