Computational Engineering – Bridging the gap between the disciplines

Technical developments are becoming increasingly complex and are based largely on mathematical principles. Engineers are thus dependent on efficient hardware and software and knowledge of the methods of computer science as a key competence. So they can successfully develop new products, compare technical solutions or predict the effects of design decisions. Computational Engineering (CE) was developed in response to these insights and combines computer science, mathematics and engineering as equal interdisciplinary curriculum in a degree program. CE is an internationally recognized discipline that deals with the solution to physical problems in science and technology using mathematical models, computer and software systems.

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Computer simulation as a key technology

Computer simulation is essential for success in international competition, because experiments are often too expensive, too slow, too dangerous, too expensive or even impossible. In modern research and development in science and industry, therefore modelling, simulation and visualization with the help of high performance computers has long been in use. FAU is the first to offer an international programme in Computational Engineering and has been doing so at both Bachelors and Masters programmes since 1997. The basis of the programme is an interdisciplinary education that combines mathematics, computer science and a specialization in engineering. The training provides a broad range of expertise and experience of working in groups and teams to research industrial projects.

8 good reasons for the CE study at FAU:

  • Customized curriculum with an interdisciplinary approach to each student
  • Flexible options and a wide range of opportunities for specialization
  • Close cooperation in internships with industry
  • Excellent campus infrastructure and equipment of the rooms
  • Active student representatives as contacts and advocates for students
  • International students from all over the world: networking during the Master programme
  • Excellent career prospects through the interdisciplinary program
  • Studying in the middle of the vibrant and diverse metropolitan region Nuremberg
Fachschaftsinitiative Computational Engineering