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Pre-courses provided by the Faculty of Mathematics

The Faculty of Mathematics regularly offers preliminary courses for various target groups in the winter semester. These usually take place in September and October as a combination of lecture and exercises. Moodle courses are created for the individual preliminary courses before they begin. Interested students can register in advance and find further information about the pre-course schedule there.

The pre-courses are not only a bridge from school to university mathematics, but also give a realistic insight into the typical learning format of lectures and exercises and allow you to get to know your first fellow students and teachers. Student representatives and our faculty highly recommend that prospective students attend the appropriate pre-course.

In addition to the scheduled pre-course offerings, we recommend the time-independent online pre-courses StudiVEMINT and OMB+, which can be found in

Pre-course in mathematics for future students of mathematics and physics

(Dates: September, 04 - September 29, 2023, Mon. - Fri. from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Katharina Kormann and Dr. Thomas Gerber

An introduction to mathematics.

Mathematical concepts and mathematical proof methods will be practiced. The basis is school mathematics, some of which is repeated and supplemented.
For physics students, this prerequisite course represents a component of the prerequisite course package "Pre-course 2021".

The course is taught in German. You can find more information about registration on the German language pages of the pre-course.

For students of computer science this pre-course is a component of the pre-course package "Pre-course Physics".

Preliminary course for prospective students of natural sciences, engineering and computer science

(Dates: September, 04 - September 15, 2023, Mon. - Fri. from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Lecturer: Dr. Stefan Suhr

This pre-course is intended for all those who would like to take up studies in an engineering subject (mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering and resource management(UTRM), sales engineering and product management(SEPM), electrical engineering/information technology, IT security, applied computer science) or studies in biology, chemistry, geography, earth sciences in the winter semester. With the first semester mathematics requirements in mind, basic mathematical concepts are introduced and important elements of the school material are reviewed.

The course is taught in German. You can find more information about registration on the German language pages of the pre-course.

Students of electrical engineering and information technology can find more information about the study preparation program ET/IT here.

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