Exam Periods and Registration Deadlines

Exams are organized in the usual periods. The exam for each module can be taken on two occasions during an academic year.

Regularly there are two time periods for module exams at TUM. The first immediately follows the lecturing period, the second is just before the lecturing period of the following semester. The exact dates for the current and the following semesters are given in the table below. The given registration periods are the defaults – keep in mind that there might be deviations.

WS 2016/7Mon, 21.11.2016 00:00 till Sat, 04.03.2017 20:00Mon, 13.02.2017 till Sat, 04.03.2017
Mon, 06.03.2017 00:00 till Sat, 29.04.2017 20:00Mon, 03.04.2017 till Sat, 29.04.2017
SS 2017Mon, 29.05.2017 00:00 till Sat, 19.08.2017 20:00Mon, 31.07.2017 till Sat, 19.08.2017
Mon, 04.09.2017 00:00 till Sat, 21.10.2017 20:00Mon, 25.09.2017 till Sat, 21.10.2017
WS 2017/8Mon, 20.11.2017 08:00 till Sat, 03.03.2018 20:00Mon, 12.02.2018 till Sat, 03.03.2018
Mon, 05.03.2018 00:00 till Sat, 14.04.2018 20:00Mon, 19.03.2018 till Sat, 14.04.2018

Please keep in mind that according to §14 (1) S. 4 APSO exam dates including the first week of lecturing period for the following semester are accounted for the previous semester. Exam dates may thus be after the end of the semester.

Registration for Exams

Registration for exams according to §15 (1) APSO for students of the Bachelor's and Master's programs in Physics is done via TUMonline. Only exceptions are

  • the exams within the Findamentals Examination ("Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung" (GOP)), where automatic registration is done by the student's office,
  • certain lab courses (e. g. the advanced lab course), where the registration is done via different systems, and
  • the final thesis and the final colloquium.

The term "exam" here refers to all kind of examination. Especially course work without explicit exam (e. g. student seminars) requires exam registration in TUMonline. Whenever you want to have credits (ECTS CP) you need to register.

In addition, according to §15 (2) APSO, for the repeat exam after you've failed an exam you need to register again.

After the de-registration deadline given at the individual exam the registration is binding. If you do not take the exam now, you receive an "X – nicht erschienen", equivalent to 5,0. In general the consequence of this is limited since final documents only contain positive results.

Late Registration after Missing the Deadline

If you as a student of Physics missed the deadline for registration to an exam in TUMonline for good reason you may file for late registration using the late registration form.

Late registration of students of other departments even in Physics exams is only done by the other department. A student in the Bachelor's program Mathematics e. g. filing for late registration in the Experimental Physics 1 exam contacts the Infopoint of Mathematics Department.

The completed form has to be handed in to Dr. Karl Dressler or Dr. Philipp H. v. Loewenfeld in person. It needs to be signed by you and either the examiner or the teaching assistant responsible for the exam organisation.

Information on the dates of written exams

The coordination of the exam dates for written exams is done in two steps.

centralized coordination (usually before semester start)
Larger written exams especially in mandatory modules are coordinated with the other departments at TUM. Starting WS 2015/6 this is done by software aided mathematical optimization of the dates. Hence from WS 2015/6 historical dates have less to no prediction power for the future.
distributed coordination (usually until the registration starts after five weeks in the lecture period)
Single written exams are added by the examiners after the centralised exam coordination.

After this information on the exam dates is available in the module description in the course catalog and at the specific page for the Bachelor’s program Physics. Please always check the TUMonline entry!

Individual Dates for Oral Exams

A few exceptions excluded oral exams are organised by the examiners themselves. In general you will find a remark at the TUMonline registration form stating this. Please contact the examiner by yourself to receive your individual date.

The examiners are quite free to set the dates but please keep in mind that the time between the two lecturing periods is divided in two examination periods. When you registered for the first period (dummy date usually one week before the lectures end) the exam needs to be before the dummy date of the second exam period – and after if you registered in the second exam period. You failed the exam ("X – nicht erschienen") if you did not take the exam at the end of the exam period you registered for or one week after lecturing of the following semester starts latest.

Oral Exams Coordinated by Department Administration

For certain mandatory or required elective modules with oral exams the examiner assignment and coordination individual exam dates is done by the student's office in the Physics Department. Especially these are