Computational Engineering Curriculum

Compulsory Subjects

The block of compulsory subjects have to be studied by all students of Computational Engineering. The provide the basis for the further studies in the compulsory optional and optional subjects.

At VGU, the course 'Mechanical Modelling of Materials' is currently replaced by 'Mechanics of Solids'.

Compulsory Optional Subjects

Students have to collect 39 credit points from the set of compulsory optional subjects. Only a limited number of these courses can be offered at VGU. The selection is made together with the students according to their primary interests.

Optional Subjects

Optional courses are available in the fields of construction, material modelling, numerical methods, fluid and environmental engineering or dynamics. Students have to collect at least 16 credit points from the optional subjects.

Case Studies

A case study is an independent work on a subject related to Computational Engineering. Students can either come up with their own topics or ask a Professor or a research assistant for a subject.

 

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Module Name

Module Coordinator

Hours per week 

ECTS 

1st and 2nd semester

Compulsory
Courses
39 CP

Mathematical Aspects of Differential Equations and Numerical Mathematics

       

Syllabus

Prof. Hackl

4

6

Mechanics of Solids

   

Prof. Le

4

6

Computational Dynamics

    

Class video.

Prof. Kuhl

4

6

Modern Programming Concepts in Engineering

   

Syllabus;   Class picture.

Prof. König, Prof. Baitsch

4

6

Finite Element Methods in Linear Structural Mechanics

   

SyllabusClass video.

Prof. Meshke

4

6

Fluid Dynamics

    

Syllabus

Prof. Höffer

2

3

Continuum Mechanics

   

Syllabus Class pictures.

Prof. Hackl

4

6

 

Sum Compulsory Courses:

 

39

2nd and 3rd semester

Compulsory Optional
Courses

35 CP (elective)

Advanced Finite Element Methods

   

Syllabus;   Class pictures.

Prof. Meschke

4

6

Dynamics and Adaptronics

  

Syllabus

Prof. Le, Prof. Nestorovic

4

6

Theory of Plasticity

 

Prof. Le

4

5

Computational Plasticity

   

Prof. Hackl

2

4

Object-oriented Modelling and Implementation of Struct. Analysis Software

  

Prof. Baitsch

2

3

Numerical Simulation in Tunnelling

  

Prof. Meschke

3

4

Interdisciplinary Programming Project

  

Prof. Baitsch

2

3

Computational  Fluid Dynamics

    

Syllabus

Prof. Höffer

4

6

Dynamics of Structures

   

Syllabus

Prof. Höffer, Prof. Meschke

4

6

Fundamentals and Implementation of High-order Finite Element Methods

  

Prof. Baitsch

4

5

Meshfree Methods

   

Prof. Rabczuk

4

6

Fundamentals of Active Structural Control

  

Prof. Nestorovic

4

5

Computational Wind Engineering

   

Syllabus

Prof. Höffer

2

3

Design Optimization

  

Prof. König

4

6

Case Study A

   

Syllabus

Prof. Hackl

2

3

Higher Dynamics

   

Prof. Le

4

6

Finite Plasticity

    

Prof. Bertram

3

4

Fracture Mechanics

 

Dr. Tran Duc Han

4

6

Variational Calculus and Tensor Analysis

  

Syllabus

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Xuan Hung

4

6

Boundary Elements Methods

   

Dr. Pham Thanh Duong

4

6

Isogeometric Analysis

   

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Xuan Hung

3

4

 

Sum Compulsory Optional Courses:

 

35

1st, 2nd and 3rd semester

Optional
Courses

16 LP (elective)

English

  

Prof. Hackl

4

6

Environmental Modelling

    

Prof. Stolpe

3

4

Computational Modelling of Subsurface Transport Processes

   

Syllabus

Prof. König

3

5

Parallel Computing

  

Syllabus

Prof. König

4

4

Safety and Reliabilty of Engineering Structures

  

Syllabus

PD. Kasperski

4

6

Energy Methods in Material Modelling

  

Syllabus

Prof. Hackl

3

4

Case Study B

 

Syllabus

Prof. Hackl

2

3

other relevant courses of VGU

 

 

 

 

 Sum Optional Courses

 

 

16

 

 

Sum Compulsory Courses, Compulsory Optional Courses, Optional Courses  

 

 

90

4th semester

Master Thesis

 

 

 

 

30

 

Sum in total:

 

 

120

 

Semester Content

1. Semester: All students study the same fundamental subjects in order to have a solid fundament for further studies.

2. Semester: A mixture of compulsory and optional subjects.

3. Semester: Optional subjects let students focus on their particular interests.

4. Semester: In the last semester, students prepare their master's thesis.