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Which course do I have to register for?

At some courses there are several numbers to choose from. This has to do with the fact that some courses are offered in German language and in English language or that there are several groups. Here is a little explanation on that:

Introduction to General Chemistry

There are two parallel lectures. One course is held in German language and one in English language. The content of the course, the exam and the exam dates are identical for both courses (for the exam, the information is provided in both languages ​​and you can answer either in German or in English regardless of the course you chose). So ideally you choose the course in the language you prefer. It is also possible to switch between the courses, as they are held in parallel (attention: the times differ slightly on Friday).

The same applies to the Introduction to Analytical Chemistry and the Introduction to Organic Chemistry lectures.

Introductory Lab Course

There are two courses here too, but it doesn't matter which course you register for. You will receive all information about them in a joint Moodle course, the supervisors in the lab course speak both German and English, and you can write the minutes and the exam in both languages German and English (no matter which course you chose). However, some documents are only available in English language and the explanations in the lab course are first given in English language (even if everyone speaks German) - in order to provide a thorough training for the subsequent courses held solely in English language. However, if anything is unclear or if you are not sure whether you have understood everything, the whole thing will be repeated again in German language.

Chemical Calculations

The exercise sheets and exams in Chemical Calculations are each made available in two languages ​​- you can therefore choose freely for the exam whether you prefer to answer in German or in English. In the exercise groups languages are fixed, so in an English-speaking exercise group the entire discussion will take place in English language, in a German speaking exercise group in German (if individual words / ... have not been understood, you can of course ask at any time).

There are two German speaking and two English speaking exercise groups (one each at 12:00 p.m. and one at 1:45 p.m.) and a German-speaking exercise group, which is intended for students with good previous knowledge (especially HTL graduates) at 4:15 p.m. In this group, the pace of the practice hours is much faster and the basics are discussed in less detail, but more information and special cases are provided, i.e. the duration of practice hours in this group is expected to be less than 90 minutes (students who opt for this group lacking sufficient skills will be assigned to a different exercise group with places available). The exercise sheets and exams are the same for all groups.

Here is an overview of the exercise groups:






Tuesday 13:45 - 15:15


suitable for students with no prior knowledge


Tuesday 13:45 - 15:15


suitable for students with no prior knowledge


Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30


suitable for students with no prior knowledge


Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30


suitable for students with no prior knowledge

The exercise consists of a preliminary meeting and 12 exercise hours during which the exercise sheets are discussed. Since a lot of Mondays are canceled this semester due to public holidays and vacations, there is an additional Monday on 30.10. an appointment on Friday.