Extent and content of the programme

Master's Programme, Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering, 120 credits (TDTNM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 07/03/2019
Approved: 07/03/2019

The COSSE program is a two-year (120 ECTS credits) master program on the advanced level (second cycle). The instruction language is English. Some elective courses are given in Swedish.

The COSSE master's programme includes compulsory mobility for the students. The programme includes three semesters of courses studies followed by the fourth research semester spent on the Master's Thesis (30 ECTS) under the supervision of both degree-awarding universities. The joint supervision of the thesis work includes the possibility that the topic is chosen according to specializations offered by the degree-awarding universities individually.

As a general rule, students will be admitted to TU Berlin for the 1st year, for course work amounting to at least 60 ECTS as outlined in Annex 2. Upon request, students may enter KTH or TU Delft for their 1st year of studies (course work amounting to at least 60 ECTS as outlined in Annex 1), if approved byProgramme Advisory Group (PAG) and endorsed by the said university. Admission for the 2nd year can in this case be either TU Berlin or KTH/TU Delft as approved by PAG and endorsed by the university being responsible for admitting the student to the 2nd year.

The second year university offers course work (at least 30 ECTS) and supervision of the Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) as outlined in Annex 2. This includes a choice of a specialization at the chosen university:

  • KTH: Biocomputing, bioinformatics, machine learning, computational fluid dynamics, numerical linear algebra, computational physics, numerical analysis;
  • TU Delft: computational fluid dynamics, numerical linear algebra, high-performance computing, data assimilation
  • TU Berlin: Optimal Control, Control Theory, Numerical  Linear  Algebra, Numerical Analysis

A student may choose a specialization different from the proposals above after a separate application.