Computational Science and Engineering

A new paradigm in research and development.

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 interdisciplinary program which is designed to provide the students with 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 gain an outstanding combination of computer simulation, modeling and applied mathematics techniques and enhance their knowledge in chosen application areas, enabling them to address tomorrow’s computational challenges in industry. This Master’s program is also an ideal preparation for various PhD programs in basic sciences and engineering.

Simplified study plan

Please note that the information regarding programs’ structure as well as the simplified study plans may be subject to change and that they are not legally binding. Only the official regulations and study plans are binding.

Admission criteria

Bachelor’s degree in Sciences or Engineering with an excellent academic record. Candidates should have a strong interest to combine skills in applied mathematics, computer programming, and scientific and engineering application.

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Diploma and title obtained

Upon completion of their Master’s curricula, students obtain an EPFL Master of Science MSc in Computational Science and Engineering. The diploma also gives graduates the right to use the title of EPF qualified Engineer.

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To learn more about this program, please use the following contacts:

[email protected]

0041 21 693 26 86

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