Last edit: 10/12/2014
Approved: 10/12/2014

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.