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On 1 September 2017, 32 new students started their bachelor's course in Scientific Programming at Aachen University of Applied Sciences in combination with a training course as a MATSE (mathematical-technical software developer) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Of these students, 28 will conduct their practical training in various institutes at Forschungszentrum Jülich, while 4 students have been placed with external partners (industrial companies). Both the vocational training and academic studies are designed to last three years. The curriculum and further information can be found at The application procedure for 2018 has already started.

At the end of August 2017, 30 MATSE trainees, who started their vocational training in 2014, passed their final examinations. During a ceremony on 31 August in the auditorium, they were warmly congratulated by Michael Arth from the Aachen Chamber of Commerce (IHK) and Ulrich Ivens from the Vocational Training Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Five of the examinees achieved the best grade of "sehr gut", eighteen more scored the second-best grade "gut". The best result was attained by Steffen Domke (IEK-8), who achieved 95 %. Since 1964, more than 1,110 trainees have successfully completed this course at JSC.

As they were also enrolled on the bachelor's course in Scientific Programming at Aachen University of Applied Science (FH Aachen) at the same time, some of the MATSE trainees from Forschungszentrum Jülich also graduated with a bachelor's degree, thus finishing their course within the prescribed timeframe.
(Contact: Prof. Paul Jansen,

from JSC News No. 252, 10 October 2017









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