TUM Skills Excellence Program

The TUM Skills Excellence Program is open for all TUM students who complete their master's degree in the summer semester 2020 or winter semester 2020/21.

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.

The TUM Skills Excellence Program is a structured program for further qualification after obtaining the Master's degree.You can enroll in the program for up to 2 additional semesters and earn credits. Upon successful completion of the program you will receive the TUM Skills Excellence Certificate. It is open for all graduates of TUM master’s programs who complete their program in summer semester 2020 or winter semester 2020/21

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 modules from the extra- and cross-disciplinary TUM-wide offers are to be included, they must comprise at least 5 credits.

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 is then issued by the TUM Center for Study and Teaching - Central Examination Office.

Please send the application for continued enrollment after graduation (download as PDF – 0.6MB) by e-mail with the subject “TUM Skills Excellence Program” to studium(at)tum.de. In addition, you must transfer the semester fees for the winter semester 2020/21.

If you have already received your degree documents, you can also participate in the TUM Skills Excellence Program.

As soon as you complete the program or choose to discontinue, please inform your student office.

For students who want to participate in the TUM Skills Excellence Program, the general semester deadlines for the payment of fees for continued enrollment and the registration for courses and examinations apply.

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.

Modules that can be taken

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 TitleModule NumberTUMonline LinkCourse TypeDurationCredits
Neutrinos and Societal ApplicationsPH2305module desciptionlecture, exercise module1 semester5 ECTS

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline LinkCourse TypeDurationCredits
A Primer on Political Decision-making for Engineersmodule number to followmodule description to followseminarduration to followcredits to follow
Cross-disciplinary approaches to Data Science and Politicsmodule number to followmodule description to followseminarduration to followcredits to follow
Designing and Engineering for Democracymodule number to followmodule description to followseminarduration to followcredits to follow
From Liberation to Turmoil: Political Consequences of Information and Communication TechnologiesPOL66000module description to followlectureduration to followcredits to follow

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline Link Course TypeDurationCredits
Advanced International ExperienceWI001181module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS

Advanced Topic Marketing, Strategy & Leadership: Management in Times of Corona, Recession and Crises (CRC)

WIB17780module descriptionseminar1 semester3 ECTS
Betriebswirtschaftslehre für NaturwissenschaftlerWI000295module descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Business Intelligence and ReportingWI001207module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
ControllingWI001083module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS
Cost AccountingWI001057_Emodule descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
Design your life & career: Worauf es in Beruf, Karriere und Leben wirklich ankommtmodule number to followmodule description to followseminar1 semesterCredits to follow
Grundlagen und internationale Aspekte der UnternehmensführungWI001028module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
KostenrechnungWI001057module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
Management AccountingWI000233module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
Organisation und FührungWI000337module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 Semester5 ECTS
Principles of EconomicsWI001056_1module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS
Projektmanagement 5.0: Erfolgreiche Führung und Koordination von Projektenmodule number to followmodule description to followseminar1 semesterCredits to follow
The next chapter of the finance and insure tech industrymodule number to followmodule description to followseminar1 semesterCredits to follow
Value-based ManagementWI000234module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester6 ECTS
What’s hot, new, and true in Management: Journals, blogs, podcastsmodule number to followmodule description to followseminar1 semesterCredits to follow

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
Think. Make. Start.module descriptionblock seminar1 semester6 ECTS
Venture Capital Labmodule descriptionseminar1 semester6 ECTS

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

Module TitleModule NumberTUMonline LinkCourse TypeDurationCredits
Baupraktische UntersuchungenBV320013module descriptionlecture, seminar2 semesters3 ECTS
Discrete Choice Methods for Transportation Systems AnalysisBGU70004module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS
Einführung in die Finite Elemente MethodeBV320010module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester3 ECTS
Finite Elemente Methode 1BV320016module descriptionlecture, simulation, colloquium1 semester6 ECTS
Finite Elemente Methode 2BGU32026module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester6 ECTS
FlächentragwerkeBGU32033module descriptionlecture, exercise module2 semesters6 ECTS
Isogeometrische Analyse und Entwurf von StrukturenBV320007module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS
Membran-WorkshopBV010011module descriptionlecture, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS
Modellbildung in der BaustatikBV320006module descriptionlecture1 semester3 ECTS
Nichtlineare Finite Elemente MethodeBGU32029module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester3 ECTS
Optimisation for Transportation SystemsBGU70003module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS
Special Topics on Model CalibrationBGU70007module descriptionproject1 semester3 ECTS
Statik ErgänzungsmodulBV000032module descriptionlecture, seminar1 semester5 ECTS
Statistical Learning and Data Analytics for Transportation SystemsBGU70006module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS
StrukturoptimierungBV010023module descriptionlecture, exercise module1 semester3 ECTS
Weiterführende Themen der Finite Elemente MethodeBV010010module descriptionlecture, seminar, colloquium1 semester3 ECTS
WindingenieurwesenBGU32025module descriptionlecture1 semester6 ECTS

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

Module TitleArea of StudyLink to the OfferCourse TypeDurationCredits
Blue EngineeringEngineeringmodule descriptionseminar03.11.2020–16.02.20216 ECTS

Module TitleArea of StudyLink to the OfferCourse TypeDurationCredits
Diversity als angewandtes Konzept in Wissenschaft und OrganisationenKey Qualifcation: Gender CompetenceVHB course programseminar1 semester3/6 ECTS
Einführung in die Public RelationsEconomicsVHB course programlecture1 semester5 ECTS
Ethik der digitalen KommunikationCommunication and Media StudiensVHB course programseminar1 semester5 ECTS
Gender StudiesKey Qualifcation: Gender CompetenceVHB course programseminar1 semester3/6 ECTS
Landeskunde China 1Humanities and Cultural SciencesVHB course programseminar1 semester4 ECTS
Landeskunde China 2Humanities and Cultural SciencesVHB course programseminar1 semester4 ECTS
Machine Learning for Engineers 1EngineeringVHB course programlecture1 semester5 ECTS
SAP-Geschäftsprozess: Logistik-Überblick, Produktion und CustomizingInformation SystemsVHB course programlecture1 semester5 ECTS
SAP-Grundlagen: Geschäftsprozesse zu Einkauf und VertriebInformation SystemsVHB course programlecture1 semester3 ECTS
SAP-Programmierung 1: ABAP GrundlagenInformation SystemsVHB course programlecture1 semester3 ECTS
SAP-Programmierung 2: ABAP Objects + DialogeInformation SystemsVHB course programlecture1 semester5 ECTS
Vertragsgestaltung und VertragsmanagementKey Qualification: Methodological SkillsVHB course programseminar1 semester5 ECTS

Unfortunately, the courses cannot be linked directly. You can search for them in the VHB course program by filtering by area of study.

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.

International students who participate in the TUM Skills Excellence Program can have their residence permit extended.

The Administrative Rules Governing the TUM Skills Excellence Program will be published here in time for the start of the lecture period in the winter semester 2020/21.