Dear student, it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the Master's Programme in Computational Science and Engineering at Umeå University. I am Eddie Wadbro, the programme coordinator. We offer you a scientific education at a high international level in an inspring atmosphere. The teachers on our programme are internationally successful researchers who feel enthusiastic about the topics they teach. I am sure you will enjoy it. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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During the first part of the Fall semester 2017, you will take the two courses Matrix Computations and Applications and Modelling and Simulation. During the first days of the programme, you register for these two courses using the online system of Umeå University, by which act you will automatically be registered as a student on the programme. Please note that you must have payed your tuition fees for this to be possible (if you need to pay those). It is important that you attend your courses right from the start. If you do not, you may loose your place on the programme, and it will be difficult if not impossible to catch up. If you despite your best efforts expect to be a few days late, please contact Eddie Wadbro well in advance.Close
Thursday 31 August 2017
Location: Room N280, Natural Sciences Building, Umeå University
During the first part of the Fall semester 2017, you will take the two courses Matrix Computations and Applications (first lecture August 31st at 1pm in room MA136) and Modelling and Simulation (first lecture August 31st at 8am in room N280).
During the second part of the Fall semester, you will study the two courses Engineering Optimization and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.
The programme comprises two years of study (120 ECTS credits), including the 30 credit master thesis project (officially called degree project). The first semester of the programme you will study four compulsory courses: Matrix Computations and Applications, Modelling and Simulation, Engineering Optimization, and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations. During the second and third semester of the programme, you will study select courses that will provide specialized skills in a select sub-field of CSE. During the fourth and final semester of the programme, you will work on you degree project.Close
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term (preferably prior to the Orientation Course). If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
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