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Master of Science in Computational

Mechanics of Materials and Structures


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Stud y Program

Information Booklet & Application


2011
1 The University 7 Financial Aid
2 An Overview of COMMAS 8 Special Note
3 Curriculum 9 Note to Applicants
4 Admission Procedures 10 Check-list
5 Standardised Tests 11 Application
6 Fees & Living Costs 16 Forms

COMMAS - University of Stuttgart


c/o Prof. Dr. -Ing. Christian Miehe
Institute of Applied Mechanics (Bauwesen) Fax: 0049 711 685 66347
Pfaffenwaldring 7 Ph: 0049 711 685 66131
Stuttgart D-70569 Email: info@commas.uni-stuttgart.de
Germany Web: http://www.msc.commas.uni-stuttgart.de
The University
Compared to other universities in Germany, the University
of Stuttgart is relatively young. Founded in 1829, the former
College of Technology has now grown into a
research-intensive university which has its focus on
engineering and natural sciences with a unique profile that
concentrates on closely networking these disciplines with
humanities and social sciences. With a wide range of
programs- both specialised and interdisciplinary, it has
advanced into an internationally recognised site of science
and research.

Its outstanding position as a research university is reflected


in its Cluster of Excellence “Simulation Technology” and
The Graduate School of "Advanced Manufacturing
Engineering", as well as its numerous collaborative research
centres and research groups funded by the German M. W. Kutta, Professor at University of Stuttgart
Research Foundation. The research activities of the (1866–85)
University of Stuttgart focus on eight key interdisciplinary
fields:
Modelling and Simulation Technology, New Materials,
Complex Systems and Communication, Technology
Concepts and Assessment, Energy and the Environment,
Mobility, Integrated Product and Production Design and
Urban Planning.

These activities are all part of the vision of the


University to gain a comprehensive
understanding of entire production processes and
product life cycles. The University offers
more than 60 study programs, half of which
have already been converted into International
Bachelor and Master Courses. These are complemented by COMMAS: A few students of the class of 2011
seven internationally oriented master courses taught in
English, held in cooperation with renowned universities
abroad as well as online study programs for people in
full-time employment.

Coat of arms of Stuttgart


A bird´s-eye view of the Vaihingen Campus with the
Black forest surrounding it..

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An Overview
of COMMAS
Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures
(COMMAS) is concerned with the simulation of advanced
engineering problems using modelling techniques,
computer implementation, experimental verification and
case study investigation. This Master of Science Program
provides the basis for hi-tech engineering design for a
broad spectrum of applications ranging from limit analyses
for damage, fracture, plastic and incremental collapse of
civil structures to reliability and numerical modelling of Thus, graduates of this unique master program
micro-electro-mechanical systems and Biomechanics, will be qualified and have an upper hand in finding
employment in a wide range of professions, e.g.
as research and development engineer or
technical advising manager in industry, at
laboratories or in universities. The entire program
can be studied in English and takes two years
(four semesters) including a one-semester thesis work.
Upon successful completion of the COMMAS
program, the degree of ¨Master of Science in
Computational Mechanics of Materials and
Structures (M.Sc.)¨ is conferred.

For details regarding the Curriculum see page 3.

COMMAS has been designed to be a very compact


graduate program. It is also intended for professionals who
already have finished other studies but wish to gain
expertise in the promising field of Computational
Mechanics of Materials and Structures.

This dramatically expanding area of science


induces a large number of research activities
and is accompanied by strong international
cooperation. Comprehensive coverage of
modern problems in engineering typically
requires a multidisciplinary knowledge and
technology, and through collaboration with
other departments, COMMAS graduates
gain a broader knowledge in key disciplinary
areas of their choice.

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Parameter Identification Methods and Experimental

Curriculum Mechanics
Selected Topics in the Theory of Plasticity and
Viscoelasticity
Theoretical and Computer-Oriented Material Theory
The master’s degree generally requires a minimum of two
Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
academic years (4 semesters) of study. The Program is limited
Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems
to 30 students. It consists of 3 in-class-semesters and one
Introduction to Scientific High-Performance Computing
semester (6 months) of research and thesis work. Research can Computational Methods for Shell Analysis
be done either at the residence campus, at one of its partner Fahrzeugdynamik (only in German)
universities or with an industry partner. Modelierung in der Biomechanik (only in German)
Continuum Biomechanics
The curriculum focuses on what is considered to be the main Erdbebenbeanspruch-ung von Bauwerken (only in
emphasis in the future of computational mechanics- an area in German)
Visualization in Science and Engineering
which the University of Stuttgart ranks high internationally.
Structure Borne Sound
Fuzzy Methoden (only in German)
A total of 120 ECTS Credits are to be accrued by the candidate
Environmental Fluid Mechanics I
which consists of the following:

Core Modules, 1st Semester (Winter Term) Seminar presentation ( 2nd semester)

