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Computational Mechanics is a combination of mechanics, mathematics and computer science. The respective methods are applied to all areas of engineering and sciences which follow the rules of mechanics. The English term “Computational Mechanics” is internationally used and reflects the global cooperation in this field. Mechanics - concerned with the behaviour of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effect of the bodies on their environment- is a very old science. Newton’s Laws still form the basis for all methods in this field. For centuries the limited calculating capacity was decisive for the development. After the invention of the computer all the barriers dropped down. Nowadays highly sophisticated methods permit complex simulations of complicated structures and constructional elements. In this context the Finite Element Method has proved to be a universal technique.
The Master of Science program “Computational Mechanics, come.TUM” is embedded into the “Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering, BGCE” which in turn is part of the Elite Network of Bavaria . BGCE is a joint venture of three related international master programs at TU München and University Erlangen-Nürnberg: Computational Mechanics (come.TUM), Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), both at TUM, and Computational Engineering (CE), at Erlangen-Nürnberg. Highly qualified students have the possibility to become member of BGCE and to share courses from the participating programs with the additional benefit to be rewarded by the academic degree of a Master of Science with Honours. The BGCE course offer is expanded by a new, project specific and research oriented education component and the use of the synergies between the different programs. 

  • Introduction to Finite Element Methods       
  • Computation in Engineering 1
  • Computational Material Modeling 1
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence
  • Software Lab   
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics       
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Methods
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Theory of Plates and Shells
  • Computational Material Modeling 2
  • Functional Analysis and Computational Linear Algebra
  • Parallel Computing   
  • Structural Optimization 
  • Computational Mechanics for Car Body Design         
  • Computational Plasticity
  • Explicit FEM and Transient Analysis
  • Fracture and Damage

University requirements


Program requirements

  • An officially authenticated copy of your academic record (listing your subjects and grades), including information about your universities' grading system and translation
  • An officially authenticated copy of bachelor, diploma degree or equivalent
  • An officially authenticated copy or original score report of English proficiency exams (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Optional: copy of university entrance qualification/school leaving certificate or equivalent including translation (no authentication required).
  • A personal statement - Letter of Motivation (why would you like to take part in the COME program?)
  • A curriculum vitae   
  • A ranking list (if possible), i.e. a statement (certified by your university) that you, for example, completed your Bachelor as the 3rd best student among 50 other graduates in your term  
  • Letters of reference (not more than 2), please use the appropriate form (available in .pdf  in the download section below). Please fill in your name, sign the form, and give this form to a professor or other person who is well acquainted with your academic work (no job reference). Send the letter in a sealed envelope to TUM with the rest of your application materials. The form consists out of two pages: on the first page the recommender is asked for a ranking of the student, the second is the letter itself. The recommender also can use the own institutional letter paper to write the recommendation letter.
  • A copy of your passport (no authentification required)
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