Aim of the programme is to supply the participants within three semesters with a profound knowledge in computer simulation techniques of mechanical, civil and tissue engineering, qualifying for a computational engineer (german: Berechnungsingenieur).
Admitted are those who have a degree in engineering sciences (mechanical and civil, only), mathematics or physics, passed with a grade of "good" or better. No other studies will be accepted. Especially, Bachelor's degrees in pure computer sciences or electrical or chemical engineering or Bachelor's of Art will not be accepted. A sufficient knowledge of the german language is necessary.
The programme is structured in two semesters with lectures and computer laboratory exercises at TFH Berlin followed by a practical training in industry of 16 weeks, the master thesis of 10 weeks and the final examination. (motor car modelled by Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim.)
Contents are advanced mathematical and engineering techniques in essential areas of computer simulations for complex technical structures; participants are acquainted with the various, necessary industrial software systems which are considered to be state-of-the-art.(see curriculum).
Companies demand always shorter development cycles for new high-tech products which should have low costs and which should be competitive. To achieve these aims computer simulations are indispensable. This interdisciplinary knowledge is not taught in common programmes. The masters programme Computational Engineering fills this gap. (rescue helicopter modelled by P+Z Engineering GmbH, Munic.)
After having finished their studies the students will get jobs in construction and calculation departments of industry or in engineering offices. Increasing areas are tissue engineering, noise and environmental protection. (chassis of a bicycle modelled by Rotwild bei ADP-Engineering GmbH)
Many of the teaching staff at the TFH Berlin have worked as computational engineers in industry before they were appointed professor, now they have joint research and construction projects togehter with industry.
The curriculum Computational Engineering focus mainly on two areas:
* During the third semester the practical training at industry and the master thesis take place.
Last update at 2005-05-11 by Norbert Kalus