Effects of the Corona/Covid-19 Pandemic on study and teaching

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Keep yourself regularly informed on this website and also check the inbox of your TUM email addresses for new decisions at our department.

Last changes:

29.01.2021: Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona-times - online or re-scheduled exams
29.01.2021: FMI Building closed - exeptions
29.01.2021: Entry to Germany, Confirmations, Visa and Start of Studies
18.12.2020: Academic Progress Monitoring after Winter Semester 2020/21

The change history of the IN.TUM Corona Webpage can be found further down.

FMI Building closed (until further notice)

The TUM is not open to the general public until further notice. The Informatics/Mathematics building is not accessible to students due to the nationwide lockdown.
Exceptions are (1) picking up books from the MI library (click&collect) and (2) access to examination rooms during on-site exams. Consequently, spending time in the Magistrale is prohibited.

Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona times

The winter semester 2020/21 at TUM is planned as a hybrid semester in which there will be both online and classroom-based courses. The following information refers exclusively to the modules (INxxxx) of the Department of Informatics.

The exams in February and March 2021, as well as the repeat exams in April, will partly take place on-site. In TUMonline you will find current information on this, also if a type of examination should change. Latest information (29.01.2021): All exams with more than 40 participants must be held online, unless the lecturer postpones the exam in question. You will be informed by the examiners in case of changes in the type of examination or postponements if you have registered for the respective exam. If you have any queries, please contact the respective lecturer(s) directly.

No definite statement can yet be made about teaching in the summer semester of 2021. However, the Department of Informatics assumes that decisive study content will take place in presence. We therefore recommend that all students plan to study partly on campus (hybrid semester). For specific questions about courses in SoSe 2021, please contact the respective lecturers directly.

More important information about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on teaching and studies at TUM, you can find at the central TUM Corona-Website. At the www.in.tum.de/en/corona website you will find department-specific information that complements the central website.

Academic Progress Monitoring after Winter Semester 2020/21

On the TUM information page Coronavirus: Studies, Teaching and Exams you can find the following information:

"For students who are enrolled in the winter semester 2020 and not on leave of absence, the deadlines to achieve academic progress requirements will be extended by one semester to accommodate any problems arising from the Coronavirus. This decision is made for all students and does not require a separate application to the responsible examination board.

If a corresponding extension of the deadlines was already granted in the 2020 summer semester, the deadlines to achieve academic progress requirements will be extended by a further semester."

This means that all students who are enrolled in the winter semester 2020/21 and are not on leave of absence will automatically receive a prolongation of deadline for credit limits at the end of the winter semester (like for summer semester 2020). This means that you have an(other) extra semester to successfully meet your deadlines and/or complete your studies. A prolongation of deadline for credit limits will not be entered either on your performance record or on your degree certificate."

Restricted visit to our Study Office (Academic Programs Office)

We explicitly ask our students to refrain from visiting the Study Office in person until further notice due to the coronavirus situation. Please note the following information and regulation:

How to cope with Corona: Tips for studies, exams and life in general

Infopoint

The Infopoint remains closed until further notice.

Questions: If you have any questions, please contact the contact persons for your degree program directly by email. You will find them on the web pages for your degree program.

To avoid delays, please direct all inquiries regarding computer identification directly to rbg@in.tum.de.

Applications: Please send scanned applications by email from your in.tum.de, tum.de or mytum.de address to the appropriate contact person. Or you can send them by mail to your contact person at
   Technische Universität München
   Servicebüro Studium, SB-S-IN
   Boltzmannstr. 3
   D-85748 Garching

Submission of theses: You do not hand in theses personally, see the point "Bachelor's and Master's Theses".

 

Consultation Hours

Personal consultation on site is not possible until further notice.

The best way to reach your contact person is by email and if necessary by phone.

Your contact persons have listed their telephone office hours, virtual consultation appointments or opportunities to contact them on the respective websites of the study programs/divisions or in TUMonline. 

 

 

Academic Advising

Due to the current situation it is not possible to visit the Academic Advisors in person.

The easiest way to contact the Academic Advisors at any time is by e-mail. Information about virtual office hours and telephone consultation hours can be found on the respective office hours pages, these are linked on the page of the Academic Advising.

