WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES - 12.03.2018 International Office - HTW Dresden

 
WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES - 12.03.2018 International Office - HTW Dresden
WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

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Organizational Matters

• INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HANDBOOK
• ACADEMIC CALENDAR
• LEARNING AGREEMENT
• STUDY SCHEDULE
• OPAL
• EXAMINATIONS

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WELCOME TO THE GERMANS!

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HANDBOOK

                     The HTW Dresden
                     INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HANDBOOK
                     gives valuable information about
                     • studying at HTW Dresden and
                     • the student life in Dresden.
                     All information is written in English and
                     German.

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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LEARNING AGREEMENT

                                            Your Departmental Coordinator
                                            will support you
                                            • with all of your academic
                                              questions
                                            • setting up your Learning
                                              Agreement
                                            • your course schedule
                                            • registration and participation
                                              in tests
                                            • concerning testing results
                                              (Transcript of Records)
                                            • clarification of departmental
                                              problems and solutions.

                                            You meet him/her during the
                                            first or second week of your
                                            stay.
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CHANGES LEARNING AGREEMENT

                            Learning Agreement –
                            During the Mobility (CHANGES)
                            https://www.htw-
                            dresden.de/en/international/downloads.
                            html
                            • within first 4 weeks possible
                            • only possible in exceptional cases
                            • has to be approved by your
                              Departmental Coordinator
                            • You and your Departmental
                              Coordinator need to sign the changes
                            • bring your changed Learning
                              Agreement to the International Office

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MODULE CATALOGUE

https://apps.htw-dresden.de/en/
app-modulux/frontend/international/       The module database "MODULUX" presents:

                                                             • a general overview of
                                                               all courses offered at
                                                               HTW Dresden
                                                             • all modules linked to
                                                               the courses
                                                             • every single module
                                                               can be selected to
                                                               learn more about its
                                                               content, ECTS,
                                                               language of instruction

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STUDY SCHEDULE

• a ready-made time table of the courses is not possible
• you have to create your own schedule by combining classes from the different
  degree courses and years chosen
• your Learning Agreement is the guideline
• to attend courses/lectures at HTW Dresden in German and/or English will
  require good to very good German and/or English language skills (B1/B2).

https://www.htw-dresden.de/no_cache/hochschule/hochschulstruktur/zentrale-
verwaltung-dezernate/dezernat-studienangelegenheiten/stunden-und-
raumplanung/stunden-undraumplne.html

CHANGES OF STUDY SCHEDULE
• You will find possible changes of the study schedule on the website of
  your corresponding faculty.

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HOW TO READ THE STUDY SCHEDULE
                                                         Study Schedule - Course Times
                                                         1. Double Period (DS) 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
                                                         2. Double Period (DS) 9:20 – 10:50 a.m.
                                                         3. Double Period (DS) 11:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
                                                         4. Double Period (DS) 1:20 – 2:50 p.m.
                                                         5. Double Period (DS) 3:10 – 4:40 p.m.
                                                         6. Double Period (DS) 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
                                                         7. Double Period (DS) 6:40 – 8:10 p.m.
                                                         8. Double Period (DS) 8:20 – 9:50 p.m.

When a course takes place is indicated by
these abbreviations:
                                                          Fak.: faculty
1.Wo: Courses which take place in odd weeks
                                                          KW: calendar week
2.Wo: Courses which take place in even weeks
                                                          STG: study programme
wö: Weekly courses
                                                          SSP: core study area
                                                          SR: branch of study
It is very likely that every second week will be
                                                          SG: student group
different during your time in Dresden.
                                                          LV: course

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LANGUAGE COURSES

The language centre at HTW Dresden offers „German as a Foreign Language“ (for
free).

In order to attend a „German as a Foreign Language“ course you need to take part in
the “Entry-Level Test” for a German language course, which will take place this
Thursday (15th March 2018).

