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Computational Sciences and Engineering

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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 Computer Science International?

You have profound knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences as well as advanced English language skills. You are interested in scientific-technical and engineering-based issues, software development and research-oriented 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

Further information can be found here:

Information for international students

Brochures / Regulations


Broschure (pdf) (english)

Broschüre (pdf) (deutsch)

M.Sc. Computational Science and Engineering

    aktuell gültig für Neuimmatrikulationen zum 1. Fachsemester:
Neufassung (2018)

Neufassung (2015)
   ► 1. Änderungssatzung (2016)

Consulting opportunities

University of Rostock

Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Departmental student advisory service of the faculty

Student advisory service Computer Science and Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dennis Hohfeld

Raum 016
Albert-Einstein-Straße 2 (Seminargebäude), 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 7004

Study Office and Examination Office Computer Science International

Anita Björk-Pagel

Albert-Einstein-Straße 26, 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
Room  006
Tel.: +49 (0)381 - 498 7004

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



Standard period of study:
4 Semester
Study type:
Subject type:
Ein-Fach-Studiengang, kann nicht kombiniert werden
Restricted admission:
Keine Zulassungsbeschränkung, ohne NC
Main teaching language:
Study field:
Ingenieurwissenschaften/ Informatik
Fakultät für Informatik und Elektrotechnik
Start of studies:
Winter and summer semester
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