All requests, e.g. applications of recognitions, can be sent via e-mail to study-advising@in.tum.de with a handwritten signature and scanned. Please send them from one of your TUM accounts, ideally encrypted. If this should not be possible or if you have concerns to send this information internally via your TUM account, you can also send the forms by mail:

   Technical University Munich
   Study Office Informatics, SB-S-IN, academic advising
   Boltzmannstr. 3
   D-85748 Garching

 

 

Admission requirements / bridging courses (Master)

Bridging courses, which were imposed on you for admission to your Master's program, must be passed within a strict one-year time limit (30.9. or 31.3.). You may only take the exam for a bridging course twice.

Due to the current corona situation, you can apply for an extension of this deadline if you have not yet taken the exams for your bridging courses twice due to the corona pandemic.
Please submit an informal application to your secretary of the examination board. The examination board will then examine individually whether an extension can be granted in your case.

 

Fundamentals Exams in Bachelor's Programs (Grundlagenprüfungen)

As all our bachelor's programs are taught in German we refer you to the German version of this page.

 

 

Entry to Germany, Confirmations, Visa and Start of Studies

In case you need a confirmation from the university about on campus teaching in the summer semester 2021 for the visa application, you can download a document that certain formats may be held in presence on campus from TUMonline. You will find this "Confirmation of registration for submission to authorities" in the application section of your TUMonline account in the field „Confirmation of registration“ under the tab „Submission of application“. More information can be found on the central TUM Corona website ("Can I enter Germany for my studies").

If you have further questions regarding entry, confirmations of mandatory presence for the embassy/consulate, visa and (delayed/postponed) start of studies, please contact application@in.tum.de as soon as possible.

Bachelor's and Master's Theses

Registration

The registration of the thesis should, if possible, continue to be made in writing using the registration form. Due to the difficulty of getting all the signatures on the form, subsequent written registrations are also accepted (these should be submitted as soon as possible). The official date you have started your thesis will be the date your supervisor and you agreed on and have therefore written down on the form (always the 15th of a month). Even if the form was handed in after that date. The official processing time will be calculated starting with the date filled out on the registration.

If it is absolutely not possible for you to (subsequently) hand in the registration form in writing, a digital registration will be accepted. The registration form must be sent by email from the supervisor or the advisor with the supervisor in cc to the secretary of the examinationboard of your study program. The name and email address of the secretary can be found on the website of your study program under "Contact". If you and / or the supervisor of your thesis should not be able to sign the registration form, the form may be send to the responsible secretary of the examination board without the signature(s).

Prolongation

If you cannot submit your bachelor or master thesis on time due to the current situation (for example, because you don’t have access to facilities or resources), please write an email to the secretary of the examination board of your study program early, but at least one week before your submission deadline.

Write the email from your TUM address!

If you also need an extension of the deadline by which you have to obtain a certain number of credits, the secretary will make the necessary arrangements. The name and email address of the secretary can be found on the website of your study program under "Contact".

Please use one of the following application forms. Print the application, sign it, and send the scanned document as a pdf file, if at all possible. Please remember to add a confirmation of the circumstances by your supervisor, either by signature on the application form, on a seperate page or by an email send from your supervisor confirming the circumstances.

Submission

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to hand in your thesis personally. Please send one official copy of your thesis for the examinationboard by post to:

   Technische Universität München
   Servicebüro Studium Informatik, SB-S-IN
   Boltzmannstr. 3
   D-85748 Garching

The date of the postmark will count as submissiondate. Please don't forget to sign!

The regulations regarding the external form on the corresponding website have to be fulfilled.

Please also contact your supervisor to ask if you should hand in the second version of your thesis via email, by post or later when this is possible again.

If it is not possible for you to print your thesis due to the current situation, a digital submission can also be accepted. Digital submission is only possible in justified exceptional cases. Please clarify with your contact person in the Office of Academic Affairs before submission whether you have such an exceptional case.

Please send a pdf version of your thesis to thesis-submission@in.tum.de and to your supervisor. The submission date will be the date you send your email. Your email should include the following information:

Name:
Study program:
Student ID Number (Matrikelnummer):
Supervisor:
Advisor:
Title (german):
Title (english):
Language of the thesis:
Reasons why a paper-based submission is not possible.

