Computer simulation is essential for success in international competition, because experiments are often too expensive, too slow, too dangerous, too expensive or even impossible. In modern research and development in science and industry, therefore modelling, simulation and visualization with the help of high performance computers has long been in use. FAU is the first to offer an international programme in Computational Engineering and has been doing so at both Bachelors and Masters programmes since 1997. The basis of the programme is an interdisciplinary education that combines mathematics, computer science and a specialization in engineering. The training provides a broad range of expertise and experience of working in groups and teams to research industrial projects.