The Academic English Cluster at TUM offers specialized training in language and communication skills for academic and professional purposes as well as intercultural communication. You can choose from 90 ECTS-granting courses and seminars, most on campus and a few online or blended. Courses are offered during the semester, in intensive blocks in the semester break.
Gateway to English Master's
Currently enrolled TUM students can meet the English language requirement for one of the many English master's programs at TUM by completing any of the courses included in this module: English for Academic Purposes, English for Environmental Engineering, English for Civil Engineering, and English for Geodesy.
Not only is this a way to meet this requirement, without taking an external language proficiency test, but all Gateway courses will cover the core reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills needed for advanced study in English.
These rigorous preparation for English master’s courses are all identified by the suffix ‘Gateway to English Master’s C1’. Click on the link below and set the filter to Gateway to see only these courses listed.
Intensive Courses in the Semester Break
The semester break is the perfect time to focus on an area of special interest for a few weeks while practicing your English skills. We offer a limited range of courses during the semester breaks, usually in March and September. The titles of the courses planned vary each time, so be sure to check out the current semester’s offerings towards the end of each teaching semester.
To easily view just the block courses, click here and filter the list with the word ‘intensive’ to find the block courses.
Thesis Writers' Workshop
The Thesis Writers' Workshops are for students currently writing a bachelor's or master's thesis. The sessions combine short lectures, discussions, group activities, and lots of peer workshopping. You will carefully study the stylistic principles of effective and clear scientific writing in English while learning from the successes and stumbling blocks of your fellow thesis writers.