Eligibility and selection

Master's Programme, Scientific Computing, 120 credits (TSCCM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2007

Last edit: 13/03/2008
Approved: 14/03/2008

General admission requirements
A completed Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits), from a university recognized by the Swedish government or accredited by some other recognized organization. A good knowledge of written and spoken English. Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English.

Specific admission requirements
The prerequisites for the Master's programme in Scientific Computing is a Swedish or foreign degree equivalent to Bachelors degree of 180 ECTS credits, with credits in different subjects according to the following minimum levels. In Mathematics 30 ECTS credits, where the following courses are included: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations. In Numerical Analysis 10 ECTS credits and in Computer Science 10 ECTS credits. Finally 15 ECTS credits in courses from applications where high performance computing is essential, e.g. Fluid Dynamics, Electromagnetics, Mechanics.     

Selection process
The selection process for the Master of Science programme in Scientific Computing is based on a total evaluation of the following selection criteria: grade point average (GPA), course work related to the programme (solving mathematically related problems on computer), letter of intent and references.

Complete information on the eligibility requirements can be found in the local admission policy of KTH, see: