Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Computational Fluid Dynamics


Program Description

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the key to successful product innovation in numerous industry branches: increasing the efficiency of pumps and turbines, the cooling of electrical machines or microchips, the reduction of fuel consumption of vehicles. Performing a CFD simulation is no longer a challenge; however, to draw the right conclusions from the results more than ever. This is what the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Computational Fluid Dynamics provides: comprehensive expertise for the successful application - scientifically sound and practically oriented.

Program Overview

Since 2016, the CAS in Computational Fluid Dynamics has been offered at the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil in Switzerland. Where appropriate, courses can also be combined with modules from the master’s course offerings on the TH Ingolstadt and HAW Landshut to complete a master's degree.

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<li>Comprehensive combination of modules as needed</li> <li>Experienced professors from universities and from industry</li> <li>The language of instruction is English if international students participate.</li> <li>Lifelong learning: Even after degree completion, you can take module coursework.</li>

Participant Group

The ideal candidates are college graduates, who have already collected professional experience in engineering or science, and who are interested in a professional or managerial career in the field of product development with a focus on fluid simulation. Since the study is supervised individually, it also takes into account the interests of newcomers as well as experienced professionals who wish to transfer from related fields of expertise. Thus, the offer is also open to professionals who have been contemplating a diploma, bachelor's, master's or even a doctoral degree.

Module Offerings


  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • CFD in Practice

Interdisciplinary Topics

  • Mathematics and Computational Methods

Additional Themes

Our partner universities offer modules from other areas of simulation-based engineering sciences such as computational mechanics or human medicine. These modules can be used to supplement courses for your CAS. A complete module summary can be found in our information material.

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

The CAS “Computational Fluid Dynamics” is a module concept, that takes six months to complete and contains 15 ECTS-credits total. Every module ends with an exam.

Sequence of Study

The study is divided into classroom and self-study phases. The residential phase includes lectures, seminar-like classes and practical exercises. The 20 days of attendance are divided into several blocks, where you can expect two to three consecutive days of teaching (e.g. Thu, Fri, Sat). In addition, you should allow about 10 hours of self-study per week.


The CAS "Computational Fluid Dynamics" consists of three modules:

  • CFD in Practice
  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Mathematics and Computational Methods

You will acquire in-depth, hands-on knowledge of the simulation of fluid tasks and get deeper insight into the physical principles of fluid mechanics and mathematical and numerical methods.

Study Fees

The expected costs are 9.500 CHF, excluding any travel, board and accommodation costs.

HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

dyuklThe HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil is a member of the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (FHO) that is supported by the three cantons St. Gallen, Schwyz and Glarus. It educates approximately 1,500 bachelor and master’s students in the fields of Technology & IT and architecture, civil engineering, and planning. In the application-oriented research and development (aF&E), the HSR pursues the active transfer of technology and knowledge. An optimal infrastructure ensures excellent accessibility to the campus, which has direct access to the public transportation station. From here, the Zurich, St. Gallen and Winterthur airports are very convenient, taking less than an hour to reach by train. When a study break is needed, students can enjoy the magnificent nature, lying on the shore of Lake Zurich without even leaving campus. A walk through the historic old town, with its famous castle Rapperswil, or a trip into the surrounding mountains is also worthwhile.
Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

CADFEM esocaet fosters career qualifications in the field of simulation through seminars, online learning, and university coursework. Therefore, our educational advancement opportunities allow you to ... Read More

CADFEM esocaet fosters career qualifications in the field of simulation through seminars, online learning, and university coursework. Therefore, our educational advancement opportunities allow you to strengthen your skills for a wide variety of CAE-responsibilities, regardless of the simulation software you use. To this end, we cooperate with professors and respected industry specialists, who bring expertise from a variety of universities and professional fields. Read less
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