Master's Programme, Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering, 120 credits (TDTNM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2011
Last edit: 14/03/2012
This master's program (COSSE) is an Erasmus Mundus master's program given in cooperation by four european universities (partner universities): KTH, Delft University of Technology (TUD), Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen/Nürnberg (FAU).
The main objective of COSSE is to train students in computational science and engineering.
Knowledge and understanding
A master's student with a degree from the COSSE program has:
- qualified and broad knowledge in the field of computational science and engineering including techniques for mathematical modeling, simulation and analysis.
Skills and abilities
A master's student with a degree form the COSSE program has the ability to:
- formulate mathematical models, choose suitable methods/computer tools and construct software for high performance computers of different architectures,
- analyze different mathematical models within science and technology and work creatively, systematically and critically
- find strategies for the solution of different types of mathematical models using knowledge about the possibilities and limitations of the different methods and tools,
- communicate effectively with professionals within computational science and engineering as well as with persons working with different scientific-technological applications,
- communicate effectively with management as well as society at large using written and oral presentations,
- cooperate effectively with colleagues with different cultural backgrounds.
Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint
A master's student with a degree from the COSSE program can:
- critically judge validity and limitations of results from computations on different types of mathematical models,
- identify the need for further knowledge in the field and take responsibility for keeping his/her personal knowledge up to date.
Beyond this, there are similar goals for Master’s degrees defined in the higher education ordinance.