Master in Computational Science and Engineering
a new paradigm in R&D
Computer simulation has revolutionized the research tools of engineer and is nowadays besides theory and experiments, essential to many scientists. While the development of high performance computing (HPC) started many decades ago and has provided many scientists with powerful computing capabilities, it has recently been recognized that integrating HPC to mathematical modelling, numerical algorithms and large scale data bases will lead to a new paradigm in science and engineering.
The Master in Computational Science and Engineering at EPFL aims at educating holders of Bachelor degrees in Basic Sciences and Engineering in the interdisciplinary field of simulation-based engineering science. The presence of the CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire), the new CADMOS centre (Center for Advanced Modelling System) in the Lake Geneva region, as well as the future development of HPC at EPFL form an exciting environment for the enrolled students.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with basic skills such as numerical algorithms, modelling in continuum mechanics, image processing and visualization. It will also provide training in advanced tools for HPC such as parallel computation, advanced multiprocessor architecture and advanced numerical methods for differential equations. Finally a wide range of application courses in Biology, Chemistry, Civil, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering with a strong HPC component will be offered. The student will complete an industrial internship and the Master's program will be concluded by a scientific thesis in a research lab.
Candidates must have a Bachelor degree in basic sciences or engineering and should have a solid mathematics, programming and computational background.
The Master in CSE opens the doors to industry in software engineering, environmental engineering, financial services, chemical and pharmaceutical R&D. It is also a strong asset for a PhD in computational science.
Teaching language: English