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Information for new students - Winter semester

 

Information for new Master students about studying under Corona conditions in the winter semester 2021/2022

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.

On-site classes for Sustainable Systems Engineering students

On-site classes for Microsystems and Embedded Systems Engineering students

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 Oct 8, 2021)

Information for new Bachelor students about studying under Corona conditions in winter semester 2021/2022

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

On-site classes for Microsystems and Embedded Systems Engineering students

Please note: These on-site courses are of course always subject to infection rates.

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).

(Edited Oct 08, 2021)

App Studienstart

The central university app "Studienstart - Uni Freiburg" can be a usefull guideline during this important entry phase. It offers lots of information and helps with planning the orientation week and other events as well as to creating checklists.

Pre-course in Mathematics for new undergraduate students (Bachelor)

The pre-course in mathematics (offered by the student council every year in October) is for new undergraduate students (freshmen) and will take place from 11 - 14 October, 2021. More information will follow.

(edited: 30 June 2021)

Orientation Day for new undergraduate students in the winter semester 2021/2022

The (online) orientation day for new undergraduate students of the Faculty of Engineering will take place on 15 October 2021. On that day, students will be informed about their respective study programs, study plans, examination regulations and also get some practical tips from the student council. A detailed schedule will follow.

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Orientation week for new postgraduate students in the winter semester 2021/2022

The orientation week for new Master students will take place from 11 - 15 October 2021.

Mon 11 Oct 14:00-15:15 General Introduction for
all new Master students
Ms Ursula Epe Room 101 02 016/018 and
livestream
15:30-16:30 Introduction to the MSc. Microsystems Engineering programme Prof. Jürgen Wilde,
Ms Svenja Andresen
Room 101 02 016/018 and
livestream
Tue 12 Oct 13:00-14:00 Introduction to the MSc. Mikrosystemtechnik programme Prof. Jürgen Wilde,
Ms Svenja Andresen
Room 101 02 016/018 and
livestream
14:15-16:00 Introduction to the MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering programme Prof. Jürgen Wilde, Ms Martina Nopper Room 101 02 016/018 and
livestream
Wed 13 Oct 14:00-15:30 Introduction to the MSc. Computer Science programme Ms Martina Nopper Room 101 02 016/018 and
livestream

 

(edited: 5 July 2021)

Course Booking (or: Course Registration) and deadlines

You should register online for each course (lecture, excercise, lab course, seminar etc.) you want to take in the first semester. It is recommended to do this after having attended the orientation meeting to make sure you know which courses you can or have to select. Instructions on how to do this can be found here. Please keep the deadlines for course booking in mind.

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UniCard (Student ID Card)

A few days/weeks after matriculating, the university will send you a letter with your student ID card (called UniCard). You can find out which features the card has on the UniCard website. If you enroll as an Off-Campus student, the UniCard will be sent to the Student Service Center where you can pick it up once you arrive in Freiburg.

At a glance: fact sheet on the UniCard.

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University User Account

After matriculation you will also receive information about your user account for the central IT services. You will need this user account to, for example, book your courses, register for exams, and more. You can find more information about the university user account here.

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Faculty User Account (TF-Account)

All students of the Faculty of Engineering need a faculty user account in addition to the university user account. You need the "TF Account" to receive the emails which are sent by the faculty's office of student affairs (i.e. examination office, study advisors, program coordinators etc.) to all students of the Faculty of Engineering. As soon as the computer labs for students are opened again, you also need the TF Account to use the computers, printers and scanners in the computer labs.

As a new student, you will receive an email with your user name and an initial password in October. If you should not receive such an email, please contact the pool managers.

Read more in our fact sheet on the faculty's online systems. Confused about all the different accounts? Check out this handout!

(edited: 30 June 2021)

User Account for the University Library

The UniCard is also your user id for the library. Nevertheless, you have to register yourself before using the library for the first time. You can either register online (website is in German) or ask the librarian of the Faculty of Engineering to set up an account for you.

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WiFi

As a student of the University of Freiburg, you have access to the WiFi network, "eduroam", which is available on the university's campuses all over the city. Instructions on how to install this WiFi network on your mobile phone and computer can be found here.

(edited: 30 June 2021)

Semester Ticket

The semester ticket enables you to use all means of public transport in Freiburg and surroundings for the semester. The semester ticket for the winter semester is valid from 1st October to 31st March, while the one for the summer semester is valid from 1st April to 30th September. Even if you don't have a semester ticket, your UniCard (plus matriculation slip and passport or other ID with photo) allows you to travel for free every night from 7:00 p.m. onwards (but only if you have downloaded a “19-Uhr-Nachweis” from the following website.

(edited: 30 June 2021)

Semester dates and teaching periods

On the website of the university you can check out the semester dates, teaching periods and holidays. Bookmark it now before you forget!

(edited: 30 June 2021)

Exam periods, registration and de-registration (Examinations Office)

The dates of the exam periods as well as the deadlines for exam registration and de-registration vary according to department. The ones of the Faculty of Engineering can be found here.

(edited: 30 June 2021)

Information and tutorials for Bachelor students

We have some general information for freshmen with general tips and information about studying with us summarized in a short video tutorial Prinzipielles zum Studium an der Technischen Fakultät (German)

Information on how to find and use the study plans for the Bachelor of Science degree programs at the Faculty of Engineering can be found in the video tutorial Studienpläne - Überblick über das Curriculum (German).

General information on the examination regulations of the Bachelor of Science degree programs at the Faculty of Engineering can be found in the video tutorial Prüfungsordnungen - Die AGBs des Studiums (German).

You can find a demonstration of the registration process for courses in the campus management system HISinOne for the Bachelor program BSc Embedded Systems Engineering in the video tutorial BSc ESE - Belegen in HISinOne (German).

You can find a demonstration of the registration process in the campus management system HISinOne for the Bachelor program BSc Computer Science in the video tutorial BSc Informatik - Belegen in HISinOne (German).

You can find a demonstration of the registration process in the campus management system HISinOne for the polyvalent Bachelor program  Computer Science in the video tutorial polyvalenter Bachelor Informatik - Belegen in HISinOne (German).

You can find a demonstration of the registration process for courses in the campus management system HISinOne for the Bachelor program BSc Mikrosystemtechnik in the video tutorial BSc MST - Belegen in HISinOne (German).

(edited: October 26, 2020)

Slides and videos from the orientation sessions for Master students

General Introduction for all new Master students held on Oct 11, 2021: PDF, mp4

Introduction to the MSc. Microsystems Engineering programme held on Oct 11, 2021: PDF

Introduction to the MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering programme held on Oct 12, 2021,
Part I: Prof. Wilde: PDF, mp4
Part II: Ms. Nopper: PDF, mp4

Introduction to the MSc. Computer Science programme held on Oct 13, 2021: PDF, mp4

(edited: October 18, 2021)

General information and video tutorials

How the registration for seminars or proseminars in computer science (which also are a part of the ESE Bachelor's degree program) works, is explained in the video clip Booking of seminars in Computer Science (English).
(Note: Details such as deadlines mentioned may vary slightly as this video is from WS 2020/21 and the process has been slightly refined since then.)

You can find demonstrations of some student self-service funcions in HISinOne here (independent of your study programme):

How to...change your contact details in HISinOne (English)

How to...add a new Email adress in HISinOne (Englisch)

How to...self-print your certificate of studies/enrollment certificate in HISinOne (English)

(edited: October 28, 2020)

Living in Freiburg - The first steps

A comprehensive list of To Dos after arriving in Freiburg can be found here.