What will I learn?

The master’s program in Informatics: Games Engineering expands upon your existing knowledge and allows individual specialization.

The breathtaking development of games stems from the dramatic progress made in informatics and modern computer technology. Graphics and sound are becoming increasingly realistic. The complexity of simulated worlds and stories told is also increasing. New sensory technologies enable new types of interaction. Further, games are no longer only played alone at home in front of a screen. Smart phones enable us to play online games anywhere. Outstanding knowledge of informatics is therefore required in order to understand and use these technologies. However, games engineers do not only keep an eye on the technology, but also on the people using it.

Given the high level of flexibility you will have enjoyed in putting together your curriculum, as a graduate you possess an individual competency profile.

Available lines of specialization are:

  • computer graphics and animation
  • numerical analysis and simulation
  • hardware-specific programming
  • visual computing
  • autonomous systems
  • game theory and algorithmic economics
  • interaction and communication
  • internet models, technologies, applications

The games market is booming. All development studios therefore have a huge demand for qualified specialists in the areas of informatics and games engineering. Added to which, serious games are increasingly penetrating industry sectors such as automotive, aerospace and plant engineering, medicine, banking, and management.

Which department am I in?

Department of Informatics

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
129,40 EURO per semester (Includes Basic student union fee: 62 Euros per semester; Basic semester ticket fee: 67.40 Euros per semester)
Start date

14 October 2019


Garching research campus

Boltzmannstrabe 15,



85748, Germany

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper based Test (PbT) : 605.

For international students

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure.

Only a minimum overall band score of 6.5 in the IELTS Academic will be accepted.

Internet based Test (IbT): 88

Paper based test (PbT): 66

CAE (Cambridge Advanced English), Grades A, B, C

CPE (Cambridge Proficiency English), Grades A, B, C