CSE09
SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering
Miami, Florida, March 2009
CSE/CE Programs in Germany
Michael Schäfer
Institute of Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Graduate School of Computational Engineering
Technische Universität Darmstadt
www.fnb.tu-darmstadt.de, www.gsc.ce.tu-darmstadt.de
Thanks to Oskar von Stryk
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Introduction
Beyond dispute:
need for CSE/CE education!
What is the “best” way?
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CSE/CE Study Programs
Possibilities:
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Minor subject within an existing study program
(e.g., Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical/Civil/Electrical Engineering)
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Postgraduate MSc program
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Consecutive BSc + MSc program
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PhD study program
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CSE/CE Programs in Germany
 16 Programs in CSE/CE/CMe in Germany:
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Postgraduate MSc programs:
U Bochum, TU Braunschweig, U Duisburg, TU München (2), U Rostock, U Stuttgart
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Consecutive BSc + MSc programs:
RWTH Aachen, TU Darmstadt, U Erlangen-Nürnberg, U Hannover
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PhD programs:
RWTH Aachen, TU Darmstadt, U Erlangen-Nürnberg, U Hannover, TU München
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Further related programs:
Computational Science (U Bremen), Computational Physics (e.g. U Dortmund),
Computational Biology,…
Programs developed mostly independently!
What is similar / different?
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More General MSc Programs
TU Braunschweig
TU München
U Rostock
Computational
Sciences in
Engineering
Computational
Science and
Engineering
Computational
Engineering
Semester
4
4
4
Language
50% English
50% German
English
80% English
20% German
Departments
Math+CS, CivE, ME,
EE
CS, Math, CivE, ME, CS+EE, Math, CS
EE, Phys, Chem
In charge
Interdept. steering
committee
Interdept. steering
committee
CS+EE
Student enrolled
Particip. Depts.
CS
CS+EE
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More General MSc Programs
TU Braunschweig
TU München
U Rostock
Computational Sciences in
Engineering
Computational Science
and Engineering
Computational Engineering
Mathematics
Intro Num. PDEs
Num. Analysis I,II
Parallel Numerics
Num. Math, Num. Lin Alg,
Num. PDEs
Computer
Science
Algorithms and Programs
Algorithms, Programming,
Arch.& Networks,
Visualization, Parallelization,
Supercomputing
SW Concepts, Data
Management, Visualization
(selectable),
OO Programming
Engineering
(selectable) Fluid Mechanics
Thermodyn., EM Fields,
Systems Theory, …
Comp. Mechanics, Comp.
Fluid Dynamics, Parallel
Architectures
(selectable) Circuit Design,
Thermodynamics & Fluid
Mechanics, Robotics, Control
Tailored
Intro to Scientific Computing
Scientific Computing
Computational Methods
Projects, Labs
Seminar, Student Research
Project
Seminar, Scientific
Computing Lab
Project Seminar Comp.
Electromagn.
Mandatory courses only!
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More Specialized MSc Programs
U Bochum
U DuisburgEssen
U Stuttgart
TU München
Computational
Engineering
Computational
Mechanics
Computational
Mechanics of
Materials &
Structures
Computational
Mechanics
Semester
4
4
3
4
Language
English
50% English
50% German
English
English
Departments
CivE
CivE
CS, ME, CivE
CivE, Math, CS
In charge
CivE
CivE
CivE
CivE
Student
enrolled
CivE
CivE
CivE
CivE
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More Specialized MSc Programs
U Bochum
U Duisburg-Essen
U Stuttgart
TU München
Computational
Engineering
Computational
Mechanics
Computational
Mechanics of
Materials & Struct.
Computational
Mechanics
Mathematics
ODE Numerics, FEM
Intro Num.
Methods, FEM
Discret. Meth. and
Num. Programming
FEM I,II
Computer
Science
Modern Programming
Concepts in Eng.
Computer
Languages for Eng.
