Application – M.Sc. Data Engineering and Analytics

Eligibility

Students who have completed, or are about to complete, a Bachelor's degree in Informatics/Computer Science, Mathematics (with Informatics as a minor) or a related subject are eligible to apply. 
We will compare your transcript to the curriculum of the corresponding Bachelor's program of TUM - B.Sc. Informatics or B.Sc. Mathematics. If your Bachelor's program did not cover the main subjects of the respective study program, you cannot be admitted to the Master's program. The academic qualification is the most important criteria for us. Missing academic qualification cannot be compensated by working experience.

Importance of Mathematics and Informatics foundations
Equivalent academic qualification in Mathematics, Informatics and Theory is very important to us. Therefor, additional specific rules apply:

a) Check for equivalence with the BSc. Informatics of TUM
If 14 credits or more are missing when comparing your modules to the following group of modules of the BSc. Informatics, your Bachelor's degree is not equivalent and it is not possible to get an admission:

  • IN0007 Fundamentals of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • IN0011 Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • IN0015 Discrete Structures
  • MA0901 Linear Algebra for Informatics
  • MA0902 Analysis for Informatics
  • IN0018 Discrete Probability Theory

b) Check for equivalence with the BSc. Mathematics with Informatics as a minor of TUM
If 12 credits or more are missing when comparing your modules to the following group of modules of the BSc. Mathematics with Informatics as a minor, your Bachelor's degree is not equivalent and it is not possible to get an admission:

  • IN0001 Introduction to Informatics 1
  • IN0007 Fundamentals of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • IN0008 Fundamentals of Databases

Please check our general eligibility requirements for Master's prorgrams (GRE etc.).

Analysis of the Curriculum

Please download and complete the form below, sign it and then upload it in your TUMonline application!

Form - Curriculum Analysis for applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Informatics

Form - Curriculum Analysis for applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics

Topics for the scientific essay

The scientific essay/paper, submitted along with the online application, should be approximately 1,000 words in length. Your scientific paper/essay should introduce the topic, discuss it, and lead to a logical conclusion. Please use relevant data and scientific literature to support your argumentation. Ideas that are not your own must be identified as such! The term "essay" can be misleading - we require a scientific paper with proper citation! Your sources of information must be listed at the end. The essay must be your own work and you should write it without any assistance.  

Applicants must choose one of the following topics:

  • Topic 1: 
    Are Data Structures and Algorithms obsolete today in the age of Machine Learning?
  • Topic 2: 
    Scale up or scale out: Is there one solution that fits all problem sizes?
  • Topic 3: 
    Explaining what learned models predict: In which cases can we trust machine learning models and when is caution required?

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Online application and submission of required documents:
    For the winter semester 2020/21: 
    January 1 – March 31: recommended application deadline for applicants who need a visa 
    January 1 – June 30: compulsory application deadline (one-time extension due to the coronavirus pandemic)
    For the summer semester: 
    September 1 – October 31: recommended application for applicants who need a visa 
    November 30: compulsory application deadline (closing of the online application portal)
  • No submission of missing application documents after the official application deadline!
     
  • Admissions decisions made, interview invitations sent via e-mail:    
    For the winter semester: March – July
    For the summer semester: December – March
  • Telephone interviews:
    For international applicants living abroad, an individual date will be arranged when your documents have been checked.
  • Start of program (lecture period):
    Winter semester: 12 October 2020
    Summer semester: 20 April 2020