News from MATSE Education

On 1 September 2016, 29 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, 25 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 2017 has already started.

At the end of August 2016, all 30 MATSE trainees, who started their vocational training in 2013, passed their final examinations. During a ceremony on 31 August in the auditorium, they were warmly congratulated by Heinz Gehlen from the Aachen Chamber of Commerce (IHK), Prof. Volker Sander from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), and Ulrich Ivens from the Vocational Training Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The best result was achieved by Julia Valder (JSC), who achieved 96 %, the highest mark of all 137 examinees in the district of Aachen. Since 1964, more than 1,080 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, 60 % of the MATSE trainees from Forschungszentrum Jülich also graduated with a bachelor’s degree, thus finishing their course in the prescribed timeframe.
(Contact: Prof. Paul Jansen)

JSC News, No. 244, 11 October 2016

Last Modified: 11.08.2022