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World of Engineering (MSE)

Module SE0007

This Module is offered by Academic Programs Interdisciplinary Engineering.

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 WS 2013/4 (current)

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 2013/4SS 2013

Basic Information

SE0007 is a module over more years in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered every semester.

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

  • Supplement to the catalogue of soft-skill courses for the Bachelor programme Physics
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
60 h 15 h 2 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The aim of the "World of Engineering Science" module is to provide students with a broad-based overview of current research topics and trends in engineering practice in, among others, the energy, aerospace, medical engineering, electrical engineering and construction sectors. Thus, even at an early stage in their studies, the students will obtain a deeper insight into potential areas of activity, job descriptions and career paths in the engineering sciences and in interfaces to the applied sciences.

Learning Outcome

Once they have successfully completed the "World of Engineering Science" module, the students will be able to identify links between theoretical and methodological learning content and engineering practice. They will have an initial overview of current research trends and will be able to productively apply this knowledge to further study and career planning. They will also have a more nuanced understanding of the range of activities performed by engineers.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

In order for the participants to gain an overview of current research trends, engineering practice and the associated activities, the teaching will be performed via lectures by speakers from industry and engineering-related research. The content of the lectures will then be discussed and reflected upon by the students and speakers who are present at the lecture.
Alternatively, an overview of current research trends and engineering practice can also be acquired as part of an industry internship involving engineering-related activities.




Recommended reading based on the lectures in the lecture series, students' own research.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcomes of the module are verified in a report as a credit requirement; this is evaluated as a "pass" or "fail".
The content of the report is based on attendance at least 8 lectures in the MSE's "World of Engineering" series or selected series of lectures in other faculties. Recognized series of lectures are published in a summary, updated each semester, on the study program's website: In the report, participants link theoretical study contents with engineering practice and are required to include their own practice-based experiences and reflections on the various areas of activity. Based on the theoretical knowledge acquired during their studies, students are required to discuss and evaluate selected contents of the lectures. It can thus be examined whether the students are in a position to establish a link between the course and teaching contents and engineering practice. Through their own reflection and evaluation, the students show that they can also apply this knowledge to future study and career planning.
Alternatively, a report can be written about an industry internship (minimum 8 weeks) involving engineering-related tasks. The report must include a presentation of the company's product and organization and a description of the activity.
Precise details about the contents, form and structure of the report and on the requirements for the industry internship can be found in the "Leitfaden zum Vortragsessay oder Praktikumsbericht im Modul Welt der Ingenieurwissenschaften" (Guidelines on the lecture essay or internship report in the module World of Engineering Science):

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.

World of Engineering
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