Computational Engineering (M.Sc.)


Computational Engineering (Master of Science)

(Computational Engineering, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: German
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) consist of a Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Engineering degree in a similar area or in the area of Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Computer Science or Mechanics, or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service. Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester or summer semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

Brief Description

The interdisciplinary degree programme Master of Science in Computational Engineering (CE) deals with the modelling and simulation of technical and physical systems. Courses in mathematics, mechanics, civil engineering and geodesy, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, and computer science in the field of computational engineering sciences will also be included in the programme. A comprehensive selection of elective courses in each area as well as a specialisation in a specific applied subject allow the incorporation of individual student interests. A mentoring system supports each student during this process. It is also possible to spend a semester abroad studying or working towards the Master’s thesis.

 Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Science degree programme in Computational Engineering is divided into four areas, as follows:

1. The General Methodical Area deals with the fields of “Modelling, Theoretical Fundamentals”, “Applied Mathematics” (Numerics, Statistics, Optimisation) and “Applied Computer Science”. Relevant courses from these three applied areas will be chosen from the elective course catalogue.

2. The Discipline Specific Methodical Area introduces a focused specialisation on one applied area into the degree programme. Students choose modules from the following departments: Mathematics, Mechanics, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, or Computer Science.

3. The Application Specific Area is designed to provide a specialisation in one applied area. Besides the fields of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Computer Science, students may also choose from the general applied areas of Computational Robotics, and Fluid Flow and Combustion.

4. The Master’s Thesis is the final component of the degree programme. This semester-long, independent research project is an essential part of the Master’s degree programme.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Computational Engineering


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

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