MOOCs at TUM
TUM offers a range of free online courses, accessible from anywhere in the world. Referred to as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), these modern video lectures bring education opportunities to a global audience, at the same time enriching the university’s teaching repertoire. TUM publishes its MOOCs on platforms targeted at an international audience. It was the first German university to establish non-exclusive partnerships with renowned American providers such as Coursera and edX.
Focused preparation for a master's degree: MOOCs for Masters is a new initiative at TUM that aims to help prepare students for successful master’s degree studies. The initiative will fund a number of MOOCs on topics connected to TUM’s international graduate programs. Learn more: MOOCs for Masters
From June 15: Quality Engineering and Management: Fundamentals of Six Sigma (edX)
From Aug 29: LOOP – Learn object-oriented programming (edX) – in German
From Sept 26: Introduction to MATLAB (edX)
Starts September 26, 2016, 1st session.
Lecturer: Christian Karpfinger
The material remains available on the respective platforms after the end of the course.
Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots (edX)
Introduction to Computer Vision (Coursera)
First Session: January 13 - February 24, 2014
Re-Run: January 19 - April 1, 2015
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Kleinsteuber
Introduction to Trauma Surgery (Coursera)
First Session: June 20 -September 7, 2014
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Peter Biberthaler
Discover Excellence in Engineering and the Natural Sciences - Made in Germany. Discover TU9!
First Session: October 20 - December 21, 2014
Lecturers of TUM: Prof. Dr. Birgit Vogel-Heuser, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Müller, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Utschick
Probability, Risk, Reliability – an Introduction for Engineers (edX)
First Session: Winter Semester 2014
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Daniel Straub
Currently only available for TUM students after log-in via TUM-Online.
Students at TUM can earn ECTS credits when they participate in an English-language MOOC. Language Center: Guided English Self-Study
Background: Learning scenarios & more
MOOCs in action: TUM’s online courses are not intended to replace a regular degree program. However, they can enhance the university’s teaching repertoire. For example, they can be used to prepare for a course of study, to supplement lectures or to complete practical exercises (blended learning). They can also support continuing education.
- MOOCs open up new learning experiences (in German): An interview with Hans Pongratz, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
- MOOCS: Let's talk about opportunities and successes (in German): Blog article from Senior Vice President Hans Pongratz for the "Hochschulforum Digitalisierung"
- Blog articles about MOOCs on TUM's teaching blog
- Youtube-Playlist "MOOCs" of the Stifterverband foundation
To make MOOCs available to the public, TUM established non-exclusive partnerships with the following renowned American platform providers:
- Coursera: Stanford University spin-off with over 12 million users and more than 115 education partners worldwide.
- edX: Founded as a cooperation between MIT, Harvard University & the University of California, Berkeley, edX is a non-profit organization. TUM is one of the universities specially chosen by edX to offer online courses.