Orientation Program Informatics Master's

for the study programs:

  • M.Sc. Informatics
  • M.Sc. Informatics: Games Engineering
  • M.Sc. Information Systems
  • M.Sc. Data Engineering and Analytics
  • M.Sc. Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence
  • M.Sc. Computational Science and Engineering

In the events of the Orientation Program you will get all important information for your start of studies. You can also register for your lectures and tutorials after the events, and we will discuss any questions you may have about your start of studies there.

Program for winter semester 2023/24

A list of central offerings of TUM can be found on the page Start of Studies.

Dates, times and links can change at short notice, check the program again shortly before the events!

In a relaxed atmosphere, our student advisors Sandra Kemler, Imme Proske, Vivija Simić and Lena Krone will answer all upcoming questions about your studies and give you tips for successful studying. So feel free to bring a coffee or tea.

In advance, please take a look at the "Important Links" further down this page. We won't go through all the pages with you, but will answer your questions about them and address the most important points for starting your studies!

No registration is required.

The beginners' cafe takes place once virtually and once on campus. The same contents will be discussed on both dates, you only need to attend once. If it is possible for you, we would be pleased to welcome you at the second date - in presence.

Slides Beginners' cafe

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 2 pm (CEST) via Zoom
Link: https://tum-conf.zoom-x.de/j/61178730164?pwd=SWFmZ1p4N3JyZy94TENWTnZXRUNMZz09
Passcode: 614518

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 1.30 pm (CEST): Interims I Lecture Hall 1
Maps  NavigaTUM

There will be coffee, tea and cookies outside the lecture hall, please bring your own cup!

In October, the Study Introductory Days (SET) of the Student Council (Fachschaft) will take place. In numerous events you will be welcomed by the deans, get an introduction to the university IT and the opportunity to get to know other freshmen.

More information, dates and links can be found on the student council's page.

The Examination Regulations (FPSO) are together with the General Examination Regulations (APSO) the contract you signed with the university at the time of enrolment. It is very important that you are familiar with the contents of these regulations. You can find links to both regulations in the next section.

No registration is required, but this is an official event of the faculty and we expect all master's beginners to join this important event!

The exact date/time of the events for each study program will be announced here in due time.

Informatics: 13.30 am (CEST)

Presentation of the Examination Regulations Informatics on Monday October 16, 2023 13.30 am in Interims II Lecture Hall 1. Attention! The lecture hall is located in Lichtenbergstr. 2b and not in the FMI building.

Information Systems: 12.00 pm (CEST)

Presentation of the Examination Regulations Information Systems on Monday October 16, 2023 at 12.00 pm (noon) in MI HS 2

Informatics: Games Engineering: 10.00 am (CST)

Presentation of the Examination Regulations Informatics: Games Engineering on Monday October 16, 2023 10.00 am in MI 00.08.038

Data Engineering and Analytics: 12.00 pm (CEST)

Presentation of the Examination Regulations Data Engineering and Analytics on Monday October 16, 2023 at 12.00 pm (noon) in MI 00.08.038

Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence: 11.30 am (CEST)

Presentation of the Examination Regulations Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence on Monday October 16, 2023 at 11.30 am in Interims II Lecture Hall 1. Attention! The lecture hall is located in Lichtenbergstr. 2b and not in the FMI building.

Computational Science and Engineering: 9.00 am (CEST)

Presentation of the Examination Regulations Computational Science and Engineering on Monday October 16, 2023 at 9.00 am in seminar room MI 00.05.011.
The Presentation of the CSE FPSO will also be steamed live: https://live.rbg.tum.de/course/2023/W/cse

General Academic and Examination Regulations (APSO)

The General Academic and Examination Regulations of TUM  are valid for all bachelor's and master's degree programs at TUM and define the framework for the more detailed design of the programs in the FPSO.

Academic and Examination Regulations (FPSO)

Here you can find the examination regulations of our master's programs in the currently valid version:

  • Informatics: FPSO
  • Information Systems: FPSO
  • Informatics: Games Engineering FPSO
  • Data Engineering and Analysis: FPSO
  • Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence: FPSO
  • Computational Science and Engineering: FPSO

The following links will provide you with information, you have to know, to be successful with your study program. Therefore, please read them very carefully. We will talk about those information during our beginner's cafe. For further questions (after the information event), please contact the academic advising team: study-advising@in.tum.de.


All links given in this section are webpages of the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology (cit.tum.de). We created these pages very carefully so that you can find a lot of information there. If you have any questions, now or in the coming semsters of your studies, please always check if you can find the answer on one of these pages online. If you cannot find anything there, you are always welcome to contact us.

Student Advising

Examination Matters and Modules

Support Electives

Thesis and Completing your Studies

Women in CS@TUM

Master's Programs

The Examination and Academic Regulations (FPSO) are (together with the APSO, see further down) your contract with the university. You signed it with your immatriculation. It is very important that you know what is in there. Please also attend the Presentations of the examination rules (dates are above on this page), where you'll get a summarized overview about these regulations.

other (very) important links

General Examination Regulations: APSO  (legally binding is the german version)
It contains the rules for Examination Deadlines, Progress Monitoring (Credit Limits), Bridging Courses,..

TUMonline - TUM’s campus management portal
Here you can register for courses and exams, see your grades, print your examination report or other documents.

Moodle - central learning platform of the TU Munich
Here you will find information on how to hold your registered courses, lecture materials, exercise sheets, links, ...

TUM Campus App : Calendar, Cafeteria, MVV, Roomfinder

NavigaTUM: Garching, Munich City

Student Council (Fachschaft)

Munich Student Union and Student Union Fees
The Munich Student Union offers a big Advisory Network: accomodations, finances, studying with a child, psycological problems, ...

Every semester, the Acadamic Advisors of the Department of Informatics offer information events on various topics related to the entire study program. Of particular interest to you in your first semester in the new Master's program:

Let's talk about -- Courses & Exams.

More information, as well as the link to our Moodle course with access data, can be found on the Academic Advising website.

Learning German is a very good idea when studying in Germany, and TUM offers a wide range of possibilities to learn German. No matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, you will find something to suit your level. Check here for more information.