Curriculum

This curriculum is valid for all students who have started their studies from winter term 2016/2017 on.

 You can find the curriculum valid for students who have started earlier here.

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

1.  36 credits of compulsory courses

NumberCourses Semester   ECTS
BV320016Finite Element Methods 1                                             1.    6
BGU44013T2Computation in Engineering 1       1.    6
BV330009Computational Material Modeling 1       1.    6
BV020001Continuum Mechanics       1.
    6
BGU41021Advanced Fluid Mechanics       1.
    6
BV030004Software Lab         2./3.    6

 

2.  24 credits of compulsory elective courses

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

NumberCourses Semester   ECTS
BV040053Computational Fluid Dynamics                                                           2.    6
BGU32026Finite Element Methods 2        2.    6
BV430008Structural Dynamics         2.    6
BGU32027D2Theory of Plates and Shells      1./2.    6
BV330010Computational Material Modeling 2        3.    6
Functional Analysis and
Computational Linear Algebra*
        3.    6
BV440004Parallel Computing            3.     6
BV320017Optimization         3.    6

 * = The module description for the new module is not finished jet. Please refer in the meantime to the old one: BV440009T2. Please be aware that the examination modality will change.

 

3.  30 credits of elective courses

30 credits = 18 ECTS (2. Semester) + 12 ECTS (3. Semester) of elective courses, to be chosen from numerous course offers. All (not selected) compulsory elective courses can alternatively be choosen as elective courses. Note that the range of elective courses might change from year to year dependent on the availability of guest lecturers. The official and complete list of elective courses will be published in TUMonline.

21 out of the 30 elective credits have to be gained with courses out of the official curriculum. That means we can accredit 9 credits from "foreign" courses (like courses in the ATHENS Program, courses offered by the faculty of mechanical engineering, which are not listed in the official curriculum, etc.). You have to ask the course director whether one of these foreign courses can be accredited. The amount of credits (within these 9 credits) from language courses offered by the language center of TUM is limited to 3. (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)

From the accreditation excepted are fundamental courses from bachelor studies or courses which contend is very similar to courses from the COME curriculum.

Some of the elective courses are as follow:

Elective Courses - Computation in Engineering

Courses ECTS   Semester
Algorithms and Data Structures    3       S
Computation in Engineering 2
(for this course exists an optional CAD introduction course for those students who are not familiar with Rhino3D)
    6       S
Computational Engineering in Industrial Development and Design    3       S
Computational Linear Algebra    3       W
High Order FEM and Isogeometric Analysis    3       S
Industrial Applications of Structural Mechanics, Dynamics and Multiphysics
(lecture series over 2 semesters)
    6

     W/S

 

Elective Courses - Computational Mechanics

Courses ECTS   Semester
Computational Mechanics for Car Body Design                                3       S
Computational Plasticity    3       W
Explicit FEM and Transient Analysis    3       S
Fracture and Damage    3       W

 

Elective Courses - Engineering Risk Analysis

Courses ECTS   Semester
Advanced Stochastic Finite Element Methods    3       S
Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics                               3       S
Introduction to Random Vibration    3       W
Risk Analysis 1       6       S
Risk Analysis 2    3       W
Stochastic Finite Element Methods
    3       W

 

Elective Courses - Structural Analysis

Courses ECTS   Semester
Advanced Finite Element Methods    3       S
Investigations in practical structural analysis
(lecture series over two semesters in German)                      
    3     W/S
Isogeometric Analysis and Design    3       S
Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Open-Source     3       S
Membrane Workshop    3       S
Modeling in Structural Analysis (in German)    3       S
Structural Optimization 1
    3       W
Structural Optimization 2
    3       W
Structural Wind Engineering
    6       W
Theory of Plates    3       W
Theory of Shells    3       S

 

Elective Courses - Structural Mechanics

Courses ECTS   Semester
Boundary Element Methods    3       S
Industrial Applications in Vibroacoustics    3       W
Integral Transform Methods     3       S
Introduction into Technical Acoustics (only TA1)    3       S
Signal Processing & Measurements
(Integral Transform Methods + Vibroacoustics Lab)
    6     S/W
Soil Dynamics    3       W
Stability of Structures    3       W
Technical Acoustics (TA1 + TA2)                                                     6     S/W

 

Elective Courses - Others

Courses ECTS   Semester
Artificial Intelligence in Engineering    3       S
Biofluid Mechanics                                                                        5       S
Engineering Databases    3       W
Professional Software Development    3       S
Scientific Visualization    4       W

 

 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.