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Modulhandbuch Technische Volkswirtschaftslehre (M.Sc.)

Summer term 2018



Studienplan TVWL Master Abbildung: Aufbau und Struktur des Masterstudiengangs Technische Volkswirtschaftslehre (Empfehlung)

Notes on the current module handbook

According to a new administrative guideline by DE SLE, new modules as well as new versions of modules or courses may not be published before end of the examination period (six weeks after start of the winter term). However, since the handbook is an important instrument for study planning, we decided to publish a preliminary version of the module handbook. Please note the following restrictions of this preliminary version:

  • New modules and courses are not yet integrated into the structure of the degree program. Below you will find a list of these new WIWI-items.
  • All modules and courses with WIWI-ID are shown in their current version. Since other KIT departments still update their items, changes may occur.

The above-mentioned structure of the degree program with subjects, modules and courses is valid for students of the old study and examination regulations (SPO 2007 and 2009) as well as for students according to the new study and examination regulations (SPO 2015). The structure of the old degree program slightly differs from the structure following SPO 2015. Offered modules and courses are quite similar and equal the presentation in this module handbook. Nevertheless, there are minor specificities. For details, please refer to the print version of the module handbook.

New Wiwi-modules in summer term 2018

M-WIWI-104068Information Systems in Organizations

Responsible: Alexander Mädche

Credits: 9

Part of:

  • Industrial Engineering and Management Master: Business Administration, Compulsory Elective Modules/Compulsory Modules 1+2/Business Administration
  • Economics Engineering Master: Business Administration, Compulsory Elective Modules 1+2/Compulsory Modulese/Business Administration
  • Information Engineering and Management Master: Economics and Management/Elective Modules in Economics and Management, Economics and Management/Elective Modules in Business Administration
  • Economathematics Master: Finance - Risk Management - Managerial Economics, Elective Field


  • T-WIWI-105777 Business Intelligence Systems (4.5 ECTS)
  • T-WIWI-106201 Digital Transformation of Organizations (4.5 ECTS)
  • T-WIWI-106342 Interactive Systems (4.5 ECTS) 
  • T-WIWI-108437 Practical Seminar: Information Systems and Service Design (4.5 ECTS)

Prerequisites: None.

M-WIWI-104069 Information Security

Responsible:  Melanie Volkamer

Credits: 9

Part of:

  • Information Engineering and Management Bachelor: Advanced Studies in Informatics


  • New: T-WIWI-108387 Information Security (5 ECTS)
    New: T-WIWI-108439 Advanced Lab Security, Usability and Society (4 ECTS)

Prerequisites: None.


The following modules are expected to be available from winter semester 2018/2019:

Mechanical Design

Responsible: Albert Albers
Credits: 9
Part of:
  • Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor: Engineering Sciences/Specialisation Program, Compulsory Elective Modules/Elective Module 1+2/Engineering Sciences
  • Economics Engineering Bachelor: Compulsory Elective Modules/Elective Module 1+2/Engineering Sciences
  • Mechanical Design I (4 ECTS)
  • Mechanical Design II (5 ECTS)

Integrated Product Development

Responsible: Albert Albers
Credits: 9
Part of:
  • Industrial Engineering and Management Master: Engineering Sciences, Compulsory Elective Modules/Compulsory Modules 1+2/Engineering Sciences
  • Economics Engineering Master: Compulsory Elective Modules 1+2/Compulsory Modules/Natural and Engineering Sciences
  • Integrated Product Development (9 ECTS)

Product Development

Responsible: Albert Albers
Credits: 9
Part of:
  • Industrial Engineering and Management Master: Engineering Sciences, Compulsory Elective Modules/Compulsory Modules 1+2/Engineering Sciences
  • Economics Engineering Master: Compulsory Elective Modules 1+2/Compulsory Modules/Natural and Engineering Sciences
  • Product Development - Methods of Product Development (5 ECTS)
  • ProVIL - Product development in a Virtual Idea Laboratory (4 ECTS)
Module Handbook - a helpful guide throughout the studies

The program exists of several subjects (e.g. business administration, economics, operations research). Every subject is split into modules and every module itself exists of one or more interrelated module component exams. The extent of every module is indicated by credit points (CP), which will be credited after the successful completion of the module. Some of the modules are obligatory. According to the interdisciplinary character of the program, a great variety of individual specialization and deepening possibilities exists for a large number of modules. This enables the student to customize content and time schedule of the program according to personal needs, interest and job perspective. The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the program. It describes particularly:

  • the structure of the modules
  • the extent (in CP),
  • the dependencies of the modules,
  • the learning outcomes,
  • the assessment and examinations.

The module handbook serves as a necessary orientation and as a helpful guide throughout the studies. The module handbook does not replace the course catalog, which provides important information concerning each semester and variable course details (e.g. time and location of the course).

Module versions

It is not uncommon for modules to be revised due to, for example, new courses or cancelled examinations. As a rule, a new module version is created, which applies to all students who are new to the module. On the other hand, students who have already started the module enjoy confidence and remain in the old module version. This students can complete the module on the same conditions as at the beginning of the module (exceptions are regulated by the examination committee). The date of the student's "binding declaration" on the choice of the module in the sense of §5(2) of the Study and Examination Regulation is decisive. This binding declaration is made by registering for the first examination in this module. In the module handbook, all modules are presented in their current version. The version number is given in the module description. Older module versions can be accessed via the previous module handbooks in the archive.

Begin and completion of a module

Each module and each examination can only be selected once. The decision on the assignment of a examination to a module (if, for example, an examination in several modules is selectable) is made by the student at the moment when he / she is registered for the appropriate examination. A module was completed or passed when the module examination was passed (grade 4.0 or better). For modules in which the module examination is carried out over several partial examinations, the following applies: The module is completed when all necessary module partial examinations have been passed. In the case of modules which offer alternative partial examinations, the module examination is concluded with the examination with which the required total credits points are reached or exceeded. The module grade, however, is combined with the weight of the predefined credit points for the module in the overall grade calculation.

General exams and partial exams

The module exam can be taken in a general exam or several partial exams. If the module exam is offered as a general exam, the entire content of the module will be reviewed in a single exam. If the module exam exists of partial exams, the content of each course will be reviewed in corresponding partial exams. The registration for the examinations takes place online via the self-service function for students. The following functions can be accessed on

  • Sign in and sign off exams
  • Retrieve examination results
  • Print transcript of records

For further and more detailed information also see

Types of exams

Following SPO 2015 exams are split into written exams, oral exams and alternative exam assessments. Exams are always graded. Non exam assessments can be repeated several times and are not graded. According to SPO 2007 exams are split into written exams, oral exams and non exam assessments. Non exam assessments are graded or not.

Repeating exams

Principally, a failed written exam, oral exam or alternative exam assessment can repeated only once. If the repeat examination (including an eventually provided verbal repeat examination) will be failed as well, the examination claim is lost. A request for a second repetition has to be made in written form to the examination comitee two months after loosing the examination claim. A counseling interview is mandatory. For further information see

Additional accomplishments

Additional accomplishments are voluntarily taken exams, which have no impact on the overall grade of the student and can take place on the level of single courses or on entire modules. It is also mandatory to declare an additional accomplishment as such at the time of registration for an exam. Additional accomplishments with at most 30 CP may appear additionally in the certificate.

Further information

More detailed information about the legal and general conditions of the program can be found in the examination regulation of the program (