- The course catalogue
- Language of Instruction
- Course Types
- Course Registration
- Courses at other Berlin Universities
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.
Generally the credit points ("Leistungspunkte") are
listed as ECTS credits. One "Leistungspunkt" equals one ECTS
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.
A guideline for the use of the online course catalogue can be found here (PDF, 318,3 KB) .
Should you have questions concerning contents and requirements of certain courses please turn to the academic advising units  for the specific study courses. A list with email contacts of almost all academic advising units can be found here (PDF, 253,1 KB) .
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, a growing number of courses offered in English. Please look up the courses given in English online .
You can find a first overview in the following lists:
Courses in English summer semester 2018 (PDF, 686,4 KB) 
Courses in English winter semester 2017/18 (PDF, 566,9 KB) 
Last but not least, TU Berlin offers a few Master programs that are entirely taught in English. For a list please 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).
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.
Courses at other Berlin Universities
As TU Berlin exchange students you also have to the opportunity to attend courses at the other Berlin universites. For that purpose you have to register with them as a guest student after your enrolment at TU Berlin:
Info Humboldt-Universität 
Info Free University 
Info Universität der Künste 
Please keep in mind the limitations of the guest student status at
We are only able to list up to three courses you attended at other Berlin universities to your TU Berlin transcript!