Credit Transfer

Regulations for Credit Transfer

Courses completed during previous degrees, exchange studies or external qualification training can be counted as credits towards a degree in BMC. Approval of course results is regulated in APSO §16.

Credit transfer for compulsory courses

This option only applies for students that have passed one of the BMC compulsory courses during their previous studies at TUM. Students are asked to follow the general guideline for credit transfer (described below) so that respective courses alongside with their achieved ECTS can be transferred to their BMC transcript.

External courses attended at universities other than TUM (e.g. during exchange studies) can not be considered!

Credit transfer for elective courses

Courses attended at a university or higher education institution at or outside of TUM  can be considered if their topic falls within the overall scope of one of BMC's elective module groups. All courses offered by TUM Informatics Department, but not listed as elective module for BMC, can not be considered. If there are strong arguments for an inclusion of this course into BMC curriculum, please contact BMC coordination team.

Students have to prove that courses to be considered for BMC have not been counted towards a previous degree.

Students are asked to follow the general guideline for credit transfer (described below) so that respective courses alongside with their achieved ECTS can be transferred to their BMC transcript.

Credit transfer for soft skills courses

Credit transfer for soft skills courses requires an independent application process. Please refer to the respective website and get in touch with officials mentioned there.

Application Process

If all regulations described below are met, the transfer process starts with collecting the following documents.

Documents for Credit Transfer

To do a credit transfer, you have to provide the following documents:

  • Filled and signed application form for credit transfer.
  • Detailed description of the contents of every course to be considered (web print-out is sufficient).
  • A transcript of records which proves the successful examination results and lists the grades and, possibly, credits
  • A grading table to transfer the grade into the German grading system (this information may be included in the transcript of records)

The basic document is the application form for  credit transfer. This has to contain all information about the courses to be considered for BMC. The document provides space for more than one course. In case of elective modules, if the BMC elective module group this course is intended to count towards, is already decided upon, this information can be put into the document. If not, respective columns can be left blank.

The most crucial documents are the detailed course descriptions. There, we need as detailed information as possible to make sure that the contents of the courses (lecture, exercise, seminar, lab course, etc.) which are associated with the examination sufficiently cover the scope of BMC. The best document would be a description in the style of a TUM module description. If this is not offered, a web print-out with a detailed courses description is sufficient. The more detailed this description is, the higher the chance of getting accepted.

To prove you really passed the examination you wish to be considered for BMC, you have to provide a transcript of records which contains the name of the examination, the scope of the associated course (amount of credits and/or duration) and the grade you got in the examination. The transcript has to be either an original or certified copy. You can get it back after the application process.

To transfer your former grade into the German grading system, we need a grading table. This grading table has to provide at least the following information: best possible grade, worst possible grade, and last grade to pass the examination.

Process of Credit Transfer

  1. Completely fill the application form. Provide all the required documents which are mentioned above and hand them the BMC coordinator (Dr. Stefanie Demirci). Basically, you can apply for course consideration at any time. To get an acception or rejection as soon as possible, apply within the first four weeks of the lecture period of every term.

  2. After checking the formal requirements of the documents (are they complete? are the descriptions precise enough to compare them with the BMC scope? etc.), they will be forwarded Faculty's Board of Examiners. They check if the content and the scope of your former examinations fit to TUM standards.

  3. As soon as the Faculty's Board of Examiners made their decision, you will be informed by the secretary of the Board (Dr. Claudia Philipps) about the result and the transferred grade. Thereafter, you will also be able to see this course and grade being added to your TUMonline BMC account.