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For 2012-2013 we will offer two or three places to spend the academic year at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in place of Part IIA of the Engineering Tripos or MET Part IIA. Students taking part in the exchange will take courses from the faculties of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Civil Engineering and Surveying at Munich. Much of the teaching at TUM is conducted in German so students wishing to participate in the exchange should have a good level of the language. Extra tuition (including a two-week preparatory course in Munich before the start of the first semester) may be available to help students prepare.
At the end of the year abroad, the Cambridge students will be graded in the German system and, provided they achieve the equivalent of a 3rd class honours pass, they will be deemed to have deserved honours in Part IIA. They will then return to Cambridge to take Engineering Part IIB or Manufacturing Engineering Part IIB. They will have a Munich transcript rather than a Cambridge tripos result to describe their performance during the third year of their studies.
The academic year at TUM starts in late September and finishes in July. The exchange will run under the framework of the Erasmus scheme from the European Union. Students will not have to pay any additional fees to take part in the exchange, and will receive a non-means tested monthly allowance to cover additional travelling and living expenses.
Students interested in this exchange should contact Casimir d'Angelo at the Language Unit as soon as possible and not later than 8th February to discuss their language ability.
As students who have taken part in exchanges agree, the opportunity to study abroad and develop a global perspective is invaluable. More information about the Technical University of Munich is available from the TUM website.
Last updated: December 2011