Curriculum and courses
|Modules of Pre-Study Fulda|
|Module||Language courses||Academic preparatory courses||Living and studying in Germany||Methods of academic work|
Depending on proficiency level:
2. DSH course A
3. DSH course B
Depending on chosen study programme:
Dept of Applied Computer Science:
Dept of Business:
Dept of Electrical Engineering
Dept of Food Technology:
Master‘s programme in Intercultural
Introduction to higher
Information on visas, work permits, health insurance, accommodation, etc
Introduction to the methods
Introduction to the University's electronic data systems
|Hours/week (30)||20 hours||6 hours||2 hours||2 hours|
|Credits (30)||15 credits||10 credits||2.5 credits||2.5 credits|
Academic preparatory courses
6 hours per week
- Department of Applied Computer Science: Principles of Business Administration, Principles of Database Management, Programming
- Department of Business: Principles of Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Economics (information available in German only for most courses taught in German)
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology: Principles of Electrical Engineering
- ICEUS: Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Introduction to European Integration
Beginners' course (24 hours per week)
Target group: University applicants without any previous knowledge of German
Course content: You will acquire and practise basic reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. At the end of the course, you will be able to make yourself understood in familiar, everyday situations.
Course objective: At the end of the summer semester 2017, the course will finish with an examination at level A2. Advanced German courses at levels B1 and B2 will end with an official DSH examination towards the end of the summer semester 2018, provided that you pass an intermediate examination.
DSH course A (20 hours per week)
Target group: University applicants with German proficiency at B1 level (CEFR)
Course content: At the start of the course, you will strengthen and expand your German skills in order to take an examination at level B2. This will allow you to start working with DSH material. Later on you will practise all four parts of a DSH exam: reading, hearing, text production and academic structures. Different learning and examination techniques will be introduced and you will be able practice them using past examination papers. Students are expected to take an active part in lessons and to revise study materials independently at home.
Course objective: A B2 examination is an integral part of the course. Passing this exam will allow participants to continue the Pre-study programme and take the official DSH examination at the end.
DSH course B (20 hours per week)
Target group: University applicants with German proficiency at B2 level (CEFR)
Course content: You will practise all four parts of a DSH exam: reading, hearing, text production and scientific academic structures. Different learning and examination techniques will be introduced and you will be able to practise them using past examination papers. Students are expected take an active part in lessons and to revise study materials independently at home.
Course objective: The course will end with the official DSH examination.
Students taking the Master's programme in Global Software Development will attend a German beginners' course (24 hours per week).
Scientific and scholarly methods, academic skills
2 hours per week
- Introduction to Methods and Techniques of Academic Work (e.g. using footnotes and writing a bibliography, presentations, ethics of academic work/plagiarism)
- Computer courses
Living and studying in Germany
2 hours per week
- Intercultural training
- Introduction to the German higher education system
- Visas, work permits, accommodation, health insurance and other information of importance to international students