- 30 Credits - 3 Credits
A short lecture is to be presented on a topic related to the
Continuum Mechanics elected modules in front of a public audience usually consisting
Computational Mechanics of Materials of students attending the same module.
Computational Mechanics of Structures
Discretisation Methods
Summer School (after 2nd semester break)
Introduction to Scientific Programming
Structural Dynamics and Optimization – 3 Credits
Engineering Materials I (Metals, Soils, Concrete) A one week special lecture series covering advanced
topics of Continuum Mechanics, Numerical Methods,
Engineering Materials and Fluid Mechanics.
Elective Modules, 2nd Semester (Summer
Term) and 3rd Semester (Winter Term)
– 54 Credits Master Thesis, 4th Semester (Summer Term)
Foundations of Single and Multiphasic Materials - 30 Credits
Micromechanics of Materials and Homogenization
The Master's Thesis should demonstrate the student's
Methods
ability to work independently and within a given time-
Advanced Computational Mechanics of Structures
limit on a problem in his/her field of study according to
Boundary Elements in Statics and Dynamics
scientific principles. The candidate will be given the
Applied Scientific Programming
opportunity to suggest a topic. He/she is advised
Engineering Materials II-Metals
during the preparation of his/her Master's Thesis by a
Numerical Modelling of Concrete Structures
professor and/or a researcher of one of the institutes.
Engineering Materials II-Soils
The time-limit for completion of the Master's Thesis is six
Advanced Materials and Smart Structures
months.
Optimal Control
Implementation and Algorithm for Finite Elements For further information regarding the curriculum,
Introduction to the Continuum Mechanics of Multi-Phase
please refer to the COMMAS web page and the
Materials
web pages of the faculty.
Smart Systems and Control
Modelling of Hydrosystems

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Mongolian People's Republic

Admission Authenticity confirmation of a completed study. It


will be provided by the German embassy in the
Mongolian People's Republic. However, the confirmation

Requirements
does not necessarily mean that your prior studies are
recognized in Germany.

For more details please contact


Deutsche Botschaft Ulan Bator
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Strasse der Vereinten Nationen
A school certificate authorizing the holder to enter a
PF: 708
University or an authorisation regarded as equivalent by the
Board of Examination of COMMAS. Phone: +976-99225839
Fax: 00976-11-323905
1. Baccalaureate, Lise Diplomasi, Apolyterion, Maturitaet, Web: http://www.ulan-bator.diplo.de
High School, Diploma, or Other

2. Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Natural Science or a Vietnam


related field, or a "Diplom" degree (U, FH, BA), or, a APS - Certificate of the Academic Test Service of the
"Vordiplom" and examinations in additional core courses. German Embassy certifying that the application
3. Test of English proficiency (see page 5) documents are genuine.

COUNTRY - SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS For more details please contact


Deutsche Botschaft in Hanoi
These are further specific requirements for applicants from
APS, 29 Tran Phu
the People's Republic of China (not including Hong Kong
Q. Ba Dinh, Hanoi
and Macao), Iran, Mongolian People's Republic & Vietnam.
Phone: 04-845 38 36/7, 04-843 02 45/6
Fax: 04- 843 99 69
China (not including Hong Kong and Macao)
E-Mail: ku-101@hano.auswaertiges-amt.de
Authenticated certificate of the Central University Entrance
Examination "gaokao" and APS - Certificate of the
At the University of Stuttgart, a regular graduate student
Academic Test Service of the German Embassy in Beijing
is one who is registered with a program of advanced
certifying that the application documents are genuine.
study and research leading to a post-graduate degree.
To be admitted as a regular graduate student, an
For more details please contact
applicant must have earned a Bachelor’s degree or its
Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) des Kulturreferates der
equivalent from a college, university, or technical school
Deutschen Botschaft,
of acceptable standing. Students in their final year of
Peking
undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition
Landmark Tower 2, Büro 0311
that their Bachelor's degree be awarded before they
Chaoyang District, 8 Dongsanhuan Beilu
enrol at COMMAS. Applicants are evaluated by the
100004 Beijing
COMMAS Admissions Committee on the basis of their
Phone: 0086-10-65 90 71 38
prior performance and professional promise. While high
Fax: 0086-10-65 90 71 40
academic achievement does not guarantee admission, the
E-Mail: kuaps@163bj.com
Admissions Committee does expect such achievement or
other persuasive evidence of professional promise.
Iran
Authenticated certificate of the National University Entrance
Examination (Konkur). Without this certificate, no admission
letter may be issued.

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To register for a test, visit www.ielts.org. Students who

Standardised wish to take the test after December 31, 2010 will face
issues such as not being able to submit the scores
prior to the application due date for COMMAS.

