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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.

Start: 24.06.2019 This free, self-paced, online course explains how the Internet works from the ground up. Take the iLab bee, ilabee, to the six peaks of the Internet Mountains. The course material will be available soon. iLabX on edX.

Start: 23.10.2018 (In German) Get a wide range of basics and skills in trauma surgery and orthopedic care in this interactive course. Grundlagen der Unfallchirurgie on Coursera

Producing MOOCs

Perfectly equipped: The university's media center allows teaching staff to produce high-quality MOOCs while receiving support throughout the process. Info & Support

Start: 01.07.19 The Professional Certificate Program for "Six Sigma and Lean" is starting its fourth run. Learn more about the use of this methodology. Professional Certificate Program on edX

Current Courses

Academic Writing Made Easy

Starts April 29, 2019
Language: English
Lecturers: Dr. Heidi Minning, Jeremiah Hendren, Dr. Stephen Starck, Dr. Arpana Bhar, Susan O'Byrne, Rose Jacobs, Ruth Shannon

Teaching Assistant: Huma Abid

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Introduction to MATLAB - German

Starts March 8, 2018, 2nd session.
Language: German
Lecturer: Christian Karpfinger

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Software Engineering Essentials

The Economics of Agro-Food Value Chains

Introduction to Trauma Surgery - German

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

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Six Sigma: Define and Measure

Starts May 1, 2018, 2nd session, course 1 of 3.
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

Registration & Details

In partnership with the TUM School of Management, the TUM Executive Education Center (EEC) is offering the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification upon the successful completion of the edX Professional Certificate Program.  Learn more

Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control

Starts May 1, 2018, 2nd session, course 2 of 3.
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

Registration & Details

In partnership with the TUM School of Management, the TUM Executive Education Center (EEC) is offering the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification upon the successful completion of the edX Professional Certificate Program.  Learn more

Lean Production

Starts May 1, 2018, 2nd session, course 3 of 3.
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

Registration & Details

In partnership with the TUM School of Management, the TUM Executive Education Center (EEC) is offering the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification upon the successful completion of the edX Professional Certificate Program.  Learn more

Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World

Starts June 26, 2018
Language: English
Lecturers: Ryan Little, Christina Hunn, Alexander Osterwalder, Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Ding Li

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The course is created by the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, a cooperation of the Munich Universities.

Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs)

Please contact us if you would like to create a SPOC for use with your residential courses or just to explore the possibilities of online teaching.

Useful Information

Improve your English – and earn ECTS credits

Students at TUM can earn ECTS credits when they participate in an English-language MOOC. Language Center: Guided English Self-Study

"MOOCs for Masters" GO ONLINE

Prepare yourself for master's degree programs: The initiative allows students to prepare themselves for the master’s degree programs at TUM. Learn more: MOOCsforMasters

The "Academic Writing Made Easy" course starts on April 29, 2019. Learn the basics of academic writing in English step by step. Join the course on edX

The "iLab - The Internet Masterclass" course will start on June 24, 2019. The iLabX course explains how the Internet works from the ground up. It uses many practical examples and exercises that make you not only understand, but also configure key components such as routers or webservers yourself. You will set up your own Internet step-by-step! Join our mascot, ilabee, for mastering the 6 summits of the Internet mountains. Course material is coming soon.

The "Software Engineering Essentials" course has started its third run on April 24. Learn agile methods, object-oriented programming and best practices in the field of software engineering at your own pace.  Join the course on edX

The "Make Your Own App" course ended its second run on October 14. Learn the basics of web programming and how to utilize these techniques to build your own software applications for mobile or desktop devices. See the archived course on edX

The updated second run of the "Introduction to Land Management" course ended on January 31. Gain insights into the complex nature of land management and learn about terms, tasks and challenges related to our land. See the archived course on edX

The "Web App Development with the Power of Node.js" course ended on May 6, 2018. See the archived course on edX

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

The aim of the MOOC@TU9 continuation phase was the production of MOOC offerings within the thematic field of engineering sciences which were developed as well as produced cooperatively in collaboration of at least two TU9 facilities each, and afterwards could be used in all facilities. Aside from German- and English-speaking courses on communication acoustics, transport ecology, and contemporary urban planning, renowned professors of the areas of expertise presented open online courses on aircraft engines and on the development process of technical systems. After successful completion of the course a certificate of participation could be acquired. The courses were curricular embedded for a selection of degree programmes within the network, but students from outside the TU9 alliance and the interested public were addressed with the offer, too. Altogether more than 3000 people participated in the offered courses in winter semester 2016/2017, and profited from the bundled engineering know-how of the TU9. The project aimed at building up experiences collectively on the issue of MOOCs, and is to be understood as an instrument for an ongoing improvement and extension of the course offerings at TU9 universities. Also, after the end of the project the contents and courses are still available as far as possible, and will be organised again in summer semester 2017.

Courses:

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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.

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.

Completed courses

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

Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots

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

Flood Risk Management

First session: November 2 - December 21, 2017
Language: English
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Markus Disse, Prof. Dr. Heribert Nacken, Johannes Mitterer

Course material

Introduction to Computer Vision - German

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

Introduction to Land Management (edX)

Lean Production

First Session: February 1 - April 5, 2018 (course 3 of 3)
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

New course run

In partnership with the TUM School of Management, the TUM Executive Education Center (EEC) offered the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification upon the successful completion of the edX Professional Certificate Program.  Learn more

LOOP – Learn object-oriented programming – German

First session: 07.08.-10.09.2017
Second session: 11.09.-15.10.2017
Third session: 07.09.-15.10.2018
Language: German

Lecturers: Prof. Peter Hubwieser, Dr. Johannes Krugel, Dr. Marc Berges, Alexandra Funke

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Make Your Own App

First session: 26.02.-08.04.2018
Second session: 03.09.-14.10.2018
Language: English

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Phil. Klaus Bengler, Lorenz Prasch, Dr. Antonia Conto-Kufner, Markus Zimmermann

Teaching assistants: Peter Eliseenko, Nicolas Härtwig, Gideon Kloss, Niklas Lütteken, Moritz Rettinger, Christina Rosenmöller, David Schopf, Kristina Strobl, Tim Westhoff

Course material

Probability, Risk, Reliability – an Introduction for Engineers - German

First Session: Winter Semester 2014
Language: German
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Daniel Straub
Currently only available for TUM students after log-in via TUM-Online.

Quality Engineering and Management: Fundamentals of Six Sigma

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

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.

Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control

First Session: October 1 - December 17, 2017 (course 2 of 3)
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

Course material

In partnership with the TUM School of Management, the TUM Executive Education Center (EEC) offered the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification upon the successful completion of the edX Professional Certificate Program.  Learn more

Six Sigma: Define and Measure

First Session: June 1 - July 27, 2017 (course 1 of 3)
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Dr. Holly Claudia Ott

Course material

In partnership with the TUM School of Management, the TUM Executive Education Center (EEC) offered the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification upon the successful completion of the edX Professional Certificate Program.  Learn more

Software Engineering Essentials

First session: May 30 - August 1, 2017
Re-run: October 24, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Language: English
Lecturers: Prof. Ph.D. Bernd Brügge, Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Krusche, M.Sc. Andreas Seitz, M.Sc. Jan Knobloch

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Web App Development with the Power of Node.js

First session: March 5 - May 6, 2018
Language: English
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Rost, Dr. Guy Yachdav, Dr. Tatyana Goldberg

Teaching assistants: Christian Dallago, Dimitrii Nechaev, Dennis Schwartz, Sebastian Wilzbach

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