As defined by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education in Germany (KMK), modules are “thematically and chronologically related, self-contained units of study assigned with a certain number of credits and subject to assessment.?
With the aim of promoting transparency, the KMK has now made module descriptions mandatory. These documents serve a dual purpose: By providing an overview of desired learning outcomes, the estimated workload, instructional and self-study methods, and key facts relating to course content and delivery, module descriptions also serve as an important basis for the assessment of academic and study qualifications with respect to their transferability.
For more information on the module concept as used in this context, including an explanation of the rationale behind this regulation, detailed instructions on drafting a module description, and pointers on completing each of the required sections, please refer to the following manual prepared by the TUM Academic and Student Affairs Office
In addition to summarizing the desired learning outcomes, module catalogs must contain detailed descriptions of the methods used to achieve these objectives. A module catalog can comprise the full set of module descriptions for a degree program, a school or college, or the entire university.