Online learning worldwide with MOOCs
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are interactive online courses that are accessible around the world and free of charge. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) recognized the potential of these courses quite early: It is the first German University that develops and launches its owns MOOCs on very famous American platforms, edX and Coursera. The steadily growing offer of these courses has enriched teaching and learning in our University and gives the chance to an international and diverse audience to have access to high quality education.
Well prepared for the master's degree programs: "Software Engineering Essientials" will start as the first course from the series “MOOCsforMasters” on May 30, 2017. You will learn and apply UML modeling, patterns and project management techniques that are used when developing complex software systems. Join the course on edX
The initiative allows students to prepare themselves for the master’s degree programs at TUM. Learn more: MOOCsforMasters
Six Sigma: Define and Measure (edX)
The TUM School of Management Executive Education Center (EEC) is offering the TUM Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification after a successful participation in the the Professional Certificate Program on edX. More information about EEC
Software Engineering Essentials (edX)
Introduction to MATLAB (edX)
The material partially remains available on the respective platforms after the end of the course.
Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots (edX)
First session: December 5, 2016 - March 29, 2017
Lecturers: Prof. Gerhard Müller (TUM), Dr.-Ing. Martin Buchschmid (TUM), Prof. Bernhard Seeber (TUM), Prof. Michael Vorländer (RWTH Aachen), Prof. Janina Fels (RWTH Aachen), Prof. Ercan Altinsoy (TU Dresden), Prof. Sebastian Möller (TU Berlin), Prof. Stefan Weinzierl (TU Berlin), Dr. Jens Ahrens (CTH)
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
LOOP – Learn object-oriented programming (edX) – in German
Quality Engineering and Management: Fundamentals of Six Sigma (edX)
The TUM School of Management Executive Education Center is offering the Six-Sigma Green Belt certification to course participants in combination with individual online coaching and an intensive face-to-face training in Munich.
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: 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.
- 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, 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.
Our university does not pass any personal data to the platform providers. If you take part in one of our MOOCs, please refer to the data protection guidelines in the terms and conditions of the providers.