Double degree

The Master in Computational Science offers students the opportunity to undertake a double degree programme, in partnership with:

  • FAU (Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • LUT (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology in Lappeenranta in Finland)
  • INSUBRIA (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria in Como/Varese)

The double degree Master in Computational Science offers the opportunity for students to attend courses at two universities, get to know two cities, and maximize their educational development through cutting edge course offerings, collaborations with a wide array of leading professors, researchers and distinguished guests, and living experiences across different countries and contexts.

MCS double degree graduates are well prepared and highly sought after for careers in industry and research. Simulation and data science-based approaches are quickly becoming the pillars of development in new materials, drug design, surgical procedures, engineering research, climatology, risk management, finance, and many others. MCS graduated will be well prepared for careers across these and many other domains in which data science, high-performance computing and mathematical modelling are central.

Note: Master in Computational Science students enrolled at FAU, LUT or INSUBRIA can study at USI without paying additional fees and vice versa.

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  • Double Degree with Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) located in Erlangen-Nurberg is known as one of the preeminent centres of excellence for computer science in Germany and it is the second-largest university in Bavaria with its 39000 students. FAU is a preeminent centre of computer science in Germany and Europe as a whole: its computational engineering master programme is one of the most well established, and well known of its kind and the university is a centre of excellence in Germany for applied high-performance computing.

    Furthermore, double degree students will benefit from the specialized focus of the computational engineering group, with advanced specializations in mechatronics, computational optics, information technology, thermo- and fluid-dynamics, mechanics and dynamics, computational materials science, and medical imaging. The more application-oriented program at FAU will be well complemented by the highly rigorous mathematical, methodological, and algorithmic training which is the focus at USI. Indeed, this double degree provides students with a unique opportunity to build a very robust capacity in both applied and methodological skillsets.

    The Master in Computational Science, located in Lugano, at USI (Università della Svizzera italiana) has a unique educational programme design, focused on developing advanced capabilities in data-driven simulation methods, with applications and specializations across a variety of sub-disciplines of computing.

  • Double Degree with Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology in Finland

    The Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) is located about 2 hours East of Helsinki in Finland in the city Lappeenranta with about 73,000 people on the shores of Lake Saimaa. The Master's Programme in Data-Centric Engineering at LUT is based on blending applied mathematics with computer science and engineering. In the Masters's Programme in Data-Centric Engineering, you will study at the intersection of applied mathematics, computational statistics and artificial intelligence. During your studies, you will learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning and how mathematics and statistics form their basis. This will enable you to understand data and modern modelling and analysis methods, such as deep neural networks, profoundly and apply them to problems with societal impact.

    All the courses are taught exclusively in English.

  • Double Degree with Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

    Uninsubria’s applied mathematics, computer science, and computational mathematics groups are renowned and present tremendous specializations in areas such as geometric analysis, numerical optimization, regularization methods, numerical linear algebra, as well as a variety of applied areas through industrial collaborations.

    The USI-Uninsubria Master in Computational Science Double Degree leverages the combined resources of USI and Uninsubria to mould powerful, application oriented competencies in simulation and data science, with a high-level focus on methods and algorithms. USI and Uninsubria present a highly dynamic center of excellence for computational science and the combined faculties present a fantastic opportunity for students with a particularly strong interest in mathematics, and high-level methodologies, which can be applied to a wide array of problems.

    Furthermore, for the Master’s thesis, students can participate in ongoing research projects at the ICS, the IDIDS, and Uninsubria. Topics include numerical analysis, high-performance computing, geo-science, computational engineering, optimization, computational (bio-) mechanics and fluid mechanics, computational medicine, drug-design, computational finance, shape analysis and many others.

    The USI- Uninsubria Master in Computational Science enables students to study in Como/Varese and Lugano, which are very close and well connected by public transport.