Engineering
Mechanics of Solids,
Fluid Mechanics
Tensor Calculus,
Continuum
Mechanics, Testing
of Metallic
Materials,
Thermodynamics
Tailored
Computational Modeling
of x, Object oriented
Modeling of x
Projects, Labs
Case Studies in CE
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Software Lab I,II,
Parallel Computing
Continuum Mech. &
Theory of Mat. I,II,
Structures & Dyn.
Systems I,II, Eng.
Materials & Smart
Systems I,II
Continuum Mech. &
Tensor Analysis,
Theory of Plates,
Theory of Shells,
Structural Dynamics,
Hydromechanics
Modeling+Simulation
I,II,III; Advanced
Comput. Methods
Soft Skills I,II, Proj.
Software Lab I,II
Consecutive BSc + MSc Programs
RWTH Aachen
U ErlangenNürnberg
U Hannover
TU Darmstadt
Computational
Engineering
Computational
Engineering
Computer based
Engineering
Sciences
Computational
Engineering
Semester
7+3
6+4
6+2
6+4
Language
BSc German
MSc English
BSc German
MSc English
German
German
Departments
Math&CS, ME,
EE, MatE
CS, EE
CivE, ME, EE,
Math
Math, CS, CivE,
EE, ME
In charge
ME
CS
CivE
CE Study Center
Student
enrolled
ME
CS
CivE
CE Study Center
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Consecutive BSc + MSc Program at TU Darmstadt
MSc
Civil
Engineering
Mechanical
Engineering
Modeling + Theory
Applied Math
Mechanics
Computer
Science
Applied Mathematics
Civil
Engineering
Mathematics:
BSc
Electrical
Engineering
Mechanical
Engineering
Flow
Combustion
Computational
Robotics
Applied Computer Science
Electrical
Engineering
Computer
Science
Mathematics for Engineers I,II,III; Elementary PDEs;
Numerical Algorithms; Statistics
Computer Science: Basics of Computer Science I,II,III; Basics of CAE/CAD
Geometric Methods for CAE/CAD;
Engineering:
Technical Mechanics I,II,III; Materials Science
Interdisciplinary: Intro to Scientific-Technical Programming; Project;
Basics of Modeling and Simulation
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Consecutive BSc + MSc Programs
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Variations in overall # of semesters: BSc 6-7, MSc 2-4
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Focus on engineering side of CSE (and not on Computational (Natural) Sciences)
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Similar layout in mandatory courses in BSc (more as in MSc):
 Fundamentals of (Applied) Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering
 Tailored courses to CE/CSE needs and characteristics
 Practical course / project course & seminar
 Several areas of application in 5th and 6th semester
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3 programs with dedicated interdepartmental research (and study) units
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All programs linked with specific PhD programs
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PhD Programs – Graduate Schools
Heidelberg Graduate School of
Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences
U Heidelberg
Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science
RWTH Aachen
Graduate School of Computational Engineering
TU Darmstadt
Center for Simulation Technology in Engineering
International Graduate School of Science and Engineering
TU München
Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences
U Lübeck
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CE Education at TU Darmstadt
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8th year
PhD CE
Graduate
School CE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5th year
Master CE
Study
Center CE
------------------------ 4th year
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3rd year
Bachelor CE
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Recruiting
Nationality of applicants
10%
Branch of study of applicants
3%
24%
13%
24%
3%
21%
63%
Europa
18%
16%
Amerika
Asien
Afrika
Australien
Electrical Eng. and Inform. Tech.
Mathematics
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Computational Engineering
Physics
Other
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Working Group on CSE/CE Programs
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Joint appearance
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Marketing CSE/CE
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More visibility
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Sharing best practices
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Mutual recognition of courses and degrees
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Academic issues
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RWTH Aachen, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, U Erlangen-Nürnberg,
TU München, U Rostock, ETH Zürich
www.ce.tu-darmstadt.de/study/ag
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Conclusions
• Many activities in CE/CSE education in Germany
• Different approaches (general, specialized, consecutive,…)
• Composition of courses from other programs
• Few new courses
• Room for improvement
• Working group
• Strong impact by German excellence initiative for PhD education
Thanks for your attention !
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