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MSc. Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Optimization

The Master’s program “Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Optimization” (MMSO) is deliberately designed as an English study program, as it intends to prepare students for the entry into a highly internationalized working and research field. In addition to lectures on mathematical modeling, simulation and optimization of complex systems, elective modules allow an individual focus. An application- and research-oriented project seminar concludes the study program, additionally to the Master’s thesis. The degree program qualifies you as an expert with a repertoire of modern mathematical and computer-aided methods that you can apply flexibly to solve problems arising in various fields such as engineering, consulting or finance.
The two-years M.Sc. program MMSO is the first of its kind in Germany. During the first and second semester, you take courses in applied mathematics, physics, and computer science needed for advanced modeling, simulation and optimization of complex systems. In the third semester, you start focusing on a specific area and subject by choosing from modules of interests. A project seminar reinforces the specialization and prepares for the Master’s thesis in the fourth semester. This thesis is an individual research work which is typically embedded in a larger current research project within the university or in collobaration with external partners.


Study contents overview


more than 8 elective moduls; e.g:

  • Applied Differential Equations
  • Numerics of Partial Differential Equations
  • Applied Optimization


more than 5 elective moduls; e.g:

  • Physics in Applications
  • Solid State Physics
  • Surface Science

Computer Science

more than 60 elective moduls; e.g:

  • Machine Learning
  • Web Science
  • Network Theory


  • Elective courses
  • Project seminar
  • Master’s thesis



to the module manual
TO the course plan guide
to the examination regulations



Admission requirements

  • A BSc degree or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, or a related field


  • Winters and summer emester

Applicants with foreign university entrance qualifications

 Please find out more about the separate application process under International and Apply Now!

What are the prospects after completing the master’s degree?


Graduates of Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Optimization will be generalists rather than specialists: with broad knowledge and skills, they will be the versatile and conjunctive backbone of interdisciplinary teams coping with future challenges. Consequently, they find interesting positions in major companies addressing, e.g., engineering, consulting, or finance.

Alternatively, a Ph.D. degree in mathematics, physics, or computer science in Koblenz, Germany, or abroad may be pursued.

The institute is a member of ECMI (European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry) and collaborates in international research projects. Thus, the institute has international connections for stays abroad (in Europe, the US, China, India, or Indonesia) and supports and advises students if they are interested in spending some time abroad:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland
  • Sumy State University (SSU), Ukraine
  • National Mining University (MNU), Dnipro, Ukraine
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Degree Master of Science
Language English
Location Campus Koblenz
Beginning Winter & summer
Application deadline

EU: 15th Jan/15th Jul

Non-EU: 15th Dec/15th Jun

Programme duration 4 semesters
Admission requirements

BSc. degree or equivalent


International Office

Ines Tobis

Universitätsstr. 1, Room D 116
D-56070 Koblenz

Tel. +49 (0) 261 287 2973

Academic advice

Prof. Dr. Thomas Götz

Dates and deadlines

Application period

EU applicants:

15 January for the summer semester
15 July for the winter semester

Non-EU applicants:

15 December for the summer semester
15 June for the winter semester

Due to the long visa application process, we strongly advise non-EU students to apply for the summer semester by 15 November and for the winter semester by 15 May.


Lecture times:

Sommer term 2022:
25.04.2022 til 30.07.2022

Winter term 2022/23:
24.10.2022 til 11.02.2023


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