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Lecture Series Environment - TUM

Module CLA31900

This Module is offered by Academic Programs WTG.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2019

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2019/20SS 2019SS 2018

Basic Information

CLA31900 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 20 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The systematic integration of education for sustainable development at the university is an extremely complex challenge that can only be addressed through a plural and multi-perspective approach. Within the framework of the UNESCO World Programme of Action "Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung“ (BNE; =Education for Sustainable Development), the interdisciplinary lecture series Umwelt - TUM takes place at the TUM Campus Garching, which deals with changing topics in the field of environmental sustainability.
It is organized by the newly founded branch of the environmental department AStA TUM at the Garching campus to promote sustainability awareness at TUM and to offer interested students the opportunity to deal with the topic in more detail.

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in this module, students are able to understand lectures at a high scientific level and reproduce central statements. Students are able to comprehend analyses of sustainable development and are familiar with formulating their own positions and justifying them in discussions. Furthermore, they know where they can explore the topic of sustainability in more detail on campus, whether in the form of course offerings, internships, projects or thesis.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

It consists of six lectures and an organizational meeting at the beginning. Each lecture includes two 40-minute presentations, a 15-minute break and a subsequent 45-minute discussion with the speakers, which is realized in cooperation with the Zentrum for Schlüsselkompetenzen (Center for Key Competencies) of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
The lectures and presentation slides will be uploaded to the online learning platform Moodle. As homework, students will prepare a short report of the lectures and the discussion session. In addition, introductory and further literature will be addressed to enhance more detailed discussions of the lectures.


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination consists of a poster created in a group of 2-3 people connecting topics from at least two lectures. In order to collect material for the poster, participants have to organize themselves in discussion groups with 5-6 people.
Each discussion group will split into two groupes for the poster. At the end of the semester the poster has to be presented. Every member of the poster group has to speak one minute,
The grade will consist of the poster and its presentation.
Mandatory requirements for the examination
For the 3-ECTS course a successful accomplishment of 16 academic performances is mandatory for the examination!

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Cities of Change: Unleashing the Power of Sustainable Solutions (Lecture Series Environment))
(3 Credits): Poster Presentaion in groups of 2-3 people; Poster Upload: 28.02.2024
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