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.

Course Logo Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics

Start: 22.10.2018 This course covers the basics of communication acoustics, i.e. the way sound travels from a source to a receiver via a channel. We will also study various system components of acoustic communication. Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics on edX

Course Logo Grundlagen der Unfallchirurgie

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

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. Info & Support

Program Logo Six Sigma and LeanImage: Geronimo Heibl

From 01/08/18: The Professional Certificate Program for "Six Sigma and Lean" is starting its third run. Learn more about the use of this methodology. Professional Certificate Program on edX

"MOOCs for Masters" GO ONLINE

Well prepared for the master's degree programs: The "Make Your Own App" course starts on September 3 its second run. Learn the basics of web programming and how to utilize these techniques to build your own software applications for mobile or desktop devices. Join the course on edX

The updated second run of the "Introduction to Land Management" course starts on September 10. Gain insights into the complex nature of land management and learn about terms, tasks and challenges related to our land. Join the course on edX

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

Current Courses

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

Starts September 7 - October 14, 2018
Language: German
Lecturers: Prof. Peter Hubwieser, Dr. Johannes Krugel, Dr. Marc Berges, Alexandra Funke

Course material

Introduction to MATLAB (edX)

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

Registration & Details

Lean Production (edX)

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

Make Your Own App (edX)

Starts September 3, 2018, 2nd session.
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

Registration & Details coming soon

Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control (edX)

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

Six Sigma: Define and Measure (edX)

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

Software Engineering Essentials (edX)

The Economics of Agro-Food Value Chains (Coursera)

Completed courses

The material remains partially 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

Flood Risk Management (edX)

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

Course material

Introduction to Trauma Surgery (Coursera)

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

Introduction to Land Management (edX)

Lean Production (edX)

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

Make Your Own App (edX)

First session: February 26 - April 8, 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

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

Six Sigma: Define and Measure (edX)

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

Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control (edX)

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

Software Engineering Essentials (edX)

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

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

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

Web App Development with the Power of Node.js (edX)

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

Course material

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.

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.

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Contact

Coordination & Support:

Konstantina Koumpouli, M.Ed.
Technical University of Munich
ProLehre| Media and Didactics
Tel.: +49 89 289 24363

Leah Sharp, Ph.D.
Technical University of Munich
ProLehre| Media and Didactics
Tel.: +49 89 289 24362

Fax: +49 89 289 24307
mooc@tum.de

For media enquiries:

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