Simulation Sciences is an interdisciplinary, accredited Master’s program taught in English for highly-qualified holders of a Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering subject. The course is offered by RWTH Aachen University and supported by the German Research School for Simulation Sciences and Forschungszentrum Jülich.
Simulation sciences is taken to mean those disciplines which, on the one hand, deal with basic methodological principles and, on the other hand, with applications of computer simulations in science and engineering. Due to the exponential development of modern high-performance computers, these disciplines are gaining ever greater significance and now represent the third pillar of research complementing experiment and theory. Well-known areas in which computer simulations are extensively used are, for instance, climate research, materials science and biotechnology.
The special feature of the interdisciplinary Simulation Sciences program is the training of scientists and engineers enabling them to handle the continuously growing applications of high-performance computers in science and engineering. Students will be given basic training in the methodological principles of computer simulation and, depending on their personal choice, will then complete an application-oriented or methodology-oriented program. In the field of applications, a selection can be made from a broad spectrum of courses which can either be combined in an interdisciplinary manner or focused on one priority. This concept permits students to extend their knowledge of the discipline of their bachelors degree or to change their field. For example, a bachelors in physics could be followed by a Masters in Simulation Sciences with a focus on engineering. In the course of the program, students will be granted access to the extraordinary supercomputer and visualization resources of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich.
Career opportunities in numerous professional fields are open to graduates of the Masters program in Simulation Sciences. Due to its interdisciplinarity, the program addresses the areas of methodology, basic principles and applications of simulation sciences that are currently in very great demand.
Potential employers can be found in both research and industry. For example, cost cutting means that computer simulations now replace expensive experiments, which makes it attractive for industry to employ well-qualified experts in the field. Since the program is taught in English, the graduates are moreover well qualified for the international market.
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