Please use the following naming convention for your pdf: B/M_program_submissiondate_name_firstname.pdf (B_Info_200415_mustermann_max.pdf)

Abbreviations for the study programs:

Info – Informatics
Games - Informatics: Games Engineering
Winfo – Information Systems
BioInfo - Bioinformatics
DEA - Data Engineering and Analytics
RCI - Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence
BMC - Biomedical Computing
CSE - Computational Science and Engineering

Also send a scan or picture of the declaration for the thesis with your handwritten signature. Please write the text of the following example by hand so that you can sign it. The decleration must be attached as a scan or photo in the mail with your thesis, and in addition, the original must be sent by post:

Declaration for the final thesis

Send the original of the declaration to:

   Technische Universität München
   Servicebüro Studium Informatik, SB-S-IN
   Boltzmannstr. 3
   D-85748 Garching

Please note that the submisson cannot be recorded in TUMonline before the original of the decleration with your handwritten signature arrived.

Please also contact your supervisor to ask if you should hand in a paper version of your thesis when this is possible again.

Colloquium

As long as the current restrictions apply and in order to support the measures to contain the corona virus, colloquia may currently be conducted entirely virtually, for example by videoconference. At https://www.prolehre.tum.de/aktuelles/coronavirus/  you will find further information on possible technical solutions. Of course, this is only possible if your supervisor agrees.

Guided Research Projects

Registration of Guided Research Projects:

If it is not possible for you to hand in the registration form in writing, a digital registration will be accepted. The registration form must be sent by email from the supervisor or the advisor with the supervisor in cc to kinzel@in.tum.deIf it should not be possible for the student and/or supervisor to sign the registration form, the signature(s) can be waived.

Submission deadline in winter semester 2020/21

The regular submission deadline for the written report with your examiner is the first week of lectures of the following semester, thus in winter semester 2020 it is 16th April 2021.

 

Libraries - Computer halls - Study rooms

The University Library of TUM informs about its opening hours and their restrictions on the TUM UB websites. From Monday May 18th the first learning places will be available by appointment.

The computer hall and computer rooms of the RBG are closed. You can find further information on the RBG web pages (in German only) and under the point "Belegstatus" (occupancy status) of the computer rooms.

The learning rooms of TUM Informatics are closed. You can find current information on the IN.TUM page on study rooms and the ASTA page on "Intelligent Learning Room Management" (in German).

Change history of the IN.TUM Corona Webpage

The following listing is intended to document when major changes were made to the site. Please also note that this list has only been maintained since May. The page "Coronavirus update for study and teaching " was created on March 13, 2020.

29.01.2021: Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona-times - online or re-scheduled exams
29.01.2021: FMI Building closed - exeptions
29.01.2021: Entry to Germany, Confirmations, Visa and Start of Studies
18.12.2020: FMI Building closed
18.12.2020: Academic Progress Monitoring after Winter Semester 2020/21
18.12.2020: Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona-times 
09.10.2020: Extension of Bachelor's and Master's Theses
29.09.2020: Courses during Covid-19/Corona-times 
15.09.2020: Admission requirements / bridging courses (Master)
04.09.2020: Courses during Covid-19/Corona-times 
04.09.2020: Entry to Germany, Confirmations, Visa and Start of Studies
04.09.2020: Consultation hours
28.08.2020: Studienberatung
18.05.2020: Libraries - Computer halls - Study rooms
15.05.2020: Re-scheduling of examinations of Winter Semester 2019/20 (section deleted 04.09.2020)
15.05.2020: Academic Progress Monitoring after Summer Semester 2020
15.05.2020: How to cope with Corona: Tips for studies, exams and life
12.05.2020: Re-scheduling of examinations of Winter Semester 2019/20 (section deleted 04.09.2020)
07.05.2020: How to cope with Corona: Tips for studies, exams and life (work in progress)
07.05.2020: TUM4HEALTH asks for participation in a short survey about student well-being (ca. 5 min) until 18.05.20
30.04.2020: Cancellation of courses and examinations (section deleted 12.05.2020)
28.04.2020: Courses in summer semester 2020 - language courses (section deleted 12.05.2020)
08.04.2020: Bachelor and Master Theses
03.04.2020: Infopoint
07.04.2020: Prolongation and Suspension of Deadline for Credits Limits (section deleted 04.09.2020)
31.03.2020: Guided Research Projects
25.03.2020: Beginners of Bachelor Programs in Winter Semester 2019/20 (section deleted 04.09.2020)