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Final Degree: Master of Science 

Computational Mecha­nics of Mate­rials and Struc­tures (COMMAS)

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Start of studies: Winter semester (special deadlines for application)
Teaching Language: English

Graduates of this Master's program will be qualified to find employment in a wide range of professions, such as research and development engineer or technical advising manager in industry, at laboratories or universities.

The entire Master's program can be studied in English and takes two years (four semesters) including a master's thesis. COMMAS has been designed to be a very compact graduate program. It attracts also people who already have finished other studies to gain expertise in the promising field of Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures.


To be admitted as a regular student, an applicant must have earned a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of acceptable standing. Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their Bachelor’s degrees are awarded before they enroll at COMMAS.

General admission requirements:

  • A school certificate authorizing the holder to enter a university or an authorization regarded as equivalent by the board of examination of COMMAS
  • G.C.E (O+A-Level), Baccalaureate, Lise Diplomasi, Apolyterion, Maturitaet, High School, Diploma, or other
  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering or Natural Science or a related field, or a "Diplom" degree (U, FH, BA), or, a "Vordiplom" and examinations in additional core courses
  • Test of English proficiency (please refer to the website language requirements for further information)
  • Applicants from China, India, Iran, Mongolia, and Vietnam please see page country specific requirements for further specific requirements

Applicants are evaluated by the COMMAS admission committee on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise. While high academic achievement does not guarantee admission, COMMAS expects such achievement or other persuasive evidence of professional promise.

Study schedule

The program is limited to 30 students with approximately equal number of German and international students. It consists of three semesters of course work and one semester (six months) of research for master's thesis. Research can be done either at the residence campus, at one of its partner universities or with an industry partner.

Module Guide

The Module Guide describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module.

  • The Module Guide (also called module handbook) is published in the Campus Management System C@MPUS [de] (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).
The exam regulation is only availabe in German since it is an official document.
The examination regulations (in German: Prüfungsordnungen) include a survey of the required modules.

Computational Mecha­nics of Mate­rials and Struc­tures (COMMAS) - Master of Science

Prüfungsordnung 7/29/16
Alte Prüfungsordnung

Die genauen Übergangsbestimmungen finden Sie in der neuen Prüfungsordnung vom 29. Juli 2016.

Prüfungsordnung 9/1/08
Satzung zur Feststellung von Konsekutivität von Masterstudiengängen 8/27/12
Satzung über die Änderung der Prüfungsordnungen zur Anpassung an die Lissabon-Konvention (§ 36a LHG) 3/11/13
Admission Restrictions
  • Completed Bachelor of Science course or equivalent degree in Engineering, Natural Sciences or in a related field of study with excellent results.
  • Local admission restriction
  • Special admission procedure by the study program

The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations.

Language requirements

Very good knowledge of English, non-Nativespeakers need a language certificate (TOEFL-Test with 213 credits (computer-based test) or a similar certificate).

Closing Date

Until February 15th for the beginning of the course in the winter semester of the same year.

Graduates can work in various industrial sectors. With their knowledge in material theory and modelling, simulation technology and numerical methods, our graduates are particularly suitable for professions in the following areas:

  • simulation technology
  • modelling of complex boundaries such as crash test simulations in the automotive industry
  • design of finite elements and complex discretization
  • coupled problems in design concepts for lifecycle-modeling in application areas of electric mobility.

COMMAS is a strongly research oriented program. The students are therefore ideally prepared for a university career at faculties of mechanical engineering and civil engineering.

The quality of this degree program has been certified.