Guideline for the TUM PREP project database

For the summer 2020 a variety of over 90 interesting research projects will be available at all 15 TUM departments on our campuses Munich, Garching, Freising - and for the first time also Straubing - within the scope of the Practical Research Experience Program (PREP). To make your navigation in the TUM PREP Project Database as easy as possible, we have put together a few tips for you on this page.

The database overview page TUM PREP Projects is divided into two columns - Project overview and Project details.

Project overview

In the main section of the page, you will find a list of all TUM PREP projects which provides you the most relevant information at a glance, e.g.

  • TUM department
  • Project name
  • Student background
  • Further disciplines
  • Project code
  • Project ID

What do the different categories mean?

  • Student background & Further disciplines

These are the academic fields the respective project supervisors preferably will choose participating students from.

  • Project code

This code, e.g. MW 01 indicates us in your application which projects you are interested in.

  • Project ID

This ID is linked to the detailed description of the respective project. You will find the detailed information by clicking on the corresponding project ID in the menu on the left.

Search function

To find the right projects for your profile, you can easily use the search field on top of the project overviews. There are three different filter options:

  • Search for TUM Department / Schools / Campuses

For projects at a specific department, type the name of the department / school, e.g. Mechanical Engineering or TUM School of Medicine into the search field. An overview of all departments can be found on the TUM website.

If you are interested in a project on the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, simply enter the name of the campus in the search field.

  • Keyword search

Enter a keyword for a research field of interest to you, e.g. biochemistry or robot.

  • Search for Project Codes

If you do not browse the TUM PREP projects for the first time and you already know the project codes of your favorite research projects, you can also search for them directly, e.g. MW 01.

Project details

After having found an interesting project by screening the project overviews on the right side, you may click on the respective Project ID (e.g. 43) in the left menu to see a detailed project description and further project details.

To go back from the project details view of one single project to the project overviews of all projects, you can either click TUM PREP Projects on the top of the left menu or click the back-button of your respective internet browser.


Technical advice

  • To guarantee an error-free use of this database, we recommend to use the latest versions of the following internet browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Opera.
  • We discourage from using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.
  • We recommend to allow pop-up windows in your internet browser before using this database.
  • We recommend to activate the latest PDF-Browser-Add-Ons of your respective internet browser to display PDF documents.