Tests Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

COMMAS does NOT require the Graduate Record


Examination (GRE) - General Test or an appropriate
COMMAS does require English proficiency scores from
Subject Test. Taking GRE will however increase your
applicants. However, this requirement is waived for
chances during the selection process.
applicants from certain countries. A list of these
countries is provided on page 8.
The General Test is offered only on the computer in the
US and in most locations around the world. The computer-
IMPORTANT:
based GRE General Test is available year round, and
An English proficiency exam could be a requirement for appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served
visa-processing and the responsibility of confirmation basis. Register early to maximize your chances of
and fulfilling of such requirements lies entirely with the scheduling your preferred test date and time. To register
applicant. for the GRE General Test call 1-800-GRE-CALL (800-
473-2255) or visit www.ets.org/gre
Only official TOEFL or IELTS score reports are accepted
by COMMAS. Photocopies of reports cannot be used
under any circumstances. The COMMAS reporting code for
TOEFL is 4573.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A minimum score of 550 for paper-based, 213 for


computer-based, 79 for internet-based test is required
by COMMAS.

Applicants are encouraged to take the TOEFL no later than


December 31, 2010. To register, write directly to: TOEFL,
Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154 or call 1-800-GO-
TOEFL (800-46-86335) or visit www.toefl.org. Students
who wish to take the test after December 31, 2010 will
face issues such as not being able to submit the scores
prior to the application due date for COMMAS.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

A minimum score of 6.0 is required by COMMAS. IELTS


exam measures ability to communicate in English across all
four language skills– listening, reading, writing, and speaking
– for people who intend to study or work where English is
the language of communication.

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Monthly cost estimation (2009–2010)

Fees & You will need a minimum of € 686/month to cover the


following:

Rent: € 280-300/month (on-campus housing)

Living Costs Food: € 150-200/month

Entertainment & Leisure Activities: € 50-100/month


The estimated budget for a single graduate student
enrolled at COMMAS for the academic year of 12 months Start-Up Money: € 600-700 (for room deposit, etc)
is approximately € 8,234. These figures include tuition (2
Tuition: € 500 EUR/semester +
semesters), books and supplies, hospitalization and
Administrative Fees: € 113/semester
accident/health insurance fees, with an allowance for a
reasonable standard of living. Health Insurance: € 56 EUR/month (over 30 years of age €
100-130/month)

All information on this section is typical of the 2009/2010 Transportation Ticket: € 168/semester
academic year. It may differ from year to year depending
Please note these are approximate figures and may vary!
on changes to the cost of living, tuition & fees. Little is
allowed for clothing, travel, and incidental expenses. The For comparison:
budget does not include the purchase of a motorcycle or The current rate provided by a DAAD scholarship is

other major items. It may be possible with careful budget around € 720/month.

planning to reduce the cost by two or three hundred Euros


per year.

The budget is determined by the actual data according to the


current pricing index and consists of tuition & fees plus estimated
living expenses. In determining the budget, the University applies
a conservative estimate of living expenses to all students.
However, the actual living expenses can vary from person to
person.

Academic Fees and Living Costs (2009–2010)


Tuition
Calendar year of 12 months € 1,226

Student Extended Insurance Plan


Calendar year of 12 months € 672

Room and Board


Calendar year of 12 months € 5,400

Entertainment, activities & transportation


Calendar year of 12 months € 936

Average TOTAL costs for single graduate student


Calendar year of 12 months € 8,234

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Hanns-Seidel-Foundation

Financial Aid The Hanns-Seidel-Foundation supports foreign graduates. In


addition to the scholarships, which are, as a rule, awarded
for two years, scholarship holders can also attend a study
Availability preparation language course.

Catholic Service for Foreign Students (KAAD)


Financial aid for international students is extremely limited.
The KAAD awards up to three-year scholarships to young
Applicants are urged to make every effort to secure
graduates from countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and
funds from sources other than COMMAS. Eastern Europe. The Support is on disciplines important to
Many countries place limitations on the purchase of these countries. Conditions are above average qualification
for the study project, sufficient proficiency in German,
Euros. Prospective students should consult the proper
personal and character integrity, willingness and ability to
authorities in their countries about foreign exchange
actively support the basic objectives and commitment to
regulations to ascertain that the academic levels and fields
return home after completing the degree. Applicants are
of study to be pursued permit the exchange of the local proposed by KAAD partners’
currency for Euros. Students should also familiarise organizations in the home country.
themselves with the procedures established for sending
Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
money to Germany.
Requirements are outstanding subject qualifications, an
interest in social policy issues, good knowledge of German
Funding and Scholarships as well as willingness to return to the respective home
country upon completion of the study project.
Special scholarship
Ecumenical Scholarship Program
Two special scholarships for COMMAS students are
The Ecumenical Scholarship Program (ESP) enables students
granted by Hilti, a company with strong research and
from developing countries to engage in postgraduate
development activities related to Computational Mechanics.
studies. The scholarship includes an opportunity for students
to attend language courses to prepare their studies. The
German Academic Exchange Service
support is exclusively granted within a framework of
Contact the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) agreements reached with foreign partner institutions.
office in your home country for information on scholarships. Students who are already in Germany cannot be
Information is available online at http://www.daad.de or considered for this program
http://www.funding-guide.de

