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Program Regulations

Accreditation of Courses

  1. IGSSE credits are awarded for the attendance of lectures and participation in courses of the curriculum's modules A-D.
  2. For modules A and B a minimum of 5 credits, for module C a miniumum of  15 credits, for module C a minimum of 9 credits is mandatory.
  3. Doctoral researchers may collect more credits in any module  but have to achieve the a minimum of 50 overall credits to accomplish the IGSSE program and receive the IGSSE certificate.

Confirmation of Course Participation

  1. Successful participation in  subject-related and scientific skill trainings (lectures, courses) have to be certified by the course instructors, doctoral researcher´s supervisor or Project Team Leader (PTL).
  2. Credits for courses at institutions other than TUM may be granted, subject to the supervisors approval and the compatibility of seminars with IGSSE courses in terms of form and content.
  3. The doctoral researchers keep track of the courses taken and the credits awarded during one semester on his/her Academic Record Sheet (ARS).

Recognition of Credits

  1. At the end of the semester, the supervisor/mentor or Project Team leader approves the ARS with his/her signature.
  2. The ARS needs to be turned in to the IGSSE Management Office by the end of the month following the semester in order for the credits to be recognized.
  3. The IGSSE office regularly notifies the doctoral researchers about the amount of credits achieved.
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