The aim of the non-technical course offer is to deepen the general education of the students and if necessary to increase the linguistic competence as well as to strengthen the ability of working in teams or giving a presentation. For the number or amount of credits of non-technical subjects which you have to choose please check your study plan or the examination regulation.


Non-technical Subject Catalogue

The Institute for Optional Studies (IOS) offers a wide range of non-technical subjects. From the IOS-catalogue for ISE students every course can be selected as a non-technical subject for ISE. Please only use this IOS-catalogue for choosing your non-technical subjects as this catalogue shows the course selection that ISE students can participate in.

For IOS courses you have to register directly via the online registration of IOS:


ISE Language Courses

Each ISE language course is seen as one non-technical course.

Additional Offer

How to protect your innovations?
Date: Every Wednesday from 17:15 to 18:45
Starting: 22. October 2014
Where: Building BA - Room BA 039

Topics of the lectures are:

  • Basic information to protective rights including an overview over patents, utility models, design rights, trademarks etc.
  • What can be protected? Where can I obtain information as to such protective rights? What can I do with such information?
  • Information Management
  • How to apply for a protective right?
  • Illustrative examples for protective rights such as patents, etc.
  • Other protective rights – strategic considerations
  • International IP Law – protective rights abroad
  • Exploiting protective rights and getting benefits out of them