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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 introductary week of the winter term 2017/18

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Further information

Welcoming by rector of RWTH Aachen University

C.A.R.L., Claßenstraße 11

subsequently; 10:30am

Welcoming by the student council

HKW I, Toaster, Wüllnerstr. 1

In the evening

First-year's get-together

Location t.b.a.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
10am-11am Welcoming by the Division of Earth Sciences and Geography (GuG) HKW I, Toaster, Wüllnerstr. 1
11:15am-12:15pm First-year introduction to the bachelor's course of study "Applied Geosciences" HKW II, Toaster, Wüllnerstr. 1

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

HKW II, Toaster, Wüllnerstr. 1
from 1:30pm Workshops on university life Location t.b.a.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
11am Fresher's field trip within the Aachen region Location t.b.a.
Friday, October 4, 2019
11am First terms rallye Bergbaugebäude, Wüllnerstr. 2
4pm BBQ 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.