Computational Engineering

Operated by the Ruhr-University Bochum, GERMANY

An international program, open for students from all countries.


The Computational Engineering Master program prepares students in the theory and application of computer-based simulation techniques.

Biomechanical simulation of a stent (shape memory alloy)

Probabilistic lifetime prediction for a concrete bridge

Finite element model of a wind turbine under operation conditions

Air infiltration to the soil during mechanized tunneling

Stress distribution in a joint of a steel bridge

Simulation comes first - Computer-based simulation is an essential part in today's product development processes. Before building the actual product, engineers run extensive simulations in order to test their designs in a virtual environment. Let it be bridges spanning over wide rivers, medical devices saving lives or power plants providing the energy for all of us. None of these high-tech products of human ingenuity would exist without the predictions delivered by computer-based simulations.

Become a simulation expert - The job market has a growing need for professionals who are able to run and understand such computer-based simulations. Especially a country, which is rapidly developing its own high-tech industry, such as Vietnam, needs these people. Computational Engineering equips students with the key competences to become experts in this field and thus opens up excellent job opportunities in research and development.

The Benefits of the Program

  • Prestigious Masters degree from Germany and VGU.
  • Competitive advantages to be among the most sought-after experts in simulation engineering.
  • The highest teaching standards with an outstanding curriculum, dedicated and experienced professors from Germany, modern facilities and state-of-the-art engineering software.
  • A network of research centers and industrial companies all over the world through the lecturers from Germany.
  • Attractive scholarship and tuition fees substantially subsidised by the Vietnamese and German governments.


Classes Relocation to Ho Chi Minh City

Starting from Academic Year 2016–17, all CompEng classes will be organized at VGU HCMC campus (Phu Nhuan district)

Sample of the English-language test is added to Review Materials

Job Perspectives

The German and VGU Master's degree opens the door to a wide variety of PhD positions in Germany and all over the world, providing academic career opportunities. Our graduates from different countries are working at Airbus, Daimler, EADS, Volkswagen etc. in Germany. A Master degree of Computational Engineering from Ruhr University Bochum is a significant competitive advantage for VGU's students to get into the international job market, not only in Germany. Moreover, multinationals such as Bosch in Vietnam are talking to VGU's students to fill up their engineering vacancies and meet their rising HR demand in the coming years.

Partners in Education

Computational Engineering (see website) has been established at Ruhr-University Bochum as international master program in 2001. Since then, more than 300 students from all over the world have graduated and now have excellent positions in science and industry. Since 2009, Vietnamese students can study the same program in Ho Chi Minh City.