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Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Dieser Studiengang verbindet angewandte Mathematik mit Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften, um Probleme in Wissenschaft und Technik mit computergestützten Methoden zu lösen. Herausragende Studierende können sich für das Eliteprogramm BGCE bewerben. Die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.

Fakultät für Informatik

Eckdaten

Art des Studiums
  • Vollzeit
Erforderlicher Sprachnachweis Unterrichtssprache
  • Englisch
Hauptstandorte
Art der Zulassung Beginn des Studiums
  • Nur zum Wintersemester möglich
Regelstudienzeit (in Semestern)
  • 4 Semester (Vollzeit)
Credits Kosten

Infos zum Studium

Worum geht es in diesem Studiengang?

Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is a rapidly developing field that brings together applied mathematics (especially numerical analysis), computer science, and scientific or engineering applications. CSE focuses on developing problem-solving methodologies and robust tools for numerical simulation. To understand phenomena and processes from science and engineering, we no longer need to depend only on theory and experiment, but can also use computations. Numerical simulations supplement experiments and can even allow the examination of systems and problems that would be too time-consuming, expensive, or dangerous (if possible at all) to study by experiment alone.

The high level of detail and realism in these simulations requires advanced skills in mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, efficient algorithms, computer architecture, software design and implementation, validation, and visualization of results. This program equips engineering, science, or mathematics graduates with the skills required for a successful professional or academic career in CSE.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

Wie ist das Studium aufgebaut?

The Master’s in Computational Science and Engineering is a multidisciplinary program taught in English over four semesters. The first three semesters involve lectures, tutorials, and seminars, while the fourth semester is reserved for your master's thesis.

The program covers a wide range of subjects and research areas, including numerical analysis, computer science, scientific computing and diverse applications like computational physics, computational fluid dynamics, visualization, and many more. In order to ensure a broad spectrum of topics as well as excellent expertise in each field, the CSE program is offered in cooperation with seven TUM departments.

All of the program's mandatory modules are taught in English, but some modules offered within the application areas may be bilingual (German lectures and English course material, or vice versa) or conducted in German, thus giving a broader choice of application fields.

In welcher Sprache wird der Studiengang unterrichtet?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your English language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is English.

Welche Kompetenzen und Fertigkeiten erwerbe ich?

Upon graduating with a M.Sc. in Computational Science and Engineering, you possess a great portfolio of skills in the areas of Computer Science, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing as well as their relevant Applications, Methods and Techniques.

Computer Science focuses on Advanced Programming, Computer Architecture and Networks, Fundamental Algorithms, Parallel Programming, Scientific Visualization, the Programming of Supercomputers and Patterns in Software Engineering.

In the area of Numerical Analysis, the core subjects offered are Numerical Programming and Parallel Numerics.

You have also gained theoretical as well as practical skills in scientific computing, and are capable of applying your theoretical knowledge in your individual focus area to questions of current research.

Welche beruflichen Möglichkeiten habe ich mit diesem Abschluss?

Graduates of the Master's in Computational Science and Engineering can look forward to an inspiring career in this important and dynamic field. Computational Science and Engineering is an emerging discipline that extends into all of the fields from which it evolved – applied mathematics, engineering and science applications, high performance computing, and many more. In the same way, the job opportunities and career paths on offer to graduates of the program are diverse, constantly exploring new fields of application, and usually characterized by a high level of interdisciplinarity.

Thanks to their computational abilities, advanced programming skills, and understanding of sophisticated models and algorithms, computational science and engineering graduates are in demand to solve large-scale problems that were once thought to be unmanageable.

Verbindliche Regelungen zu Studienablauf, Prüfungen und Bewerbung

Bewerbung und Zulassung

Wie bewerbe ich mich? (Studienstart zum Wintersemester 2019/20)

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.  

You must apply online using the TUMonline application portal. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline. 

In detail: 

Wie bewerbe ich mich? (Studienstart zum Sommersemester 2020)

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

Welche Dokumente muss ich einreichen? (Studienstart zum Wintersemester 2019/20)

Welche Dokumente muss ich einreichen? (Studienstart zum Sommersemester 2020)

Welche Bewerbungsfristen muss ich beachten? (Studienstart zum Wintersemester 2019/20)

Application period for winter semester: 01.01. - 31.05.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment

You must submit the signed application form before the application deadline. We also ask you to submit the documents you need for admission within the application deadline. If individual documents for admission are not available to you in time, you can hand them in until 15.08. for the winter semester. 

Please also submit the documents we need for your enrollment as soon as possible. If individual documents for enrollment are not available to you yet, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

 Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Welche Bewerbungsfristen muss ich beachten? (Studienstart zum Sommersemester 2020)

Application period for winter semester: 01.01. - 31.05.

An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher subject semesters. Application deadline: 15.01.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

Wie wählt die TUM die Studierenden aus?

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admittedrejected or invited to an admissions interview

Wo geht's zur Onlinebewerbung?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.  

Muss ich ein Praktikum absolvieren?

This degree program does not encompass a compulsory internship nor is an internship a requirement for admission. However, it is recommendable, as a rule, to gain practical experience as soon as possible.

Wie kann es nach dem Studiengang weitergehen?

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.

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