!!!!! Information / dates about the courses can be found at TUMonline. The exam registration is only possible via TUMonline !!!!!
Changes in soft skill catalogue
- NEW: By decision of the faculty council students can now additionally get credits in the soft skills area on individual request for language courses not listed on their degree courses’ website. Applications have to be made directly to your secretary of the examination board.
- NEW: The following courses of Carl-von-Linde-Akademie can be accepted as soft skill courses in the future: CvLA-Courses !!!
!!! For courses, which have the same module number (eg. public relations and making your case IN 9002), only ONE of the two can be accepted !!!
Soft Skills / Concept
In the Informatics (BSc and MSc) and Information Systems (BSc and MSc) courses of study you are required to take courses in Soft Skills.
Courses in the area of Soft Skills serve to train the student's qualifications profile beyond its technical focus. They should teach you basic knowledge in the following areas of responsibility:
Area of Responsibility 1 Economics, Management, Entrepreneurship (not for Information Systems BSc and MSc) conveys a basic understanding of economic links and establishes an entrepreneurial basis.
Area of Responsibility 2 Law aims at the proficiency of legal aspects particularly with regards to contractual arrangements and patent rights.
Area of Responsibility 3 Social Competencies includes rhetorical skills and the ability to work in a team, management skills as well as a basic knowledge of intercultural communication/ cooperation etc.
Area of Responsibility 4 Communicative and Linguistic Competence focuses on establishing subject oriented communicative competence, i.e. advanced language acquisition e.g. in scientific writing
The audit committee informatics determined in its meeting on 19th May 2010 that language courses will only be accepted if they are focused on the creation of subject-related communication skills. This refers to the advanced language acquisition, for example in scientific writing. “Pure” language courses can therefore not be accepted.
****The following subject-related language courses can be accepted as soft skills: List *****
Area of Responsibility 5 The social effects and ethical aspects of technology and the impact of technology aims to train the sophisticated and controversial discourse regarding the ethical and social impacts of technology development and the deployment of technology.
Soft Skills courses for the respective courses of study can be found in the Faculty of Informatics Module Catalog or on the following sites:
For questions regarding the acceptance of courses from other universities or from other courses of study please send an email to papazov[at]in.tum.de.