Upcoming Events


Field trip to BSH:

the CoTeSys Graduate Center in cooperation with the Faculty Graduate Center Electrical Engineering and Information Technology organise a field trip to Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte in Traunreut on January 23, 2014.

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. The group was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich). Today, BSH operates 40 factories in 13 countries in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia. Together with a global network of sales and customer service subsidiaries, the BSH family is today made up of about 70 companies in 50 countries, with a total workforce of over 46,000 people, of which more than 70 percent are employed in Europe.

We will visit the production site in Traunreut were coffee machines, ovens as well as hobs and microwaves are produced and developed.
Please note: The program/talks will be in German. There is a limitation of 25 people for this visit. First come first serve.
The participants don't have to pay anything. Please check with your supervisor if you are allowed to participate.

You don't need to make a Dienstreiseantrag yourself, we will do one for everybody.

The program is:
7:45h meeting Barer Str. 21, 80333 München (city campus)
9:45 Uhr Ankunft
10:00 bis 10:05 Uhr 5 Min. Begrüßung, Melanie Rott
10:05 bis 10:50 Uhr 45 Min. Informationen zur BSH insbesondere zum Standort Traunreut, HR-Vortrag
10:50 bis 11:35 Uhr 45 Min. Elektronikentwicklung,
11:35 bis 12:15 Uhr 40 Min. Pause
12:15 bis 13:00 Uhr 45 Min. Entwicklung Kaffeevollautomaten
13:00 bis 13:10 Uhr 10 Min. Pause
13:10 bis 15:00 Uhr 110 Min. Werksführung
15:00 bis 15:30 Uhr 30 Min. Feedbackrunde, Verabschiedung

Return to München around 17:00h.

Please register with until January 15, 2014. First come first serve!


TUM Career Day

Tue, December 10, 2013 @ Main Campus
Wed, January 29, 2014 @ Campus Garching

Organized by Alumni &Career, for further information click here.

Field Trip to BMW: 

This excursion is open to all doctoral candidates of CoTeSys and Faculty EI. There are no fees for participation.

Tentative Agenda:

9:15: Meeting at FIZ/ BMW Group, Knorrstr.147, 80788 München

 9:30-12:00: Tour through FIZ (Forschungs- und Informationszentrum)

12:00-12:45: Lunch

12:45-13:30: Career opportunities at BMW group

13:30-14:30: BMW i - Marketing and Sales strategies

14:30-15:30: Highly automated driving, Driver-Assistance-Systems and Infotainment in the Cockpit; 

Please register with Vera RichertDon't forget to mention your date of birth!



"Spatial Vectors and Robot Dynamics"

Lecturer:  Dr. Roy Featherstone
This two-day course will cover the basics of spatial (6D) vector algebra and how to use it to describe the dynamics of individual rigid bodies and rigid-body systems.  The course will also cover the three most important algorithms used in robot dynamics: the recursive Newton-Euler algorithm, the composite-rigid-body algorithm and the articulated-body algorithm.  Participants with access to Matlab will be able to experiment immediately with these ideas in Matlab and Simulink. 
The course should be accessible to anyone who has done a first course in classical mechanics, or its equivalent, and is therefore familiar with the basic concepts of Newtonian mechanics.
Date: June 12/13, 2013
Time: 9:00 -16:00
Location: Karlstr. 45, 2. floor, seminar room: 2026

Field trip:

Company KUKA in Augsburg, Friday, April 19th 2013 from 9:45 to 17:00 o’clock.
9:45:      Meeting at Barer Str. 21, 80333 München
10:00:    Departure by bus
11:00:    Welcome
11:20:    KUKA Presentation as a company
13:00:    Lunch
13:45:    Tour through the production site
15:15:    Discussion
16:00:    Return to Munich
This excursion is open to all doctoral candidates of CoTeSys and Faculty EI. Max. of 35 participants, so please register with Wibke Borngesser. There are no fees for participation.

More details on the flyer.


Doctor title in sight – what next?

March/April, 2013
With the Phd-thesis nearly at an end one needs to figure out how to proceed: what do I want to do next? How can I exploit my doctor title to my advantages? How can I market the expertise I gained during my Phd? And what expectations does industry have, on the other hand? In order to discuss these points we have invited Mrs. Carmen Kraushaar, Partner at QRC Group, a human resources consultant.
10 people maximum to ensure the possibility to discuss the matter in detail according to your needs.

If you are interested contact


"PostDoc: Ways into research"

The CoTeSys Graduate Center together with the Graduate Center of the Faculty Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and TUM Talent Factory organize an information event on "PostDoc: Ways into research". Being a PostDoc - what is important?
Tips for funding after having finished the Phd and more questions will be dealt with on the information event. The event is in English - if desired.

The event takes place on June 5th, 2013, 9.30 a.m. - all further information is on the poster attached.

Please register here, more details on the flyer

CGC Retreat

The CoTeSys Graduate Center will have its first retreat in March 2012. The retreat will take place at Sillberghaus, near Bayerischzell. Departure on March, 28th, 9 a.m at CCRL 2, Karlstr. 45. Return on Friday, March 30th, 2012. The program will be sent to all participants. For any further questions please contact Christina Lichtenthäler.


More details on the retreat 2013 are available soon.


courses offered by TUM, the CGC or partner organizations of CoTeSys

The new course program for members of the Graduate School is online:

TUM-wide institutions offer a wide range of seminars which can be attended by members of the CGC:


Wimes offers courses in five different fields:

  • Personal development
  • Creativity and communications skills
  • Basics in business management - successful company start-ups
  • Intercultural communication and languages
  • IT, human resources, budget and acquisition of literature

The course program is published once per term.

Carl von Linde-Akademie

The Carl von Linde-Akademie focuses on interdisciplinary and intercultural competencies:

  • Philosophy and theory of sciences
  • interdisciplinary competencies


Focuses on courses which deal with fundamentals, methods and tips for better teaching.


The language center offers courses in 11 languages on different levels.


The TUM Gender-Zentrum offers courses and seminars for femal PhDs and scientists. 


UnternehmerTUM offers lectures and seminars for entrepreneurial skills and know-how

Furthermore, there are exclusive courses for GS-members. Please visit the GS-homepage for detailed information.