System accreditation at TUM

TUM was system-acc­re­dited by the Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assu­rance in Higher Edu­cation (OAQ) on 14 May 2014, with no stipu­lations im­posed. The decision reached by the OAQ's Acc­re­ditation Commission is valid through 30 September 2020, and applies to all degree programs that have passed TUM's in­ternal QM assessment pro­cedures.

The acc­re­ditation procedure essen­tially con­sists of an in­ternal self-eva­luation followed by a se­ries of external app­raisals con­ducted by an agency certified by the Acc­re­ditation Council.

The bench­marks used in this pro­cedure in­clude the 'European Stan­dards and Guide­lines for Quality Assu­rance in Higher Edu­cation' (ESG) as well as the criteria speci­fied by the Standing Con­ference of the Ministers of Edu­cation in Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK) and the Accreditation Council.

In Bavaria, all bachelor's and master's pro­grams are sub­ject to acc­re­ditation - a pro­vision based on Article 10 of the Bavarian Higher Education Act (Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz).

By agree­ment with the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts (StMWFK), TUM formally committed it­self to system acc­re­ditation in May 2005. For this reason, all TUM schools and colleges - in addition to TUM's central service units, which in effect re­present the areas where teaching and learning inter­sect - are current­ly under­going the acc­re­ditation procedure.

A list of accredited degree programs is available through the database of the Accreditation Council (in German). 

Other recently accredited degree programs include: TopMath


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