Application - M.Sc. Computational Science and Engineering


The program is open to students with a bachelor's or master's degree 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, M.Sc. Informatics)
  • 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.

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. Please take a look at bachelor programmes taught at TUM and the corresponding number of ECTS in math related subjects for reference:

If your profile is different, this does not mean that you cannot apply for CSE. However, make sure that your mathematical background is somewhere in the range of the above mentioned programmes.

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 courses visited in previous studies, additional certificates, or by working experience mentioned in the CV.

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.

NOTE: All fields in the provided forms are fillable digitally except signature fields. If the fields are not properly displayed then please download the file again using a different browser (there are known issues with chromium-based browsers).

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

Online Application

Important dates and deadlines

This program begins in winter semester only. CSE is a full time study program. You cannot study CSE in part-time.

Application phase Refer to the webpage for master program application at the department for informatics. to find out during which period you can apply for 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 - August Admissions decisions made.
Mid-October Start of program (lecture period).