Preliminary maths course
for technical bachelor’s degree programmes

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For first-semester students on technical degree programmes (faculties of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering), every September Kempten University of Applied Sciences runs a Preliminary maths course (fee payable) every September. There is no dedicated course for economics (faculties of Business Administration, Social & Health Studies, Tourism Management).

Who is this for?

Experience has shown that many first-semester students on technical degree programmes have difficulties with mathematics, particularly those without a technically focused educational background, but also students with a gap between school and university exceeding one year. The preliminary course gives you the chance to repeat and consolidate the mathematics taught in schools right before starting to study, which will considerably ease your transition onto the degree programme.

Another advantage of taking this maths course is with regard to the foundation mathematics test that must be passed during the first semester on many of the technical degree programmes (such as electrical engineering and information technology, mechatronics, robotics, industrial engineering for technology/sustainability). The preliminary maths course prepares students precisely for this test. Students who have taken this course can take the test there and then, offering them a first attempt before they even start the degree programme.

For degree programmes in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Energy and Environmental technology, Vehicle Engineering, Food and Packaging Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering and Sustainability), the foundation mathematics test isn’t a pre-examination/admission requirement, but rather a part-module. The foundation mathematics test is also obligatory on these degree programmes.

Strong in maths?

Take the test of basic mathematical knowledge (see download) whenever you like to check your skills level. The tasks address topics on the general mathematics curriculum leading to a higher school leaving certificate. Confidence in these basic principles is a fundamental requirement for successfully studying our technical degree programmes. If you struggle to solve any of the set tasks, we recommend taking the preliminary maths course.

How do I sign up?

You can potentially register from 15 July 2021 , but you must already have your own university log-in details to do so. You will be sent these by post after enrolling as a student. If you still haven’t received your log-in details within a few days of the start date for the course, please get in touch.

Please note that this year’s course is limited to 160 participants due to the current COVID-19 situation. Places will be allocated in the order that students sign up. You will receive confirmation of registration by email, most likely towards the end of August 2022: Please check your inbox! Quicklinks / Webmail for students

It is not possible to reserve a place in advance by email. You will need your university log-in details to sign up for the preliminary course.

The registration process is completed in “MeinCampus”. This is an internal part of the Kempten University of Applied Sciences website, accessed via the homepage, that is used for organising various aspects of your studies.

How to sign up for the preliminary maths course:

  1. Use you university log-in details to access “MeinCampus” .
  2. Select “Studies offered” from the menu (three horizontal lines, top-left).
  3. Next, click on “Show University Course Catalogue”
  4. to open it.
    Please note: Depending when you sign up for the preliminary course, you might need to switch to the winter semester (toggle in the top-left corner).
  5. In the course catalogue, look under “Zentrum für Allgemeinwissenschaften und Sprachen + Zusatzangebote for the “Mathe-Vorkurs” (preliminary maths course).
  6. Click on this to open the detailed view. At the top right, you will see the button for enrolment. If you click there, a green confirmation message should appear.
  7. Check that you are officially enrolled via “My studies – Show my enrolments”. If the preliminary maths course is marked as “enrolled”, then we have received your request. Check the status again one week before the course is due to start. If the status has changed to “admitted”, this means that we have successfully processed your enrolment request.
  8. If you have signed up for the course, you will also be sent another email shortly before the start date with information about the first day from our webpage. This will be sent to your university email address.

Please watch out!
We will send any email communications solely to your university email account. You can access this using the Outlook web app (using the same log-in details as for the SB Portal).

Course fee

In 2021, the preliminary maths course fee for students enrolled at Kempten UAS was € 185. The fee for 2022 is yet to be finalised.

You will be sent the bank account details for paying the fee in the email confirming that you have a place on the course.

External applicants will not receive confirmation of a place on the course until four days before the start, at the earliest, subject to spaces being available.

Please also note:
The course fee cannot be reimbursed. Absences cannot be considered as a reason for reducing the fee. Should the preliminary course have to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, no fees will be charged.

Reading list

Besides attending the preliminary maths course, we recommend the following literature (latest edition):

  • Title: Vorkurs der Ingenieurmathematik
  • Author: Jürgen Wendeler
     

Note:
This is recommended reading, not an absolute must.

Contact

Niclas Hirsch

 
+49 (0) 831 2523-281
aw(at)hs-kempten.de

Building M, ground floor, M103
     (next to the CampusCard top-up machines)

Opening hours

Mon, Tue, Thur
Please make an appointment
(via email or phone)

Wed, Fri
Closed

Appointments can also be arranged for alternative times.