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Computational Science and Engineering (with Elite graduate program)

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is the multi-disciplinary field of computer-based modelling and simulation for studying scientific phenomena, and engineering designs. The understanding of such phenomena and processes is, today, no longer based on theory and experiment, alone. Numerical simulation can supplement experiments, and even allows to investigate complex systems that would be too time-consuming, expensive, or dangerous to be studied by experiment. The increasing quest for higher levels of detail and realism in such simulations requires enormous computational capacity, advanced programming skills, and sophisticated models and algorithms. Due to the scientific progress in each of these fields, computational scientists and engineers can now solve large-scale problems that were once thought to be intractable. Thus, the importance of Computational Science and Engineering in academic and industrial research is rapidly growing.

CSE is based upon the three columns applied mathematics (esp. numerical analysis), computer science, and scientific or engineering applications. CSE focuses on the development of problem-solving methodologies and powerful and robust tools for numerical simulation in general. The successful way from some application area to useful computational results requires domain expertise as well as skills in mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, efficient algorithms, computer architecture, software design and implementation, validation, and visualization of results. This large number of skills involved in CSE clearly shows the need for a well directed education, and a dedicated program that meets these demands.

CSE Master students can apply for the honours program of the "Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering" (BGCE).

This honours programs provide additional courses on advanced topics in computational engineering, seminars on soft skills, and research oriented education within an honours project.
Students who succesfully finish the honours program in addition to the master's program, achieve the academic degree "Master of Science with Honours".

Curriculum (link)


Major fields of study

Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Parallel Programming, Programming of Supercomputers, Visualization; two fields of application from science or engineering as elective subjects.

Guide to study (Link)


Course of studies

Computational Science and Engineering (with Elite graduate program)



Optional internship between first and second year of study

Application and admission



Application period for winter semester: 01.01. - 31.05.
Our online application portal TUMonline will create a checklist with documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and for enrollment.

You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline, i.e. before 31.05. If individual documents for admission are not available up to that date, you can hand them in until 15.08.

You must submit all documents you need for enrollment before 15.09. If individual documents for enrollment are not available at that date, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Start of course

only winter semester

Application Period

January 01 - May 31

Admission notification

Online after verification of application documents

Application documents

Please refer to http://www.cse.tum.de/applying/

Application documents (International students)

Please refer to http://www.cse.tum.de/applying/

Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

Alfredo Parra

General student counseling (Link)




Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Examination information

Examination and academic issues will be handled by the secretary of examination board.

Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


Department website


Student´s representatives (link)


Gender Equality Officer


Study abroad program coordinator


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