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Engineering Science, M.Sc.

Program overview

The practically relevant and mathematical-physical focus of the master’s program in Engineering Science prepares you for a career in research and development in companies and other organizations. The curriculum equips you with the knowledge and skills to develop mathematical-physical models for technical systems and to examine these systems using appropriate experimental, analytical, and numerical methods. You will also learn to recognize the similarity of the mathematical approach to various engineering issues, allowing you to develop targeted solutions. The wide range of elective modules allows you to individually determine your area of specialization. You can further select two areas from numerics and simulation, fluid mechanics, mechatronics, solid state mechanics, thermodynamics, and technical acoustics to consolidate your technical knowledge.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other master’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants to the Engineering Science program must possess a first university degree qualifying them for professional work. Until legal validity of the application and admission regulations (estimated to start for the admission of winter semester 2019/20) the following rules apply.

The Engineering Science master’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. Knowledge of English is useful, as some courses/modules may be offered in English and much of the technical literature is published in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies. 

Applicants should have good team and communication skills, as interdisciplinary teamwork are important aspects of this program. As the program often requires you to work independently, you should also possess a high level of autonomy and initiative.

Program structure

The standard period of study for this master’s program is 4 semesters. The wide range of elective options available allows students to organize their studies to reflect their own interests. You should, however, ensure that the sequence in which you take courses makes sense.

An interdisciplinary and well-founded scientific basis is provided by content focusing on mathematical fundamental principles as well as through the selection of two of the following areas of specialization:

•   Numerics and simulation

•   Fluid mechanics

•   Mechatronics

•   Solid state mechanics

•   Thermodynamics

•   Technical acoustics

Theoretical methods are applied in projects which closely reflect professional practice.

Content and modules

A current overview of all modules is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the contents of modules, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, etc. The module catalogue is based on the study and examination regulations. The most current version of these regulations applies to applicants.

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An internship is not a requirement of the program.

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of semesters abroad or internships. General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

The master’s program enables you to expand and advance your fundamental knowledge of mathematics and physics. You also learn how to apply analytical, numerical, and experimental methods to specific, professionally-relevant engineering tasks. You learn to apply your skills by participating in professionally-relevant projects and to integrate these skills into complex systems working in interdisciplinary teams. This enables you to gain the skills to adopt a flexible and holistic approach to problems. A close link between research and teaching ensures you develop the capacity to apply the latest research findings in engineering. You learn the skills of independent scientific thinking and working, enabling you to analyze and process new approaches to problems in an ever more complex technical environment. Interdisciplinary team work is a very important aspect of this.

After your studies

The combination of fundamental knowledge, methodological skills, and interdisciplinarity provided by the master’s program prepares you as a graduate for the professional challenges of a career in research and development. Your knowledge and skills qualify you for all fields where innovative ideas and new scientific findings are developed and obtained. You will also be able to work in the product and services branches. Typical careers are in vehicle engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, environmental engineering, bioengineering and medical engineering, microtechnology and precision engineering, the energy industry, maritime systems, and machine construction and plant manufacturing. Successful completion of the program also qualifies you to pursue a doctorate.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs - Graduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Recognition of previous internships or vocational trainings: Internship Officers

Questions relating to funding and grants: BaföG Officer