Student Advisory Services

We are your point of contact in the MechCenter for academic advice. You can simply contact us for study advice. Often, a matter can be clarified simply and directly in the consultation hour. We look forward to welcoming you at our open consultation hours via telephone or ZOOM or to receiving your e-mail.

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Consultation hours

We are available during our office hours for your questions and 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. Just drop by. We look forward to seeing you.

Change in consultation hours

Tues., 6.12. Consultation hours cancelled

On Tuesday, 6.12.23, the office hours of the Student Advisory Service will be cancelled due to an internal event.

Consultation hours and contact options

  • Mondays: 10:00 – 12:00, L1|01, Raum 84
  • Tuesdays: 13:00 – 15:00, only by ZOOM, see below
  • Thursdays: 10:00 – 12:00, only by phone,please dial 06151 – 16 26121

Entering the ZOOM waiting room (only Tuesdays, 13:00 – 15:00).

The ZOOM link will take you to the virtual waiting room during our Tuesday consultation hours. After entering the waiting room, you will be granted access for an individual consultation as soon as we are available. In the case of waiting times, 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. During this time, questions regarding the individual design of the curriculum, legal parameters or the possibility of a specialisation often arise. If there are problems with your studies or difficulties with examinations, the study counselling will be happy to assist you. Of course prospective students are also welcome to contact us with their questions.

Network get together for Mechanical Engineering students

Utilise learning and study resources

The MechCentre's Student Advisory Services invites students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering to the monthly virtual open networking meeting.

Save-the-date: last Wednesday of the month, 10:30-11:30 via Zoom.


  • 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.
  • Make new social contacts with mechanical engineering students and arrange study groups..


  • Wed., 25.01.23,
    • 10:30-11:30 Uhr – Internship in Bachelor's programmes: Tips for planing and recognizing 6-week internship (Vorpraktikum / Grundpraktikum).
    • 11:30-12:30 a.m.- Internship in Master's programmes – learn more about the 12-weeks industrial work term and the External project work
  • Wed., 22.02.23, 10:30-11:30 Uhr – Tips for Master's and Bachelor's thesis: registration process, finding a topic, clarification of requirements for the thesis and expectations on working together with your supervisor.
  • Wed., 29.03.23, 10:30-11:30 Uhr – Projectwork: ADP, ARP and Tutorials Tips for the registration process, choice of topic, clarification of requirements and expectations of cooperation with the supervisor and your group members.

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


  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