Informatics: Games Engineering (B.Sc.)
Please note: This program is taught entirely in German – in addition to the summary information below, you can visit our German website for more detailed information about the program.
The Informatics: Games Engineering bachelor's degree at TUM is a technically-oriented program for students interested in games development. Games production is a booming industry that is set to grow rapidly in the near future. This new technology is utilized in many industries, including engineering, construction, medicine, and education. Studying at TUM will provide you with a solid grounding in the theoretical concepts and practical skills required for games design and software development, and will ensure you are well-placed for a career or further study in this field.
The Bachelor's in Informatics: Games Engineering is taught over six semesters by means of lectures, seminars, and individual and small-group practical work. The program is designed to equip students with the skills and techniques necessary to create computerized games that can be utilized in a broad range of industry sectors.
The first semesters of the program focus on developing an understanding of the essential components of computer games, programming languages, game engine structures, graphics, and hardware systems. You will also learn key mathematical concepts, algorithms, and algebraic structures and work on a range of practical programming tasks and projects. You will then move on to study social gaming, computer networks, game engine design, and the principles of artificial intelligence.
In the final semesters of the program, you will work independently on designing a solution to a specific real-world problem as part of your bachelor's thesis in games engineering. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Department's close ties with industry and to undertake a study semester abroad.
Who Should Apply?
You must be able to submit proof of advanced German language skills to qualify for admission to this program. All modules in this program are taught in German only.
We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy logical problem-solving tasks. Previous knowledge of informatics is not necessary, but you should possess the ability to recognize problems, understand them, and work towards finding effective solutions. You should also be able to demonstrate an aptitude for mathematics and an interest in the natural sciences, along with good German and English language skills. Games engineering calls for creativity and imagination, as well as a keen interest in designing solutions and user-focused approaches. You should be able to communicate well with others and work as part of a team.
Information on the application process and deadlines for international students applying to a bachelor’s program is available in English.
With a bachelor’s degree in Informatics: Games Engineering you can gain direct entry into the global games industry. Today, electronic games are more than just pastimes – they are platforms through which we experience virtual situations, try out strategies, develop new ideas, and act with or against each other. Graduates also have access to the traditional IT industry and other related industries where game concepts are becoming increasingly useful, such as automotive, aerospace and systems engineering, medicine, banking, and management. A deep knowledge of informatics, which this program provides, is required in order to understand game technologies and purposefully apply them in the real world.
Many bachelor’s students choose to continue on to one of the master’s programs offered in our department.