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Welcome to Computational Engineering Science

Computational Engineering Science (CES)

is a study program at RWTH Aachen University (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering), one of the leading technical
universities in Europe.CES piston

Technical problems are increasingly solved with the help of capable/efficient computers. The reason for this is rising profitability due to a reduced need for prototypes and extensive scientific discoveries achieved in much shorter time. But there is the lack of qualified staff capable of operating more efficitve computers.

So the study Computational Engineering is designed to educate engineers who have the capability of carrying out simulations and evaluating them. They will be equipped with the necessary fundamental knowledge in natural sciences, engineering and mathematics to analyze results and to critically question the simulation algorithm or the mathematical model. Additionally CES - engineers are trained how to choose, adapt or program simulation software for a specific problem. These capabilities and also employing High-performance computers in the process are needed to meet the scientific and technological challenges of the future.

It is a complex task finding a mathematical model for the solution and evaluation of technical problems. It should enable the computer to calculate and solve a complex problem under almost realistic conditions. Also a problem is the analysis and evaluation of the ensuring results.

In many branches, e.g. sofware companies and development departments in the manufacturing industry there is an increasing demand for engineers who have an education in convening engineering, computational science, computer science and mathematics.

The young study CES exists since 2002. CES is an interdisciplinary study program refering to the fields of engineering, material science and natural sciences as well as computational science, computer science and mathematics.


about requirements is available at Accreditation.

The Curriculum

is divided into a 7-semester Bachelor and a 3-semster Master course.

The Bachelor course qualifies for first employments in the industry. The ensuring Master allows the admission to a doctorate and comprises a broader theoretical and practical training.

The Master focuses on one of the six areas: Mechanics of Solids and Structures, Fluid Dynamics and Combustion, Transport Engineering, Energy and Process Systems Engineering, Bio- and Medical Engineering and Production Technology.


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