Structure of studies
The bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) is composed of basic studies of the programme (65 ECTS mathematics, programming, industrial engineering and management, obligatory languages, Aalto studies, orientation), the major in computational engineering (65 ECTS including BSc thesis and seminar), the minor (20-25 ECTS) and elective studies (25-30 ECTS).
More information on the programme content and curriculum can be found in the Student guide.
Computational engineering will help you to become an expert in developing and using advanced simulation techniques to analyse complex physical problems.
Computational engineering is a multidisciplinary field incorporating mathematics, engineering principles and computing notions. The knowledge and skills that you will acquire throughout your studies will rest on these three cornerstones.
Mathematics are an important part of the major since they constitute an essential tool to solve engineering problems. During your studies, you will develop your abilities in:
- Integral and differential calculus
- Linear algebra
- Statistical analysis
Engineering principles. You will become familiar with fundamental engineering theories in a broad range of fields including:
- Fluid mechanics
- Mechanics of materials
Computing. You will learn to implement your own simulation techniques and gain experience with the most relevant engineering software packages. The core topics you will learn about include:
- Programming principles and algorithms
- Numerical methods
- Finite Element method
Finally, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems as part of team projects.