MSNE Students

Once enrolled in the program, the MSNE study guide and the program-specific regulations ("Fachprüfungsordnung MSNE") will be a valuable source of information. In addition, the following information will be helpful.

Learning Agreements / Electives

All electives must be mentor-agreed in order to become part of your transcript (Master's as well as Research Excellence Certificate). We have prepared a Learning Agreement form sheet for this purpose. Please fill the form along with your mentor, mutually sign it and send a scan to

Deadline for summer semester is September 30th, deadline for winter semester is March 31st. All  results (i.e. grades) in modules not listed on your individual Learning Agreement automatically become part of a transcript appendix, labeled with the semester of examination. Such additional modules do not count towards your 120 ECTS + 30 ECTS curriculum. It is not possible to convert such modules to MSNE Electives effective to the past.

Tip: Discuss your plans with your mentor early. You may list a superset of modules in your learning agreement in order to have some flexibility while fitting your individual electives in the mandatory modules schedule.

Research Projects

The curriculum includes 2 research projects. The curriculum suggests to do both projects in the first two semester breaks, hence students might decide to schedule them differently. The main part has to be completed in a blocked form, parts of the project can also be done in parallel to the lecture periode.

The projects can be done at any research facility, as long as an official MSNE examiner agrees to the research plan and signs responsible for the project. Research projects are assessed in a passed/not passed way.

Kindly use the forms provided at Department EI to register a research project. After successfull completion, your supervisor will inform the department on your successfull completion.


Exams are mainly scheduled in the last week of the lecture periode and in the subsequent two weeks. Retakes are offered at the end of the  subsequent semester. Makeup module retakes are offered at the end of the same semster. Retakes might be offered in a different form (e.g. oral exam instead of written exam). Date, time and venue of exams will be announced in TUM-Online. You have to register for the exams in TUM-Online.

Project / Student Mobility Support

The MSNE program is pushing student's research profile. All students are encouraged to present their research work at conferences and workshops. Beside of the Neuroengineering Summit, it is also possible to attend at research conferences outside TUM.

In order to apply for funding, an abstract of the planned activity as well as a detailed cost plan has to be sent to

Students are encouraged to suggest scientific projects, retreats, workshops ... and organize them in a self-responsible fashion, supported by the MSNE program. Applications may be provided anytime, hence at least 4 weeks in advance to the intended activity.

Elite Network of Bavaria

Beeing part of the MSNE program also offers you great oppurtunities for your carreer and professional network. As a member of the Elite Network of Bavaria, you will receive exclusive invitations to seminars, workshops and events. The ENB Community allows you to get in contact with other elite students and start to start activities jointly.
We expect from our MSNE students to participate in this peer group and to contribute to this unique institution for outstanding talents.

Websites operated by MSNE Students

Some MSNE students are operating social media groups and blogs. Get in contact with your peer students to learn more on the activities. Here are some links as a starter:

[You are leaving TUM websites by following this links. This websites are no official TUM / MSNE service. To get listed here, please send an email to the MSNE program manager]