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Part-time Jobs


The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation supports foreign students
and graduates of all disciplines in Germany. It awards The possibilities for international students to work outside
extensible one-year scholarships for students up to their of the University (off-campus) are somewhat difficult and
first German degree and for graduates up to their limited to maximum of 90 days or 180 half days per
doctorate. Requirements are particular qualifications in the calendar year. DAAD scholarship holders must get
respective academic field (e.g. through above-average permission prior to engage in off-campus employment.
school or study achievements), a commitment to social
The best opportunity is to work as a Studentische
policy issues, personality.
Hilfskraft (HiWi), a student assistant position at an institute
or department in the University. Maximum allowable
Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation
Supports program for talented students. In order to qualify hours are 80 per month. It is unlikely that you will get a
for selection, applicants must have high academic talent, 80 hours from a single employee. Current hourly wages
character qualities as well as fundamental liberal are approximately 8 Euros/hour. For employment outside
commitment to political and social issues. Support is initially the University please contact the Labor Office:
awarded for one year, in case of concentrated studies up Agentur für Arbeit Stuttgart, Nordbahnhofstraße 30-34,
to a total of three years.
70191 Stuttgart

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Passport, Visas and Residence Permit

Special Note To enter Germany or European Union (EU), each


English Language Proficiency international student admitted to COMMAS needs a
passport issued by his or her government. Non-EU

English is the language of instruction in all subjects within Students must also visit German embassies or consulates

the COMMAS, and all papers and thesis work must be in their home countries to be issued student visas which

written in English. All applicants from countries not listed will enable them to enter Germany. Student must present

below must take either the Test of English as a Foreign the Letter of Admission (LOA), visa application and English

Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language language proficiency certificates with the supporting

Testing System (IELTS). For minimum score requirements financial documentation when they apply for the visa. It is

please see page 5. important to note that the validity of the visa does not
indicate how long a student may remain in Germany; this

Students who have completed their university education from will be determined by the Aliens Registration Office

following countries are also eligible for a waiver of the English (Ausländerbehörde) during your registration at

proficiency exam requirement. Germany.

Antigua and Barbuda Kenya


European Union Residences do not require visas to
Australia Kiribati
enter Germany. Please consult the Germany embassy
Bahamas Lesotho
Barbados Liberia in your country for further information on the residence
Belize Madagascar permit and other immigration issues. You may also
Botswana Malawi contact the Office of International Affairs at University
Cameroon: Malta of Stuttgart for further assistance.
(English speaking region) Marshall Islands
Canada Mauritius
Office of International Affairs
Dominica Micronesia
Campus Vaihingen
Eritrea Papua New Guinea
Pfaffenwaldring 60
Ethiopia Namibia
Fiji Nauru Floor 1

Gambia New Zealand 70569 Stuttgart


Ghana Nigeria Tel. +49(0)-711-685-68545
Gibraltar Palau Fax. +49(0)-711-685-68600
Grenada Philippines E-mail. diel@ia.uni.-stuttgart.de
Guyana Rwanda Web. http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/ia
India (English speaking region)
Ireland Saint Vincent and the
Jamaica Grenadines
Saint Lucia Saint Kitts and Nevis
Seychelles Tuvalu
Sierra Leone Uganda
Solomon Islands United Kingdom
South Africa United States of America
Sri Lanka Vanuatu
Sudan Virgin Islands
Swaziland Zambia
Tanzania Zimbabwe
Trinidad and Tobago

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Please read the instructions below carefully before

Note to you begin working on your application.

Review application forms, instructions, and

Applicants
background information.
We recommend that you simply read the
application package and the accompanying
information booklet carefully before you begin to
work on your application.
Please note that a student CANNOT be admitted
to the Summer (April) term for the program.
Take required tests

This application is only valid for COMMAS and if See page 5 for the testing requirements of
you are applying for any other international COMMAS. Arrange for your scores to be
programs you must submit separate applications to forwarded to COMMAS.
each program.
Obtain transcript(s)

Deadlines for Winter Semester application Request an official transcript from the registrar of
each undergraduate and graduate college or
university you attended and submit it in its sealed
To ensure that your application receives full
envelope with your application forms. (List of
consideration, all materials must be received by the
Course form of this package has to be filled in
official due date. When you are applying for
addition to the transcripts).The transcript should
September entry, you may do so between October
contain your college record to date, with a
15 and February 15. Regardless of the specific
statement of your rank in your class and in your
due date in February, we urge you to file your
department, if available. If your latest grades do not
application by early January to avoid the risk that
appear on your transcript, please request for the
your application or supporting materials may be
inclusion of a list of the classes for which you are
delayed. Late applications will NOT be considered.
currently registered.

