Mathematical models and methods, especially from the field of optimization and simulation, are of immense importance for numerous key areas of science and business. Nowadays, for example in sectors such as the automotive, aircraft and aerospace industries, the electrical industry or the chemical industry, one is able to understand and master complete technical processes by means of numerical simulation in the computer before the actual production. Expensive or polluting test arrangements no longer have to be built and valuable raw materials can be saved. In resource, sales and financial planning, computer-aided simulation calculations also form the basis for early optimization approaches.
However, in order to be able to carry out complex simulations professionally, a well-founded theoretical training is required, which is supplemented by pronounced application references. This is what the new Master’s degree in Optimization and Simulation does.
The students are enabled to make independent scientific contributions in modeling, optimization and simulation. In addition to qualifying for many demanding jobs in companies, the master’s degree also fulfills the requirements for employment in the higher public service or a subsequent doctorate.
Building on a basic mathematical and technical education, the course teaches, among other things:
The master's thesis concludes the course and is usually carried out in cooperation with companies.
Successfully completed engineering or mathematical studies with good scientific and mathematical knowledge (final grade Bachelor 2.9 or better) as well as satisfactory English language skills.
The demand for experts, specialists and executives in the field of computer-aided optimization and simulation is great, so that excellent career prospects arise for graduates of the master’s course. In its accreditation report, AQAS expressly states: "... the Master's degree in Optimization and Simulation, thanks to its special focus, enters a niche in the market."
The number of specific occupational fields in a wide variety of industries that are presented in an overview module is numerous. Only the following are mentioned as examples:
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