Coronavirus update for study and teaching

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Last changes:

29.05.2020: Preliminary list of repeat exams WiSe 2019/20
18.05.2020: Libraries - Computer halls - Study rooms
15.05.2020: Re-scheduling of examinations of Winter Semester 2019/20
15.05.2020: Academic Progress Monitoring after Summer Semester 2020
15.05.2020: How to cope with Corona: Tips for studies, exams and life

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

Courses during Covid-19/Corona times

Courses are taught online during summer semester 2020. 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/corona-website you will find department-specific information that complements the central website.

Re-scheduling of examinations of Winter Semester 2019/20

There is an initial plan for the repeat examinations of the winter semester 19/20, which had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic. Please note that this list is preliminary and is only intended to give you an insight into the planning status. The examiners also did not receive the planning data until the weekend of Whitsun. As the preparation of examinations under the tightened hygiene and distance rules is very time-consuming, appointments may be postponed or cancelled. Some examinations will have to change the examination format. As soon as we receive information about individual exams, we will add them to the table. We have published the table in this preliminary form to provide you with information as quickly as possible. Please do not make any requests for changes. There is no leeway to consider them.

Registration for the retake exams is possible from June 12th until June 18th, 2020.

Please take into account that exams can probably take place during the whole lecture-free period from the end of July to October 2020.

Academic Progress Monitoring after Summer Semester 2020

On the TUM information page Coronavirus: Studies, Teaching and Exams you can find the following information: "Academic progress monitoring will be deferred by one semester for students in the summer semester 2020."

This means that all students who are enrolled in the summer semester 2020 and are not on leave of absence will automatically receive a prolongation of deadline for credit limits at the end of the summer semester. This means that you have an 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

There are no fixed consultation hours during which you can visit your contact person in her office. Personal conversations are not possible until further notice.

The best way to reach your contact person is by e-mail. If necessary, the contact persons can also call you back during the fixed office hours. In this case, please include your telephone number in your e-mail request. Your contact person will then get in touch with you.

You can find e-mail addresses on our website or in TUMonline.

 

 

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.

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.

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 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 and send it via 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.

Academic Advising

Until further notice, the academic advising is only available by e-mail.

If you would like to reach us by phone in exceptional cases, please send us an e-mail to studienberatung@in.tum.de with your telephone number, so that we can contact you.

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

 

 

Prolongation and Suspension of Deadline for Credit Limits

If you are a first semester bachelor student in winter semester 2019/20 please have a look at the special information for bachelor’s beginners in the next section.

Master students of the programs „Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence“ and „Computational Science and Engineering“ please contact your program coordinators.

Exams and classroom sessions that are cancelled will be considered as reasons for which the students are not responsible with regard to the study progress monitoring after the winter semester 2019/20. This means that the students who do not reach the required credits by the end of winter semester 2019/2020 can request a prolongation or suspension of the credits time limits.

Prolongation due to canceled examinations:
If you planned to take one or more exams that have been canceled and you could have fulfilled the ECTS limit after the winter semester if you had passed them, please use the following form for an application for prolongation. Print the application, sign it, and send the scanned document as a pdf file, if at all possible.

Application for prolongation of the deadline for credit limits

Write the email from your TUM address!

If you missed the credit limit by 10 ECTS or less, send the application directly to your secretary of the examination board. In this case, just submitting the application letter is sufficient. The name and email address of the secretary can be found on the website of your study program under "Contact".

If you missed the credit limit by more than 10 ECTS, you also have to hand in a study course plan and your examination report. Send all documents to the academic advisors, they will check your study course plan and forward everything to your secretary of the examination board.

Study Course Plan

Attention!!! Please wait with your application for prolongation and with filling in your study course plan until all grades of WS 19/20 are certain. It's early enough, when we'll get it after all grades are known.

Other reasons for prolongation of deadline for credit limit:
If you need a prolongation but your reason is not the canceled examinations, please refer to the information in the “tips for successful studies” within section Applications for prolongation / suspension. Send all mentioned documents to study-advising@in.tum.de. Print the application, sign it, and send the scanned document as a pdf file, if at all possible. All other documents do not need to be signed.

Applications via mail:
If you do not want to send your application via email, you can also send them by mail. Please have understanding that the processing of your mail application can take longer.

Planning for summer semester 2020:
When planning the modules for summer semester 2020, please keep in mind that you will need time to repeat and learn the topics of the winter semester modules if the retake exams will take place after the summer semester. Do not plan to take courses amounting to more than 30 ECTS including the retake exams. Draw up a realistic plan that you can actually achieve. If you need help planning the summer semester, please contact the academic advisors and send the filled out study course plan to study-advising@in.tum.de.

Deadline for all requests for suspension/prolongation of the credit limit:
The correct time to hand in you request for a prolongation oder suspension for the credit limit is immediately after all your examination results from winter semester 19/20 are known. Your request should be send to the acadamic advisors or the secretary of the examinationboard (if it is an application that is due to a delay caused by Corona and you are missing less than 10 ECTS for the credit limit) by 14 May 2020 at the latest.

Processing time of your requests:
Due to very strong workload, the processing time of your apllications may take up to 6 weeks. Therefore please refrain from further inquieries until this period ends.

Beginners of Bachelor Programs in Winter Semester 2019/20

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

 

 

Guided Research Projects

The deadline for Guided Research Projects from the winter semester 2019/20 will be extended:

Grades must be reported by June 15, 2020.

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 fuchsa@in.tum.de.

 

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 complete since May. The page "Coronavirus update for study and teaching " was created on March 13, 2020.

18.05.2020: Libraries - Computer halls - Study rooms
15.05.2020: Re-scheduling of examinations of Winter Semester 2019/20
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
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
31.03.2020: Guided Research Projects
25.03.2020: Beginners of Bachelor Programs in Winter Semester 2019/20