Master Compuational Science (066 910)

The curriculum is available here.

If you have any questions about the Master Computational Science, please contact Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Kerstin Hummer.

 

Aims

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. You can also focus on one of the six areas.

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 scientific tools of 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 have 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 professional advantage.

 

Admission

Admission to a master's degree programme is granted centrally by the Admission Office of the University of Vienna. You can find information on the admission requirements in the curriculum.


Duration and Scope

The workload for the master's degree in physics is 120 ECTS credits, in which a master's thesis (27 ECTS) and the defence (3 ECTS) are included.

The planned duration of study is 4 semesters. 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 semesters to complete your studies, you might have to pay additional fees.