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We offer our applicants the following prep courses to guide them smoothly into the start of university life (only for the winter semester*). Course blocks begin generally at the end of August and offer new students the opportunity to refresh and revise essential material. They are also a good chance to network and make friends before the semester starts.

*Since the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on general social life cannot be assessed at present, the preparatory courses are held only under reservation and, if necessary, also in virtual form. 

 

How can prospective students be optimally prepared in mathematics?
DIT starts on 20 June 2020 with an introductory course in mathematics consisting of four attendance phases, always on Saturdays and through self-study.
Goal: Prospective students who want to brush up on their deficit in basic mathematics (7th - 10th grade). The course is particularly suitable for professionally qualified and master craftsmen.
Participants prepare for the course by working independently on the given topics and have the opportunity to ask questions on the day of attendance. Tasks are calculated together and assistance by the lecturer is ensured by the four dates. It is also planned that the lecturer will be available on Fridays for questions in an online chat.
After finishing the course, the participant can attend the advanced course in September, which is aimed at high school graduate level.

  • Course dates: 20 June, 18 July, 1 and 29 August, 2020, each from 8am - 1pm
  • Room I 006 and D 021
  • Entry possible at any time
  • Costs: €79
  • Language: German

Click here to register.

For further questions or to register (with your address) please contact Vanessa Keilhofer via e-mail. 

 

Content:
Number sets, direct and indirect proportionality, percentage and interest calculation, linear equations and systems of equations, quadratic equations, bi-square equations, root equations, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, inequalities, linear functions, quadratic functions, zeroing, power functions, exponential functions, inverse functions, root functions, logarithmic functions, linear and exponential growth, exponential functions, trigonometry (sine, cosine, angle functions), vector calculus (linear independence, linear dependence, vectors, parameters), curve discussions (differential calculus, integral calculus)

Target group:

  • All study programmes

Dates:

  • Mathematics Economics: 31 August - 4 September, 2020, 8.30am - 4pm
  • Mathematics Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering: 7 - 11 September, 2020, 8.30am - 4pm
  • Mathematics Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Media Technology, Applied Computer Sciences, Cyber Security: 14 - 18 September, 2020, 8.30am - 4pm
  • Mathematics Civil and Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering: 7 - 11 September, 2020, 8.30am - 4 pm

Course language:

  • German

 

Contents:
Systems of equations and inequalities, linear equations and inqualities, quadratic equations, cubing function, square root funciton, exponential and logarithmic function, linear and quadratic functions and modeling, reciprocal function, analysing a function graphically, trigonometry (sine, cosine, trigonometric functions), vector calculus (vector operations, application of vectors, parametrics), derivatives and integrals

Target audience:

  • All courses at the European Campus
  • 21 – 25 September, 2020, 8.30am - 3.30pm

Location:

Course language:

  • English

 

Content:

Mechanics (Linear motion, throwing motion, Newton's laws, forms of energy, conservation of energy, circular motion, harmonic oscillations, origin and description of waves, thermodynamics (expansion, when heated, gas equation, molecule and atomic size), electricity (electric circuit, electric field, motion of charges and fields, induction phenomena)

Target group:

  • All technical study programmes

Dates:

  • Physics Applied Computer Sciences, Media Technology, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Civil and Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering: 31 August - 4 September, 2020, 9am-3pm
  • Pysics Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering: 14 -18 September, 2020, 9am-3pm

Course language:

  • German

 

Content:

Self-management and study organisation, learning and working techniques, time management, scientific work ASDF

Target group: 

  • All health, business and engineering studies

Dates:

  • Studying successfully Engineering and Computer Science: 28 August, 9am - 2pm
  • Studying Health and Economics with success: 18 September, 9am - 2pm

Course language:

  • German

 

Please bring the following textbook to the course:

Turismo 1, course and work book, Curso de espanol para profesionales ISBN978-3-19-514507-7!

 

Target group:

  • Tourism Management (except International Tourism Management)

Dates:

  • 22 - 28 September, 8am - 1pm

 

Content:

Tasks of business accounting, legal bases, inventory, stock accounts, opening balance sheet, closing balance sheet, posting rate, profit and loss accounts, sales tax, consumption-oriented posting, inventory changes, tangible fixed assets, depreciation.

The course is intended for absolute beginners in accounting without any previous knowledge!

Target group:

  • Business studies, Industrial Engineering

Dates:

  • Accounting Business Administration, International Management, Tourism Management, Business Informatics, Industrial Engineering: 7 - 11 September, 8am - 4pm

Course language:

  • German

 

Target: 

Refreshing English grammar

Target group:

  • Prospective students whose schooling or use of English dates back several years

Content:

  • Repetition of times (I walk / am walking; I walked / was walking; I have walked / have been walking; I will walk / am going to walk, etc.)
  • Active and passive (We built the house / the house was built in 1930)
  • Adjective increase (cheap/er/est; more / most expensive)
  • Adjective vs. adverb (The car is quick / I drive quickly)
  • Sentence structure
  • Relative clauses with / without pronouns (The man (that) you can see there...)
  • If clauses (If I were you, I wouldn't eat this.)
  • Modal verbs (must / have to; can / could / be able to)
  • To help you better assess your level of English, you have the possibility to take an online language test (http://www.testpodium.com/en/main/englischtest_02.asp)

Target group:

  • All study programmes (except International Management)

Dates:

  • English Refresher: 26 - 28 August, 9am - 2pm

 

Content:

Basic geometric constructions, three-panel projection, sectional view method, axonmetric projections, display of screw connections, tolerances, fits, workshop internship

Please take a compass with you to the course.

