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Information for new students - Winter semester

 

Information for new students about the teaching mode in the winter semester 2022/2023

At the Faculty of Engineering, the lecture period for the winter semester 2022/2023 will begin on 17 October 2022.

It is planned that all courses will be held in attendance, as long as the pandemic situation permits. Therefore, as a newly admitted student, you should start all the necessary procedures from your side to ensure that you will be able to reach Freiburg in October. The orientation week for new Master students will be held from 10 – 14 October 2022 (see "Orientation week for new postgraduate students in the winter semester 2022/2023").

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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.

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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 10 - 13 October, 2022. More information can be found soon on the website of the student council (Fachschaft).

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Orientation for new undergraduate students in the winter semester 2022/2023

The orientation day for new undergraduate students of the Faculty of Engineering will take place on 14 October 2022. 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 be available here soon.

In addition, the Center for Key Qualifications (Zentrum für Schlüsselqualifikationen, ZfS) offers two dates to choose from for central information events for the BOK area in Bachelor of Science degree programs:

  • Thu Oct. 13, 2022 6:00 p.m. to approx. 7:00 p.m. in HS 00 026 (μ-Saal), Faculty of Engineering, Georges-Köhler-Allee 101

or

  • Wed Oct. 19, 2022 6:00 p.m. to approx. 7:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall I, 1st floor Physics Building.

Also, audio presentations of the ZfS are available at https://www.zfs.uni-freiburg.de/de/infos-fuer/studienanfaenger_innen (these will be updated by mid-September).

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Orientation week for new postgraduate students in the winter semester 2022/2023

The orientation week for new Master students will take place from 10 - 14 October 2022.

Tue 11 Oct 14:00-16:00 General Introduction for
all new Master students
Ms Ursula Epe Room 101 00 026 and
livestream
Wed 12 Oct 10:00-12:00 Introduction to the MSc. Sustainble Systems Engineering programme Prof. Anke Weidlich
Ester Gnandt
Room 101 02 016/018
Wed 12 Oct 11:00-12:00 Introduction to the MSc. Microsystems Engineering programme Prof. Jürgen Wilde,
Ms Svenja Andresen
Room 101 00 026 and
livestream
Wed 12 Oct 13:00-15:00 Introduction to the MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering programme Prof. Jürgen Wilde, Ms Martina Nopper Room 101 00 026 and
livestream
Thu 13 Oct 14:00-16:00 Introduction to the MSc. Computer Science programme Ms Martina Nopper Room 101 00 026 and
livestream
Fri 14 Oct 10:00 Campus tour volunteers tba
Mon 17 Oct 10:30 - 12:00 Introduction to the MSc. Mikrosystemtechnik programme Prof. Jürgen Wilde,
Ms Svenja Andresen
Room 101 02 016/018

 

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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 should not yet live in Germany when enrolling, the UniCard will be sent to the Student Service Center (Sedanstrasse 6) where you can pick it up once you arrive in Freiburg.

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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. You also need the TF Account to use the computers, printers and scanners in the computer labs for students in building 076.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).
(This video, in terms of the technique of the registration process, is also suitable for the polyvalent Bachelor program for the subject of Computer Science.) 

 

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).

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Slides and videos from the orientation sessions for Master students

... will be posted here, after they have taken place. In the meantime Computer Science and ESE students are welcome to check out the slides and videos from the previous semester.

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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)

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Living in Freiburg - The first steps

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