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Pre-course in mathematics

Pre-course in mathematics for engineers

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We would like to recommend our math pre-course, in which you can refresh your math skills. Mathematics is an essential part of engineering courses and forms the basis of most of the subjects covered in the course (such as technical mechanics or electrical engineering). The math pre-course prepares you for the math used in your studies.

Important information on registration

Registration for the math pre-course is necessary to obtain the necessary information for the organization and planning of the pre-course. On this page you can register for your preliminary course for the following courses:

Mechanical EngineeringProduction and logistics
NanotechnologieTechnical Education Metalltechnik
Registration for the maths pre-course

Registration for the maths pre-course is possible via the German page.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PRIVACY POLICY

For the organisation and planning of the mathematics pre-course the information on the registration form is required. For further information on data protection, especially on the collection and processing of your data, please refer to our privacy policy.

The documents are only available in German. Please visit the German page.

CONTENTS OF THE MATH PRE-COURSE

  • Basics (e.g. fractions, power laws)
  • Functions and their properties
  • Function types: linear, quadratic, polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic
  • Differentiation (with introduction in sequences and series)
  • Integration (including partial integration, substitution)
  • Introduction to linear algebra (matrices, determinants, linear systems of equations)

GOALS OF THE MATH PRE-COURSE AND TIMETABLE

  • Addressing the mathematical deficits known from research in the transition from school to university, especially in secondary level 1 topics that are not dealt with as such in the basic courses
  • Getting used to the university process by dividing it into lectures and exercises
  • Development of learning strategies
  • Getting to know your future fellow students
  • First contact with students from higher semesters in the four study programmes mentioned (e.g. in the study information working group or as a tutor in the exercise groups)

PROGRAMME AND VENUE

Lectures

The preliminary maths course usually takes place two weeks before the start of lectures from 26 March to 09 April 2021. However, you can join the maths pre-course at any time. The lectures are offered online. You have the opportunity to listen to them synchronously and ask questions in the live chat. Alternatively, you can also call up and view the lectures asynchronously at a later date. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Exercises

The allocation to the exercises takes place in the first two lecture dates. If you start later, please contact the maths pre-course tutor in the lecture.

Maths Pre-Course Channel

FURTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

In addition to the mathematics pre-course offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering also offers two additional courses on the subject of learning at the university, in order to optimally prepare students for the start of their studies.

When and where these take place can be found in the timetable.

More about learning and exam preparation from the ZQS.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY

Learning at university is fundamentally different from learning at school. The scope and abundance of the material is enormous and the examination periods are short. While in school you were given very precise instructions as to when and what to learn, in college you have to organise your learning yourself. Nobody stands behind you and checks whether you are doing your homework. What sounds like freedom and self-determination often proves to be a big hurdle.