Simulation and Testing
In a Nutshell
Computer-based simulations and experimental tests go hand in hand today with the development of technical innovations in businesses. This combination allows businesses to save development time and costs. In order to be able to use the tools and assess the results correctly, industry and research organizations need specialists with a deeper understanding of the underlying simulation concepts. The Master's program in simulation and testing teaches the requisite skills.
The academic program has two focus areas. The first lies in the field of simulation. Here, students study different numerical procedures and simulation technologies and learn about their possibilities and limitations. The second focus area of testing technology teaches students about test planning and analysis using statistical methods and the technical aspects of test stations.
Research and Practice
The Master's program at Coburg University is very application-oriented and has close contacts with businesses and research institutes. Students have the opportunity to participate in the current research projects of their professors’ and the Institute for Sensor and Actuator Technology (ISAT) at Coburg University. The Master's thesis allows them to study a practical and challenging topic in depth and to use modern research methods. Due to the international contacts of our professors, students are able to collaborate with a global business or foreign research institute to complete their Master's thesis.
The Master's program begins in the winter and summer semesters and lasts three semesters. Since the modules partly build on each other, we recommend starting in the summer semester. For more information, also see the module manual (see below). Supplementary elective modules give students the opportunity to specialize according to their interests and preferences.
In the first semester, students study:
- Model building and simulation 1
- Innovation management
- Testing and validation procedure
- Testing and test station technology
In the second semester the focus lies on:
- Model building and simulation 2
- Advanced simulation procedures
- Experimental design
- Computer-based measurement technology
In the third semester, students write their Master’s thesis and take a class in Computational Physics as part of 4 SWS.
Curriculum and Examination Regulations
The [module manual]* provides an overview of the structure of the program. The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program. The academic program advisor Prof. Dr. Conrad Wolf will gladly answer any additional questions about the program.
*only available in german at the moment
The development process of high-tech businesses could no longer survive without computer simulations in combination with modern test procedures. Prospective simulation experts are highly sought after in R&D departments of many organizations, for instance in the automotive industry or in the field of renewable energies and energy storage. The acquired scientific knowledge also enables graduates to assume positions in research institutes.
Cooperative doctoral studies
Graduates with a good Master's degree can continue to work in academia after completing the Master’s program. They also have the possibility of writing their dissertation at Coburg University and getting their Ph.D. in cooperation with a university.
Application and Admission Requirements
- Diplom or Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better (German grading system)
- Fields of core program: physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, or related areas
- At least seven semesters (210 ECTS), including a required internship, or six semesters (180 ECTS) without required internship, which needs to be made up by the time the Master’s thesis is registered.
Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a master program at the University of Coburg.
Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).
Status: December 2019.
Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.
Prof. Dr. Conrad Wolf
T. +49 (0)9561 317-405
F. +49 (0)9561 317-311