TUM Skills Excellence Program

The TUM Skills Excellence Program is open for all TUM students who complete their master's degree no later than the beginning of the summer semester 2021.

With this program, graduates of TUM Master's programs can continue to develop their specialist knowledge and interdisciplinary skills after graduation. Upon successful completion of the TUM Skills Excellence Program, participants receive a certificate.

TUM Skills Excellence Program in summer semester 2021

All students who take the last exam in their master's program before 14 May 2021 can participate in the TUM Skills Excellence Program in summer semester 2021. Application for participation is possible via TUMonline from 15 March 2021 until 14 May 2021. For more information, see "How do I apply for the TUM Skills Excellence Program?".

The TUM Skills Excellence Program is a structured program for further qualification after obtaining the Master's degree. Students can enroll in the program for up to two additional semesters and earn credits. Upon successful completion of the program they will receive the TUM Skills Excellence Certificate.2020/21. Participation is open to graduates of TUM Master's programs who completed their studies in the winter semester 2020/21 or at the beginning of the summer semester 2021 (i.e. before 14.05.2021).

In order to get the TUM Skills Excellence Certificate you have to earn a total of 30 credits:

  • at least 10 and a maximum of 20 credits from subject-related modules of your previous Master's degree and
  • at least 10 and a maximum of 20 credits from modules outside your previous Master's program, such as:
    • subject-related modules from other master's programs for in-depth study beyond your own master's program, for example from Data Science, Robotics or AI
    • modules from the humanities and social sciences, behavioral sciences or economics or
    • interdisciplinary modules, for example from TUMentrepreneurship, courses WTG@MCTS, EuroTech Challenges or the TUM Language Center.

If you have completed these credits, you can apply for the TUM Skills Excellence Certificate at the student office of your faculty or school. The TUM Skills Excellence Certificate isonly issued upon request by the TUM Center for Study and Teaching – Central Examination Office.

For the summer semester 2021, an application is possible from 15 March 2021 to 14 May 2021.

If you take the last exam in your Master's program before May 14, 2021, you can apply for the TUM Skills Excellence Program via TUMonline as follows:

  1. Log in at campus.tum.de with your TUM ID.
  2. On your personal overview page, open the application "My Applications" in the "Admission" section. Here, click on "Enter new application" in the upper right corner to create your application for the TUM Skills Excellence Program.
  3. Under "Start of course", select "Summer semester 2021".
  4. In the "Select degree program" screen, select “Post-trainnig studies” in the menu “Type of studies” and “TUM Skills Excellence Program with certificate” as the “Intended degree”. Under “Degree program” you choose the specific program in the department or school, in which you curently complete your Master’s program. In the menu “Form of studies”, select “Postgraduate degree”.
  5. In the section „Academic background“ you will see an overview of your previous and curent studies.
  6. Under „Entrance qualification for Master’s program“ select the Master’s degree program at TUM, which your are currently completing in the field „Academic background“. Indicate next the expected date on which the degree will be awarded, the number of ECTS credits you have earned to date, and, if known, the provisional overall grade for the degree program.
  7. The "Application for admission" will only be created after you have submitted your online application. Therefore, you cannot upload it in the corresponding mask at first. Skip this section for the time being.
  8. Under "Indication of last examination", download the form provided on this page, fill it out and then upload it again. Please indicate in the form the date of the expected last examination in your Master's program at TUM if you have not yet completed your Master's program, or the date of the last examination if you have already completed your Master's program.
  9. After sending the online application, please print out and sign the application for admission and upload it to your TUMonline applicant account. Only then will your application be complete.

With general questions about the program, please contact the TUM Center for Study and Teaching – Student Advising and Student Information. If you have any questions about the composition or content of the modules, please contact the departmental student academic advisor in the responsible school or faculty directly.

Residence status of participants in the TUM Skills Excellence Program

For international participants in TUM Skills Excellence Program in the summer semester, no extension of the student residence permit is possible. Instead, the 18-month residence permit for job-seeking begins on the date of issue of the final documents of the completed master's program.

Modules that can be taken in summer semester 2021

The modules of TUM listed below are especially suitetd for the participants of the TUM Skills Excellence Program. However, they represent only a selection of possible modules outside the previous Master's program.

Some of the modules may have specific professional requirements for participation; these can be found in the module description. In addition, places for participants in the TUM Skills Excellence Program may be limited in some modules.

An overview of the modules of your previous Master's program can be found in the corresponding module catalog.

The following modules are particularly suited for the non-subject-related area of the TUM Skills Excellence Program:

Module TitleLink to ModuleCourse TypeDurationCredits
Lernen von Daten und Lineare Algebramodule descriptionlecture, exercise course, practical courseblock course 22.03.2020 – 01.04.20203 ECTS

With our individual workshops, we offer you a diverse range of opportunities to increase your interdisciplinary skills with the focus on “Key competencies for the start of your professional life”.

