News from MATSE Education

At the end of August 2020, 32 mathematical and technical software developer (MATSE) trainees who started their vocational training in 2017 passed their final examinations. Despite the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic like basic operations, home office, and digital learning, six of the trainees achieved the top grade “very good” and thirteen were awarded the second best grade “good”. The best result was achieved by Lars Osiewacz (ICS-TA), who achieved 97 %. Since 1964, about 1,200 trainees have successfully completed their training at JSC.

On 1 September 2020, 27 new students began their Bachelor’s degree course in “Applied Mathematics and Computer Science” at Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen) in combination with the MATSE-training at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Of these students, 26 will complete their training at the various institutes of the FZJ, while one student was placed with an external industrial partner. The combined planned duration of the vocational training and the studies is three years. The curriculum and further information can be found at

Contact: Oliver Bücker,

from JSC News No. 275, 25 September 2020

Last Modified: 05.07.2022