Application – M.Sc. Informatics: Games Engineering

Eligibility

Students who have completed, or who are about to complete, a bachelor’s degree in Informatics: Games Engineering, or a similar computer-related field are eligible to apply.
We will compare your transcript to the curriculum of our Bachelor's in Informatics: Games Engineering program. If your bachelor's program did not cover all of the subjects, the admission committee can decide to admit you under the condition to do these courses during the first year in addition to your Master's courses.

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

Analysis of the Curriculum

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

Form - Analysis of Curriculum - Informatics: Games Engineering

Topics for the scientific essay/scientific paper

The scientific essay/paper, submitted along with the online application, should be approximately 1,000 words in length and can be written in English or German. 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:
    The role of computer games and their influence on society
  • Topic 2:
    Gamification – how concepts and techniques from computer games are going to affect other applications
  • Topic 3:
    Multi-sensory devices and interaction in modern computer games

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Online application and submission of required documents:
    For the winter semester: 
    January 1 – March 31: recommended application deadline for applicants who need a visa 
    January 1 – May 31: compulsory application deadline

    For the summer semester: 
    September 1 – October 31: recommended application for applicants who need a visa 
    November 30: compulsory application deadline 
  • 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 – September
    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: 18 October 2021
    Summer semester: 12 April 2021