TUM has a broad educational ambition, ranging from more than 170 degree programs and continuing education programs for students, employees and alumni to further qualification of executives. With the Institute for LifeLong Learning, it has been firmly anchored at TUM. Whether strengthening learning skills, classes on literature research or courses offered by other institutions: TUM students have many opportunities to further their education beyond their own degree program.
Courses to Enhance Study Skills and Self-Competence
At TUM, students can participate in many workshops for self-development and an extensive program of courses to enhance their study 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 the essentials.
Courses on Scientific Work
The TUM University Library offers numerous courses and guided tours to help find, properly cite, and manage literature for seminar papers, theses, or exam preparation. The library's offerings include classroom events at all TUM locations as well as eLearning 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. The learning management system ArTEMiS enables interactive in-class exercises in large classes with more 1000 students.
The TUM Language Center offers students and employees a comprehensive program to professionalize their foreign and technical language skills at a university-oriented level. In addition to 19 languages, the program also offers intercultural communication. The courses run during the semester and as intensive courses during the semester break. They are conducted face-to-face, online or in a blended format.
Soft Skills & Key Competencies
At the Carl von Linde Academy, students are taught key competencies beyond the disciplinary constraints of their field of study and offered workshops for successful study and self-organization. The program Science – Technology – Society offers interdisciplinary skills modules and public lecture series.
How do we want to shape the relationship between man and machine? What does a just economic order look like? What are the ethical limits of medicine? TUM students can deal with these and other questions at the Munich School of Philosophy and in the process earn course credits for their studies at TUM.
Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb)
The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) is the joint virtual campus of Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences. These offer a wide variety of online courses to supplement in-person classes, which are open to students of all Bavarian universities.
Courses of the Münchner Volkshochschule
The Münchner Volkshochschule (Munich Adult Education Center) offers a comprehensive program of courses specifically designed to prepare students for and accompany their studies – from preliminary math courses, languages and programming skills to research and citation techniques and tips on how to manage one's finances.