Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the program requires to take modules in computer science, mathematics and in a technical application field (TAF). Students have therefore to declare during the second term which Technical Application Field they wish to study. For a detailed description of the TAFs currently offered by the program please refere to the section Technical Application Fields.
Admission to the bachelor program is currently open to anyone with the German high school qualification Allgemeine Hochschulreife, or an acknowledged foreign equivalent.
The bachelor program in Computational Engineering contains modules in German. Therefore, foreign students must take the DSH language proficiency test for admission. The DSH 2 level is the minimum requirement. Students have the possibility to take some of the elective technical modules in English. This is a good opportunity for students to familiarize to English as the international language of science.
Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung (GOP)
The GOP comprises the examination of modules from the first two semester with a total amount of at least 30 ECTS credit points. In this phase the student has to show that she/ he is able to afford the exigency of a scientific study in Computational Engineering. The modules of the GOP can be selected from a list of 7 modules. The GOP has to be passed within the first three semesters. The examination of a GOP module can be repeated only once, i.e. only one failed attempt (Fehlversuch) is possible.
Structure of the Program
The structure of the bachelor program in Computational Engineering comprises in addition to the three major sections Mathematics, Computer Science and the Technical Application Field, a section with Elective Technical Subjects, a section with an internship at industry and softskills modules, and the section with a seminar and the bachelor’s thesis.
Mathematics (Mathematik) [min. 37,5 ECTS]. This section contains mandatory modules corresponding to the usual engineering mathematics. These are complemented with two further modules in numerical mathematics (Numerik).
Computer Science (Informatik) [47,5 ECTS]. This section contains modules from the bachelor program in computer science together with two modules in scientific computing offered by the Computer Science Department.
Technical Application Field (Technisches Anwendungsfach, TAF) [min. 35 ECTS]. Each student has to choose a TAF at the beginning of the first semester. The list of currently offered TAFs can be found in Sec. Technical Application Fields. The modules in the section TAF are mandatory. Each TAF has a TAF advisor (TAF-Vertreter) who supports students in all questions related to the TAF.
Elective Technical Subjects (Technische Wahlmodule) [max. 25 ECTS]. This section offers the students the possibility to improve their academic skills by selecting modules from the engineering and computer science departments. A complete set of recommended modules is given for each TAF in the Standard Study Plan. The Standard Study Plans of the several TAFs are listed in Section Technical Application Fields. Students are encouraged to consult the study advisor and the TAF advisors about the modules appropriate for the respective application field. Furthermore, students should consult the UnivIS for courses offered by the different chairs.
Internship and Softskills (Praktikum und Schlüsselqualifikationen) [15 ECTS]. An internship in industry comprises 10 weeks. For courses in softskills please consult the study advisor and look at the UnivIS.
Seminar [5 ECTS]. In the seminar a group of students focuses on a particular topic and is requested to actively participate. Each student has to prepare and give a presentation of at least 30 minutes and deliver a written report. The topic of the seminar has to be from within the area of computer science or of an area related to the TAF.
Bachelor’s Thesis (Bachelor-Arbeit) [15 ECTS]. The bachelor’s thesis comprises a research work of about 360 hours and has to be completed within five months after the registration. The student can register for the bachelor’s thesis as soon as she or he has achieved 100 ECTS credit points. The topic of the thesis must be in the area of Computational Engineering under the guidance of a qualified faculty member of the School of Engineering. At the end of the bachelor’s thesis the student has to give a 30 minutes presentation followed by a closing discussion.
Standard Study Plan Bachelor
Establishing a study plan is compulsory in both the bachelor and the master programs in Computational Engineering. Only modules listed in the study plan can be registered for examination. The study plan is divided into sections corresponding to the program structure as described above. Every student start the program with the standard study plan. There is one standard study plan for each TAF. The modules in the sections Computer Science, Mathematics and TAF are obligatory. The modules electable for the GOP are declared in these three sections. The section Elective Technical Subjects contains modules which are recommended for the corresponding TAF. Modules in this section can be changed according to the personal interests of the student. The student can also select a module from a large pool to complete the 5 ECTS credit points required for the section Softskills in the study plan. The complete list of standard study plans for the different TAFs can be downloaded in the following link Standard Study Plans
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