Other important dates and information


Distribute and Collect evaluators’ forms
Ask two professors (or one professor and one
We urge student to take the required language
supervisor, if you are employed) who know you
proficiency tests couple of months prior to applying
well to write evaluations on the forms contained in
for the COMMAS. All the supporting documents
this package. Each evaluation should be sealed in
including test scores must be received by the
its own envelope and submitted with your
official deadline in February. In most cases we will
completed application. If an evaluator is mailing the
inform you on our decision of your application
evaluation separately, have him/her indicate your
before May 31st via email. The initial Letter of
name on the outside of the envelope. (We
Admission (LOA) will be sent out at the same time.
encourage you to include evaluations with your full
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks delivery time to
application package)
international destinations. If there are any delays in
the selection process and we will not be able to
send out the notifications on time, we will inform
you to the best of our ability. Once you receive a
notification for admission you must confirm whether
you are attending COMMAS, via email prior to
June 15, (Please refer to the exact confirmation
deadline on your LOA). Otherwise your admission
for the program will be automatically cancelled.
Before you fill out the form:

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NOTE: Check-list

All forms must be filled out completely. Type or print A complete application includes:
clearly using black ink.

All application materials must be completed in English or ✔ Application for COMMAS Admission
German. (see pages 12 to 16)

You should keep a copy of all application materials. ✔ List of Courses (see pages 17 to 18)

University transcripts, evaluations and scores from required


✔ Personal Statement (see pages 19 to 20)
test (TOEFL or other) must be ORIGINAL while other
documents can be either original or certified hard-copy
✔ Evaluations (2 forms, see pages 21 to 26)
documents. COMMAS does not accept faxed or e-mailed
applications.
✔ Official or Certified High School Certificate

All documents, including standardized testing score


✔ Official or Certified University Entrance
reports should be submitted by the due date in
Examination (If applicable)
February.

✔ Official or Certified University Degree


Certificate (If studies are concluded)
Special instructions

✔ Official transcripts (1 for each


Once we receive your application by the official
undergraduate and graduate institution
due date each applicant will receive an Application
attended, submit with application)
Number from the Commas Admission office.

✔ Official APS Certificate (Applicants from


Should you wish to communicate with us via fax, e-
China, Mongolia & Vietnam)
mail, mail or by any other means of communication,
please state your Application Number at all times.
✔ Scores from required English proficiency
Correspondences without an Application Number
tests (to be sent directly by testing
can lead to delays.
organization by the due date, see pages 5
and 8)
Please provide a current and up to date
professional email address while filling out the
✔ Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
application. Do pay extra attention to all the emails
you receive from the COMMAS Management at all
times.

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COMMAS
APPLICATION & FORMS

PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED TO THE APPLICATION UNLESS YOU HAVE


COMPLETELY
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN THE
INFORMATION BOOKLET !

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COMMAS
Application - 2011 Side 1
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

ALL NAMES SHOULD BE WRITTEN EXACTLY AS THEY APPEAR ON YOUR PASSPORT.

Have you previously applied for admission to COMMAS? Yes ✘ If yes, Year/Application No.
YYYY / XX

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Immanuel
1.1 Full Legal Name
family/ last name

Dhinakaran
first name full middle name
AFFIX RECENT
1.2 Date of Birth 30-12-85 PHOTOGRAPH
DD - MM - YY
2¨ x 2¨
1.3 City and Country of Birth Sivakasi, INDIA

1.4 Country of Citizenship INDIA

1.5 Country of Permanent Residence INDIA

1.6 Sex Male ✘ Female

1.7 Reply Address


10-B Rama Nadar Street, New Road, Sivakasi 626123.
Tamil Nadu. INDIA.

1.8 Permanent Address 10-B Rama Nadar Street, New Road, Sivakasi 626123.
Tamil Nadu. INDIA.

(+91)9886157861
1.9 Day time phone Fax
country code - area code/city code - number country code - area code/city code - number

1.10 Email dhinakaran16@gmail.com

2. EDUCATION (Original copies of all transcripts, university entrance examination and all certificates must be attached to this application form. Please see Pages 8, 9 & 10)

2.1 Secondary School Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)


What is the highest level of your secondary education?
[G.C.E (O+A-Level, Baccalaureate, Lise Diplomasi, Apolyterion, Maturitaet, High School, Diploma, or Other]

Place and date of graduation Kalasalingam College of Engineering (Anna University) 30 - 04 - 2007
DD - MM - YY

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COMMAS Application - 2011 Side 2
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

2.2 University Admission Exam

Have you taken a university admission exam in your home country Yes No ✘
or in any other location where it is applicable?

If yes, Name and and date of examination


DD - MM - YY

2.3 Description of University Education:


You must include all official transcripts. For languages other than German or English please attach an official authenticated
translation. List All colleges & universities attended with the most recent first

AKCE/Anna University Krishnankovil Mechanical Engineering 2003 - 2007 B.E. April 2007
College/University Location Major field Dates attended Actual name of degree Date awarded/expected

College/University Location Major field Dates attended Actual name of degree Date awarded/expected

College/University Location Major field Dates attended Actual name of degree Date awarded/expected

College/University Location Major field Dates attended Actual name of degree Date awarded/expected

College/University Location Major field Dates attended Actual name of degree Date awarded/expected

College/University Location Major field Dates attended Actual name of degree Date awarded/expected

3. ENTRANCE AND PROFICIENCY EXAMS

3.1 English Proficiency


If test is yet to be taken, enter scheduled date

TOEFL Date Taken 14-11-10 Score 98 (iBT)


DD - MM - YY

IELTS Date Taken Score


DD - MM - YY

3.2 Language of instruction

Primary school English Secondary school English

University English Graduate School

List native language if other than English English

3.3 APS Certificate is strictly required for Applicants from China. Please enclose it with the application.

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COMMAS Application - 2011 Side 3
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

4. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

4.1 Financing of your studies

Have or will you apply for financial assistance? Yes ✘ No


If yes, to which granting institution? Yet to apply for financial assistance

Have you received financial assistance? Yes No ✘


If yes, from which granting institution and in what amount? (Enclose proof)

If no, from which granting institution were you turned down?


