• 4/11/2014

Now accepting applications

New Master’s programs starting in the 2014/2015 winter semester

There is a whole world of choices out there for students who have completed undergraduate degrees and are wondering where to go from there. Technische Universität München (TUM) has just announced four new Master’s programs for the 2014/15 winter semester. The courses and lectures will be taught in German, English or French and TUM is accepting applications now. Another first for the coming winter semester: students will be able to study part-time for Master’s degrees in informatics and in electrical engineering and information technology.

Four new Master’s programs for TUM (Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM)
Four new Master’s programs for TUM (Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM)

Master of “Informatics: Games Engineering”
Business is booming in computer games and companies are constantly on the lookout for qualified employees. TUM is offering a Master’s program in games engineering to complement its existing undergraduate degree in the field. Students in this program will learn to design and build the technical infrastructure needed for modern computer games. In addition to informatics, mathematics and physics, the course includes classes on animation, graphic design and game theory. To prepare graduates for subsequent careers in industry or research, TUM will be organizing collaborative, real-world projects with different departments or industry partners. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in games engineering or a similar informatics degree.

Master of “Nanoscience and Catalysis” (NSC)
This new program from the interdisciplinary Catalysis Research Center (CRC) focuses on the basic molecular concepts of catalysis. Students will be able to apply the insights they gain to design, characterize and optimize catalysts in the field of nanoscience. The program is being offered in conjunction with Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) in France and is funded by the German/French university association (DFH/UFA) as part of the Munich Marseille Graduate School of Nanoscience (M2GSN). It is the first program to be offered (partially) through French at TUM. A mandatory semester abroad at AMU will provide students with the experience of studying and living in another country. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a double Master’s degree from TUM and AMU.

Master of “Science and Technology in Technologized Societies” (STTS)
Science and technology are an integral part of everyday modern life – but what does that mean for society? And how does that tie back to research? This new interdisciplinary program explores the interface between technology and science, looking at the philosophy, sociology and history of science. Students will learn about politics and communication in science, also focusing on innovation-driven research. Organized by the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at TUM, this cross-faculty course looks for answers to the many questions that arise from the interplay between science and society for students of engineering, technology, social sciences and humanities. The main focus is to work on interdisciplinary research projects and engage with public stakeholders.

Master of “Horticultural Management”
This new program looks at the various techniques and skills required for the successful management of a horticultural business. It extends across the entire horticultural value chain – from cultivation through production and logistics to marketing. The course is offered in conjunction with Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT). With its wide-angle perspective, it is aimed at graduates from the fields of horticulture, agricultural science, environmental and the natural sciences, biology and business management. Graduates of this program will be ideally equipped for leadership roles in wholesale and retail businesses, fruit and vegetable processing companies, or services and logistics firms.

Part-time courses in ”Informatics” and in “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology”
Balancing work or family with study can be quite a juggling act. To help students balance different commitments, the “TUM Individual” program offers flexible study formats like these part-time courses. Beginning in the upcoming winter semester, Master’s students of “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology” and “Informatics” will have the option of attending just half or two-thirds of the usual classes per semester required for these programs. The number of credits per semester and the number of semesters required to complete the course have been adapted to reflect this option. This option is extremely flexible – if the student’s circumstances change, they can switch between 50 percent, 66 percent and full-time attendance rates during their course of study. The “TUM Individual” project qualified the university for funding by an educational opportunity program launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in an effort to make German universities more accessible to nontraditional applicants ("Aufstieg durch Bildung: Offene Hochschulen" = Career Advancement Through Education: Open Universities).

Application deadline for part-time courses is May 31.
Switch between 50 percent, 66 percent and full-time may be updated until August 15, 2014.

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