Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #98 (QS) ,
Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a Master's programme within the multidisciplinary field of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), which is an enabling technology for scientific discovery and engineering design.


The Computer Simulation for Science and Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a two-year programme including compulsory mobility for the students. They will enter one of the universities and continue in their second year at one of the other universities. As a general rule, students will be admitted to TU Berlin for the first year.

The programme includes three semesters of courses followed by a fourth research semester spent on a master’s thesis (30 ECTS credits) under the supervision of both universities attended. The students receive two degrees from both the first and second year universities.


As to career opportunities, a degree from the master's programme in Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering opens several opportunities:

  • to join the international research community by continuing PhD studies in the CSE and science/engineering fields where simulation and high-performance computing is applied: fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, molecular physics, quantum chemistry, material science, chemical engineering, structural mechanics, biocomputing, and many more.
  • to gain employment in “end-user” high-tech industry and “provider companies”, using and developing tools for advanced computer simulation in the pharmaceutical, automotive, materials, aeronautics, power generation, micro-electronics, etc. industries.
  • to start new innovative companies which are based on CSE expertise.

The programme is highly research oriented. So far, roughly two thirds of the graduates have continued with a PhD position at the consortium partners KTH, TU Berlin, and TU Delft as well as at leading international universities, for example, MIT (USA), [ÅA1] Oxford University (UK), Purdue University (USA), Uppsala University (Sweden), ETH (Switzerland), Karolinska Institute (Sweden), University Melbourne (Australia), INRIA (France), Simon Fraser University (Canada), UPC Barcelona (Spain), NTU Singapore, and many others.

The graduates of this programme are in high demand on the labour market as well. Alumni work in large and smaller companies such as Ericsson (Sweden), IBM Peking (China), BASF (Germany), Tata Steel (The Netherlands), DeCode genetics (Iceland), Sabic (India), AT Kearney (The Netherlands), HERE (Germany), TNO (The Netherlands) and many others.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Numer Meth for Engineers
  • Scientific Computing
  • Differential Algebraic Equations
  • Project Numerical Analysis
  • Mathematical Visualization
  • Advanced Numerical Linear Algebra

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. 

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS credits from an internationally recognized university. The applicant should have a solid background in mathematics, computer science and numerical analysis including the following course work: vector calculus, ordinary differential equations, stochastics and statistics. In addition, a basic understanding of partial differential equations and basic experience of a higher programming language is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
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