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Master's Programme Computational Science 066 910

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The contact person for the master's programme Computational Science is Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Herwig Peterlik.



Information about admission to the master's programme can be found here. For any further questions please contact the admissions office.


The aim oft the master's programme computational science at the University of Vienna is the acquisition of interdisciplinary expertise in the computer-oriented subareas of the following subjects: mathematics, informatics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and biology.

Though the graduates of the master's programme computational science start by acquiring the theoretical prerequisites of the individual subjects, the aim of their education is interdisciplinary: to translate a given subject-specific problem into a computer algorithm using the appropriate tools of the natural sciences, mathematics, and  informatics. This methodical procedure enables them to analyse the complexity of current problems in detail by computer experiments and to exhaustively represent the influence of system parameters on results. The expertise gained in this way is superior to that of a team of specialists. Graduates will possess a solid basic knowledge of the individual subjects as well as a good command of their theoretical foundations and their translation into a computer-linguistic context. This broadening of the subject-specific competence obtained in their bachelor's studies  meets the modern concerns of interdisciplinarity and therefore offers a decisive occupational advantage.

Length and workload

The workload of this master's programme is 120 ECTS (= European Credit Transfer System) points. 1 ECTS point equals 25 hours of work including the lectures.

The official length of the programme is 4 semester. This means taking 30 credits each semester, which equals a full time job. It is up to you how many credits you take each semester. If you take longer than 6 semester to complete your studies you might have to pay additional fees.


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