You will acquire skills that will enable you to analyse complex real world problems, and to use this insight as a foundation for better decisions to for exampleimprove performance, quality, and workflows. The career opportunities are multiple and in a world where digitalization is becoming increasingly important there is a need for candidates with domain knowledge and computational modeling skills. Many companies, including all major oil, service companies, research institutes and many of their spin-off companies seek this competence.
The programme is international, where Norwegian and foreign students study jointly. All of the courses are taught in English. The Master programme introduces, illustrates, and discusses a methodology that builds on mathematics, statistics and basic programming from a Bachelor program in engineering or science.
The programme includes advanced topics in modeling and algorithms, decision analysis, optimization, and uncertainty quantification. The study programme is a post-graduate programme that runs over four semesters and covers 120 ECTS, resulting in a Master degree in Computational Engineering.
Decisions and Modeling
Good decisions rely on domain knowledge, relevant data, good models, and the ability to model.
By acquiring skills within modeling and understanding how a model can be used for decision-making support, you will be better equipped to create value from digitalization. Real world problems change all the time. The technical depth and the programming skills provided by this master’s program will give students the required technical competence and flexibility to handle these challenges. The study program will give you skills to analyze complex unstructured problems and apply the insight to make better decisions to improve e.g. efficiency, quality, and workflows.
The master’s program has courses that build on mathematics, statistics, and basic programming from a bachelor’s program in engineering or science. The study program contains advanced modeling and algorithmic topics, decision analysis, optimization, and uncertainty modeling.
A master's degree in Computational Engineering makes you eligible for the most demanding and interesting tasks in the private or public sector as an engineer, researcher, or leader. Job opportunities are abundant, and the majority of major oil and service companies and research institutes (SINTEF, NORCE, IFE) demand this competence.
University of Stavanger offers and encourages the student to take a preparatory summer course in programing and system administration. The course is being taught early in August and before the official semester starts. More information about the summer course: Preparatory course offer