Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
concerning the start of your studies
On this page you will find common questions about starting your studies (and answers to them).
Attention: Binding statements about your studies can only be made by the Student Advisory Service and the Examination Office! Everything here is correct to the best of our knowledge, but not binding. If you think you found a mistake, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities before the start of your studies
Q: Where can I find information concerning the Ophase?
Q: Do I have to register for Ophase?
A: Registration is not mandatory to participate in the Ophase; however it makes planning a lot easier for us, and insures that you receive up-to-date information if you register at: https://anmeldung.d120.de/ophase/ws-2020-21/
Q: Where can I find information about the maths prep course? (German, B.Sc. students)
Q: Where can I find information about the programming prep course? (German, designed for B.Sc. students)
Q: Do I have to register for the programming prep course? (German, designed for B.Sc. students)
A: Registration is not mandatory to participate in the programming prep course; however it makes planning a lot easier for us, and insures that you receive up-to-date information if you register:
- If you are enrolled in the B. Sc., B.Ed., Joint Bachelor of Arts or Lehramt für Gymnasien study programs: https://anmeldung.d120.de/ophase/ws-2020-21/
- If you are enrolled in any other study program, at which the prep course is directed: https://anmeldung.d120.de/ophase/vk-2020-21/
Q: Do I have to register for the maths prep course? (German, B.Sc. students)
A: The maths prep course has a registration deadline on 25-09-2020. However, it is possible to register later. More Information at: https://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/studium/orientierungsangebote/mathematikvorkurs_1/index.de.jsp
Q: Is there a minor subject in B.Sc. Computer Science (PO 2015)?
A: No, there is no minor subject in our bachelor's program in computer science. There is a possibility to include a small number (3-6) of ECTS in interdisciplinary courses (e.g. a language course or a lecture from another subject -- caution is advised not to take a compulsory course from a master/minor)!
Q: For which courses should I register in the first semester (B.Sc.)?
Q: Is there a minimum number of CP that I must complete per semester?
Q: Does one already take courses from the minor subject in the first semester of the M.Sc. Computer Science (PO 2015) Master program?
A: There are no compulsory courses in the M.Sc. Computer Science. That means that you can/must choose/assemble the courses yourself from the first semester on. It is not necessary to do ECTS for the minor subject in the 1st semester to stay in the regular curriculum. But it is definitely possible! You should (in some cases you have to) at least plan one summer and one winter semester (partially) for the minor subject.
Q: What do examinations in the digital semester look like?
F: Who can I contact if I have problems with the learning portal Informatik?
F: Who can help in case of problems with TUCaN?
F: I have problems with the central Moodle instance
F: How and when can the cost of the semester ticket be reimbursed?