By actively participating in the Master Soft Skills Workshops you will receive the 2 ECTS as required. For this purpose you will attend one workshop each (0.5 ECTS each) in the areas of social competence (SOK), self-competence (SEK), methodological competence (MEK) and the individual focus (ISP). It is important to cover all four areas. More Information

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline LinkCourse TypeDuration
Business Knigge – fit in EtiquetteLV0000002412module descriptionmoodle course1 semester
Effectful Presentations OnlineLV0000005014module descriptiononline hybrid course1 semester
Emotionale Intelligenz – Emotionen wahrnehmen, verstehen und steuernLV0000006183module descriptiononline hybrid course1 semester
Kommunikation und Konfliktlösung – schwierige Gespräche erfolgreich führenLV0000006414module descriptiononline hybrid course1 semester
Meetings effektiv leiten – so führst du deine Meetings zum ErfolgLV0000005587module descriptionmoodle course1 semester
Selbstmanagement in der Krise – so bleibst du motiviert und produktivLV0000006576module descriptionmoodle course1 semester
Think outside the box – bewusster Umgang mit StereotypenLV0000005685module descriptiononline hybrid course1 semester
Virtuelle TeamarbeitLV0000007175module descriptionmoodle course1 semester

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline LinkCourse TypeDurationCredits
Rollenbilder in "The Big Bang Theory": Können Stereotype unsere Karriere beeinflussen?PH8120module desciptionseminar1 semester3 ECTS

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline LinkCourse TypeDurationCredits
Civil Society and Technological ChangePOL62100module descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Energiewende in Deutschland und EuropaPOL23400module descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline Link Course TypeDurationCredits
Advanced Topics Marketing, Strategy & Leadership: Leadership and Strategy in the 21st CenturyWI001231module descriptionseminar1 semester3 ECTS
Applied Strategy and Organization: Corporate internationalization strategies amd transformation through digitizationWI001111module description to followseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Applied Strategy and Organization: Strategy in the Global Market PlaceWI001111module description to followseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Behavioral Economics Meet Real World Challenges. A project rallyWI001284module descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Business Intelligence and ReportingWI001207module descriptionlecture, exercise course1 semester6 ECTS
ControllingWI001083modeule descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS
Cost AccountingWI001057_Emodule descriptionlecture, exercise course1 semester6 ECTS
Design Your Life & Career: Worauf es in Beruf, Karriere und Leben wirklich ankommtWI001245module descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Grundlagen der UnternehmensführungWI001161module descriptionlecture, exercise course1 semester5 ECTS
KostenrechnungWI001057module descriptionlecture, exercise course1 semester6 ECTS
Management AccountingWI000233module descriptionlecture, exercise course1 semester6 ECTS
Praktische Einblicke in die ManagementberatungWIB17006module descriptionseminar1 semestercredits to follow
Value-based ManagementWI000234module descriptionlecture, exercise course1 semester6 ECTS
What´s Cooking? Founding start-ups and unicorns in real time in one semesterWI001278module descriptionseminar1 semester12 ECTS
What´s Hot, New, and True in Management: Journals, blogs, podcastsWI001244module description to followseminar1 semester3 ECTS

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline LinkCourse TypeDurationCredits
Diversität und InklusionSG160032module descriptionlecture, blended learning1 semester7 ECTS
GesundheitssystemeSG160033module descriptionlecture, blended learning1 semester6 ECTS

Module TitleLink to the OfferCourse TypeDurationCredits
Business Plan Advanced Seminarmodule descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Business Plan Basic Seminarmodule descriptionseminar1 semester3 ECTS
Innovative Entrepreneursmodule descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Tech Challengemodule descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Technology Entrepreneurship Labmodule descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS

The following modules are particularly suited for the subject-related area of the TUM Skills Excellence Program:

Anwendung einer Lebenszyklusanalyse für BauingenieurwesenBGU62059module descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS
Bauen mit Geokunststoffen für BauingenieureBV120006module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS
Baupraktische UntersuchungenBV320013module descriptionlecture, seminar2 semesters3 ECTS
Baupraktische Untersuchungen 2BV010013module descriptionlecture, seminar2 semesters1,5 ECTS
Bodendynamik und geotechnisches ErdbebeningenieurwesenBGU50009module descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Erneuerbare Energieversorgung von GebäudenBGU62052module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS
Erd- und DammbauBV120003module description​​​​​​​lecture, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS
Erfahrungen aus der TunnelbaupraxisBGU50015module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester3 ECTS
Finite Elemente MethodeBGU32028module descriptionlecture, simulation1 semester6 ECTS
Finite Elemente Methode 2BGU32026module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester6 ECTS
FlächentragwerkeBGU32033module descriptionlecture, exercise module2 semesters6 ECTS
Grundlagen nachhaltigen BauensBV620007module descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Grundwassermanagement und nachhaltige Materialverwendung in der GeotechnikBGU50007module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
Isogeometrische Analyse und Entwurf von StrukturenBV320007module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS
Mathematische Methoden zur
Unsicherheitsquantifizierung in der Hydrologie
BGU54027module descriptionMOOC, project seminar1 semester9 ECTS
Mechanik ungesättigter BödenBV500003module descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Membran-WorkshopBV010011module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS
Modellbildung in der BaustatikBV320006module descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Nichtlineare Finite Elemente MethodeBGU32029module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester3 ECTS
SchalentheorieBV320002module descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Spezialtiefbau und FelsbauBGU50017module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
TunnelbauBV000045module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester4 ECTS
Weiterführende Themen der Finite Elemente MethodeBV010010module descriptionlecture, seminar, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS

In addition, you can take part in virtual courses offered by other universities:

Courses offered by the Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb) can also be credited for the TUM Skills Excellence Program. An overview of the classes offered can be found on the vhb pages.

Listings are continuously updated and supplemented. If you want to take modules within the TUM Skills Excellence Program that are not included in this overview, please contact the person responsible for the module directly.

Research Project: Personal Development at Work

The Chair of Research and Science Management is conducting a research project on individual development in the first months of a professional career after graduation. More information is available on the website of the chair.