Yet to apply for financial assistance

Other sources of funding (optional statement)

4.2 Have you been granted political asylum in the Federal Republic of Germany? Yes No ✘
If yes, Enclose proof.

4.3 Are the courses offered by the COMMAS program also offered in your home country? Yes No ✘

4.4 Are you a member of a German-speaking minority in your home country? Yes No ✘
If yes, Enclose proof.

4.5 Have you participated in an exchange program? Yes No ✘


If yes, in which?

4.6 Please give names, years of graduation, department affiliation & relationships of close relatives who have attended COMMAS

None

4.7 Your honors, prizes, or major publications

Won a star performance award for my exceptional performance.


Completed my undergraduate thesis on the topic "Effect of temperature, stabilizer and
heat treatment on the crystallinity of Electroless Nickel plating."

4.8 Your extracurricular activities and accomplishments

I am a sport enthusiast and I take part actively in sports. I had represented my school in District
level Football tournaments. I had also represented my orgnisation in corporate Tennis
tournaments. I had recently involved myself in developing an online business.

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COMMAS Application - 2011 Side 4
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

4.9 Your professional experience. Give name of employer, dates, and nature of work:
I am working with Infosys Technologies Limited which is one of the world's largest provider of
IT and consulting sercices in the word. I joined Infosys as a Software Engineer on July 2007.
I am urrently working under the role of Technology Analyst. As a part of my current role I am
incharge of a small team and tak care of the deliverables of a project for one of the key
Banking clients of Infosys Technologies Limited. I had worked under different technologies
and programming languages. As a part of my training at Infosys I had learned the "C"
Programming language. I was also trained on the SQL server database. I am experienced
in using various server and client operating systems.

4.10 Other experience, including military, volunteer work. Give dates and nature of work:

I had been an active member of the Go Green initiative of my organisation {2008-present).


As a student I had involved myself in working with an NGO for Wildlife protection, by creating
awareness about the harmful effects of deforrestation (2004-2005)
I volunteer myself to tutor the underprivileged students in my locality during the weekends
(2008 - present)

5. OTHER APPLICATIONS TO GERMAN UNIVERSITIES

Have you ever applied to any programs at the University of Stuttgart or at another University? Yes ✘ No

If yes, to which universities and to which programs?

Technical university of Munich for Master of science in computational Mechanics.


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6. LETTERS OF REFERENCE
Names of two persons to whom you have given evaluation forms.
(Request those persons to return the completed forms to you in time to meet the appropriate deadline. Applicants are responsible for
ensuring that the letters of recommendation reach the University of Stuttgart in time)

J.T. Winowlin Jappes Professor Kalasalingam University


Name Title Institution/Company

Suprajah Kundu Dinakaran Project Manager Infosys Technologies Limited


Name Title Institution/Company

Name Title Institution/Company

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COMMAS Application - 2011 Side 5
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

7. DECLARATION

I agree that my personal data will be shared with other institutes offering similar programs
Yes ✘ No

I declare that the information given on this application is true and complete to the best of
my knowledge. The required and requested documents (verifications, transcripts,
evaluations, certificates, standardized test) are appended. I understand that any unanswered
questions or omitted documents will delay the processing of my application and may
require its return. I am aware that careless or wilful falsification of statements or documents
are a misdemeanour and will lead to exclusion from the university admission procedure or
- when later detected - university admission. I also declare that I have taken note of the
information on university admissions, as outlined on the web-page of the Office of
Admissions (Studiensekretariat) http://www.uni-
stuttgart.de/studieren/service/sekretariat/index.html

__________________________
Sivakasi _____________________
15-Jan-2011 ___________________________________________________
Place Date (DD-MM-YY) Signature

The statements that have been made will be saved and appraised by the university. Statements are subjected to the
privacy determinations presently valid.

Please print and then sign in the above field and return the complete application to the address specified on the
cover-page of the Information Booklet.

