Examination Affairs

On this page, you will find information about examinations, recognition of credits, and the final thesis.

Academic and examination regulations

Examinations and recognition of credits

Examination dates

The examination dates for each semester can be viewed in TUMonline.


  • Winter semester 2020/21:

    The dates for the individual examinations will be published in TUMonline until 30 November 2020. Then, you can view them there.

  • Summer semester 2021:

    The dates for the individual examinations will be published in TUMonline until 26 April 2021. Then, you can view them there.


Please also follow TUMonline for possible room and date changes.


Registering and de-registering for examinations

  • registration period WS 2020/21: 07 December 2020 - 15 January 2021
  • registration period SS 2021: 17 May 2021 - 30 June 2021

The cancellation of your participation (de-registration) in an exam is possible until one week before the exam.

In order to take part in examinations, you must register independently via TUMonline. The registration takes place via your study status/curriculum. How to register for an examination in TUMonline.

The de-registration from examinations works the same way.

Please note:

No examinations may be taken  for the first time during a leave of absence. An exception is leave on grounds of maternity leave, parental leave or for the care of close relatives.

However, repeat examinations can be taken.


Repeating examinations:

Module examinations can be repeated as often as required, taking into account the academic progress check (see § 10 (3) or (4) APSO, resp.). Please note that you must also register for a repeat examination in TUMonline.



Withdrawal from an examination

Withdrawal from an examination is only possible for valid reasons for which the student is not responsible. Such reasons include illness, accident, death in the family etc.

Please be sure to read the TUM's information on withdrawal regulations in the event of illness.

If you cannot participate in an examination, a written withdrawal application must be submitted immediately to the responsible examination board. This notice can also be submitted by e-mail.

You can find the withdrawal application form at Forms and Downloads.



Technische Universität München
Fakultät für Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Geodäsie
Prüfungsausschuss [name of the respective degree program]
Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn


In addition to the application, proof of the reason preventing your participation in the examination must also be submitted without delay, e.g. a medical certificate in the event of illness.

Recognition of pass/fail credit and graded examination requirements

If you have completed parts of or an entire degree program at a university other than TUM, you can apply for recognition of credits. A prerequisite for the recognition of credits that were not achieved at TUM is the equivalence of the gained competences. This means that the knowledge and skills acquired outside of TUM must not be fundamentally different from the knowledge and skills conveyed in the corresponding modules at the TUM (basis for this is Art. 63 BayHschG or §16 APSO).


Procedure of the recognition process:

  1. Submit the completed recognition form to the LRG Student Services Office/Examination Office. All additional documents required must be enclosed in accordance with the form (page 1) and checked for completeness by the student. Only complete documents can be processed.
  2. Your application with the documents will be forwarded to the module coordinator/subject examiner. They will decide on the equivalence of the already achieved credits with the credits to be achieved in the LRG study programs.

You can find the recognition form at Forms and Downloads.


Please note:

  • You can apply for recognition of credits only after you have enrolled.
  • An application for recognition of credits can only be made once and must be made within the first academic year. In order to ensure an appropriate planning of your studies, you should submit your application as soon as possible.
  • In the case of credits from a semester abroad, recognition must be applied for within the semester following the stay abroad.
  • The recognition procedure ends with the signing of the application by the responsible module coordinator. Information on recognition or rejection will be sent by e-mail. Applications cannot be re-submitted after the recognition procedure has been completed.
  • Once recognition has taken place, a new application for recognition of credits claiming equivalence with a module other than the recognized competences is no longer possible. If the student claims equivalence of the competences to multiple different modules, this must be checked in the same application/recognition process. In this case, please use a separate form for each recognition process.
  • If at least 22 credits are recognized as equivalent, you will be upgraded by one semester. For every additional 30 credits (from 52, 82 credits) you will be upgraded by one additional semester.


Grade conversion:

If the grading system of examinations completed at universities or equivalent institutions of higher education and recognized by TUM does not match the TUM grading system, the grades of the other institution will be converted according to the so-called "Bavarian Formula". If such a conversion is not possible, the examination board will determine a corresponding ratio for the grade conversion.

About the Bavarian formula


General information on the subject of recognition


Elective Research Practice (only for M.Sc. Aerospace)


Your supervisor registers you for the elective Research Practice (term paper/team project/research internship). The form can be found in the protected area under Forms and Downloads.



Please submit all documents to your supervisor. When registering, he/she will specify how many copies you are to submit.


When the grading process is complete, you can view the grade in TUMonline.





M.Sc. Aerospace:

For questions concerning the proof of the industrial internship at the Department of Aerospace & Geodesy, please contact the internship office ( +49 89 289 55507; praktikum@lrg.tum.de).

You can hand in your internship documents (report and certificate of the company) either via e-mail to the above-mentioned address or via mail to:

Technische Universität München
Fakultät für Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Geodäsie (LRG)
Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn

Please read the current guideline for the industrial internship.


B.Sc. and M.Sc. Geodesy and Geoinformation:

Please hand in your internship documents (report and certificate of the company/institution) to Dr. Wolf-Rüdiger Barth.

Main Campus Munich, room: 0133

E-mail: geodaesie@tum.de



Final Thesis


Please apply informally by e-mail to the respective examination board for admission to the final thesis. The application must contain your name, your matriculation number, your course of study and the date on which you began your studies.

Please send the e-mail to: studiendekanat@lrg.tum.de

The academic programs office will check whether the admission requirements have been met and send you a notification of admission by e-mail. Please present this letter to your thesis supervisor. The latter will register your thesis with the respective examination board using the registration form.

The forms can be found in the protected area under Forms and Downloads.



The Bachelor's/Master's thesis is handed in personally and directly to your supervisor. The supervisor also determines how many copies must be submitted.

With the approval of your supervisor, you can also hand in your thesis digitally.

Please make sure that you enclose a written declaration of your own work (affidavit) with each copy.



In the event of valid reasons for which you are not responsible (e.g. longer waiting time for technical equipment or software), you can apply to the respective examination board for an extension of the processing time. You can find the application forms for this under Forms and Downloads.

When the grading process is complete, you can view the grade in TUMonline.


According to § 18 (11) APSO, the thesis has to be graded within two months.

You may not be on leave of absence during the entire time you are working on the thesis and must be duly enrolled by the time you hand in your thesis.

Important: Please read the guidelines for ensuring good scientific practice at TU München. Their knowledge is assumed when registering the thesis.

Examination boards of the Department LRG




Geodesy and Geoinformation