MechCenter
Student Advisory Services

We are your contact point in the MechCenter for academic advice. You can contact us for advice regarding your studies. Most questions and concerns can be clarified simply and directly in the consultation hour. We look forward to your email inquires and to welcoming you at our open consultation hours via telephone or ZOOM.

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Consultation Hours

We are available during our office hours for your questions and all kinds of counselling needs. On Mondays we are on site for you in L1|01 Room 84. On Tuesdays you can reach us via Zoom. On Thursdays you can reach us by phone. We look forward to seeing you.

Notice of changed consultation hours

The Tuesday Zoom consultation hours on 28th of May 2024 are cancelled due to the campus event “TU Meet and Move”.

Consultation Hours and Contact Options

  • Mondays: 9:00 – 10:00, additional English (Zoom) consultation hour for the study programme M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering
  • Mondays: 10:00 – 12:00, L1|01, room 84
  • Tuesdays: 13:00 – 15:00 (Zoom)
  • Thursdays: 10:00 – 12:00, only by phone,please dial 06151 – 16 26121

The Zoom link will take you to the virtual waiting room for our consultation hours. After entering the waiting room, you will be granted access for an individual consultation as soon as we are available. If you have to wait, we will inform you via the waiting room chat.

New: Additional English consultation hour

We offer an additional English consultation hour for students in the study programme M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering via Zoom on Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Mondays: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m, on Zoom
  • The Zoom link will take you to the virtual waiting room. After entering the waiting room, you will be granted access for an individual consultation as soon as we are available. If you have to wait, we will inform you via the waiting room chat.

The Student Advisory Service is here to help

Studying at the TU Darmstadt marks the beginning of a new phase in life and is accompanied by a wealth of new information, insights, challenges, and decisions to be made. You may have questions regarding the individual design of the study plan, legal framework conditions, or a possible specialisation. If there are problems with your studies or difficulties with examinations, our study consultants will be happy to assist you. Of course, prospective students are also welcome to reach out to us.

You are also welcome to contact us by e-mail. If you contact us by e-mail, it is helpful for us if you also give us your matriculation number (if you already have one) and your telephone number for any queries.

Events about study planning and organisation

The MechCentre's Student Advisory Services invites students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering to our info session on various topics related to study planning and organisation.

Goals:

  • To develop new ideas and solutions together in order to enjoy and be successful studying mechanical engineering.
  • Get tips from your student advisory service form MechCenter on the meeting's topic.

Participation is possible without registration via this Zoom-Link. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the events!

The MechCenter is offering an information meeting on Wednesday, 29.5.2024, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. about the final theses in Bachelor and /the Master programme. We will answer your questions and provide information on the following topics:

  • Formal requirements and recommendations for registration
  • Special features of an external thesis
  • Tips for planning the thesis
  • Supervisor relationship – expectations and cooperation
  • Dealing with difficulties when writing the thesis

Contact

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Tanja Loy
Tanja Pieschel M.A.
+49 6151 16-26105
L1|01 89
Dr. Elke Plies-Balzer
+49 6151 16-26120
L1 01 89
Dr.-Ing. Desislava Veleva
+49 6151 16-26109
L1 01 80
Jens Hasenbank-Kriegbaum M.A.
+49 6151 16-24567
L1 01 80
Dipl.-Geogr. Gabriele von Laufenberg
international affairs
+49 6151 16-26122
L1|01 88

Tips to Study Better

The Moodle course of the Center for Educational Development and Technology of TU Darmstadt (HDA) provides you with a lot of support, materials, and methods to help you get through your studies even more successfully.

What can you expect?

  • Optimal exam preparation
  • Sensible learning techniques
  • Successful time management
  • Successful teamwork
  • Templates for project management
  • Presentation materials

You can complete the course anytime and anywhere, from the comfort of your home, the library, or on the road. You have full control over your learning and can find your own rhythm.

Click here to go directly to the Moodle course: Start now.

The Center for Educational Development and Technology (HDA) of the TU Darmstadt offers you brief, free workshops in which you can specifically develop your skills.

The training courses cover topics such as academic presentations, time- and self-management in your studies, exam preparation, professional flipchart design, design thinking, and agile project management.

Choose what interests you and what will help you in your studies.

The training is conducted by HDA staff and qualified student trainers/tutors.

You can find an overview of the training and the registration here.

It is our vision that everyone can be mentally strong and emotionally balanced. This requires methods that are taught in schools and universities as a new cultural technique.

The Center for Educational Development and Technology (HDA) of the TU Darmstadt offers a toolbox with field-proven, effective methods. Let yourself be inspired to (further) develop your skills in mental strength and emotional balance.