24 months
Duration
8000 EUR/year
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The Master of Science degree in Computational Science (MCS) at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) offers students the opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding and set of skills in computational science, involving numerical simulation, applied mathematics, statistics, and data science. I

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Overview

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

The MCS is fostering a synergistic advancement of all components of computing and data sciences. It will educate students to rethink and develop novel mathematical methods, algorithms, and software to use such emerging computing modalities, or to fuse models and data to extract structure from complexity across disciplines. The MCS provides the foundations of a new form of computational thinking, and it trains master students to use various computing modes and advancements in mathematics, algorithms and software to address challenges presented by science or society.

Awarded degree

Master of Science in Computational Science .

Programme Structure

The MCS program combines courses from computer science, mathematics, statistics, and data analysis to build application-oriented competencies in simulation science and data science. Students enrolled in the MCS program acquire valuable and much sought-after analytical skills through direct involvement in modelling projects addressing a wide range of real-world problems spanning many interdisciplinary applications.

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 modelling, deterministic and probabilistic theory, computer simulation, or data science. Our graduates are ready to pursue professional careers in research, engineering, scientific computing, data science, data and business analytics, computational medicine, and information systems.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Academic 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.

Language requirements

Further information regarding language requirements are listed athttps://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/computational-science/admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000  

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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