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Online learning worldwide with MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are interactive, web-based modules, available free of charge from anywhere in the world. Quick to realize the potential of this learning format, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was one of the first German universities to publish its own MOOCs on renowned US platforms. An ever-expanding MOOC offering enriches the university’s teaching repertoire, while offering a global audience access to first-class education opportunities.

Course logo Communication Acoustics MOOCImage: Shutterstock

From 12/5: Learn about the various ways we hear and perceive sound and how to improve technology and products for better communication.  Communication Acoustics-MOOC on edX

Production of a MOOC in the media center of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
A MOOC takes shape in the media center.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Perfectly equipped: The university's 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

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

LOOP – Learn object-oriented programming (edX) – in German

First Session: August 29. - Okctober 102016
Language: German
Lecturers: Prof. Peter Hubwieser, Dr. Johannes Krugel, Dr. Marc Berges, Alexandra Funke

Registration & Details

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

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

First session: July 1 - September 10, 2016
Re-Run: June 15 - September 15, 2016
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow and  Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

Registration & Details

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: Our 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, the university 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.

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Contact

Coordination & Support:

Christina Fedaie, M.A.
Technical University of Munich
Media Center: eLearning team
Tel.: +49 89 289 24363
Fax: +49 89 289 24307
mooc@tum.de
Medienzentrum: Ansprechpersonen

For media enquiries:

Corporate Communications Center
Technical University of Munich
Tel.: +49 89 289 22778
Fax: +49 89 289 23388
presse@tum.de
www.tum.de/presse

Contact

Coordination & Support:

Christina Fedaie, M.A.
Technical University of Munich
Media Center: eLearning team
Tel.: +49 89 289 24363
Fax: +49 89 289 24307
mooc@tum.de
Medienzentrum: Ansprechpersonen

For media enquiries:

Corporate Communications Center
Technical University of Munich
Tel.: +49 89 289 22778
Fax: +49 89 289 23388
presse@tum.de
www.tum.de/presse