Target group:

  • Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Technical Design

Dates:

  • Construction: 31 August - 4 September, 2020, 9am - 3pm

Course language: 

  • German

 

The course is suitable for beginners without previous knowledge. 

Target group:

  • Applied Computer Science, Cyber Security, Electrical Engineering, Health Informatics, Interactive Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Technical Design, Business Informatics

Dates:

  • Computer science: 21 - 25 September, 9am - 2.30pm

Course language:

  • German

 

The course is suitable for beginners without previous knowledge.

Basic course for the Adobe Creativev Cloud programmes with a focus on graphic design.

Content:

Introduction to the basics of the programmes Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign
Data exchange between the programs, PDF export
First insight into photography, image management and editing with Lightroom

Target group:

  • Media Technology
  • Technical Design

Dates:

  • Basic Adobe CC Course: 21 - 25 September, 9am - 3pm

Course language:

  • German

 

The block courses begin at the end of August and offer first semester students the opportunity to refresh and deepen their knowledge of these basic subjects.
The courses are also a good opportunity to get to know each other and network even before the actual lectures start.

Click here to register for the preparatory courses.

For the Bachelor's degree in Tourism Management we recommend that you take part in the Spanish preparation courses.

Cancellation: Cancellation is possible - free of charge - up to one week before the course starts, otherwise the full cost of the course must be paid.

In addition, the First Semester Mentoring Programme offers orientation at the start of the programme and in the first semester.

 

"Let's Get Started" German Prep Course

`Let’s get Started´ is a preparational semester for international applicants, who have a university entrance qualification but an insufficient level of German for admission to a German-based degree course. It is structured to prepare these applicants for studying in German and they must have a min. GER level of B1 to enroll. DIT is an official exam centre, so students can comfortably sit for the required TestDaF admission exam in our campus examination centre in July, in preparation for the semester start in October.

 

Lessons

  • German as a foreign language (DaF), with more than 500 lessons in the morning
  • DaF Tutorials with over 80 lessons in the afternoon
  • Technical tutorials (in Mathematics, Physics and IT), during the afternoon (block lectures)
  • Various workshops, such as intercultural trainings, team building, etc.

Download the Let's get Started flyer.

 

Dates for 2020

Let's get started takes place annually in the summer semester from mid-March to mid-July.
Dates for 2020: Wed 11 March - Tue 21 July

 

Application

The application period is the 1 September of the previous year as long as there are capacities (limited number of participants).
Sign-up online.

 

  • Fadi Sami Snobar, Jordan

Before I came to Germany, I was looking for an intensive German course that would give me the opportunity to successfully start an engineering degree in Germany. I fond the "Let's get started" course in Deggendorf, which gave me exactly this opportunity. I attended the course from 15 March to 30 September 2015. During this time I not only got to know a lot of German but also many people from all over the world. In the winter semester 2015/2016 I started to study mechatronics at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Thanks to "Let's get started" the beginning of my studies was not that difficult, because we learned many scientific terms in the subjects mathematics, physics and computer science already in the course. I am now in my third semester and passed the previous semesters successfully. 

  • Catherine Tenorio Rodriguez, Colombia

After two semesters of General Engineering at DIT, I wanted to perfect my German by taking part in the preparatory semester "Let's get started". So I started the programme on 17 March, 2015. At the end of July I successfully passed the TestDaF exam. In October of the same year I started the study "Resources and Environmental Management" at DIT. I find this preparatory course with its practical learning methods by highly qualified professors very efficient. During the course, reading and listening comprehension are practised very intensively. In addition, great importance is attached to correct writing and speaking during the course. We were students from different countries and yet we always spoke German in class. I find that very important. Furthermore, there was always a great atmosphere in the course and it was great fun. So I can recommend "Let's get started" 100% to other students. 

  • Huai Zhe Chia, Malaysia:

I was informed by fellow students about the possibility of a German preparation course at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Therefore I completed the "Let's get Started" German preparation course in the summer semester 2016. I had mainly satisfying and wonderful experiences not only with the course but also with my whole stay here in Deggendorf. Personally, I think that the course is very well structured. The lecturers have helped us to practice the course materials intensively. For me the content of the course was interesting and informative. In addition, the lecturers are very friendly and helpful. I am infinitely grateful for them because without them I could not have passed the exam that well. Furthermore, the people here in Deggendorf are friendly and nice. I have had some unforgettable experiences and they have impressed me very much. At the moment, I'm studying full-time here at the university in the mechatronics course and so far I'm doing quite well. Nevertheless, I am very much looking forward to my student life here in Deggendorf. Above all, I feel very happy that I have the opportunity to study here. 

  • Krastyo Stoychev, Bulgaria

My name is Krastyo Stoychev and I come from Bulgaria. I came to Germany five years ago to study engineering. Since my German language skills were not sufficient, I first took part in the preparation course "Let's get started" in 2012. "Let's get started" gave me the right start for my studies. The comprehensive course programme not only improved my German language skills, but also taught me the basics in all the main subjects. Furthermore, "Let's get started" familiarised me with the German university system. In addition to the lessons, there were also numerous excursions and cultural events where you could see the sights of Germany. "Let's get started" was like a family for all participants because of the commitment and friendliness of the lecturers and organisers. Thanks to the preparatory semester, I successfully completed my Bachelor's degree Electrical Engineering within the standard period of study and currently I am continuing my studies in the master's degree at Deggendorf Institute of Technology. "Let's get started" - no other way leads faster to a successful study. 

 

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