Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
CSE involves mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, computer science, high-performance computing and visualization. The remarkable development of large-scale computing in recent decades has turned CSE into the “third pillar” of science, complementing theory and experiment.
The programme is given jointly by KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Technical University of Berlin (Germany), and Delft University of Technology (Netherlands).
The COSSE master’s programme is a two-year programme including compulsory mobility for the students. They will enter one of the universities and continue in their second year at one of the other universities. As a general rule, students will be admitted to TU Berlin for the first year.
The programme includes three semesters of courses followed by a fourth research semester spent on a master’s thesis (30 ECTS credits) under the supervision of both universities attended. The students receive a double degree from both the first and second year universities.
As to career opportunities, a COSSE master’s degree opens several opportunities:
The programme is highly research oriented. So far, roughly two thirds of the graduates have continued with a PhD position at the consortium partners KTH, TU Berlin, and TU Delft as well as at leading international universities, for example, MIT (USA), [ÅA1] Oxford University (UK), Purdue University (USA), Uppsala University (Sweden), ETH (Switzerland), Karolinska Institute (Sweden), University Melbourne (Australia), INRIA (France), Simon Fraser University (Canada), UPC Barcelona (Spain), NTU Singapore, and many others.
The graduates of this programme are in high demand on the labour market as well. Alumni work in large and smaller companies such as Ericsson (Sweden), IBM Peking (China), BASF (Germany), Tata Steel (The Netherlands), DeCode genetics (Iceland), Sabic (India), AT Kearney (The Netherlands), HERE (Germany), TNO (The Netherlands) and many others.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements.
Programme specific admission requirements
A Bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS credits from an internationally recognized university. The applicant should have a solid background in mathematics, computer science and numerical analysis including the following course work: vector calculus, ordinary differential equations, stochastics and statistics. In addition, a basic understanding of partial differential equations and basic experience of a higher programming language is required.
Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.
Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.
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