Course in Computational Science and Engineering

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Program Description

Course in Computational Science and Engineering

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Course - Computational Science and Engineering

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.

Computational Science and Engineering is an essential pillar in both scientific research and advanced industrial development. The course package gives both a basic knowledge of this field – and a specialization needed to successfully complet projects in research and development.

Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E) is by nature interdisciplinary. The main goals of CS&E are understanding, analyzing, predicting the behavior of, and finally optimizing complex systems.

CS&E combines different disciplines such as computer science including numerical analysis, applied mathematics, physics and technology. The applications are found literally everywhere and typically deal with complicated and/or complex systems. Applications include image analysis, optimization of industrial processes, risk analysis, web-based information search, the mechanism behind aurora borealis, pricing of financial derivatives, computer games, and, special effects in movies.

The course package begins with four compulsory courses that provide both basic knowledge and a solid foundation for the specialized courses that follow.

The package comprises two different paths for the second semester. The first path focuses on analyzing both the mathematical models (partial differential equations) used to describe the complex systems and the efficient implementation of algorithms on parallel computers. The second path considers stochastic processes, time series analysis and data intensive methods in statistics.

Special requirements

  • 15 ECTS-credits in Computing Science (with a minimum of 7,5 ECTS-credits in Programming and 7,5 ECTS-credits in Numerical methods).

  • 30 ECTS-credits in Mathematics (including single- and multivariable analysis and linear algebra.

  • 7,5 ECTS-credits in Mathematical statistics.

  • English IELTS/TOEFL: 5,5/72.

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