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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.

Excerpt from the Mandelbrot set: visualizations like these are part of the MATLAB-MOOC.
Excerpt from the Mandelbrot set: visualizations like these are part of the MATLAB-MOOC.Image: Christian Karpfinger

From 9/26 (in German): Solving and visualizing typical Engineering Mathematics problems with the MATLAB software – just like first-year Engineering students. MATLAB-MOOC at edX (in German)

Producing a MOOC at TUM's custom-designed studio
Behind the scenes of TUM's custom-designed MOOC studio at TUM's Media Center.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Perfectly equipped: The TUM Media Center allows teaching staff to produce high-quality MOOCs while receiving support throughout the process. Producing MOOCs

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

Current Courses

From June 15: Quality Engineering and Management: Fundamentals of Six Sigma (edX)

From June 15, 2016, 2nd session
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow and  Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

Registration & Details

From Aug 29: LOOP – Learn object-oriented programming (edX) – in German

Starts 29 August 2016
Duration: 9 weeks
Language: German
Lecturers: Prof. Peter Hubwieser, Dr. Johannes Krugel, Dr. Marc Berges, Alexandra Funke

Registration & Details

From Sept 26: Introduction to MATLAB (edX)

Starts September 26, 2016, 1st session.
Language: German
Lecturer: Christian Karpfinger

Registration & Details

Completed courses

The material remains available on the respective platforms after the end of the course.

Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots (edX)

First session: May 6 - June 25, 2014
Re-Run: May 5 - June 30, 2015
Language: Englisch
Lecturer: Dr. Jürgen Sturm und Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers

Course Material

Introduction to Computer Vision (Coursera)

First Session: January 13 - February 24, 2014
Re-Run: January 19 - April 1, 2015
Language: German
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Kleinsteuber

Course Material

Introduction to Trauma Surgery (Coursera)

First Session: June 20 -September 7, 2014
Language: German
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Peter Biberthaler

Course Material

MOOC@TU9

Discover Excellence in Engineering and the Natural Sciences - Made in Germany. Discover TU9!
First Session: October 20 - December 21, 2014
Language: English
Lecturers of TUM: Prof. Dr. Birgit Vogel-Heuser, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Müller, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Utschick

Course Material

Probability, Risk, Reliability – an Introduction for Engineers (edX)

First Session: Winter Semester 2014
Language: German
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.

Platform providers

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.

Contact

Coordination & support:

Media center
Elvira Schulze, M.A.

Team eLearning
Tel.: +49.89.289.24242
Fax: +49.89.289.24307
mooc@tum.de

For media enquiries:

CCC: Corporate Communications Center
Dr. Ulrich Marsch
Tel.: +49.89.289.22778
Fax: +49.89.289.23388
presse@tum.de

Contact

Coordination & support:

Media center
Elvira Schulze, M.A.

Team eLearning
Tel.: +49.89.289.24242
Fax: +49.89.289.24307
mooc@tum.de

For media enquiries:

CCC: Corporate Communications Center
Dr. Ulrich Marsch
Tel.: +49.89.289.22778
Fax: +49.89.289.23388
presse@tum.de