Fakultät Informatik

Applying for Computational Science and Engineering

All relevant information for application to CSE can be found in this website.

Eligibility

Eligibility

The program is open to students with a bachelor's or master's degree (see "Scientific qualification" below) in one of the following disciplines:

  • engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, etc. Engineering)
  • science (e.g. Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • informatics/computer science (be aware that CSE is not  computer science)
  • applied mathematics
  • an equivalent subject

If you have a degree in a computer-related or mathematics discipline, you will need to prove sufficient expertise in an engineering or science subject. This can be obtained by taking the relevant subject as a minor.

In addition, you will need to prove you have the following skills:

  • a solid understanding of mathematics at an advanced level (see "Solid basic knowledge in Mathematics" below)
  • knowledge of a modern programming language, e.g. C++, Java, Python, Fortran (see "Solid basic programming skills" below)
  • very good English language skills (see  here)

Please see the  FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions on eligibility.

Scientific qualification

Scientific qualification

To be eligible for the CSE Master's Program, you need either

  • a bachelor's degree (from an internationally recognized university) in engineering or science or a related field, or
  • a diploma or master's degree (from an internationally recognized university) in one of the above-mentioned fields, or
  • a bachelor's degree (from a university corresponding to a German Fachhochschule) in one of the above-mentioned fields, or
  • a diploma or master's degree (from a university corresponding to a German Fachhochschule) in one of the above-mentioned fields, or
  • a bachelor's or master's degree (from a university corresponding to a German Berufsakademie) in one of the above-mentioned fields.

Solid basic knowledge in mathematics

Solid basic knowledge in mathematics

A solid basic knowledge in mathematics is indispensible for taking part in the CSE Master's Program. You should be able to prove good knowledge in the topics taught in the mathematics courses of a German Bachelor in Engineering, i.e., linear algebra and calculus (integral, vector, etc.), and, in the best case, also numerics and stochastics.

Solid basic programming skills

Solid basic programming skills

Besides the solid basic knowledge in Mathematics, skills in a modern (object oriented) programming language (e.g. C++, Java, Python, Fortran, etc.) are needed. They can be proved by visited courses in previous studies, additional certificates, or by working experience mentioned in the CV.

Application documents

Application documents

First of all, you need the  standard application documents for master's programs (see "Eligibility" and "Application and Required Documents"). In addition to these documents you have to provide the following documents if you apply for CSE:

Supplementary, the following documents are not mandatory but help us to get a better impression of the applicant:

  • A statement certified by your university to confirm your ranking on your former program, e.g. 3rd best student in a class of 50 graduates
  • Description of the grading system of your former university
  • Certified copy of university entrance qualification

In contrast to the standard application documents for master's programs in the Informatics department, an essay is not mandatory to apply for CSE, but you have to provide a letter of motivation.

A checklist with all documents which are required to apply for CSE can be found here. Please use it and do not forget any mandatory documents, because this slows down the processing of your application.

We prepared a separate application guide in one file, which can be downloaded here. Please read it carefully.

Important dates and deadlines

Important dates and deadlines

This program begins in the winter semester only.

January 1Application opens.
May 31Official final deadline for applying to CSE. We process applications on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend international applicants to send their documents as early as possible in order to have enough time to deal with time-consuming bureaucratic issues (particularly the visa). 
March - AugustAdmissions decisions made.
Mid-OctoberStart of program ( lecture period).
 

Contact Adresses

Questions regarding formal issues:

eMail:  studium(at)tum.de
 More information regarding formal issues

Questions regarding the content of CSE:

CSE Coordinators
Office:   02.05.059
eMail:  coordinators(at)cse.tum.de