For office use


IND IC ATIONS

AD MITTED C OND . ADMITTED NOT


APPROV ED
D ATE

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COMMAS - List of Courses form Side 1
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

Immanuel Dhinakaran
Name: Last/Family name First Middle

It is extremely helpful for us to review applicants’ coursework and grades in a standard format. The Best way for us to
evaluate your preparation is to see your courses grouped by subject area, with the most relevant courses at the top.
Please carefully read the instructions below before you complete this form and return with application
General instructions: Grading System:
Complete the following summary of your college and Please describe the grading system(s) used at all colleges
university classes, based on your transcript(s). and universities you have attended. Explain the specific
Important: Any alterations of grades will be subject to meaning of any numeric values (minimum and maximum)
immediate dismissal as a candidate for COMMAS and will letter grades, and rankings.
be officially recorded within the German University System. The exams are graded on a scale of 0 to 100 marks.
Although the official transcripts are mandatory, a transcript 80% weightage is given to the final exam and 20%
weightage is given to the internal exam and
will not be substitute for this information.
attendance. A minimum score of 50 marks is
If your courses do not have numbers or you did not required to pass the exam
receive course grades-leave those fields blank.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) as listed on transcript
Do not try to convert your university grading scale or GPA
(Numerical Value) 76%
to German University scale. Indicate the grades as granted
by your university and give us an explanation on your
Scale of your grading system 0 to 100
school’s grading system
If the space provided is not enough, you may attach
additional sheets. Minimum passing value: 50

(Example: Greece has a scale of 1 to 10 points and the minimum


passing is 5 points)
COURSES MOST RELEVANT TO COMMAS PREPARATION
Please list below the college/university courses you have taken that are most relevant to the COMMAS (math,
mechanics, physics, and programming). Group courses by subject area, for example, group all math courses together
and group all mechanics courses together, etc.

Course No. Course Name Brief description Year Official


grade

1 Computer Practice I OS commands and Basic programming 03 97

2 Computer Practice II Advanced "C" Programming 04 91

3 Computer graphics & Drafting Drafting with Auto CAD software 05 93

4 Computer Aided Design Application of computers in designing 05 74

5 CAM Laboratory Computed Aided Manufacturing 06 88

6 Micro Processor Lab Programming of 8085 Micro Processor 06 92

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COMMAS - List of Courses form Side 2
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

Additional Courses: Please list below other college / university courses you have taken. Group subjects by area (science, engineering,
humanities,social sciences etc) You may also use this section for any courses that you could not fit into the previous section.
Course No. Course Name Brief description Year Official
grade

1 Physics I Basic Engineering Physics 03 83

2 Physics Laboratory Practical application of Physics 03 85

3 Workshop Practice Fitting, Carpentry, welding and foundry 03 92

4 Engineering Graphics Drafting projections of Gear, Bearing, etc. 04 91

5 Kinematics of Machines Study of Links, Mechanisms and Drives 04 78

6 Manufacturing Technolgy Lab Turning, Grinding, Milling and shaping 04 93

7 Fluid Mechanics Lab Operation of Pumps and Turbines 04 76

8 Numerical Methods Differentiation, Integration, Approxmation, etc. 05 76

9 Applied Materials Science Failure Analysis. Composite Materials. 05 85

10 Strength of Materials Lab Stress, Strain Analysis. Types of Beams. 05 91

11 Engineering Metrology Flow and Temperature measurements, etc. 05 86

12 Dynamics Lab Balancing of masses. Vibration control. 05 87

13 Thermal Engineering Lab I Flash and Fire point of fuels. IC Engines. 05 88

14 Special Casting Process Shell, Investment, Die and Centrifugal casting 06 75

15 Hydraulic & Pneumatic controls Design of Hydraulic and Pneumatic circuits 06 82

16 Thermal Engineering Lab II Modes of heat transfer. Heat exchangers. 06 82

17 Unconventional Machining Laser beam, Electron beam, EDM, etc. 06 88

18 Automobile Engineering Types of Chassis, clutches, Brakes, etc. 07 78

19 Process Planning Cost estimation, Break Even Analysis, etc. 06 76

20 Professional Ethics Safety responsibilities, Case studies, etc. 06 78

21 Environmental Science Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Pollution, etc. 06 85


COMMAS -Personal Statement Side 1
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

Name: Last/Family name First Middle

Please carefully read the instructions below before you complete this form and return with application

Please give your reasons for wishing to do graduate Type or print using black ink.

work in the field of Computational Mechanics of
• Use reverse side if necessary or separate form.
Materials and Structures. In doing so, please cite
• Keep a copy for your file. You may also wish to
relevant academic, professional, and personal
provide copies to your evaluators before they
experiences that motivate you to apply for COMMAS in
complete their forms
whatever form clearly presents your views. Include as
far as you can your particular interests, work experience • Return this form with the completed

in that field, and show how your background and application to the Commas Admission office on or
COMMAS program support these interests. The before the deadline
statement could be much like a proposal for graduate
studies. Explain your long-term professional goals. The
Admissions Committee will welcome any factors you
wish to bring to its attention concerning your academic
and work experience to date. Your statement should not
exceed 750 words and must be written in English. If exceed, will not
be considered.

