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Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems


Course Description

About the Program

Complex systems with a technological, biological or socio-economic background determine our everyday life. The challenge of modeling these complex systems mathematically demands the following prototypic profile of an "expert mastering a repertoire of modern mathematical and computer based methods for modeling, simulating and optimizing complex systems and knowing how to combine those methods for solving real-world problems".
The term expert is understood in the sense of generalist and not a specialist, since this program aims at teaching a broad spectrum of modern methods.

The two-years English-taught master program "Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems" focuses on advanced techniques of modeling, simulation and optimization. A substantial set of elective courses allows concentration on areas of individual interest. A mobility window enables the students to study abroad and gain scientific and cultural experience at international partner universities. This program uses English as medium of instruction since its graduates will enter a highly globalized work and research community. Besides that, the participation and enrollment of international candidates is explicitly welcomed.

Application oriented, interdisciplinary seminars link the theoretical basics and concepts of modeling and simulation. Students work in small teams to solve real world problems. This teamwork reflects typical work in applied sciences and corresponds to our paradigm of an "expert mastering a repertoire of methods to solve problems".

Find out more about the program and our campus in Koblenz under:
https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/koblenz/fb3/mathe/studium/mmcs/

Aims/Career Perspectives

The Master degree in Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems is to give those possessing extended skills in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science in theory, experiment and practical application. These skills are complemented with further knowledge in additional topics, individually selected by each student. The degree entitles its holder to exercise professional work in the field of Applied Mathematics and/or Mathematical Modeling in science or industry or to pursue a PhD program in related fields.

Program Structure

The first three terms of the two-years master „Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems“ consist of core courses in Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics. Elective courses in Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics and Computer Sciences allow each student to set its individual focus. Active use of the gained knowledge and its application to the solution of real-world problems is taught and practiced in a project seminar. This project seminar can be carried out in a three-month period at a research institution, enterprise or at university. The master thesis in the last term and dealing with modeling and simulating a real-world problem, shows the student’s ability to perform independent research work.
The core and elective courses typically include a written or oral exam, the project seminar is graded based an oral presentation and written report of the project results.

You can find an exemplary list of courses and can download a overview of the modules under:
https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/koblenz/fb3/mathe/studium/mmcs#curriculum

Visit the Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems page on the Universität Koblenz-Landau website for more details!

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Successful Start Scholarship - 6 Awards

The International Office is able to provide limited financial support for international students within the frame of the Profil³-Project. The primary aim of this scholarship is to support qualified international students financially during their first semester at the University of Koblenz-Landau so that they can settle in and get used to living and studying in Germany.Value of the scholarship
• 400 Euro per monthScholarship period
• Period of support: maximum of 6 monthsStart of scholarship payments
The payment order of the monthly scholarship instalments will be issued after the successful applicant has enrolled at the University of Koblenz-Landau after his/her arrival in Koblenz/Landau and has handed in an enrolment certificate to the Welcome Center of the relevant campus.

Value of Scholarship(s)

400 Euro/month for the first 6 months of studying

Eligibility

Applications are accepted from applicants who…
• are not of German nationality,
• are accepted at University of Koblenz-Landau for one of the following international master’s programs:
M.Sc. Ecotoxicology (Landau)
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Landau)
M.Sc. Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Web Science (Koblenz)
• have achieved very good grades (GPA of 1.9 or better) in their previous studies
• need financial support

Application Procedure

In order to apply, please hand in the following application documents:
• Properly completed, printed and signed application form
• Copy of the Letter of Admission at University of Koblenz-Landau for winter semester 2016/17
• CV (max. 2 pages)
• Copy of passport or identity cardAdditional documents which applicants might want to hand in to support their application:
• Any relevant document which shows your social situation, e.g. certified copies (and their translations if applicable) of marriage certificates or birth certificate(s) of your child(ren) in German or English.

Further Information

https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en/international-en/incomings/scholarship/weco-scholarship


(Scholarship)

Partnership Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The International Relations Office is able to provide limited financial support for international students from partner universities (European and non-European). The primary aim of this scholarship is to support qualified international students from our partner universities financially during their first semester at the University of Koblenz-Landau so that they can settle in and get used to living and studying in Germany.Application Deadline:
Ongoing (the scholarship is given on the "first come, first served" basis)Scholarship details:
Scholarship amount: 500 Euros per month
Scholarship duration: 5 to 6 monthsStart of scholarship payments:
The payment order of the monthly scholarship instalments will be issued after the successful applicant has enrolled at the University of Koblenz-Landau after his/her arrival in Koblenz/Landau and has handed in an enrolment certificate to the International Relations Office.
Applications are NOT accepted from students who…
- are exchange students or short-term students at University of Koblenz-Landau
- are not from our partner universities
- are registered only to acquire an academic certificate but not a full degree qualification
- are of German nationality or who have completed their higher education entrance qualification or their under-graduate studies in Germany
- receive BAföG payments
- receive a full or partial scholarship from another organisation/institution

Value of Scholarship(s)

500 euro per month for 1st semester

Eligibility

Applications are accepted from applicants who…- are not of German nationality,- have completed/will be completing their bachelor's degree at one of our partner universities,- are admitted to the University of Koblenz-Landau for any master's program, including one of the following international master’s programs:M.Sc. Ecotoxicology (Landau)
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Landau)
M.Sc. Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Web Science (Koblenz)- start their studies in the winter semester 2016/17
- have achieved good grades (GPA of 2,3 or better) in their previous studies

Application Procedure

In order to apply, please hand in the following application documents: - Properly completed, printed and signed application form
- Copy of the Letter of Admission to the University of Koblenz-Landau for winter semester 2016/17
- CV (max. 2 pages)
- Copy of passport or identity cardPlease note that your application can only be considered if you submit a properly completed application form along with all the required documents within the given deadline.Furthermore, the scholarship payments will only be started after the successful enrollment at the University of Koblenz-Landau for the winter semester 2016/17.

Further Information

https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/en/international-en/incomings/scholarship/partnership_scholarship



Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements: B.Sc. degree or equivalent (at least three years) in the same or equivalent field.Language Requirements: Sufficient Knowledge of English. Assess your level of English by taking an IELTS language test.

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