Computational Engineering Programs
In the 1997/1998 winter term, the Faculty of Engineering began its English-language based Master Program in Computational Engineering . In the winter term 1999/2000 the German-language based bachelor program was added, and the master program was revised according to the experience gained. The degrees offered at present are: Bachelor of Science after 6 semesters, and Master of Science after a further 4 semesters.
The combined bachelor-master program consists of a compulsory set of courses in computer science and applied (or technical) Mathematics, a Technical Application Field (TAF) chosen from the School of Engineering (excluding computer science), and Elective Technical Subjects.
In this program, the TAF is central and has therefore significantly more weight than a subsidiary subject of the traditional kind. Thus it becomes possible to teach fundamentals of a technical discipline to which computer-science methods can then be applied fruitfully.