Computational Mechanics: University of Duisburg-Essen

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Master of Science
Computational Mechanics: University of Duisburg-Essen, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Ricken, Universitätsstraße 15, Essen, 45141, Germany
Computer Engineering
Course Language(s) 
English and German
Course Beginning 
2 years (4 semester)
App Deadline 
For applicants from overseas: July 15; For applicants from Germany: October 15
Submit Application To 

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Akademisches Auslandsamt, Frau Bärbel Enger, Geibelstraße 41, 47057 Duisburg



The Master of Science in Computational Mechanics is an international programme in the interdisciplinary field of numerical simulation with high-tech applications in engineering science and practice.

The use of computer-assisted strategies regarding the solution of practice-oriented problems has strongly increased during the last decades. Computational solutions have entered diverse areas such as building sciences, mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, medicine (bio-mechanics) and biology. The fundamental concept which enables this development is based on the interdisciplinary combination of the fields: Experiment - Modelling - Simulation.

The programme Computational Mechanics forms an interface between engineering fields by combining theoretical concepts, numeric treatments and experimental reality.

Key subjects:


  • Tensor Calculus
  • Thermodynamics
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Material Science
  • Computer Languages
  • Laboratory Techniques


  • Material Measuring Technique
  • Parameter Identification of Material Models


  • Numerical Discretisation and Solution Procedures
  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Optimisation Procedures
  • Homogenisation Techniques
  • Multiscale Modelling


  • All areas of engineering sciences and engineering practice


  • Commercial codes (Abaqus, Ansys, Diana, Fluent, CAD) and scientific codes (FEAP, FETI-DP)

Interdisciplinary Co-operating Departments:

  • Mechanics
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Scientific Computing
  • Material Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Steel Construction
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy

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