Digital Winter Semester 2020/21
Info from the Department for our Students

Dear students of the Department of Computer Science,

the Corona pandemic continues to influence all of our lives and also your studies at TU Darmstadt.

Digital teaching has been established in recent semesters, and new concepts have been developed and implemented that will be used again in the winter semester 2021/22. In the meantime, however, a cautious opening is also taking place at the university, so that some face-to-face courses in computer science can be offered.

Of course, the current study program differs from a study program without Corona. Nevertheless, we as a department do our best to make your studies exciting and instructive under the given conditions.

I wish you all a good start into the winter semester 2021/22.

Prof. Jan Peters, Ph.D.
Chair for Student Affairs

TU Darmstadt official website

The TU Darmstadt's official website offers information on how the TU Darmstadt is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Please scroll down to the “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)” below the picture on the sub-page for students.

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):

Mailbox

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.

Sick leave

  • 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 (studienbuero@dekanat.informatik.tu-…) with the signed and scanned declaration for the final thesis according to §22 (7) APB.

General

  • 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.

Moodle Course

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 . 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.
  • If you have any questions regarding your application for our Master's programs, please contact us via
  • Until further notice there will be no office hours. However, you can arrange an appointment for a consultation (e.g. by zoom) via as well.
  • Documents (e.g. subsequently submitted documents or applications) may also be provided via . If this is not possible (e.g. due to the size of the files) you may use the Hessenbox instead.

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 .

Access to buildings

University buildings are open again to students, employees and staff as of 01 September 2021. 3G rules apply as explained on the central webpages of TU Darmstadt. Wearing a medical face mask is required in all buildings of TU Darmstadt, Exception: Speaker at courses.

Because of the high infection rate, the study center (LZI) and computer workspaces (Rechnerpool) at the Department of Computer Science remain 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.