News from MATSE Education
On 1 September 2018, 30 new students started their bachelor's course in “Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik”, formerly entitled Scientific Programming, at Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen) in combination with a training course as a mathematical-technical software developer (MATSE) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Of these students, 28 will conduct their practical training in various institutes at FZJ, while two students have been placed with external industrial partners. Both the vocational training and academic studies are designed to last three years in total. The curriculum and further information can be found at https://fz-juelich.de/matse.
At the end of August 2018, 30 MATSE trainees, who started their vocational training in 2015, passed their final examinations. During a ceremony on 31 August, they were warmly congratulated by Michael Arth from the Aachen Chamber of Commerce (IHK), Dr. Mathias Ertinger – head of Human Resources – and Ulrich Ivens – head of the Vocational Training Centre – both from Forschungszentrum Jülich. Five of the examinees achieved the best grade of "sehr gut", fifteen more scored the second-best grade "gut". The best result was attained by Carl Burkert (IEK-8), who achieved 97 %. Since 1964, about 1,150 trainees have successfully completed this course at JSC
from JSC News No. 260, 17 September 2018