This page is relevant for students who started their studies from 2021 on. For students starting until 2020, please refer to the corresponding curriculum page.

TUM organizes it's studies via modules, which are separate units for which you will receive credits. Each module contains a set of lectures, tutorials, seminars, ... and (usually) one exam. Upon passing the exams in that module you will be rewarded the credits for the module.

Each module has its own description, which can be accessed through the small book symbol in TUMonline:. You can check this page for more information about how modules, lectures and exams are organized in TUMonline.

Each student has to complete 120 credits in total for the CoMe program, 90 credits from modules (course work) and 30 credits from the Master´s thesis. The 90 credits achieved through modules are divided into 4 parts.

Compulsory modules36
Core elective modules (Mechanics/Computation)24
Regular elective modules27
General education modules

3

Master's Thesis

30

Total

120

The official study regulations as well as the study program documentation with a detailed course structure description in the documents section.

For more courses and extra-curricular events, please check out our additional further offers page.

In the following we give a detailed overview over the coursework in the Master's program Computational Mechanics.

36 credits of compulsory modules

All of the following six modules have to be succesfully passed. Please note that you have to have passed one of the following modules after the second semester

NumberModuleSemesterCredits
BV320016Finite Element Methods 11.6
BGU44013T2Computation in Engineering 11.6
BV330009Computational Material Modeling 11.6
BV020001Continuum Mechanics1.6
BGU41021Advanced Fluid Mechanics1.6
BV030004Software Lab2./3.6

24 credits of core elective modules

We offer the two core elective catalogues 'Mechanics' and 'Computation' with four elective subjects each. All modules give 6 ECTS. Out of each of the two core elective catalogues, 12 credits have to be obtained.

12 credits in 'Mechanics' electives

NumberModuleSemesterCredits
BGU41028Computational Fluid Dynamics2.6
BV430008Structural Dynamics2.6
BGU32033Theory of Plates and Shells1.*/2.6
BV330010Computational Material Modeling 23.6


*The part 'Theory of Plates' can also be taken in the third semester, however we recommend to take it in the first semester for didactic reasons.
The exam is conducted as a single exam covering both parts. You have to make sure to register for exam BGU32033. It's not possible to take the two parts separately.
The exams BGU32027P1 and BGU32027P2 are not valid for students with study start 2021 and later.

12 credits in 'Computation' electives

27 credits of elective modules

27 credits of elective modules during the second and third semester distributed according to the individual study plan, to be chosen from numerous module offers.

All (not selected) compulsory elective modules can alternatively be choosen as elective modules.

Note that the range of elective modules might change from year to year dependent on the availability of guest lecturers.

Elective Modules - Computational Modeling and Simulation

NumberModuleCreditsSemester
BGU44014T2Computation in Engineering 2 (self study)6S
BGU44016Computational Engineering in Industrial Development and Design*3S or W
BV030011Computational Linear Algebra (if not taken as comp.el.)3W
BGU44012High Order FEM and Isogeometric Analysis*3S
ED130085Industrial Applications of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics and Multiphysics I3

S

ED130086Industrial Applications of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics and Multiphysics II3

W

BV030012Engineering Databases3W
BV650003Professional Software Development3S

*Currently not offered

Elective Modules - Computational Mechanics

NumberModuleCreditsSemester
BGU33011Computational Mechanics for Car Body Design3S
BV330003Computational Plasticity (if not taken as comp. el. - part of CMM2)3W
BV330008Explicit FEM and Transient Analysis3S
BV330004Fracture and Damage (if not taken as comp. el. - part of CMM2)3W
BV330001Structural Optimization 2 (if not taken as comp. el. - part of Optimization)3W

Elective Modules - Engineering Risk Analysis

The chair of Engineering Risk Analysis and the chair of Structural Mechanics jointly offer the course "Introduction to Random Vibration" (ED130006, 6 ECTS) in the summer term as an individual elective course.
If you're interested in the course, please contact your course coordinator (you find our current contact information here in this wiki, so please do not hesitate to contact us).

Elective Modules - Structural Analysis

NumberModuleCreditsSemester
BV010010Advanced Finite Element Methods (if not taken as comp.el. - part of FEM2)3S
BGU32029Nonlinear Finite Element Method (if not taken as comp.el - part of FEM2)3S
BV320013Investigations in practical structural analysis
(lecture series over two semesters in German)
3W+S
BV320007Isogeometric Analysis and Design3S
BGU32022Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Open-Source3S (block course)
BV010011Membrane Workshop3S
BV320006Modeling in Structural Analysis (in German)3S (not in summer 2022)
BV010023Structural Optimization 1 (if not taken as comp.el. - part of Optimization)3W
BGU32025Structural Wind Engineering6W
BV320001Theory of Plates (if not taken as comp.el.)3W
BV320002Theory of Shells (if not taken as comp.el.)3S
ED130016Computational Design and Fabrication6W/S

Elective Modules - Structural Mechanics

The chair of Engineering Risk Analysis and the chair of Structural Mechanics jointly offer the course "Introduction to Random Vibration" (ED130006, 6 ECTS) in the summer term as an individual elective course.
If you're interested in the course, please contact your supervisor.

