Grading System at TUM
TUM grading system
Your exams and coursework will be graded according to the German grading system: 1,0 – 5,0; 1,0 being the best and 5,0 the worst grade. Courses graded with 4,0 or above are considered as passed. Final documents as well as the grade report by TUMonline only list exams and coursework you passed.
A relative ECTS grading A–F as "defined" in some outdated guidlines of EU commission is not issued. Due to lack of a well defined reference such a classification of the student's performance according to the rank would not make any sense. Instead the final documents regularly include an ECTS-grading table for the overall grade of the study program. For the individual grades of single exams students may obtain histograms in TUMonline via "Statistical evaluation of exam results".
Incoming exchange students
Not all courses are graded (e.g. seminars and lab courses). If you need to have grades for the courses you take, to be able to transfer the credits at your home university, speak with the corresponding lecturers early in the semester to see if it would be possible to get a numerical grade.