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Computational Engineering, master

A Master degree in Computational Engineering makes you eligible for the most demanding and interesting tasks in the private or public sector as an engineer, researcher or leader. You will acquire skills that will enable you to analyse complex real world problems, and to use this insight as a foundation for better decisions to e.g. improve performance, quality, and workflows. The career opportunities are multiple and in a world where digitalization is becoming increasingly important there is a need for candidates with domain knowledge and computational modeling skills. Many companies, including all major oil, service companies, research institutes and many of their spin-off companies seek this competence.
The program is international, where Norwegian and foreign students study jointly. All of the courses are taught in English. The Master program introduces, illustrates, and discusses a methodology that builds on mathematics, statistics and basic programming from a Bachelor program in engineering or science. The program includes advanced topics in modeling and algorithms, decision analysis, optimization, and uncertainty quantification.

Hva kan du bli

Modeling skills and abilities are necessary in every industry. Some examples of industries and businesses where students can find employment are: Oil and energy, consulting and service companies, hospitals and other public agencies. The use of digital technology is rapidly increasing and can be seen everywhere. Computational Engineers are absolutely crucial in realizing the information society, because they have specific knowledge of the engineering aspects (domain knowledge) and computational skills to take the necessary digitalization steps.

A Master degree in Computational Engineering gives a solid foundation for admission to PhD studies in the areas relevant to the chosen academic specialization. In particular, the PhD studies in energy and petroleum technology as well as in information technology, mathematics and physics are relevant.


Starting in 2018, there are designated study program leaders for each study program at UiS. This person is responsible for ongoing coordination, quality assurance and development of the program. Tasks related to the program leader include: Regular updating of information on the internet, approval of applications for exemptions (exchange of courses), matching of exchange offerings, etc. The Head of Department has formal responsibility, but the program manager will take care of the daily tasks. The study program leader is the contact person and is responsible for evaluating and ensuring the quality of the study.


Study Coordinator:  Karina Sanni  Email: karina.sanni@uis.no  Tel: 51831145 Can be reached at Office Drop-in hours 12-14 Monday to Friday, KE C-323

Study Program Leader: Aksel Hiorth Tel: 51 83 17 57

Professor: Reidar Brumer Bratvold  Tel: 51 83 22 60

Professor: Steinar Evje Tel. 51 83 17 41