Preliminary Course "Mathematics (major)"

Experience has shown that often even students with good grades in mathematics find the transition from school to university difficult. Whereas the focus at school lies on computational skills, at university the focus lies on the logical structure of mathematics, proof techniques and the use of formal mathematical language. The preliminary course "Mathematics major" is designed to facilitate this transition by teaching the methods of university mathematics and by giving an insight into the contents of the first semester. In particular, the course's purpose is not to revise school knowledge; rather, it covers topics that are new for most of the participants, but that will be deepened again in the first semester of the mathematics program.

Course description

The preliminary course is structured as follows: From about 11 am to 1 pm, there will be a lecture. In the afternoons, participants are expected to engage in exercises solving small problems independently to deepen and practice what they heard in the lecture. This is done in small groups; tutors are available to help if difficulties arise. The primary target group for this course is incoming first-year students with a major in mathematics. First-year students in physics and computer science are always welcome to participate as well, given that these disciplines involve their fair share of mathematics, which should not be underestimated under any circumstance. Furthermore, the preliminary course is intended as a decision-making aid for prospective students who are still unsure about choosing mathematics. 

  • Mathematics (B.Sc.)
  • Mathematics (Teaching Degreee)
  • Physics (B.Sc.)
  • Computer Science / Cyber Security (B.Sc.)



Monday, Sept  12, 2022 to  Friday, Sept 23, 2022


11-13 am

Excercies groups

2h in the afternoon

Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie nach der Anmeldung zum Kurs



Dr. Regula Krapf



Dr. Antje Kiesel

Bachelor-Master Office


Registration for this course starts on August 1. 

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