Course in Computational Physics

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Program Description

Course in Computational Physics

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Course - Computational Physics

Umeå University welcomes qualified students from Brazil as part of the Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) programme.

Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilians in overseas higher education institutions over the next four years to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at universities across the world.

During the 2013 and 2014, higher education institutions in Sweden will welcome a total of over 2,000 Brazilian students.Seats will beavailable at the undergraduate and postgraduate (master) level.

In computational physics computing is used to solve complex physical problems that can't be solved with analytical methods. Computational physics is commonly used for industrial purposes, for example to make computer simulations to test the properties of a product before it is put up for production.

The course package in Computational Physics will make you familiar with different methods for calculation and simulation. You will learn modern programming tools efficiently, knowledge useful also outside the field of physics.

The course package in computational physics is flexible and offers many different study paths to serve the interests of the individual student, hence the programme is well adapted to different career opportunities. Successful students are also offered a possibility to do a larger project (15 credits) during the second half of the programme.

In collaboration with the Departments of Mathematics and Ecology, the Department of Physics runs IceLab (Integrated scienCE Lab), a creative environment at Umeå University for integrating science from different fields, such as physics, mathematics, ecology, and sociology, with computation as the common denominator. Students are encouraged to contact IceLab for a project work.

Another interdisciplinary computer-based institute at Umeå University is UMIT Research Lab, which focuses on applied information technology."

A quote from a previous computational physics student at UmU:

"…The knowledge acquired in Umeå has been very helpful on the challenges at work. I used the programming skills and a stochastic method upon a maintenance task and successfully achieved great results. So good that the project won the 2010 CEMEX Annual Innovation Award. (CEMEX is a multinational building materials company)"

Special requirements

  • 60 ECTS-credits in Physics.

  • English: IELTS/TOEFL 5,5/60.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the course package, 60 ECTS, is:
 SEK 135 000

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 10, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
10 months
Full time
135,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Umeå
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End date Request Info
Duration 10 months
Price 135,000 SEK