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Available Courses and their ECTS Credit Points

Some courses are given annually, some every two years, but there are also additional courses which are given only occasionally or only once. The best source of information for future (and past) courses is the Course Management system (Modulverwaltung) of the department.

https://mycampus.imp.fu-berlin.de/mvs2/ → Course Planning/Planung → Longtermschedule/Langfristplanung  →Course-oriented Schedule or Module-oriented Schedule → Faculty: Mathematics and Computer Science  → Department/Fachrichtung: Mathematics / Bioinformatics / Computer Science

By clicking on courses, you can find information about the contents, in German and mostly also in English.

ECTS Credit Points

The information about the credit points is unfortunately not so straightforward to find. In the long-term planning view, you can switch between the Course-based view and the Module-oriented view:

1. In the module-oriented view: select the appropriate study program (Bachelor/Master) as follows:

  • 0086c: 2014, BSc Informatik (Mono), 150 LPs
  • 0089c: 2014, MSc Informatik (Mono), 120 LPs
  • 0084d: 2013, BSc Mathematik (Mono), 120 LPs
  • 0280c: 2018, MSc Mathematik (Mono), 120 LPs
  • 0260c: 2012, BSc Bioinformatik (Mono), 150 LPs
  • 0262c: 2019, MSc Bioinformatik (Mono), 120 LPs

You then see the ECTS credit points in the left column in blue color as "LP".

2. In the course-based view:

The leftmost column under the heading "Modules" shows one or several "module keys". Select the key with the prefix of your study program according to the above list and click it. A subwindow will open, and at the bottom you will find the ECTS credits under the heading "LP". For bioinformatics, the course-based view is incomplete because many courses are given by other departments.

As a rule, classes with 4+2 hours (4 hours lectures and 2 hours exercises) typically have 10 ECTS, sometimes less, classes with 2+2 hours or seminars with 2 hours have typically 5 ECTS.

Usually, lectures are paired up with exercise classes ("practice seminar"), and the lecture plus the excercises together form one module. The ETCS credits are given for the module. You have to pass both, the criteria for the exercises (usually based on regular participation, and handing in exercise sheets) and for the lecture (typically an exam) to get the credits for the module.