Elective Modules - Hydromechanics

NumberModuleCreditsSemster
BGU41019Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent Flows6S
BV040053Computational Fluid Dynamics (if not taken as comp.el.)6S

Elective Modules - Others

NumberModuleCreditsSemester
MW0376Biofluid Mechanics5S
IN2026Scientific Visualization5W
IN2147Parallel Programming5S

Individual electives

At least 17 out of the 27 elective credits have to be gained with modules from the official curriculum. That means we can accredit up to 10 credits from individually chosen modules (like courses in the ATHENS Program, modules offered by other departments in the TUM School of Engineering and Design (such as mechanical engineering), which are not listed in the official curriculum, etc.). You can find a list of individual elective courses that have been accepted in the past here. However, this list does not contain all courses that could be accepted as individual electives since there are too many courses that could be accredited as individual elecitve courses to list all of them. Generally, we can accredit most courses that either improve your knowledge in the theories behind methods of computational mechanics or deal with applications of computational mechanics. However, fundamental modules from bachelor studies or modules with contents very similar to modules from the COME curriculum are excepted from the accreditation.

Procedure

If you want to take an individual elective course, please ask the course coordinator whether it can be accredited as an individual elective. This is also necessary in case the course is listed in the above file. The reason for this procedure is that individual elective courses are not part of your curriculum but must be added to it manually. This is done by the examination administrator, who requires a confirmation from the course coordinator in order to add this course to your curriculum.

For the registration, please select free registration in TUM online since the individual elective courses are initially not part of your curriculum. As soon as you passed the exam, please inform the examination administrator so that the individual elective course gets accredited and added to your curriculum.

Examples

If you, for example, want to gain further knowledge in aerospace, you could take the courses "Aeroelasticity" (MW2228) and "Aircraft Performance" (MW0832). Both courses are worth 5 ECTS each. Therefore, you would have excatly 10 ECTS of individual electives. Within the categroy of electives, you then need at least 17 ECTS from the CoMe curriculum. Since most courses in CoMe are either worth 3 or 6 ECTS, you will probably not achieve excatly 17 ECTS but overshoot and achieve for example 18 ECTS. However, this is not a problem at all since you can finish your program also with more than 120 ECTS.

Another example: If you want to take more courses about machine leraning and deep learning, you could take the course "Introduction to Deep Learning" (IN2346). This course is worth 6 ECTS. Please note here, that we cannot cut the credits of modules so that they fit excatly 10 ECTS! Therefore, you could not take "Advanced Deep Learning for Physics" (IN2298) additionally to "Introduction to Deep Learning" because both courses are worth 12 ECTS together. Instead, you could only take a further course worth maximum 4 ECTS. However, you also don't have to take exactly 10 ECTS of individual electives, so you could also just take one of the two courses and then require at least 21 ECTS of elective courses from the CoMe curriculum.

3 credits from general education catalogue

3 credits of general elective modules, to be chosen from numerous module offers.

Due to the large number of module offers, you won't find specific modules in the curriculum in TUMonline. We will announce more modules in time and fill the list with standard offers. If you found a module that you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Language courses

Language courses can be accounted for within the general education modules. You can find a list of offers on the website of the language center and in TUMonline.

The following rules apply:

  • The minimum level of a German language course is B1 in order to be considered within the general education catalogue.
  • English course are only valid if they are specific technical courses, such as English for Engineers or similar.They have to above the standard English requirements that we require you to have in order to study at TUM. In case you're in doubt about the requirements, please contact the examination office
  • Language courses in the students' native language are not permitted.
  • For all other languages there are no requirements. Please be aware that we can only consider modules up to 3 ECTS.

If a specific course is not linked to our curriculum in TUMonline, please write an e-mail to come@tum.de.

Center of Key Competences

A lot of general education courses and workshops are offered by the Center of Key Competencies. You will find all the information about their courses on the website and the corresponding Wiki.

Kontextlehre WTG

A lot of seminars and workshops can also be found at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology within the Science ⋈ Technology ⋈ Society (Kontextlehre WTG) program.

Most of the courses that are offered in English are linked to our curriculum in TUMonline. If a specific course is missing, please write an e-mail to come@tum.de.

Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern

The Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (VHB) is a joint institution connecting universities across Bavaria. It offers a variety of online courses that can be taken by students enrolled at a Bavarian university.

You can check the current course offers in the VHB course catalog. Recognition within the general electives profile is granted upon request. Please write an informal mail stating the course title to come@tum.de and ask for recognition of the specific course.

Courses from VHB are not linked to the curriculum in TUMonline.

Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering

After the successful completion of the program (120 credits), students are awarded a Master of Science. Additionally, highly qualified students can join the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering and follow the honours program described here.

Eligible candidates are then also entitled to study towards a doctoral degree without having to meet additional academic requirements.

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