Master's Mathematics in Science and Engineering
Are you attracted to the way of thinking in the engineering and natural sciences? Do you want to convert problems in the field into mathematical models? Then why not use mathematics to take up the challenge of putting innovative ideas into practice, and drive research and development forward? In the Mathematics in Science and Engineering Master’s program you learn everything in four semesters that you need to work in the interdisciplinary field of software and technology, in development departments at large corporations, as well as at research institutes specializing in the natural and engineering sciences.
Major fields of study
Areas such as mathematical model building, numerical analysis, applied analysis, optimization, stochastics and informatics are all central to the Mathematics in Science and Engineering Master’s program. Having chosen an associated area of application in the engineering or natural sciences, students acquire solid foundational knowledge that prepares them for future work in interdisciplinary teams. Seminars on topics such as rhetoric and presentation techniques are also permanent components of this Master’s program.
Profile: The essentials for the Master's program
The Mathematics in Science and Engineering Master’s program is full time. The standard duration of study is four semesters.
Commencing the degree program
Students can commence the Master’s program at TUM in either the winter or summer semester.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction in the Master’s program in Mathematics in Science and Engineering is English.
The curriculum should be agreed with Prof. Rainer Callies. For orientation, please see:
Field of application
Having consulted the student academic advisor, you must select a field of application for your Master’s program, such as physics, medical technology and engineering, structural or fluid mechanics.
Be sure to take into consideration that the assignment of the final thesis is conditional in some departments upon successful completion of the Advanced Seminar.
Foundational subjects such as Numerical Analysis and Optimization are important components of the degree course, along with courses from modules in Applied Analysis and Computational Mathematics.
Details of all modules relevant to the degree program, along with associated times and locations, are available in the department’s curriculum at TUMonline. Here you can create your own timetable and save it digitally.
Whether you write on numerical analysis, optimization, stochastics, or applied analysis depends on the area in which you have acquired advanced knowledge. Read everything you need to know about the Master’s thesis here.
A four-week professional internship is integrated into the program. The accompanying Internship Seminar offers you the chance to inform yourself about suitable occupations and to discuss the experience you acquired during the internship.
You can round up your individual personal competence profile through modules out of the field of extradisciplinary competencies. Lead by your own interests you can choose out of a large offer of soft skilsl or language courses.
Master’s – then what?
Many of our students already get to know their future employer during their studies. TUM maintains close contact with leading corporations. Our Career Service is there to help you. Every third Master's graduate successfully completes a Doctoral Project.
Academic and examination regulations
All students must note the general information concerning examinations as well as the current program-specific Academic and Examination Regulations (FPSO).
The prerequisite for the TUM Master´s program "Mathematics in Science and Engineering" is an accredited university degree in Mathematics, Engineering Mathematics, Physics, or a comparable degree program and the proof of appropriate competencies, as specified in the check list to the right. If you fail to meet these conditions only by a narrow margin, points will be deducted during the application process. If the commission thinks that there is too much content missing, your application will be rejected.
Your Language of Instruction
In case the language of instruction during your undergraduate study was not English, you will need a language certificate (see Check List) before the end of the application period.