Minor in Simulations in Natural Sciences

Graduates of a minor program in Simulations in the Natural Sciences (30 ECTS) understand the meaningful use of modern calculation methods and systems for theoretical support in the natural sciences. They have basic knowledge in the implementation (programming) and application of computer models and simulations, as well as in evaluation/visualization of data. In the lectures, the graduates also learn competencies in programming simple numerical methods,and their suitable use in the solution and simulation of differential equations. Graduates possess basic knowledge in construction of computers, in the optimization of programs and parallel computing.
Participants of the HPC module will deepen this knowledge and will also gain skills
in the use of modern high-performance computer architectures.

New structure and additional courses effective fall semester 2018 (see below for older version for students who started this minor before fall semester 2018):

1.) Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule)

Semester

Module

ECTS

HS

ESC 201 Einsatz der Computersimulation I

5

FS

ESC 202 Einsatz der Computersimulation II

5

2.) Core elective modules Informatics (Wahlpflichtmodule Informatik)

  • At least 5 ECTS must be chosen from the following Informatics modules. ESC 401 is highly recommended. Modules which build on previously attended and which focus on object-oriented programming and programming of complex algorithms must be chosen.

  • AINF 1166 is recommended for students with no prior training in programming and with no compulsory programming course within their major.

Semester

Module

ECTS

HS

AINF 1166 Informatik I

6

HS

MAT 101 Programming

4

HS

MAT 116 Programming MatLab

2

HS

PHY 114 Informatik für Physikstudierende

1 (2)

HS

BIO 134 Programming in Biology

5

HS

PHY 225 Scientific Programming in Python

1

HS

STA 260 Practical Introduction to the Statistical Computing Environment R

1

FS

AINF 1169 Informatik II

6

FS

ESC 401 High Performance Computing

6

FS

CHE 103 Computer Applications in Chemistry

4

FS

PHY 125 Scientific Computing (follows PHY 114)

3 (2)

FS

PHY 224 Programming in C++

1

FS

BIO 394 Interdisciplinary Research Methods In Computational Biology

4

FS

BIO 144 Data analysis in biology  (follows BIO 134)

5

FS

GEO 876 Introduction to  Programming for Spatial Problems

3

3.) Core elective modules Simulations and Visualization (Wahlpflichtmodule Simulationen und Visualisierung)

  • At least 10 ECTS must be chosen from the following:

Semester

Module

ECTS

HS

AST 245 Computational Astrophysics

6

HS/FS

AST 243 Praktikum Computational Astrophysics

9

FS

INI 417 Computer Simulations of Sensory Systems

3

HS

MAT 802 Numerical Methods for Elliptic and Parabolic PDE

9

HS

MAT 820 Practical training in Numerics

3

FS

MAT 827 Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic PDE

10

FS

MAT 832 Mathematische Modellierung

9

FS

BMINF 002 Computer Graphics

3

FS

BINFP 601 Computer Graphics Lab

6

HS

BINF 4245 Data Visualisation and Analysis

3

HS

BINF 4234 Data Visualisation Concepts

3

FS

BIO 219 Biomedical Imaging and Scientific Visualization

2

4.) Elective modules (Wahlmodule): For the remaining 5 ECTS: Free choice from compulsory (Pflichtmodule), core elective (Wahlpflichtmodule), and elective (Wahlmodule) modules of the Minor in Computational Science.

 

Older version for students who started this minor before fall semester 2018:

Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule)

Semester Module ECTS
HS ESC 201 Einsatz der Computersimulationen I 5
HS AINF 1166 Informatik I 6
HS/FS ESC 391 Proseminar Computational Science 2

 

Core elective modules (Wahlpflichtmodule)

  • 5 ECTS must be chosen from 'Statistics' WP_N0:

Semester Module ECTS
FS STA 110 Introduction to Probability 5
HS STA 111 Stochastische Modellierung 5
FS STA 120 Introduction to Statistics 5
HS STA 121 Statistical Modeling 5
HS PHY 231 Datenanalyse 5

 

  • At least 9 ECTS from the following:

Semester Module ECTS
FS ESC 202 Einsatz der Computersimulation II 5
HS/FS AST 243 Praktikum Computational Astrophysics 9
FS ESC 401 High Performance Computing 6
FS ESC 403 Introduction to Data Science 6
HS/FS MAT 820 Numerisches Praktikum 3
FS MAT 012 Introduction to scientific computing 4

 

Elective modules (Wahlmodule): Free choice from compulsory (Pflichtmodule), core elective (Wahlpflichtmodule), and elective (Wahlmodule) modules of the Minor in Computational Science.