Each student has to complete in total 120 credits for the come.tum program, 90 credits from modules (course work) and 30 credits from the master´s thesis. The 90 credits achieved through modules are divided into 3 parts.


1.  36 credits of compulsory modules

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


2.  24 credits of compulsory elective modules

For 2. and 3. semester 4 compulsory modules are offered. 2 out of 4 modules for each semester must be selected. Remaining compulsory elective modules can also be selected as elective modules if desired.



3.  30 credits of elective modules

30 credits = 18 credits (2. Semester) + 12 credits (3. Semester) of elective modules, 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.

20 out of the 30 elective credits have to be gained with modules from the official curriculum. That means we can accredit up to 10 credits from "foreign" modules (like courses in the ATHENS Program, modules offered by the faculty of mechanical engineering, which are not listed in the official curriculum, etc.). You have to ask the course coordinator whether one specific foreign module can be accredited. The foreign module should either improve your knowledge in the theories behind methods of computational mechanics or should deal with applications of computational mechanics. The amount of credits (within these 10 credits) from language courses offered by the language center of TUM is limited to 3. The minimum level of the language course is B1. (For international students this can be a German course, for German students this can be a course for a language which they do not know yet or which they want to improve - except English)

Please note: We cannot cut the credits of the modules to be accredited so that they fit exactly 10 credits. Example: The accreditation of a 6 and a 5 credit module is not possible. (We cannot cut the 6 to 5 credits.) You will have to choose one of them.

Fundamental modules from bachelor studies or modules with contents very similar to modules from the COME curriculum are excepted from the accreditation.


Elective Modules - Computation in Engineering

BV440007Algorithms and Data Structures3S
BGU44014T2Computation in Engineering 26S
BGU44016Computational Engineering in Industrial Development and Design3S or W
BV030011Computational Linear Algebra (if not taken as comp.el.)3W
BGU44012High Order FEM and Isogeometric Analysis3S
BGU44015T2Industrial Applications of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics and Multiphysics
(lecture series over 2 semesters)


BV440004Parallel Computing (if not taken as comp.el.)6W


Elective Modules - Computational Mechanics

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


Elective Modules - Structural Analysis

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)
BV320007Isogeometric Analysis and Design3S
BGU32022Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Open-Source 3S
BV010011Membrane Workshop3S
BV320006Modeling in Structural Analysis (in German)3S
BV010023Structural Optimization 1 (if not taken as comp.el. - part of Optimization)3W
BGU32025Structural Wind Engineering
BV320001Theory of Plates (if not taken as comp.el.)3W
BV320002Theory of Shells (if not taken as comp.el.)3S


Elective Modules - Structural Mechanics


Elective Modules - Hydro Mechanics

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



Elective Modules - Others



 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.