University of Jyväskylä

Computational Sciences and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English


Graduates will have knowledge of:

  • the principles of continuous and discrete simulation and be able to recognize where to apply them;
  • the most common basic principles of using discrete methods in modern computer architectures;
  • the principles of multiple criteria decision making that are based on the usage of single and multiobjective optimization.

Graduates will be able to:

  • develop mathematical simulation models for technological and natural phenomena and create effective programmes to solve those models;
  • create and solve optimization tasks based on simulation models;
  • conduct research in computational sciences.

Computational Sciences are in the forefront of the Faculty’s research profile and they have strategic importance in leading industrial nations having an impact on the country’s competitiveness. Computational Sciences is linked to problem solving, critical thinking, productivity and creativity.


  • Software (Cloud) Service Architects: designing the technical infrastructures of service enabled applications;
  • Enterprise Architects: architecting and aligning enterprises processes, structure, data and control;
  • Web Service (IT) Professionals: experts in the development and composition of Web services into enterprise applications;
  • Big Data and Knowledge Engineers, Architects, Modellers and Analysts: experts in Big Data, metadata and ontology engineering, knowledge management, data and knowledge integration and evolution, in constructing data-as-a-service solutions, data-intensive applications, expert-systems and knowledge based-systems;
  • Analytics Professionals: experts in decision making and support, optimization based decision making, prescriptive analytics;
  • Researchers (PhD studies): graduates are well-prepared to successfully pursue a career in academia.

The MS in Computational Sciences and Engineering degree course is delivered by University of Jyväskylä.

Programme Structure

Major Studies
  • Compulsory Core Courses
  • Elective Major Subject Studies
  • Project Studies
  • Compulsory Thesis Studies, incl. Thesis and Thesis Seminar
Language Studies
  • Finnish language
  • English language
Other Optional Studies
  • Students are free to choose courses across the University subject to course/ level/ subject specific prerequisites.
  • Examples include: preparatory or advanced level language courses in various languages offered by the Language Centre, multidisciplinary module on Learning, Human Development and Wellbeing and Creating Careers Lecture Series just to mention a few.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Educational background: content and amount of studies
  • Relevant work experience
  • Publications
  • International experience (work, study, living)
  • Eligibility

    An undergraduate academic degree in a relevant field (e.g. Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer/Network/ Software Engineering, Information Technology);A minimum of 25% of the undergraduate courses must be in Mathematics/ Algorithms/ Programming/Statistics, as eligible applicants must have good skills in all of the following: numerical methods, linear algebra, multivariate calculus and programming (incl. algorithms and data structures).

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 8000 International


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