• 09/23/2014

Institutes of Technology launch MOOC on German Engineering

Insight into „Made in Germany“

How will future mobility look like? What does „Digital Engineering“ mean? With which materials should we build our homes? With a Massive Open Online Course on “German Engineering” TU9, the alliance of leading Institutes of Technology in Germany, provides an insight into the key questions and working methods of various disciplines. Furthermore, the English MOOC presents the diversity of German engineering studies. It will be launched on October 20, registration is already open.

Prof. Birgit Vogel-Heuser in her lab
Prof. Birgit Vogel-Heuser will explain her reseach area automation and information systems. (Photo: Eckert / TUM)

„Excellence in Engineering and the Natural Sciences - Made in Germany“ is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). At the beginning of each course week, renowned professors from the TU9 Universities present their subject areas and their university in live videos. Afterwards, the participants work on complementary tasks and discuss with each other in the forum. The tasks provide an insight into the requirements and contents of the degree programme in question. Additionally, the participants’ individual questions will be answered by academic staff. In this way, participants can learn more about their personal aptitude for an engineering degree and can get in touch with other prospective students.

The course design allows for participation in either the whole programme or in individual topics only:

  • Start Up
  • Mechanics
  • Digital Engineering
  • Machines for the World
  • Future Material
  • Future Cities
  • Mobility
  • Robotics
  • Aerospace

TUM scientists Prof. Gerhard Müller, Prof. Wolfgang Utschick and Prof. Birgit Vogel-Heuser will contribute to he MOOC.

MOOC@TU9 caters for anyone interested in a postgraduate engineering degree in Germany. All course topics can be understood with the basic knowledge of a first degree or equivalent knowledge in the relevant fields. The course is held in English.

Registration: http://mooc.tu9.de/



TUM offers English and German Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), accessible from anywhere in the world. 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 renowned platforms such as Coursera and edX, targeted at an international audience.

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