Computer-Aided Electrodynamics (CED)

Computer-Aided Electrodynamics (CED) is concerned with the application of the universally valid Maxwell equations to specific practical problems with the aid of simulation programmes. In this focus area, students are therefore taught numerical methods of electrical engineering in theory and practice.

Fields of application

Computer-aided simulation is employed today in all fields of electrical engineering and is therefore considered a third pillar alongside theory and experimentation. The simulation of component parts, components and complete devices has revolutionised the development cycle of new products and almost completely replaced the process of building and measuring prototypes.

Key aspects of the curriculum

The aim of the degree course is for students to emerge as engineers with a thorough understanding of electromagnetism, its underlying mathematical tools and important numerical methods. Unlike specialist knowledge, the fundamental skills and knowledge taught on the course never become obsolete, and once acquired, facilitate the process of grasping new concepts and accessing new fields throughout one’s entire career.


The broad spectrum and versatility of the course are reflected in the fields of work in which Computer-Aided Electrodynamics’ graduates find employment. They work in research and development as university professors, as scientists in research institutes worldwide, as development engineers in industry, or in leading positions within large-scale scientific projects.

Professors and Chairs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herbert De Gersem (Speaker)
Electromagnetic Field Theory

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Boine-Frankenheim
Accelerator Physics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Klingbeil
Accelerator Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kurz
Electromagnetism and Mathematical Modelling

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Irina Munteanu
Electromagnetic Field Theory

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schöps
Computational Electromagnetics