Start of Study

The start of a course of study is usually associated with many questions and often also with uncertainties: What will my fellow students and lecturers be like? Will I find my way around at the university? What requirements will I have to meet? Is my previous knowledge sufficient? In order to make the start of your studies as easy as possible, there are many supporting offers at Trier University of Applied Sciences and in the Department of Engineering.

1. Information afternoon for prospective students

Choosing a field of study and a place to study is a far-reaching personal decision. Therefore, it is important to inform yourself as well as possible. This afternoon offers all applicants to the Department of Engineering the opportunity to get to know the place and subject of study and to exchange ideas with students, academic staff and professors. Any remaining questions can be clarified here. An invitation to the information afternoon will be sent to all applicants in good time.

2. Bridge courses

Experience shows that the mathematical lectures are the biggest hurdle for first-year students in the first semesters. For this reason, the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering departments each offer a bridge course that specifically prepares students for the requirements to be expected there. In this way, any deficits can be identified and worked on even before the start of the study programme.

3. Mentoring-Programmes

The two mentoring programmes in mechanical and electrical engineering are designed to help students find their way around in the first few weeks of everyday study life. Students from higher semesters accompany the "newcomers" and provide information, for example, about timetables and rooms, the online platforms used or examination matters. Of course, they are also available for advice and support and, together with the student council, bring student life closer. The programmes start on the first day of the semester after the welcome by the department heads.

4. Additional Offers of Trier University of Applied Sciences

The Coordination Office for the Initial Study Phase supports first-year students at Trier University of Applied Sciences with a broad range of subject-specific and interdisciplinary services at the start of their studies. Through a variety of orientation offers, introductory events, information materials and workshops, the study ability is to be improved and the study success is to be increased in the long term.

Start of studies at the main campus


Start of study summer semester 2021

Dear first semester students,

We are pleased that you have decided to study engineering at Trier University of Applied Sciences. We wish you every success in your studies. The next few years will be full of new impressions for you. You will learn a lot during your studies, but you will also meet people, make friends, gain new experiences for your life and much more.

We are aware that you are starting your studies at an unusual time. Nevertheless, we would like to offer you an optimal study environment even under the current conditions and have therefore created the technical and organisational prerequisites for a hybrid teaching concept in recent months, which now allows us to react flexibly to the infectious events. In addition, we offer various introductory events to give you a good start to your studies.

If you already have questions about your studies, please feel free to contact us. Furthermore you will find more information under the following link:

Start of studies in the summer semester 2021 - Dates and information

We wish you a good start to this special semester and look forward to seeing you!

Your team of the Department of Engineering

Here you will find all the information you need for a successful start to your studies at the main campus in Trier.
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