If you are interested in studying engineering but are unsure about whether it is the right programme for you, or you are unsure about whether your knowledge of maths and physics is adequate, the Technical Orientation Prep Course offered on the Tuttlingen campus of Furtwangen University might be just what you are looking for. The course provides an introduction to various engineering disciplines and strengthens the basic subjects of maths and physics. The course introduces students to the areas of  mechatronics, mechanical engineering, production engineering, materials engineering, medical engineering and simulation. The prep course also provides an introduction to basic scientific methods and familiarizes participants with the university facilities such as the library and the various labs. Lectures on presentation, time management and goal-setting skills as well as working methods are also included in the programme. Several company visits are also part of the programme as the university enjoys close contacts with local industry.

Participants are guaranteed a study place in the bachelor degree programme of their choice on the Tuttlingen Campus upon successful completion of the course.

Quick Facts

Study begin: Summer semester
Duration: 1 Semester
Application deadline: 15 January
Study places: 15
Award: certificate
Campus: Tuttlingen

Programme Content

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Electrotechnology
  • Time management and working methods
  • Presentation skills
  • Company visits

5 Good Reasons for taking the Technical Prep Course

  • provides foundation for Bachelor degree programme in Engineering
  • identifies individual interests and strengthens skills
  • BAföG funding possible
  • small group with individual attention
  • guaranteed study place in Tuttlingen Bachelor programme upon successful completion of course

Further Information in German

As the Technical Orientation Prep course is taught in German, please click here for information in German regarding the programme.

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

General Information
Sabine Hattung-Hocheder
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6600
Email: sabine.hattung-hocheder(at)hs-furtwangen.de

Admissions & Examinations
Sieglinde Saur
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6681
Email: sas(at)hs-furtwangen.de