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M.Sc. Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems

Universitätsstr. 1, Campus Koblenz, D-56070 Koblenz, Germany

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
4 semesters / 2 years

Date of commencement
Winter semester starts in October
Summer semester starts in April

Application deadline
We strongly advice international applicants to apply as early as possible, at the very latest by mid-May (for winter term) respectively mid-November (for summer term)

Cost / fees
There are no tuition fees, only an administrative semester fee of 235 Euro per semester.

Student grants / Financial assistance
Students admitted to the program can apply for a financial support scholarship (a partial scholarship) for the first semester.

Students can apply for apartments in the student halls of residence.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Major recruiters come from the following industries: automotive industry, aerospace industries, chemistry, electronics, mechanical engineering, software-consulting, banks and insurance companies, research institutes, weather service

Exchange partner schools
See opposite

Admission requirements
Language Requirements: Sufficient Knowledge of English. Assess your level of English by taking an IELTS language test.

Academic Requirements: B.Sc. degree or equivalent (at least three years) in the same or equivalent field.

Admission Requirements
* B.Sc. or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science or related fields.
* Knowledge of English Language equivalent to level B2 or certificate that previous education was carried out in English

Programme Coordinators
Prof. Dr. Thomas Götz and Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruzika

Contact details for application
Mrs Ines Tobis
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University of Koblenz-Landau
Faculty of Mathematics / Natural Sciences

Master's Programme in Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems

Complex systems with a technological, biological or socio-economic background determine our everyday life. The challenge of modeling these complex systems mathematically demands the following prototypic profile of an "expert mastering a repertoire of modern mathematical and computer based methods for modelling, simulating and optimizing complex systems and knowing how to combine those methods for solving real-world problems".

The term expert is understood in the sense of generalist and not a specialist, since this program aims at teaching a broad spectrum of modern methods. The two-year English-taught master program "Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems" focuses on advanced techniques of modeling, simulation and optimization.

A substantial set of elective courses allows concentration on areas of individual interest. A mobility window enables the students to study abroad and gain scientific and cultural experience at international partner universities. This program uses English as medium of instruction since its graduates will enter a highly globalized work and research community.

Application oriented, interdisciplinary seminars link the theoretical basics and concepts of modeling and simulation. Students work in small teams to solve real world problems. This teamwork reflects typical work in applied sciences and corresponds to our paradigm of an "expert mastering a repertoire of methods to solve problems".

Exemplary list of courses
    Applied Differential Equations ( 9 ECTS)
    Numerics for PDE (9 ECTS)
    Applied Optimization (9 ECTS)
    Integer Optimization (9 ECTS)
    Physics in Applications (12 ECTS)
    Solid State Physics (6 ECTS)
    Computer Based Methods (18 ECTS)
    Electives (12 ECTS)
    Project Seminar (18 ECTS)
    Master Thesis (30 ECTS)
The Master degree in Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems is to give experiment and practical application to those possessing extended skills in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science in theory. These skills are complemented with further knowledge in additional topics, individually selected by each student. The degree entitles its holder to exercise professional work in the field of Applied Mathematics and/or Mathematical Modeling in science or industry or to pursue a PhD program in related fields.

Other courses offered by University of Koblenz-Landau

  • MSc in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials
  • MSc in Ecotoxicology
  • MSc in Environmental Sciences
  • MSc in Web and Data Science

  • About University of Koblenz-Landau

    The University of Koblenz-Landau is one of the youngest universities in Germany and has grown considerably in its relatively short history. Since its transformation from a teacher training college in 1990, numerous new departments and institutes have sprung up. In addition, a wide range of new degree programs and chairs have been created, and existing courses and research consistently expanded.

    At the eight existing faculties on the two campuses in Koblenz and Landau, you can currently study Education, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Computer Science (Koblenz) and Psychology (Landau). Since 1990, the number of students has increased dramatically to about 17,000 enrolled students, with approximately 8,500 at each campus.

    Koblenz is one of the oldest and most attractive cities in Germany with its surroundings honoured as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

    Exchange partner schools

    Partner universities within the frame of ECMI (European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry) for example:

    NTNU Trondheim, Norway,
    DTU Lyngby, Denmark,
    Lappeenranta Technical University, Finland,
    Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden,
    Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK,
    Oxford University, UK,
    Wroclaw Technical University, Poland,
    Universität Linz, Austria
    INSA Rouen, France
    Universität Grenoble, France
    Universität Mailand, Italy
    Universität Catania, Italy
    Universität Coimbra, Portugal
    Universität Lissabon, Portugal
    UAB Barcelona, Spain
    UC3M Madrid, Spain
    Universität Las Palmas, Spain
    Universität Novi Sad, Serbia
    Polytechnische Universität, St.Petersburg, Russia
    Technische Universität Kiew, Ukraine

    Non-European partner universities:

    Fuzhou University, China;
    IIT Madras, India,
    ITB Bandung, Indonesia
    Clemson University, SC, USA
    The University of Auckland, New Zealand