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Technical University of Munich EXC
Munchen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Level:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Language/s:
English, German
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
20
Minimum Mark:
65% overall; Credit
Agreement Scope:
University-wide
Ranking:
46
Program Description:

About

Technical University of Munich
 
Location: Munich (München)
Ranking: 46th
Year Established: 1868
Student population: 40,124 (9630 international students)
 
About 
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.

Highlights
Specialising in the natural sciences, several inventors have studied at the institution, including Carl von Linde, who invented the refrigerator, and Rudolf Diesel, who conceived the diesel engine. There are 165 inventions made by TUM scientists, with 5 Humboldt professors within their ranks. Further, TUM has an impressive list of Nobel Laureates with 13 university professors or Alumni having received this prestigious recognition. Lastly, and most importantly, TUM has a giant slide! Pictured below.

Unique characteristics
Established in 1868, TUM has become a leader in innovation. It has been consistently involved in successful research collaborations with internationally recognised companies such as Siemens, BMW, and Audi. TUM is recognised for contributing to the transfer of knowledge and technology into the German economy.
 
Location
Like many German universities, TUM is a non-campus university. However, with further expansion plans for the Garching site, more and more departments are to be placed into new buildings in Garching. The Garching campus, unlike the downtown area, is set up more like a traditional quadrangle style campus with a large grouping of buildings. The downtown area, within the city of Munich is home to century old buildings and museums. As well as being home to Bavarian beer culture which means a thriving night life is guaranteed year round.
Germany-TUM-Slide
 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
See information regarding units of study on TUM’s course catalogue, please select your discipline and filter according to language. Further please find a course catalogue of programs available in English for international students.

Subject Area/s:

Architecture

Civil Systems

Computer Science

Engineering

Geometrics

Planning and Design


Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Winter Semester: October-March
Spring Semester: April-July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

 

University of Sydney

Host University

24cpts

30 ECTS


The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.


Grading System
Classes at German Universities are graded on a scale of 1-5, with one being the highest possible score and 5 a fail. More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.
 

Languages

Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German and English.
 
Language Requirement
See language requirements for exchange students. German language courses are available free of charge.
 

Living

What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Accommodation 
Housing options are offered by the host university.
 
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

 
 

Useful Information

Insurance
Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
 
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
 
Orientation
TUMinternational (or TUMi for short) is the orientation and support program for new international students at TUM. TUMi provides support for new international students at the beginning of their studies in Munich and offers a comprehensive program of cultural activities throughout the semester. The program is aimed at international exchange and full-time students at TUM. Many activities are also open to German TUM students.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Visas
Information from the host university.
Information from German Missions in Australia.
 

Student Experiences

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