M.Sc. On Campus

Simulation Sciences

RWTH Aachen University

24 months
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Simulation Sciences – SiSc – is an interdisciplinary, accredited Master’s program taught in English from RWTH Aachen University, designed for graduates of a Bachelor’s program in science or engineering


The Simulation Sciences course is offered by RWTH Aachen University and is supported by Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Key Features 

  • 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.

Programme Structure

  • The Master's program takes four semesters and consists of mandatory and elective courses and a written Master’s thesis. 
  • In the mandatory courses the students will acquire the basic knowledge which will enable them to deal rapidly with problems in the field of simulation sciences. 
  • In order to effective prepare for research work, students have the possibility to focus on simulations in engineering or physics after the first semester.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of your transcript of records or your diploma supplement. Please submit a transcript of records with all the semesters you have studied. When you apply you have to be able to provide grades all the semesters you have studied except your last two semesters of study.
  • A module catalog or course descriptions of all the courses you completed in your studies. If these are available on your university’s webpage, you can also upload a PDF that shows the link to this page. If you do not, or cannot upload a module catalog, the respective Examination Board will still review your application for your eligibility for your chosen course(s) of study. Your application may however have to be rejected due to your missing module catalog.
  • If you are applying to start a course of study in a higher core semester: a copy of your final academic transcript.
  • Tabular resume

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813 - 1131 EUR /month
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