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Vice-Dean of Internationalization

Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas

Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-2342

International Office of the Faculty

Yvette Gossel

Yvette Gossel

  • Room HO-02-106
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-4583

Junge fröhliche Menschen sitzen auf einer Bank (Image: iStock)

Incomings of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production

Welcome to the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production, we are glad that you are interested in our institution. International students like you enrich our academic environment and enable an intercultural and professional exchange.


A semester abroad requires organizational skills and personal dedication. But despite a good preparation and planning, international students might face some difficulties while filling in the Learning Agreement or creating their personal timetables since every university and even each faculty has its own organizational structure.

Therefore, we provide international students with useful information about the semester and exam periods as well as a Welcome Brochure including a Step-by-Step Guide for each degree program on how to create their Learning Agreement and personal timetable.

General information for international students (accomodation, enrollment etc.) is available on the website of the Department of International Affairs.




1) Application requirements

Since most of the lectures are in German and only very few are offered in English, exchange students need to prove a B1 level of German (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in order to be able to attend lectures in German and a B2 level for English if you want to attend classes in English.

If you are a degree-seeking student you need to prove a more advanced German language proficiency. You can find further information here.



2) Welcome brochures

In our welcome brochures international students find all important information about module lists (including translations into English), contact persons, how to create their personal timetable and how to fill in their Learning Agreements.



3) Important dates

Bachelor's Degrees: Automotive Engineering, Production and Logistics
Master's Degrees: Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics

Semester Start of lectures Holidays Project week Registration for exams End of lectures Exam period
summer
2021
06.04.2021

-

17.05.21-
21.05.21
June

 
16.07.21

phase 1:
19.07.21-
30.07.21
phase 2:
Aug./
Sept.

winter 2021/22 02.10.21 27.12.21- 07.01.22 22.11.21- 26.11.21 January 28.01.22

phase 1:
(approx.)
31.01.22- 11.02.22
phase 2:
March/
April

summer 2022 21.03.22 11.04.22-
14.04.22
09.05.22-
13.05.22
June 10.07.22

phase 1:
(approx.)
11.07.22-
22.07.22
phase 2:
Aug./
Sept.


Bachelor's Degree: Logistics
Master's Degree: Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM)

Semester Start of lectures Holidays Project week Registration for exams End of lectures Exam period
summer
2021
06.04.21

01.04.21-
05.04.21

17.05.21-
21.05.21
June/
July

 
06.07.21

phase 1:
July
phase 2:
Aug./
Sept.

winter 2021/22 TBD - TBD TBD TBD

TBD

summer 2022 TBD - TBD TBD TBD TBD

TBD = to be determined

The dates above are intended to give students a rough outline. However, the dates for the registration for exams, as well as the exam period itself, are subject to changes and need to be confirmed during their stay.

In general, phase 1 of the examination period takes place in the two weeks after the last day of lectures. Phase 2 takes place in the two weeks before the start of the lectures of the following semester.



4) International students at the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production

We are happy to welcome our international students at the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production and interviewed some of them. We asked them for their reasons to come to Germany and to TH Köln as well as for their experiences here. We hope that these can provide an insight into the study and exchange programs at our institution and might serve as references for future exchange students.

Sechs Personen stehen nebeneinander vor Fenstern. Lab team with Prof. Dr. Hartl, Luca and Giovanni standing next to him. (Image: TH Köln)

In the winter semester 2020/2021, Luca and Giovanni from the University of Padua worked on projects in the Laboratory of Manufacturing Technology as part of their master's theses. They were supervised by Prof. Dr. Hartl and Prof. Dr. Pusch as well as by Mr. Petrovic. In their theses, they dealt with laser welding processes and laser welding quality.

Mirza und Harisa aus Bosnien Mirza and Harisa from Bosnia Herzegovina (Image: TH Köln)

In the summer semester 2020, Harisa and Mirza from Bosnia and Herzegovina visited us at our faculty. They spent an Erasmus semester with us and worked on practical projects in the laboratory. Prof. Dr. Hasan Smajic has been supervising the Erasmus exchange project with 4 universities in Bosnia Herzegovina since the beginning of 2020.

Zwei Personen vor einer Landkarte. Noopur and Mrudul from India studying at University of Antwerpen (Image: TH Köln)

Noopur and Mrudul from India had been with us during the winter semester 2019/20. They have studied Sustainable Automotive Engineering at the University of Antwerp and were working on their master thesis at our faculty. They were supervised by Prof. Dr. Haas and Prof. Dr. Blaurock. The University of Antwerp is one of TH Köln´s partner universities and is a close associate of the Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production.

Zwei Personen vor einer Maschine im Labor. Manuel on his first tour through the labs of the faculty (l.) (Image: TH Köln)

Starting in October 2019, Manuel participated in our double degree program with the private university Tec de Monterrey (Mexico) in the Automotive Engineering degree program. He has completed his semester abroad and finished his internship in November 2019, which is part of the double degree program.


Zwei Personen vor einer Landkarte. Rand and Bilal from GJU in Jordan (Image: TH Köln)

In addition, Rand and Bilal from the German-Jordanian University in Amman (GJU) studied Logistics at our faculty for one semester in summer 2019. The exchange program with the GJU also includes an internship semester, which both of them have completed at companies in Germany
during the winter semester 2019/2020.

Drei junge Männer zeigen auf ihr Herkunftsland auf einer Landkarte. International students at our faculty from Mexico (IPN) and India (University of Antwerp) (Image: TH Köln)

The photo shows two of our international students from IPN in Mexico, Luis and Diego, who have completed an exchange semester in the Bachelor´s degree program Production and Logistics at our faculty during the winter semester of 2018/2019 . Ravindra from India and David from Nepal ("Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Automotive Engineering") wrote their Master´s thesis with Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas during the same time frame.

Zwei Studenten sitzen am Schreibtisch Jintao (l.) and Yang (r.) (Image: TH Köln)

Jintao and Yang from China wrote their final thesis with Prof. Dr. Frank Herrmann as their mentor in 2017/2018. Jintao was enrolled as a regular student in the Master´s degree program Automotive Engineering and Yang in the double degree Bachelor´s program in Automotive Engineering.


Gerardo und Camila from Mexico also participated in the double degree program in 2017/2018. In 2018/2019 Hugo completed one semester and an internship at the company ARRK. He has successfully completed the B2 German course. In the same year we also welcomed four exchange students from the German-Jordanian University (GJU) in our degree program Logistics.



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