How difficult is the TU Muenchen

TU Munich - exams much more difficult?

TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
Hello,

I hope you would help me a bit with my decision.
I currently have approvals from TU Darmstadt and TU Munich in mechanical engineering.
Actually, I tend to prefer Munich, because I want to work abroad later and this university is quite well known for it. I also assume that the universities (especially from the TU9) do not really differ (apart from a few modules).
But now to my question: I read on the Internet that the exams in Munich are harder than average and that most of the students who do not fail have grades in the range of 3. That brings me to the question of whether it really makes sense to study at TUM when the average student has such a bad average. But is it different / easier at the other universities such as Darmstadt or Karlsruhe?
I am aware of the enormous effort and the difficulties, but at the moment I cannot really imagine learning so much just so as not to fail the exams. Is it really so bad?

Thank you for your answers
...  📅 22.07.2018 01:19:09
Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
Oh, every student thinks his course at his university is the most difficult and it is impossible to get good grades. The level is similarly difficult everywhere. Why do you want to go the supposedly easy way? If you have high goals, you have to work a lot for it. As simple as that.
Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
I don't study at TUM, but I live in Munich and know some students. A few of them have been to other universities or have switched to other universities.

The basic tenor was that TUM created very, very difficult exams, especially at the beginning. The suspicion is obvious to sort out the worse students so that as many as possible make it in the standard study time. Take a look at the TUM statistics, how it takes the students to land there and how long it takes for others. TUM is usually ahead.

If it is to be a TU9 university, I would recommend either Aachen, Braunschweig, Hanover, Karlsruhe or Stuttgart. Here I have heard the best feedback from my circle of friends and acquaintances.
Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
From unknownbecause I would like to work abroad later and this university is quite well known for it.
Is the university known for enjoying working abroad?
The university is known for the fact that its students enjoy working abroad?
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From unknownbecause I want to work abroad later and this university is quite well known for it.
Is the university known for enjoying working abroad?
The university is known for the fact that its students enjoy working abroad?
??
I think he was referring to the previous section with "University of Munich", that it is known and that this is useful for his wish to want to work abroad.

But statements that start with "I have heard ..." are known to be treated with caution
Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
Thank you for your answers.

Yes, I meant that TUM seems to be better known, especially abroad.
Does it even make sense to do a bachelor's degree at TUM and get a possibly poorer bachelor's grade through the exams at the beginning, if you definitely want to do a master's? Because most master’s courses require a good bachelor’s degree.
Does it therefore make more sense to do a bachelor's degree at a university where you could possibly get a better bachelor's grade?
aldante  📅 22.07.2018 11:31:58
Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
I would rather say that TUM takes everyone. On the one hand, this means that a lot of unsuitable people are checked out through exams and on the other hand, bad students can graduate with a 3-point average. There shouldn't be any differences to Darmstadt.



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Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
I saw that at TUM, many of the exams in the second semester are based on what you learned in the first and second. Is that normal? Because e.g. I don't see that at the TU Darmstadt ..
Re: TU Munich - exams much more difficult?
By FoX55555 I saw that at TUM, many of the exams in the second semester are based on what you have learned in the first and second. Is that normal? Because e.g. I don't see that at the TU Darmstadt ..
Sry, what kind of question is dad?
In school, every subject builds on the knowledge from last year, in university it is the same, at least for some modules.