The common theme of the master programme is modelling as applied in all the subdisciplines of computer science. This comprises:
- modelling and simulation of scientific phenomena (e.g. the human genome project, weather prediction)
- interactions between parts of complex machines (e.g. automotive, medical devices)
- understanding the foundations of computer science (e.g. search engines, programming languages, network protocols)
As in all scientific disciplines such models allow us to understand and control our environment, as such allowing us to make predictions about what will happen in critical situations.
The master programme culminates in the master's thesis. The aim of this thesis is for you to show that you are able to (under supervision of a promoter) explore independently a complex subject in a scientific manner and write down the acquired insight into a coherent text.