If students want to have credits and examinations completed at other universities recognized toward their studies at the TUM, a specialist from their respective program, usually the module coordinator, must first determine if the learning outcomes of the credits and examinations in question are equivalent to those of the TUM. But what exactly do we mean by “equivalent”? What is a learning outcome? How do you identify and compare learning outcomes?
The legal framework for the recoginition of credits and examinations completed at other universities, as well as the procedures therefore, are formally regulated at the TUM. Questions naturally arise, however, when the relevant program official begins the process of determining equivalency.
The TUM Center for Study and Teaching has created a manual containing important information on the recognition process for all those responsible for determining equivalencies.