Fakultät für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften



Computer Simulation in Science


Master of Science (M.Sc.)


Winter semester


4 semesters

  • Completed university degree

  • Subject-specific admission requirements

  • No restriction on admission (no NC)


The MSc programme on Computer Simulation in Science (CSiS) is taught in English and focuses on the development, implementation and application of computer-oriented simulation techniques and methods to modern research problems in natural sciences and engineering. The programme is designed to be completed in four semesters.
The required coursework for the programme includes courses in Computer Simulation, Computer Science, and Numerical Methods.

Academic dates and deadlines

1st step: inform yourself on CSiS website

Application Deadlines
  •   applicants with a German Bachelor degree: September 15
  • applicants with a non-German Bachelor degree
    • uni-assist application including CSiS scientific check sheet: between March 15 and June 15
    • admission / note of rejection: July 15
Registrars' office
15.10. for Winter semester
Transfer Admission
Registrars' office
31.10. for Winter semester
Winter semester
Summer semester
01.10. – 31.03.
01.04. – 30.09.
Lecture period Overview
Academic calender Winter semester
Summer semester

Course structure and contents

Admission to the university course


  • Bachelor‘s or diploma degree in applied science, business mathematics, chemistry, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, safety engineering, physics or a related field.
  • Advanced knowledge (as specified on the web page) in the field of specialization chosen from atmospheric physics, computational electromagnetics, computational fluid mechanics, experimental particle physics, computational finance, imaging in medicine, materials science, theoretical chemistry, or theoretical particle physics.
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language.
  • A grade of (or equivalent to) at least 3.0 after rounding down to the first decimal place in the German system.
  • Sufficiently good proficiency in English at the level B2 of the European Framework of Reference.
  • Guideline for applicants
  • Scientific requirements
  • Formal requirements




  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Computational Finance
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Experimental Particle Physics
  • Imaging in Medicine
  • Materials Science
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Particle Physics

Professional perspective

Students gain wide knowledge of model building and simulation. The ability to construct a model (abstract formulation of a problem) and interpret the results (simulation or experiment) are fundamental and require a broad basic technical education. With this knowledge graduates are well positioned to continue their education with a PhD, or to switch to industry or business. People who know how to perform computer simulations are sought by the research departments of industries where simulations are used in situations for which real experiments would be too dangerous or expensive. In recent years computer simulations have also taken on a prominent role in the finance and banking sectors (e.g. risk analysis).

Partner universities

The University of Wuppertal has a strong network of international partners and maintains partnerships with around 220 partner institutions across the globe.

  • International partner universities of the University of Wuppertal read more
  • ERASMUS exchange program: program countries, cooperations, application and reports read more
  • General information on going abroad read more

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