Computational Engineering (CE)

Computational Engineering (CE) (M.Sc.)

Bridging the gap between the disciplines

Technical developments are becoming increasingly complex and are based largely on mathematical principles. Engineers are thus dependent on efficient hardware and software, and knowledge of the methods of computer science as a key competence to enable them to successfully develop new products, compare technical solutions or predict the effects of design decisions. Computational Engineering (CE) was developed in response to these insights and combines computer science, mathematics and engineering as equal interdisciplinary curricula in a degree program. CE is an internationally recognized discipline that deals with solving physical problems in science and technology using mathematical models, together with computer and software systems.

What is the degree program about?

The Master’s degree program is designed to allow students to pursue studies both in computer science and in an engineering field of their choice. For this reason, applicants are required to have knowledge in both of these areas. Ideally, students should have either a Bachelorʼs degree in Computational Engineering or an engineering degree with a strong computer science component. A good mathematical background is essential. The program requires a minimum of 2 years of engineering mathematics at the university level. Additionally, knowledge in numerical mathematics is strongly recommended. The Master’s degree program takes a minimum of four semesters. The last semester focuses on preparation of the Masterʼs thesis. The thesis is intended to introduce students to research work at the university.

As the degree program has an international perspective, both German and English modules are offered. Examinations may be taken in either English or German and the Master’s thesis may be written in English. This means that international students may complete the degree program entirely in English.

Candidates must choose a technical application field (TAF) when they apply. We strongly advise that you contact the program coordinator or the TAF coordinator for more information about the technical application fields. A description of all TAFs available in the current academic year is available here.

The Master’s degree program in Computational Engineering, along with two partner programs at Technische Universität München, forms the basis for the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering (BGCE) Elite degree program. Students may apply for this after completing the first semester of the regular Master’s degree program. The highly project-specific and research-oriented modules offered in the Elite program add even more possibilities to those already available in the regular program. In addition to collaboration between partner programs, shared soft skills courses are also held regularly.

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