A Good Academic Start in Engineering 2016


The joint project between FA Aachen and RWTH Aachen moves into the second year. Enrollment is possible until March 1, 2016.


“A Good Academic Start in Engineering” is a project between FH and RWTH Aachen that makes it possible for prospective students and those who want to transfer to another course of study to enroll at both higher education institutions and participate in classes. Participants can find out for themselves which university and what subject, including electrical engineering, mechanical engieering, aerospace engineering, mechatronics, and civil engieering, best suits them.

The project includes a fundamental program in math, physics, computer science, and an elective program with regular offers from the engineering courses of study involved, as well as a framework program with tutorials and study groups.

Examinations are Officially Recognized

The so-called “Semester Zero” helps students find out what course of study fits their needs and suits their abilities and interests. The orientation semester does not count as a regular semester of study. However, examinations passed are recognized if the participant decides to enroll for the corresponding RWTH or FH course of study in the upcoming winter semester.

The program is directed at several target groups: students who are gaining their higher education entrance certificate this year and those who have done so last year but went abroad afterwards, as well as vocational school students, master craftesmen ("Meister") and regular students who want to transfer to another course of study.

Information Events
Wednesday, February 24, 7–8:30pm

Seminarraum I, Student Advice Centre, Templergraben 83
52062 Aachen

Wednesday, March 3, 7–8:30pm

The project receives funding from the Ministry of Science and Research of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Jonas Gallenkämper M.Sc., RWTH Aachen
Phone: +49 241 80 94872

Vera Richert M.A., FH Aachen
Phone: +49 241 6009 51832