Study Plan

As a two-year master program at Heidelberg University, the master program scientific computing consists of a work load of 120 ECTS points. As this amounts to 900 hours of education, reading, exercises and learning per term, students have to make sure to use both the reading term and the lecture-free part of the term to complete assignments etc.

The basic line-out of the four terms is as follows:

Year 1 (total 62 ECTS)

  • Mathematics (selection from elective mandatory program) - 16 ECTS
  • Computer Science (selection from elective mandatory program) - 16 ECTS
  • Application area - 18 ECTS
  • 2 Seminars/Practicals - 12 ECTS

Year 2 (total 58 ECTS)

  • Specialization (selection from elective mandatory program) - 16 ECTS
  • Key Competence Program ("ÜK") - 6 ECTS
  • Master Seminar - 6 ECTS
  • Master Thesis - 30 ECTS

The first year consists of teaching in the three areas of this master course: Mathematics, Computer Science and a Field of Application. In the second year students prepare and conduct their research project. This phase is started with two specialization lectures and leads to a master project.

To this end, students should choose a combination of courses in terms 1, 2 and 3 leading to a specialization within the master course. We list outlines of key specializations including a sample set of lectures and practicals in a separate area on this web site.