Computational modeling in engineering is an interdisciplinary field that is developing rapidly and represents the foundation for the development of new technologies. Numerous engineering challenges such as the development of autonomous electric vehicles, high-efficiency energy transfers, or nano-mechanical assemblies essentially include engineering design, mathematical modeling, and computer simulation of models. The development of new methods for solving engineering problems and tools for computer simulations complements or completely replaces expensive and time-consuming experiments. In order to describe the phenomena that we model with computer simulations as accurate as possible, a deeper understanding of the engineering problem, advanced knowledge of mathematical modeling and numerical methods, as well as the implementation of efficient computer algorithms and solution visualization skills are required.
Computational modeling in engineering is a multidisciplinary profile in the study of Computer Science, which includes employees from in total of six departments of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER). Compulsory profile courses provide students with a broad education, while wide electives in the choice of elective courses allow for profiling in the area of personal interests. The specificity of this profile is the two-year teamwork of students on specific industrial problems, in cooperation with attractive industrial partners such as Rimac Automobili, AVL - AST, and Končar - Electrical Engineering Institute.
Upon successful completion of this profile, students are trained primarily to work as development engineers in the R&D (research and development) sector, but the acquired knowledge and competencies such as creative thinking and analytical approach to problem-solving also open a wide range of opportunities from an academic career to the financial sector.
When enrolling in the Computational Modeling in Engineering profile, FER undergraduate students do not take the difference exams. For students who have obtained the academic title of university bachelor in a related undergraduate study such as mechanical engineering, mathematics, or physics, the conditions of enrollment are determined by the Committee for the graduate work of the profile, individually for each applicant.