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, 4th of october 2022

10:00- 11:30

Welcome by the student council

HKW 1, Wüllnerstr. 1

12:00- 13:00

Welcome by the Rector of RWTH Aachen University

C.A.R.L., Claßenstr. 11
13:30- 15:30 Introduction of the mentors and tutors Be326, Wüllnerstr. 2


Pub Crawl in Aachen

Parking lot at Bergbau building, Wüllnerstr. 2

Wednesday, 5th of october 2022

Introduction into the course of study „Angewandte Geowissenschaften“ (AGW)


Online via Zoom


Introduction into the course of study „Georessourcenmanagement“ (GRM)


Workshops for AGW-students

  • Workshop 1 (10:30-11:15 Uhr): Vom Studienverlaufsplan zum Stundenplan: Streifzug durch die Lehrveranstaltungen des 1. Fachsemesters
  • Workshop 2 (11:15-12:00 Uhr): Umgang mit RWTHonline: Anmeldung zu den Lehrveranstaltungen und Prüfungen
  • Workshop 3 (12:30-13:15 Uhr): Do's & Don't im Studium: Wie ich mir das Leben als Studierende*r leichter oder schwerer machen kann
  • Zoom-Link

Online via Zoom

12:00- 14:45

Workshops for GRM-students

  • Workshop 1: 12:00-12:45
  • Workshop 2: 12:45-13:30
  • Workshop 3: 14:00-14:45
  • Zoom-Link

Online via Zoom

18:00 Programm for the evening

Be326, Wüllnerstr. 2

Thursday, 6th of october 2022

16:30 Barbecue evening

Parking lot at Bergbau building, Wüllnerstr. 2

Friday, 7th of october 2022
10:00- 16:00 Geological excursion

Parking lot at Bergbau building, Wüllnerstr. 2

16:30 Barbecue evening

Parking lot at Bergbau building, 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.

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


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.


Start of winter semester: October 10, 2022