Smart Study Start Begins in Winter Semester


RWTH is making it easier for prospective students of natural sciences, engineering, and economics to find the right subject when choosing a course of study 


Starting in the coming winter semester, RWTH Aachen University will be offering prospective students a two-semester orientation study program that will provide them with initial insights into various degree programs. The Smart Study Start project is intended to give prospective students a realistic insight into their studies and more time to make a decision, as well as provide them with interdisciplinary foundation knowledge.

RWTH launched this project in order to support first-year students who have found the past school year, which was heavily affected by the pandemic, particularly difficult. Participants can first listen to various subjects and lectures at RWTH without committing themselves to a course of study straight away. This is intended to compensate any knowledge gaps that have arisen in the participants and to create a good starting point for making a decision regarding what to study.

The project comprises different modules in mandatory and elective subjects. In addition to the curricular mandatory subjects of mathematics, German, English, and data literacy, students also take classes to help them get oriented in their studies. This consists, among other things, of student mentoring and accompanied self-assessments.

In addition, students can listen to subject-specific lectures of the various courses of study and thus already achieve a total of 30 credit points for their future course of study. There is a particular focus on the mathematics module, in which participants first review the school material and then move on to higher mathematics. The module may be recognized as the first mathematics module of the subject in all participating degree programs.

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The application deadline is September 15, 2021.

Source: Press and Communications