Computational Mechanics, M.Sc.


Computational Mechanics at TUM was founded in 2000 by the Civil Engineering faculty to meet today’s increased demands for experts in the field of engineering. Generally, the lectures are offered by Civil Engineering faculty at the TUM main campus in downtown Munich. However, it is also possible to take lectures on computational mechanics from other faculties either at the main campus or in the city of Garching.

A wide variety of classes are offered to students interested in different areas of computational mechanics. Most of the Civil Engineering faculty chairs contribute to the development of the Computational Mechanics master’s program. Faculty members offer students challenging courses and provide support with research projects as well as theses. Please visit our curriculum page to find a list of all lectures.

The COME Program enables its students to make invaluable experiences besides gaining all the kowlegde of numerical methods. As an international program COME brings students from all the world together and offers therefore a very intercultural working atmosphere. Find out more on the student's view page.

Nowadays, there is a high demand for qualified individuals with a strong computational mechanics background in industry and in academic environment. Computational Mechanics program at TUM invites you to experience this field of study, offering you excellent academic faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities. Please check our application page here.

General Information

Computational mechanics is a constantly growing field with impact on both science and industry in all areas of engineering. It is concerned with solving mechanical problems on the basis of numerical approximation methods, involving discretization of the underlying equations in both space and time. Nowadays, related skills are indispensable in civil and mechanical engineering, for the design of automobiles and spacecrafts, for developments in biomechanics and micro-electro-mechanical systems. Virtually all technical disciplines make use of the fast progress in this area.

Computational mechanics brings together highly sophisticated methods of theoretical, applied and structural mechanics, as well as computer science, software engineering and applied mathematics. Being familiar with the scientific background of this fascinating field opens the door to employment in virtually all fields of engineering.

The curriculum of the course encompasses, among others,

  • continuum mechanics, structural mechanics and theory of stability
  • structural and fluid dynamics
  • applied mathematics and functional analysis Image
  • computer science, programming and software engineering
  • linear and non-linear finite element methods
  • structural and multidisciplinary optimization
  • modelling and simulation
  • networking, distributed and parallel computing

Computational modeling and simulation of physical processes as supplement to experimental  methods are about to become an everyday tool, available at relatively low cost. The Master of Science in Computational Mechanics is your drivers license for up-to-date tools of modern engineers.

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