Introduction and start of studies

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This course starts in the winter semester.
Dates for the start of the course in October 2024 will be published in August 2024.
Until then, you can get an impression of last year's courses.

The most important dates and offers for the start of studies

At the University of Kassel there is not the an introductory event. Rather, there is an extensive offer of different "Veranstalter:innen":

  • On the one hand, the departments offer an official program. This type of introductory event is about the subject of study: What is this subject thematically about? Which majors are offered in Kassel? Which professors and subject areas determine the content? So: by all means attend and ask questions!
  • For some (not all) courses and subjects we recommend participation in preliminary courses. Pre-courses are aimed at first-year students who would like to refresh their knowledge in certain subjects. The preliminary courses start before the introduction dates.
  • Often the student councils also offer introductory courses. The student council is part of the student self-organization and deals with the specific questions of the students of a department. In terms of content, it deals with questions about the course of studies, the organization of the curriculum, the organization of learning and examinations. The student councils thus offer help with the question of how best to study this subject.
  • In addition, there are "welcome events": First semester welcome, offers for students with children, offers for international students.

Important terms explained

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers you the opportunity to take a free preliminary course in mathematics before the start of your first semester. A total of seven different pre-courses in mathematics (tailored to the respective course of study) are offered. The courses last between four to six weeks and take place before the actual start of lectures.

The Intensive 2 or Compact 1/2 pre-course is recommended for this degree program.

More info

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering!

We welcome you to the first semester brunch on Monday. This will be followed by introductions to the Master's degree programs by the Dean of Studies and the program coordinator. For students who are new to Kassel, there will be information about studying in Kassel and a tour of the campus.
On Tuesday, those responsible for the specializations will introduce themselves in their laboratories. The campus rally will take place in the afternoon and in the evening the student council invites you to a barbecue.
Excursions to regional companies, for example, will then take place on Wednesday.
Further information and the schedule can be found in the moodle course "Faculty 15 // Start of studies WiSe 24/25".


Monday, 14.10.24 - Introduction by the lecturers
Time: N.N.
Place: N.N.
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Fister

Tuesday, 15. 10.24 - Subject introduction, lab tours, campus rally, barbecue with the student council
Time: N.N.
Place: N.N.

Wednesday, 16.10.24 - Excursion
Time: N.N.
Place: N.N.

Lecture period: 14.10.24 - 14.02.25

The regular courses begin on Thursday, 17.10.24

Lecture-free period: 21.12.24 up to and including 12.01.25

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