Prof. Dr. Daniel Pittich


Technical University of Munich
Marsstraße 20–22 (rear building)
80335 München
Room 429, 4th floor
Phone: +49 89 289-24225
Office hours: By prior appointment


My professional, academic and scientific career is fundamentally formed by the German vocational training and educational system. After successfully graduating from grammar school (Gesamtschule in Obersberg, Germany (1992–1998)), I trained as a carpenter at the joinery Röhner (1998–2001). After completing my dual vocational training, I attended Ferdinand-Braun-Schule, an academic vocational secondary school specializing in technology and technical engineering in Fulda (2002–2005). After this, I obtained my Bachelor of Science’s Degree in Technical Education majoring in wood technology (2005–2008) as well as my degree of Master of Education for Vocational Schools (2008-2010) at Leibniz University Hannover majoring in wood technology and mathematics. After my studies, I took a position as research assistant within the department of technical education at Technical University Darmstadt (2010–2013). Since my successfully obtained doctorate in 2013, I functioned as head research assistant and postdoctoral researcher in technical education (2014–2015). In October 2015, I was appointed to and worked at the Junior Professorship of Technical Education at University of Siegen.

Since November 1, 2018, I am head at the Assistant Professorship of Technical Education at TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology.

Research interests

  • Modeling and diagnostics of competences at different levels
  • Evidence-based conception and implementation of teaching and learning in technical education
  • Developments in and of digitalization and Industry 4.0
  • Educational utilization of learning factories in the field of production technology
  • Approaches and concepts of competence orientation within curricular implementation processes
  • Teacher education in a vocational and technical context

Selection of publications

  • Pittich, D. (2018): Didaktik technischer Berufe – Band 1: Theorie und Grundlagen, Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag.
  • Pittich, D., Tenberg, R., Lensing, K. (2018). Learning Factories for complex competence acquisition. (Re)Thinking Higher Engineering Education. Special Issue of European Journal of Engineering Education. (In Druck)
  • Pittich D. (2018): Kompetenz als Zielperspektive technischer Bildung. In: Zinn, B., Tenberg, R. Pittich, (Hrsg.): Technikdidaktik: Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag. S. 101-114.
  • Pittich, D. (2013). Diagnostik fachlich-methodischer Kompetenzen. Stuttgart: IRB Verlag.

Further information

A complete list of Prof. Pittich’s publications, lectures as well as his CV, you can find here.