Additional Training and Education Offerings
Studying at TUM involves more than attending lectures, taking exams and earning credits. TUM and its external partners offer a wide variety of services that afford you the opportunity to acquire skills useful not only during your studies, but also in your private life and professional career. Learn more and get involved!
- Language courses and intercultural communication
- Software courses
- Tutor certification from ProLehre
- E-Learning courses
- Researching, citing and managing literature resources
- Summer and Winter University
- Working as a student assistant
- Lectures, seminars and events organized by the TUM Center for Innovation and Business Creation
- Continuing education via the Internet: The Bavarian Virtual University (vhb)
- Improving your learning skills
- Opportunities for outstanding students in Bavaria
- Philosophy, theory of science and soft skills
- Diversity Trainings and Coaching
The Student Life section of our website offers a variety of additional tips and ideas on how you can become involved both in and outside TUM. You will also find information regarding the various training and education services available for enhancing your skills.
Language Courses and Intercultural Communication
The TUM Language Center offers students the opportunity to raise their foreign and professional language skills to a university level, offering courses throughout the semester in 15 languages. Its course offerings include basic, intermediate and advanced language seminars, as well as intensive courses in individual languages during lecture-free periods. Also included are courses in intercultural communication and organized events designed for intercultural exchange. The independent-learning centers at the Garching and Weihenstephan campuses offer students to possibility for independent study. More
Software and Computer Courses
The Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ) offers courses each semester in PC applications such as Work, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Photoshop, in addition to high-performance computing, scientific visualization and more. More
Tutor Certification from ProLehre: Gaining Teaching Experience
Tutorials involve small group instruction designed to reinforce and deepen the content offered in the classroom. As a tutor you support other students during their studies while developing important skills in the areas of didactics, presentation, moderation, conversation and consultation. As part of the ProLehre tutor certification program, student tutors can participate in tutor training courses or earn a university tutor training certificate through a continuing education program based on roughly 45 work units.
E-learning courses: Learning via the Internet
The TUM Media Center offers courses on how to improve your study and exam-taking skills through digital scripts, podcasts, E-tests, videos, Wikis, forums and social networks. More
Researching, Properly Citing and Managing Literature: The TUM Library Helps You Get in Shape for Your Studies, Final Theses and Exams
The TUM university library offers numerous courses designed to help you locate literature for seminar papers, theses or exam preparations. You will also learn how to properly cite, footnote and manage your literary resources. The library also offers classroom instruction on all TUM campuses in addition to E-learning courses enabling students to learn independently where and when it best suits their needs. More
Summer and Winter University at TUM
Each year the TUM International Center conducts intensive four- to six-week courses for international students. They combine language training with academic research work in engineering and the sciences. These programs also include trips to industrial locations and to historical sites in and around Munich. At TUM international evenings you can meet other international students at TUM. More
Working as a Student Assistant: Behind the Scenes of Research and Administration at TUM
TUM engages student assistants to support both the teaching and research functions of its schools and collegesAvailable positions are often announced in classes, directly by the departments, or on the TUM job portal
Lectures, Seminars and Events Organized by the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM
The Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM (UnternehmerTUM GmbH) helps companies and startups face the challenges of our time by using these challenges as sources of innovation to create new, successful business concepts. UnternehmerTUM offers a broad spectrum of services that enable students to discover and develop their business talent. More
The Bavarian Virtual University (vhb) offers students enrolled at Bavarian universities tuition-free courses that are either part of the schedule of courses or which can be used to acquire additional skills and qualifications. Access to the courses is available via the Internet from home or the university. More
Improving Your Learning Skills: Learn to Learn
ProLehre offers all TUM students a comprehensive program of courses to enhance their learning skills. Course content ranges from self-management, self-motivation and methods for planning and managing time for work processes to tips on how to effectively review course content and identify most important concepts. Additional information on the available courses can be found here.
As part its "Successful Study" program, the TUM Carl von Linde Academy also offers courses aimed at enhancing learning skills. Contact Bettina Hafner for details.
Opportunities for Outstanding Students in Bavaria
Additional training and education opportunities and aid programs for outstanding students in all disciplines can be found here
Philosophy, Scientific Theory and Soft Skills: Thinking Outside the Box
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