Digital winter semester 2020/21
Last update: August 31, 2020
Dear students of the Department of Computer Science,
the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in our lives. The start of your studies at the TU Darmstadt is no exception and has exciting challenges in store for students, lecturers and employees.
In the past few weeks, we have been able to gain experience in digital teaching and developed new teaching and learning concepts. The winter semester will again be digital and the number of classroom lectures will be reduced to a minimum.
We know that much of what constitutes a course of study suffers as a result. But we should make the most of this time and give the new and unusual a chance. As a faculty, we do our best to make studying exciting and instructive for you as a student under the difficult circumstances.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the students who will begin their studies in the winter semester 2020/21. I wish you a good start to your studies and all the best for this new phase of your life.
Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner
Chair for Student Affairs
TU Darmstadt official website
Please note the adapted processes and communication channels with the Office of Study Programmes and Examination, as listed below.
The examination office will remain closed for the time being. You can send your request by e-mail to the following address (with reference to your own availability): firstname.lastname@example.org-…
The mailbox in front of the Examination office in the Piloty building S2|02 is currently NOT emptied regularly.Please send all official documents (i. e. applications) in advance as a PDF file with signature by e-mail. We will demand the originals if necessary.
- Medical certificates of incapacity for examination can still be submitted online.
Submitting final theses in two steps
- Theses no longer have to be submitted in printed form. Submitting the text documents in time by uploading them electronically to the TUbama platform will be sufficient. The submission date will be documented. We are automatically informed about the submission.
- Important: Please send an e-mail to the study office (email@example.com-…) with the signed and scanned declaration for the final thesis according to §22 (7) APB.
Student Advisory Service Bachelor courses
- The open office hours of the departmental student advisory service are temporarily not offered.
- Due to the current situation there may be delayed response times.
- Please ask general questions in the forum in the Moodle course if possible, so that our answer can reach as many students with the same questions as possible. Please remember that when posting in the forum, please include the name of the author of the post.
Prospective students, current applicants* for the B.Sc. in Computer Science and students in the B.Sc. in Computer Science are asked to register for the Moodle course of the advisory service for Bachelor in Computer Science. A lot of information is already provided there. If you have questions, please check the course first to see if they have already been answered. Please do not only use the search in the forums, but also – if available – access the corresponding self-study units (represented by a “chest” icon, e.g. “Working with the study and examination plan”). This way you can potentially find the answer you are looking for yourself and do not have to wait for our reaction via email.
Student advisory service Bachelor courses
- Please make an appointment in the Moodle course for a personal meeting (under “Make an appointment…”) and follow the instructions there. After booking the appointment, please make sure you state in a comment what you want to talk about and your Skype ID so that we can prepare for the conversation.
- Via “Collection of questions…” you can submit questions, requests for new content – optionally anonymously.
- If your question has not yet been answered in the Moodle course, you can still contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org-... for all concerns.
Recognition of achievements
- For the examination of the recognizability of achievements (when applying for a higher semester or to assess whether a transfer to the TU Darmstadt is advisable) within the framework of the B.Sc. in Computer Science, please submit the current transcript of records and the URL of the module handbook of your current or previous university directly with your request. Please understand that the examination may take some time.
- If you transferred to the TU Darmstadt in the summer semester 2020 and your achievements have been recognized, please contact us by e-mail after you have registered and have a TU-ID. Before you are fully enrolled, the recognized achievements cannot be credited.
Student Advisory Service Master courses
- You may reach us by mail to email@example.com-…
- For the time being there will be no office hours. However, you can arrange an appointment for a consultation (e.g. via Zoom) by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org-….
- If you would like to send documents, please also use email@example.com-…. If this is not possible (e.g. due to the size of the files) you may use the Hessenbox instead.
Applications for Master courses
- If you have any questions regarding your application for our Master's programs, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org-…
- Until further notice there will be no office hours. However, you can arrange an appointment for a consultation (e.g. by zoom) via email@example.com-… as well.
- Documents (e.g. subsequently submitted documents or applications) may also be provided via firstname.lastname@example.org-…. If this is not possible (e.g. due to the size of the files) you may use the Hessenbox instead.
- You may reach us via email@example.com-…
- For the time being there will be no office hours. However, you can arrange an appointment for a consultation (e.g. via Zoom) by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org-…
- Please provide documents needed for the transfer of credits after a stay abroad via the Hessenbox.
- If you would like to send other documents, please use email@example.com-…. If this is not possible (e.g. due to the size of the files) you may also use Hessenbox instead.
- Please also note the information on the website of our International Relations and Mobility Office.
Intensive Mentoring System
The intensive mentoring system will take place digitally via Zoom in the winter semester 2020/21.
Detailed information on the procedure and registration can be found on the pages of the mentoring system.
If you have any questions regarding the mentoring system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org-….
Access to buildings
Access to any building of TU Darmstadt is currently restricted to employees and staff of TU Darmstadt (including student assistants) and external contractors. University buildings are closed to the public. The learning room (LZI) and computer workspaces (Rechnerpool) at the Department of Computer Science are closed until further notice.
Computing Services offered by the ISP group can be accessed via remote login (SSH). Instructions can be found on the web pages of the ISP.