Computational Science and Engineering

A new paradigm in R&D

Computer simulation has revolutionized the research tools of engineers and is nowadays, besides theory and experiments, essential to many scientists.

While the development of high performance computing (HPC) started many decades ago and has provided powerful computing capabilities, it has recently been recognized that integrating HPC to mathematical modeling, numerical algorithms and large scale data bases of observations will lead to a new paradigm in science and engineering.

Program’s Objectives

This Master’s is an inter-disciplinary program which is designed to provide the students a combination of skills in areas such as high performance computing, numerical mathematics, multiscale and multi-physics modeling together with a wide range of elective application courses.

Graduates will gain an outstanding combination of computer simulation, modeling and applied mathematics techniques and enhance their knowledge in chosen application area, enabling them to address tomorrow’s computational challenges in industry. The Master in CSE is also an ideal preparation for various PhD programs in Basic Sciences and Engineering.

Study plan

Teaching Language: English

Please note that the information regarding the programs’ structure as well as details of the study plan may be subject to change.

Entry Requirements

The Master in CSE is open to holders of a Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or engineering with strong interest to combine skills in applied mathematics, computer programming and scientific and engineering applications.

Online application

More information

You will find the complete curriculum, a list and description of courses, and other detailed info about the program on the Computional Science and Engineering specific pages.


In case of specific questions about this program, please contact the Computational Science and Engineering group:

[email protected]

+41 (0)21 693 25 65