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About

The Master of Science degree in Computational Science at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) offers students the opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding and set of skills in computational science, numerical simulation, applied mathematics, statistics, and data science.

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Overview

The Master of Science degree in Computational Science at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) provides an innovative combination of methodological and applied competencies in both computational and data science, which endow students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to operate at the forefront of science and industry.

Computational Science is not to be confused with Computer Science, which deals with the science and engineering of computers. Computational Science represents a broader approach to interdisciplinary problems and projects, using computer simulations in model based approaches that represent the interaction between theory and experiment.

The program introduces students to the university's blend of innovative scientific research and real world applications, thus providing an excellent foundation for a career in industry and science. Students may emphasize numerical software, mathematical modeling, deterministic and probabilistic theory, computer simulation, or data science. 

The graduates are ready to pursue professional careers in research, engineering, scientific computing, data science, data and business analytics, computational medicine, and information systems.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities for computational scientists are continuously expanding and changing. The future is very promising for graduates with in-depth knowledge and understanding of mathematical modellling and computer systems. The advanced technical and problem-solving skills developed by our graduates are highly valued by employers. In addition, a successful completion of the MCS also provides preferential access to the PhD in Computational Science offered at the Università della Svizzera italiana.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • High-Performance Computing
  • Numerical Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Advanced Discretization Methods
  • Software Atelier: Simulation, Data Science & Supercomputing
  • Solution and Optimization Methods for Large Scale Problems
  • Stochastic Methods
  • Advanced Computer Architectures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
65
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The MCS is a highly-selective program designed for students with a strong background in mathematics, computer science, and applied statistics. 
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in the field of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or related disciplines granted by an accredited university. 
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences with adequate computational and analytical training will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7554 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3777 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3776 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1888 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000  

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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