A Good Academic Start in Engineering

  Young students sitting on steps Copyright: Peter Winandy

Do you want to study engineering but don't know whether studies at the FH Aachen or RWTH Aachen are right for you? Are you torn between electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, and mechatronics?

How does the project A Good Academic Start in Engineering work?

Try Semester "0"

In April 2015, RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen premiered "Semester 0": The project "A Good Academic Start in Engineering" was honored by the NRW Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Research in the 2014 funding competition and offers you many advantages. You don't have to choose and can enroll at both universities for the summer semester. You begin directly after the Abitur. After having gained first impressions in the summer term, you then choose what university and what course of study to enroll in in the upcoming winter term.

What is Offered

  • A fundamental program: math, physics, computer science, practical experiences
  • A framework program: realistic idea of the courses of study, peer tutors, study groups, orientation week
  • An elective program with regular offers from the engineering courses of study involved

200 spots are available!

More Information on the website www.guterstudienstart.de.


Seven Good Reasons to Participate in "A Good Academic Start:"

  • You have more time to make a decision
  • You get to know both universities "from the inside" before enrolling
  • You get a realistic overview of the courses of study and the resulting professions
  • You can try out projects and practical experiences
  • You meet your fellow students
  • You can already take exams and get credit for them later on during your course of study
  • You have more security in choosing a course of study and university and more time to make your own decision in peace
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Program Coordinators

, RWTH Aachen
Tel.: +49 241 80 94872

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

Student Advice Centre

RWTH Aachen Student Advice Centre
Templergraben 83, 52062 Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 80 94050,

FH Aachen General Academic Counselling
Bayernallee 9a, 52066 Aachen
Tel.: +49 241 6009 51800,

Project Heads

Prof. Dr. Aloys Krieg – Vice-Rector for Teaching, RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Josef Rosenkranz – Vice-Rector for Study and Teaching, FH Aachen