At a 1999 conference in Bologna, the EU member states issued a joint declaration aiming to establish a unified European model of higher education. This agreement marked a paradigm shift: The Diplom and Magister programs were replaced by bachelor's and master's programs. Courses are now grouped into modules, and academic progress is tracked by means of a credit point system (ECTS). Comparability, transferability, and transparency are the primary goals of the Bologna Process.
TUM currently offers more than 150 bachelor's and master's programs. Additional courses of study include: