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Computational Science and Engineering

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

You will deepen applied numerical mathematics and computer science to solve topics in electrical and mechanical engineering using computer simulations that are inaccessible to conventional experiments and investigations. Lecture language is English.

Content and objectives

Computational Science and Engineering is a new, rapidly growing field that is, in addition to the major subject, based on Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. The aim of the course is the acquisition of skills to carry out computer simulations of technical and natural systems in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering as well as Physics based on a sound knowledge of numerical methods. Numerical simulations allow the work on fields that are inaccessible to conventional tests and investigation methods. As computers get more powerful, the scope for modeling and simulation is constantly expanding. In many cases, the design process is already happening only inside the computer.

Three specializations offered:

  • Computational Electrical Engineering (CEE)
  • Computational Mechanical Engineering (CME)
  • Computational Physics (CP)
Why studying Computational Science and Engineering?

You are well prepared for the start of this course, if you have completed your Bachelor's degree with good results and also have a good knowledge of the English language. In addition you have an special interest in scientific-technical and engineering-based issues, software development and and research-based work.

Subject matter and goal

In the first three semesters, you deepen your knowledge in numerical analysis, partial differential equations, as well as high-performance computing and your classes from the respective module catalog. There are compulsory German courses for all majors. German-speaking students select another language. The 4th semester is for the master thesis.

Career prospects

Within this course, you will acquire a broad range of skills that is indispensable for engineers and physicists with a focus on simulation and numerical computing methods. The university master’s degree offers best possibilities for a leading or researcher position in the field of engineering in Germany and abroad, or to enter a doctoral program. The ever-growing demand for engineers and physicists with profound knowledge of computational mathematics opens up prospects for the future with excellent career opportunities.

Application and admission
Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Completion of a first academic degree in Computational Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Physics with at least 180 credit points or another equivalent qualification; with at least 85 % of the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or a comparable grade or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with at least score 500

  • Native language English or English proficiency TOEFL IBT with at least score 90 or IELTS with at least score 6.5 (the certificate should not be older as two years)

  • solid knowledge in mathematics: especially linear algebra, calculus (integral, vector ...), numerics and stochastics

  • solid skills in a programming language, e.g. C/C++, Fortran, Java, Python and solid knowledge in computer architecture, operating systems and computer networks

  • proof of profound knowledge: CEE: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (at least 3 credit points), Mathematics (at least 18 credit points), Programming / Practical Computer Science (at least 6 credit points) / CME: Mathematics (at least 18 credit points), Technical Mechanics (at least 18 credit points), Thermodynamics (6 credit points), Fluid Mechanics (6 credit points) and Programming (at least 9 credit points) / CP: Quantum Mechanics (at least 9 credit points), Electrodynamics and Optics (at least 6 credit points), Statistical Physics (at least 6 credit points) and Mathematics (at least 18 credit points)

Procedure of application

This degree program is not restricted to admission (no numerus clausus).

Prospective students from the University of Rostock

An application is not required.

Enrollment takes place online in the registration portal of the University of Rostock:

  • from August 1st to September 30th for the next winter semester or
  • from February 1st to March 31st for the next summer semester

further information: 

Prospective students from Germany

An application is not required.

Enrollment is online in the enrollment portal of the University of Rostock:

  • from the 1st of August to the 30st of September for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of February to the 31st of March for the next summer semester

further information:


International prospective students

Please also note the information on the application.

International prospective students must be in the period

  • from the 1st of April to the 31th of May for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of October to the 30th of November for the next summer semester

apply online at UniAssist and then enroll in the degree program at the University of Rostock upon receipt of the admission letter. More information can be found on the Website of the University of Rostock below.
further information:

Application: application via Uni-Assist, see www.uni-assist.de

Further information can be found here:

Information for international students

Brochures / Regulations


Broschure (pdf) (english)

Broschüre (pdf) (deutsch)

Framework Examination Regulations (RPO)

The general rules of study in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs at the University of Rostock are determined by the
► Framework Examination Regulations (Bachelor/Master) in the currently valid version.

Specific Examination and study Regulations

The detailed rules for the study of a specific study program, are then regulated in the respective program-specific examination and study regulations (SPSO). When entering a higher subject semester, older versions of the SPSO may apply (see history).

M.Sc. Computational Science and Engineering

    aktuell gültig für Neuimmatrikulationen zum 1. Fachsemester:
Neufassung (2018) → Nicht amtliche englische Lesefassung

Consulting opportunities

University of Rostock

Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Departmental student advisory service of the faculty

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dennis Hohfeld

fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 7004

Albert-Einstein-Straße 2 (Seminargebäude) | 18059 Rostock | GERMANY
Room 016

consultation hours after arrangement

Study Office and Examination Office Computer Science International

Anita Björk-Pagel

Tel.: +49 (0)381 - 498 7004

Albert-Einstein-Straße 26 | 18059 Rostock | GERMANY
Room 006

consultation hours after arrangement

► Web Study Office

Student advisory service of the university

Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock 

Info service in the SSC: Central contact point for prospective students and students
The Student Service Center brings together all the important information and advice offered by various institutions for prospective students and students. Those seeking advice should first contact the info service. If necessary, referrals are made here or an individual consultation appointment is arranged.
Parkstraße 6, 18057 Rostock, GERMANY, room / Raum 024
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1230
contact and office gours: Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock – Homepage


4 Semester
Ein-Fach-Studiengang, kann nicht kombiniert werden
Keine Zulassungsbeschränkung, ohne NC
Ingenieurwissenschaften/ Informatik
Fakultät für Informatik und Elektrotechnik
Winter- und Sommersemester
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