General information from the Studium generale

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TU Ilmenau / Michael Reichel


The number of credits to be completed in the Studium generale up to the Bachelor's degree or Vordiplom and the way in which they are to be attested is determined by the examination regulations of the individual degree programmes. Please refer to your Bachelor's, Master's or Diploma examination regulations for the study achievements required for you.

Objectives and content

The Studium generale at the TU Ilmenau is a humanities and social science component of the engineering, economics and natural science BA programmes, in which interdisciplinary study content is taught. A broad spectrum of current and historical topics is covered, dealing with problem areas that arise directly from the development of technology and the natural sciences as well as those that deal with more general social, political, philosophical and cultural issues.

TU Ilmenau / ari

The range of topics covers three areas of competence:

Methodological competence

"Methodological competence refers to the ability to act according to rules. This can also include the reflective selection and development of methods. Professional competence and personal competence each include methodological competence." ( Subject areas :

  • Project Management
  • Science communication
  • Time and self-management
  • Learning and working techniques
  • Communication methods
  • Presentation and moderation techniques
Social competence

"Social competence refers to the ability and willingness to cooperate with others in a goal-oriented manner, to grasp their interests and social situations, to engage and communicate with them rationally and responsibly, and to help shape the world of work and life." ( Subject areas:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict management
  • Intercultural competence
  • oral and written expression skills
Subject matter expertise

The integration of interdisciplinary study contents is increasingly a characteristic and necessity of modern university education in engineering, economics and natural sciences. It serves to deepen the connection between the individual subject disciplines and to provide further intellectual orientation. Subject areas:

  • Politics and society
  • Ethics and Religion
  • Art and Culture
  • Communication and Media
  • Economy and Management
  • Technology and Science