Current Information by the Dean of Studies

Academic Teaching in Winter Semester 2020/2021

According to the current situation, we are planning a combination of courses in attendance and online teaching for the winter semester 2020/2021.


Academic Courses Offered in the Master’s Programs at the Department (Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Communications Engineering, Power Engineering, Neuroengineering)

Lectures and exercises in the core and elective areas of our Master's programs will be held partly in attendance and partly in an online format. In any case, there will be a wide range of online teaching formats so that you can start or continue your studies even if you cannot be present at TUM.

We also try to provide live streaming or recording for as many face-to-face courses as possible but this cannot be guaranteed.

Most of the lab courses will be offered in presence again, if the coronavirus situation allows for it.

As the planning is not yet complete, we kindly ask for your patience.

As soon as the format of a course is fixed, you will find it here.


Kick-Off Events for the Master’s Programs

The Kick-Off for our Master’s programs will take place as follows:

Power Engineering (MSPE) on October 26, 2020 at 2.00 pm online

Communications Engineering (MSCE) on October 27, 2020 at 2.00 pm online

Neuroengineering (MSNE) on October 30, 2020 at 9:30 am (online by sure, tentatively some parts in-classroom)



(concerns the Bachelor and all Master’s Programs at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Examinations will be offered in different forms. Exams will take place in person as well as online. Which exams will take place how and when will probably not be established until November and will then be published on our website and in TUMonline (our Campus Management System). Please note that this information may change at short notice due to the general situation.

Registration for exams is open from mid-November 2020 until mid-January 2021.

Deregistration will be possible until the end of January 2021.

For this reason, please regularly check the website of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for information regarding examinations and pay close attention to the emails that you receive from us. Due to the Corona Pandemic, it is expected that special regulations will continue to apply for participation in examinations (in-person and online examinations). We would therefore like to point out that the registration and deregistration deadlines for examinations must be strictly met. Similar to the regulations in summer semester 2020, no registration or deregistration for exams will be possible after the deadlines.


Confirmation of Attendance

In many cases, a confirmation of attendance must be handed in for the entry to Germany and the visa application. 

Such a confirmation is available for download in TUMonline. At your application under the tab “application submission” in the section “registration confirmation", you will find a registration confirmation for submission to authorities. This registration confirmation states that some formats in winter semester 2020/21 may be held in presence on campus.

In case that you need further documentation to enter Germany, please contact the Department directly, according to your study program:

Bachelor program Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (BSEI):,

Master’s program Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (MSEI):,

Master’s program Communications Engineering (MSCE):

Master’s program Power Engineering (MSPE):

Master’s program Neuroengineering (MSNE):

Exchange students:


Please consider that all this information is still preliminary. We cannot yet anticipate how the coronavirus situation will develop in fall. Even if the situation remains the same, we are faced with the challenge of planning classroom sessions under the current hygiene regulations and the resulting space restrictions, as well as of designing the schedules in such a way that it is possible to switch between on-site and online classes. Please be assured that we do our utmost to provide you with reliable information as soon as possible, because we know that your personal plans depend on it as well. However, we kindly ask you to have a little patience.

Nevertheless, please be assured that we will be able to provide you with a course offering of the usual high quality and range of subjects in the upcoming winter semester 2020/21.