The course catalogue
All courses offered at TU Berlin are listed in the course catalogue, the Vorlesungsverzeichnis. You can find it on the net.
All courses are listed according to faculties and departments.
Next to the title of the course and a brief description of its content you will find the course number (e.g. 0150 L 10) as well as an abbreviation for the course type.
Some departments also publish the so called Kommentierte Vorlesungsverzeichnisse where all courses are described in detail. Please have a look here.
You may also look for courses by using the following search option.
Since the catalogue for the upcoming semesters is not available yet, you should refer to those for past semesters. The changes from one summer semester to another or from winter semester to winter semester are usually very small.
Language of Instruction
Most lectures are given in German. Exchange students are therefore expected to have notions of German on the completed A2 level in order to be able to study at TU Berlin and should attend the intensive German courses offered at TU Berlin's Center for Modern Languages (ZEMS).
There is, however, also a growing number of courses offered in English. Please search for all courses given in English online.
You may also have a look at the following lists:
Courses in English during summer semester 2013 (PDF, 407,7 KB)
Courses in English during winter semester 2012/13 (PDF, 450,6 KB)
Last but not least, TU Berlin offers a few Master programs that are entirely taught in English. For a list please have a look here.
The most important types of instruction at TU Berlin are Vorlesungen (VL - lectures), Übungen (UE - Exercices), Seminare (SE or HS), Integrierte Veranstaltung (usually consisting of VL and UE), Projekte and Praktika (practical courses).
Course guidance and advice
Should you need advice in choosing your individual subjects, please contact the academic advising units or your exchange coordinator. Some of you may already have heard the name of your coordinator. If this is not the case, you can contact the Akademische Auslandsamt.
Registration for courses
In general, you do not have to register online for a course as this is done during the first week of lectures. You simply attend the first session and sign up in a list.
If, however, courses do require a prior registration, this will be stated in the course catalogue. You will also find information on where and when the registration takes place.
The presentation of the projects in the department of Architecture as well as the registration take place a week before the lectures begin.