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Teaching Winter Semester 2021

Information for first semester Bachelor students at the Faculty of Engineering

How will teaching be carried out in the winter semester 2021/2022?  Online and / or in presence?

All lectures and tutorials/exercises for Bachelor students of the Faculty of Engineering who are in the first semester can be completed online in the winter semester 2021/22.

Some first semester courses will include additional on-site sessions (e.g., small group, rolling systems, broadcast to multiple lecture halls) depending on infection rates in the fall.

On-site classes for Sustainable Systems Engineering students

A list of on-site courses for Embedded Systems, Computer Science and Microsystems Engineering students will follow shortly. Please note: These on-site courses are of course always subject to infection rates. If these are above 100 per 100,000 inhabitants, only lab courses will be held on-site.

We recommend to take the Systems Design Project, which according to the study plan is scheduled for the 1st semester, only if you are present on-site, as this requires hands-on work with borrowed materials that have to be picked up and returned. If you are unable to make this possible, a deferral to the 3rd semester is recommended.

>> Please be prepared that most exams have to be taken in presence at the end of the lecture period (from mid-February until the end of March).

The introductory week for new Bachelor students will be held partly offline, partly online during the week of October 11-15, 2021. More information will be available soon on the web pages of the TF student council

(Edited June 28, 2021)

Information for Bachelor students in higher semesters at the Faculty of Engineering

In the winter semester 2021/2022, all lectures and tutorials/exercises at the Faculty of Engineering can still be completed online. Some courses will include additional on-site sessions (e.g., small group, rolling systems, broadcast to multiple lecture halls) - if the pandemic situation allows it. This mainly applies to courses for first-year students and students in the lower semesters. For most of the practical/lab courses attendance will be required, as in the previous semesters.

In the previous "Corona" examination periods, written examinations could for the most part take place in presence. We assume that this will also be the case in the winter semester 2021/2022. However, we cannot guarantee this at present. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you are in Freiburg at least during the examination period (mid Feb – end March.). If you choose a course that according to the description in HisinOne is assessed in any other way (e.g. oral exam), please check with the lecturer whether you can take the exam online. You can also find a lot of information about examination topics on the corresponding page of the examination office.

To find out detailed information about how a specific course will be offered (livestream, lecture recordings or both) please check the HisinOne course catalog and (if applicable) the information given on the professor’s website or in ILIAS. If you can’t find the information there, the lecturer will probably provide the details once you have booked his/her course. So, make sure to book the courses, you are interested in, and make sure to do so on time (check the booking periods and deadlines for the different types of courses).

(edited June 28, 2021)

 

For Bachelor students: Information on the BOK area from Zentrum für Schlüsselqualifikationen

The "Center for Key Qualifications" (Zentrum für Schlüsselqualifikationen ZfS) has created audio presentations for new Bachelor students to clarify the usual questions about the BOK (Berufsfeld orientierte Kompetenzen) area:
What is the BOK area? What courses are there? Can I choose freely? How many ECTS points would I receive? How do I register these courses?

https://www.zfs.uni-freiburg.de/de/infos-fuer/studienanfaenger_innen (website in German only)

The presentations are divided into different target groups (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, polyvalenter 2-Hauptfach-Bachelor), so please make sure that you get the right one!

(edited February 18, 2021)

 

Information for first semester Master students at the Faculty of Engineering

At the Faculty of Engineering, the lecture period for the winter semester 2021/2022 will begin on 18 October, 2021.

In the winter semester 2021/2022, all lectures and tutorials/exercises of the Faculty of Engineering can be completed online. Some courses will include additional on-site sessions (e.g., small group, rolling systems, broadcast to multiple lecture halls) - if the pandemic situation allows it. This will however mainly concern courses for undergraduate students. Lab courses usually require on-site presence (at least in part) and should therefore only be taken when you are in Freiburg.

International students who cannot come to Freiburg in the winter semester 2021/2022 can matriculate (enroll) as off-campus students. However, you should be aware that most of the exams are written exams which can in most cases only be taken in Freiburg. The exams will take place from mid-February to the end of March. If you cannot be in Freiburg during that time period, you will have to postpone the exams to a later semester. This may lead to an extension of your study duration by one semester or more. Furthermore, you should consider that courses or tutorials, which are streamed live, might take place at inconvenient times for you, depending on where you are located.

The orientation week for new Master students will be held online from 11 – 15 October. More details can be found here (website will be updated in August).

(edited June 28, 2021)

Information for Master students in higher semesters at the Faculty of Engineering

In the winter semester 2021/2022, all lectures and tutorials/exercises of the Faculty of Engineering can be completed online. Some courses will include additional on-site sessions (e.g., small group, rolling systems, broadcast to multiple lecture halls) - if the pandemic situation allows it. This will however mainly concern courses for undergraduate students. Lab courses usually require on-site presence (at least in part) and should therefore only be taken when you are in Freiburg.

In the previous "Corona" examination periods, written examinations could for the most part take place in presence. We assume that this will also be the case in the winter semester 2021/2022. However, we cannot guarantee this at present. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you are in Freiburg at least during the examination period (mid-Feb – end of March.). If you choose a course that according to the description in HisinOne is assessed in any other way (e.g. oral exam), please check with the lecturer whether you can take the exam online. You can also find a lot of information about examination topics on the corresponding page of the examination office.

To find out detailed information about how a specific course will be offered (livestream, lecture recordings, or both) please check the HisinOne course catalog and (if applicable) the information given on the professor’s website or in ILIAS. If you can’t find the information there, the lecturer will probably provide the details once you have booked his/her course. So, make sure to book the courses, you are interested in, and make sure to do so on time (check the booking periods and deadlines for the different types of courses).

(edited June 28, 2021)

Lecture period dates for winter semester 2021/2022

At the Faculty of Engineering, the lecture period for the winter semester 2021/2022 begins on October 18, 2021.

Please note that some few courses in higher semesters or courses at other faculties might start earlier or later. Please contact the respective faculties in time.

(edited: June 28, 2021)

Information about all things related to examinations 

The examination office provides lots of detailed information (about special topics regarding the Coronavirus situation as well as the general rules, regulations and processes for examinations ("Prüfungsleistungen")) on this website: 

https://www.tf.uni-freiburg.de/en/studies-and-teaching/a-to-z-study-faq/examinations  

(edited: June 28, 2021)

 

Information material and short video tutorials

Below you will find short video tutorials and information material on topics related to starting your study program course (i.e. for first-year students in both Bachelor and Master degrees) and on topics that are of interest to students in all semesters (e.g. on certain topics relating to the examination office, seminar registration or project registration in Computer Science etc.).

Please note: The collection will be expanded steadily in the coming days. So it's worth taking a look every now and then...

Material and Video tutorials on the Bachelor programs

..can now be found here.

 

Material and Video tutorials on the Master programs

... can now be found here.

Material and Video tutorials on the various topics (not study course related)

can now be found here.