Signature Date
Address

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COMMAS -Personal Statement Side 2
To be completed by Applicant
Please type or print using black ink

Signature Date
Address

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Return to:

COMMAS Evaluation ( I ) Side 1 COMMAS University of Stuttgart


(c/o) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Miehe
Institute of Mechanik (Bauwesen)
Part 1 Pfaffenwaldring 7, D-70569,
To be completed by Applicant Stuttgart, Germany
Please type or print using black ink

Important: In the upper right of this form the evaluator will find the return address

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Immanuel Dhinakaran
Last/family first middle

Applying for admission in _______________________________________________________________________________________


COMMAS, University of Stuttgart, Germany for the
ultimate degree of _____________________________________________________________________________area
Master of Science in Computational Mechanics of research.

❏ I waive my right to review this recommendation ❏ I do not waive my right to review this recommendation

15-Jan-2011
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Applicants signature Date

Part 2
To be completed by Evaluator
Please type or print using black ink

An application for admission to COMMAS program requires evaluations from two teachers or people capable of
judging the professional and academic promise of the applicant. A separate letter of evaluation should be attached
to this form if necessary. Please return in time for her/him to meet the following deadlines: February 15 for September
admissions
Evaluator’s name: Dr. J.T. Winowlin Jappes Title Professor

Address Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil, Tamil Nadu, India

Email winowlin@yahoo.com Date _______________________________


20-Jan-2011

School or company Kalasalingam University Telephone number (+91)9894921709

In what capacity do you know the applicant? In a class of 72 students

How long have you known the applicant? ____________________________________________________________________


Since Juy 2004
1. Please rate the applicant on each characteristic in comparison to other graduate candidates you know by circling
the appropriate number:

No basis for Weak Below Average Above Exceptional


judgment average Average

A. Motivation for Graduate Work 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

B. Intellectual Ability for Graduate Work 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

C. Breadth of General Knowledge 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

D. Ability to Analyze Ideas 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

E. Oral English Expression Skills 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

F. Written English Expression Skills 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

G. I would expect the applicant’s graduate work to be 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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COMMAS Evaluation ( I ) Side 2
2. On this sheet please provide your candid narrative assessment of the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses. In your
opinion, does the applicant possess the intellectual and personal qualifications necessary for success in graduate work?
If the applicant were to apply to your department, would you support admission? Yes.
___________________________________
I would support his admission.

3. Please give the applicants relative standings in your department (eg., 8 th in 91): 7th in 73

Evaluator’s signature

NARRATIVE EVALUATION
We appreciate the difficulty of evaluating a student only on the basis of rankings on a grid. Please use this side of the form
for a narrative evaluation. We are particularly interested in information that will help us understand those intangible qualities
that so often contribute to academic and professional excellence. If you prefer, feel free to attach a letter to this form.

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COMMAS Evaluation ( I ) Side 3

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Return to:

COMMAS Evaluation ( II ) Side 1 COMMAS University of


Stuttgart
(c/o) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian
Part 1 Miehe
To be completed by Applicant Institute of Mechanik
Please type or print using black ink (Bauwesen)
Pfaffenwaldring 7, D-70569,
Important: In the upper right of this form the evaluator will find the return address
Stuttgart, Germany
Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Last/family first middle

Applying for admission in _______________________________________________________________________________________ for the


ultimate degree of _____________________________________________________________________________area of research.

❏ I waive my right to review this recommendation ❏ I do not waive my right to review this recommendation

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Applicants signature Date

Part 2
To be completed by Evaluator
Please type or print using black ink

An application for admission to COMMAS program requires evaluations from two teachers or people capable of
judging the professional and academic promise of the applicant. A separate letter of evaluation should be attached
to this form if necessary. Please return in time for her/him to meet the following deadlines: February 15 for September
admissions
Evaluator’s name: Title

Address

Email Date _______________________________

School or company Telephone number

In what capacity do you know the applicant?

How long have you known the applicant? ____________________________________________________________________


1. Please rate the applicant on each characteristic in comparison to other graduate candidates you know by circling
the appropriate number:

No basis for Weak Below Average Above Exceptional


judgment average Average

A. Motivation for Graduate Work 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

B. Intellectual Ability for Graduate Work 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

C. Breadth of General Knowledge 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

D. Ability to Analyze Ideas 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

E. Oral English Expression Skills 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

F. Written English Expression Skills 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

G. I would expect the applicant’s graduate work to be 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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COMMAS Evaluation ( II ) Side 2
2. On this sheet please provide your candid narrative assessment of the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses. In your
opinion, does the applicant possess the intellectual and personal qualifications necessary for success in graduate work?
If the applicant were to apply to your department, would you support admission? ___________________________________

3. Please give the applicants relative standings in your department (eg., 8 th in 91):

Evaluator’s signature

NARRATIVE EVALUATION
We appreciate the difficulty of evaluating a student only on the basis of rankings on a grid. Please use this side of the form
for a narrative evaluation. We are particularly interested in information that will help us understand those intangible qualities
that so often contribute to academic and professional excellence. If you prefer, feel free to attach a letter to this form.

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COMMAS Evaluation ( II ) Side 3

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