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:

21.07.2021: Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona-times
21.07.2021: Vaccination offers for all students at TUM
21.07.2021: FMI Magistrale reopened

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

FMI Magistrale reopened

The Magistrale of the MI building is open again, but not the access to offices/side sections ("fingers"). Masks are mandatory for students and staff. Keep the minimum distance of 1.5 meters, see central TUM Corona website. See Libraries - Computer Halls - Study Rooms for current access and dwell regulations for other services in the building.

Vaccination offers for all students at TUM

As a contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, TUM students can get vaccinated against the virus during special vaccination campaigns directly on campus or at nearby vaccination centers. Vaccination is voluntary, generally available to all TUM students regardless of citizenship or place of residence and, of course, free of charge

Appointments are available without registration at the end of July 2021 at the Munich Campus (July 26 & 27) and at the Garching Campus (July 26, 27 & 28). You can also make vaccination appointments at the Bavarian vaccination centers in Munich-Riem and Unterschleißheim. Further dates are scheduled to take place from September onwards before the start of the winter semester; up-to-date information will be available on the central website in due course: https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/coronavirus/vaccination

The websites of the "Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration" (Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration) also provide information on the Corona virus in 23 languages. Another good overview is also provided by the central TUM Corona website, including multilingual information.

Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona times

The winter semester 2021/22 at TUM is planned as a hybrid semester in which there will be both online and classroom-based courses. For specific questions about courses in the winter semester 2021/22, please contact the lecturers directly. The following information refers exclusively to the modules (INxxxx) of the Department of Informatics.

Due to their large number of participants, mainly lectures will be taught online. Smaller courses such as practical courses and seminars can foreseeably take place in presence. However the lecturers decide on the teaching format within the framework of the hygiene regulations. Therefore a purely online course of study will only be feasible with limited options. Despite online teaching, exams on site are to be expected in the winter semester.

Exams in SoSe 2021: You will find up-to-date information on the examination formats in TUMonline, as well about the resits in September/October. If you have any questions, please contact the respective lecturer directly.

Exams in WiSe 2020/21: According to current planning, the exams in winter semester 2021/22 will largely take place on site. Information on dates and forms of examinations will be available at the beginning of the lecture period of the winter semester, at the earliest. If you have any questions, please contact the respective lecturer directly then.

No definite statement can yet be made about the teaching in the summer semester of 2022. However, the Department of Informatics expects that decisive study content will take place in the physical classroom, to an even greater extend. This includes exams as well. 

Due to the pandemic, however, the teaching and examination formats may be changed at short notice.

Further important information about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on teaching and studies at TUM is online 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.

Regulations for the Academic Progress Monitoring (SoSe 20, WiSe 20/21 & SoSe 21)

With the winter semester 2021/22 the academic progress monitorign has been reinstated. Only for the current summer semester and the past semesters special regulations applied.

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

"For students who are enrolled in the summer semester 2021 and are 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 and/or in the winter semester 2020/21, the deadlines to achieve academic progress requirements will be extended by a further semester."

This means that all students who are enrolled in the summer semester 2021 and are not on leave of absence will automatically receive a prolongation of deadline for credit limits at the end of the summer semester (like for SoSe 2020 and WiSe 2020/21). Consequently you have an(other) extra semester to successfully meet your deadlines and/or complete your studies. A prolongation of the deadline for credit limits will not be entered either on your performance records (transcripts) or on your degree certificate.

These regulations do not apply to admission requirements / bridging courses (Master) (see below).

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

In the summer semester 2021, the orientation program for first-year students (Bachelor's and Master's) and the information events of the academic advisors will take place virtually.

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. It is currently not possible to visit the Academic Advisors in person.

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 still 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.

Currently, you may apply for an extension of this deadline (one-year time limit) should you be unable to take the exams for your bridging courses twice within the deadline due to the Corona pandemic. To do so, you will need to submit an informal request to your secretary of the examination board. The examination board will then consider 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 contact person in the Office of Academic Affairs of your study program. The name and email address of the contact person 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 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.

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.

21.07.2021: Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona-times
21.07.2021: Vaccination offers for all students at TUM
21.07.2021: FMI Magistrale reopened
29.03.2021: Courses and Exams during Covid-19/Corona-times
29.03.2021: Regulations for the Academic Progress Monitoring
29.03.2021: How to cope with Corona: Tips for studies, exams and life in general
29.03.2021: Academic Advising
29.03.2021: Admission Requirements / Bridging Courses (Master)
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)