You also have the opportunity to take English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese or
Chinese language courses.

https://www.htw-dresden.de/sprachenzentrum.html

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COURSES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS IN GERMANY – starts 27.03.2018 at 5.00 p.m. in Z 107
• Lecture series held by different professors of the Business Administration Department
• In addition: 2-3 company visits to local firms and individual tutoring
• grading: 50% final exam, 50% essay
 Weekly – 5 ECTS

INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CULTURE – starts 23.03.2018 at 1.20 p.m. in S 530
• German broad culture – history, important people, eating, drinking
• Field trips to museums and cultural events
• Group discussions
• Beer tasting
 4 Fridays – 2 ECTS – no grade

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS SIMULATION GAME – starts 21.03.2018 at 5.00 p.m. in S 531
• Learning business by doing business
• Decision-making in a team using computer-assisted planning models
• Preparing an annual general meeting
• Two short introductions and two full days
 3 ECTS – no grade

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COMPUTER USE AND E-MAIL

You receive:

•    a central login (your library number: s) with
•    an individually generated password together with
•    your Student ID Card and
•    an e-mail address: login@htw-dresden.de

The university uses this address for official messages. It is important that you
forward these e-mails to the e-mail address which you privately use.

Computer access, LAN or WLAN:

• every faculty provides computer laboratories to its students
• direct LAN and WLAN-connection at the data centre
• WLAN-spots at different locations on the university campus

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OPAL / E-LEARNING

OPAL is HTW Dresden's E-LEARNING platform.

• Please login to OPAL during the fist days of the semester with your login
  credentials.
                 https://bildungsportal.sachsen.de/opal/dmz/

• Change language settings of OPAL's menu into English, if needed.
• Register in the courses you are going to attend during the semester.

The lecturers will upload study materials, exercises and additional information into
the online course folder.
To register for some courses, you might need the course's name and a password. It
will be given to you in the first lecture. If you missed the login information, please
contact your lecturer.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR STUDIES SUCCESSFUL
Good to know…
   German universities are                             Many German students go
  public, not private owned!                                 abroad, too!

   All German students speak                          Nearly all exams take place at
    English – just ask them!                                the end of term!

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DO‘s

• Lectures/classes start on time.
  Be there at least 5 minutes earlier!
• Take notes!
  What is written on the blackboard is usually relevant
  for the examinations.
• Participate actively in the class (answer lecturers‘
  questions, participate in groupwork, etc.).
• Raise your hand if you want to speak during the
  course. Don‘t just shout into the classroom.
• Go to the lecturer after the class is over, if you did not
  understand something or could not follow and ask
  him.
• Make sure your learning agreement is up to date!

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DONT‘s

• Don‘t give up too early: It always takes some time
  until all works out smoothly – ask your fellow
  students, lecturers, faranto fellows, international
  office…
• Don‘t hang out only with your own folks: Try to make
  new friends among the Germans and other
  international students right from the beginning…
• Don‘t postpone all study work until end of January:
  Clever students continuously work on the exercises
  handed out by the lecturers…
• Don‘t assume it all works in the same way as at your
  home university: Teaching and learning cultures can
  be very different – ask the German students about
  how they learn, what kind of exam questions to
  expect, etc.…

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EXAMINATIONS

Examination types:            // Oral Examination (MP)
                              // Written Examination (SP)
                              // Alternative Examination (APL), e.g. test, paper, presentation

Examination period:           09.07.2018 – 28.07.2018

Examination dates:            https://www2.htw-dresden.de/~rawa/index.html

Grades:              https://wwwqis.htw-dresden.de/qisserver/rds?state=user&type=0

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RE-REGISTRATION
• If you stay at HTW Dresden for longer than one semester, you need to re-
  register within the re-registration period.
                             02.07.2018. - 27.07.2018
You re-register for the new semester by
• paying the semester fee via EC-card at the university’s self-service terminal or
• by transferring the fee by bank.

PROLONGATION OF STUDY
If you only applied for one semester but you would like to stay another
semester at our university please come to the International Office in order to
get the document to extend your study period.

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THANK YOU

         Do you have any questions?

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