Students at Orientation week Copyright: © Martin Braun  

Information for first-year students of the bachelor's courses of study "Applied Geosciences" and "Georesource Management"

Bridge Courses prior to commencing your studies

The Teaching Unit Applied Geosciences does strongly recommend its first-year students to participate in the bridge courses in mathematics, physics, and/or chemistry; this is especially imfortant for those students who did not take these through high school, or know that they have knowledge gaps in these skills. Further information on bridge courses can be found here.

First-year introductory week of the winter term 2022/23


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

10am - 3:30pm

Welcoming by rector of RWTH Aachen University and the student council

Zoom-link will follow shortly


Pub crawl (3G certificate required)

Meeting point at the "Bergbaugebäude" (Wüllnerstr. 2)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
09:00am-10:00pm First-year introduction to the bachelor's course of study "Applied Geosciences"



First-year introduction to the bachelor's course of study "Georessources Management"


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Workshops on university life

  • workshop 1 (2:15-2:45 pm): creating a time table
  • workshop 2 (2:45-3:15 om): introduction in RWTHonline
  • workshop 3 (3:45-4:15 pm: management of time and selforganization

Zoom-link will follow shortly

5pm - 6:30 pm Presentation of geoscientific fields of work Zoom-link will follow shortly
7pm Geo-Quiz night Zoom-link will follow shortly
Thursday, October 6, 2022
10am - 4pm Geo city rallye(3G certificate required)

Meeting point at the "Bergbaugebäude" (Wüllnerstr. 2)

7pm Quiz night for the masters (English) or evening program on site (3G certificate required) Zoom or in present

Friday, October 7, 2022

9:30am - 4pm Geological day trip (3G certificate required) Meeting point at the leisure area in Walheim
afterwards Barbecue evening (3G certificate required) Meeting point at the "Bergbaugebäude" (Wüllnerstr. 2)

Time Schedule and Registration for lectures and classes

Based on your curriculum (listed in the short profile of your course of study) your can create your time schedule for your first year at RWTH Aachen University. You can register for lectures and classes via RWTHonline as soon as you are enrolled. If there should be any problems with registrations, please inform the student advisory responsible for your course of study by providing your Matrikelnummer and a short description of the problem at hand.

Semester Dates

You can find a thourgh listing of all relevant semester dates here. Lectures start at the date given in RWTHonline. Please note that some short courses may commence in the week prior to the first day of lectures.

First-year Mentoring Programme

The Teaching Unit Applied Geosciences offers its first-year bachelor's student a mentoring programme led by an experienced student. Here, important aspects of your first semester at university will be covered: e.g. registration for lectures and exams, field trip reports, or bibliographical research. The mentors are also there to help you with any questions or problems you might have outside the mentoring session.

Here you can come to the introduction of the freshman tutors