Computational Engineering

Engineering applications are becoming more and more complex. Consequently, the theory required to analyse corresponding systems becomes increasingly complicated as well. Experimental investigations are often too complex, too risky, or too costly. Computational Engineering (CE), including computer based modelling, analysis, simulation, and optimisation, is a cost effective and efficient alternative to investigate engineering applications and to engineer new technical solutions. It enables the creation of scalable digital models to support research, development, design, construction, evaluation, production, and operation of engineering applications. It allows optimal strategies to be found, which address key issues in future technical developments for the economy and society, in the areas such as energy, health, safety, and mobility.

Graduate School of Excellence Computational Engineering

The Graduate School of Excellence Computational Engineering (GSC 233) at Technische Universität Darmstadt enables PhD students to develop their scientific skills in a focused way, and to cooperate under optimal conditions in a highly stimulating interdisciplinary environment.

Based on the interaction of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Sciences three key scientific areas are identified. Partnerships with well established research organizations as well as cooperation with industry increase the impact of the Graduate School.

Outstanding properties of the Graduate School

  • Interdisciplinarity
  • International and intercultural exchange
  • Integrated training of “Soft Skills”
  • Annual PhD award for best thesis in field of CE
  • Shortening of MSc study for accepted PhD students
  • Financial support of all accepted students
  • Short total time of MSc and PhD
  • Close cooperation with industrial partners
  • High performance computing environment available
  • Striven for a high level of gender equality
  • Admission of graduated BSc and MSc students possible


You will find the Graduate School of Computational Engineering at Dolivostraße 15, 64293 Darmstadt / Germany

Travelling by train

From Darmstadt main station take tram no. 3 (direction “Lichtenbergschule”) or the bus route K (direction “TU Lichtwiese”, platform 2, cf. map of bus platforms at main station) and leave at station “Kasinostraße”. Then turn left into Kasinostraße and again left into Julius-Reiber-Straße. Now, Dolivostraße is the first street on your right hand side. The Graduate School is located on your right with a parking lot in front, surrounded by trees (cf. figure below).

Travelling by plane

From the Rhine-Main-Airport (Frankfurt-Airport) a bus called “Airliner” brings you to Darmstadt main station directly. From the main station just follow the description above.

Travelling by car

Heading south on highway A5 you will reach Darmstadt approx. 40 km south of Frankfurt/ Main.

Once you are in Darmstadt, the graduate school is situated roughly between the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and the city center (Stadtmitte).

Heading north along Dolivostraße, the graduate school is located on your right with a parking lot on front, surrounded by trees (click on map to enlarge).

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