Preparatory & holiday courses
The Department of Mathematics offers preparatory courses for those starting to study again after achieving vocational qualifications, and for all other new students. And also as an already enrolled student, you have the possibility to prepare yourself for the next semester - with the introductory seminar L&L, holiday courses or the holiday seminar of the Hurwitz Society.
Make a good start in your maths studies. Mathematics preparatory courses ease your start in our degree courses. Alongside the important thematic contents, the courses also give you the opportunity to get to know future fellow students and find your way around the TUM Campus. In our holiday courses and the holiday seminar of the Hurwitz Society, students also have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge during lecture-free periods.
As the teaching language in the course and in the bachelor's program is German, the content of these pages is not available in English. We ask for your understanding.
Preparatory courses for vocationally qualified students
Those starting maths degree after vocational qualifications (apprenticeships etc) must take a test on their math knowledge, in order to receive subject-related eligibility for university admission. As preparation for the test, the Department of Mathematics offers a preparatory course once a year.
Here you can find information on the current preparatory course.
Pre-courses for new students
The TUM offers preparatory courses for new students in mathematics, physics, informatics, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and in civil engineering and surveying. The courses are a perfect introduction to successful studies and therefore highly recommended by all departments.
The pre-courses are not compulsory and not a prerequisite: The lectures of your study program are based on the general Abitur knowledge. Further information and the registration form can be found here shortly.
Preparatory courses in the winter semester 2020/21
All preparatory courses are held in German language.
- Vorkurs Mathematik für Mathematik und Physik
(Studiengänge Mathematik, Physik)
- Vorkurs Mathematik für Informatiker
(Studiengänge Informatik, Informatik: Games Engineering, Wirtschaftsinformatik, Bio-Informatik)
- Vorkurs Mathematik für Elektrotechnik
(Studiengang Elektro- und Informationstechnik)
- Vorkurs zur Höheren Mathematik für das Maschinenwesen
(alle Bachelor-Studiengänge an der Fakultät für Maschinenwesen und MSE sowie Chemieingenieurwesen)
- Vorkurs zur Höheren Mathematik für Bau, Geo, Umwelt
(Studiengänge Bauingenieurwesen, Umweltingenieurwesen, Geodäsie und Geoinformation)
- Vorkurs Mathematik für Wirtschaftswissensschaften
(Bachelor Technologie- und Managementorientierte Betriebswirtschaftslehre)
Information about dates, venues and contact details can be found on the respective course page.
L & L - getting started with your studies
The perfect start for your studies! The course Lehr- und Lernformen (L&L - Teaching & Learning) is conceived for all those starting their first semester at the Department of Mathematics and takes place within the Semester Introductory Days (SET: Semester-Einführungstage). Within the SET Introductory Days, you can get to know the TUM and our Garching Campus and make first contacts with your future fellow students. The practice lecture, exercise classes and group work within L&L help make your first weeks as a maths student that little bit easier. Click here to participate: Teaching & Learning (L&L).
Deepen your knowledge, repeat tricky topics and have your questions answered - holiday courses are ideal for those who want to prepare themselves for exams or need an introduction to software for mathematicians. The courses are a supplementary offer of our department, financed via study subsidies.
You are not required to attend. Also, we do not provide you any new teaching material you need to pass your exam. There are a number of one-day or several-day holiday courses on offer. Further information and the program can be found under Ferienkurse.
For some major Bachelor lectures, such as Analysis and Linear Algebra, there are one-day refresher courses shortly before the respective exam during the semester break.
Depending on the demand, we offer two to four-day courses for some lectures, such as Analysis and Linear Algebra, before the respective repreat exams.
In addition, we regularly hold introductory computer courses during the semester break, for example on LaTeX, for the implementation of optimization problems with PDEs or for linear optimization.
Holiday seminar of the Hurwitz-Society
A seminar in a relaxed atmosphere: the Hurwitz-Society for the Promotion of Mathematics at the TUM offers a holiday seminare for all students of the 4th semester and higher in autumn each year. The seminar gives students the opportunity to hear lectures and talks, to exchange mathematical ideas and to get to know the tutors better. The holiday seminar can be credited towards your bachelor studies, as a regular seminar.