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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science and Automation!

We warmly welcome our new members of Department IA and congratulate you on your decision to study at the TU Ilmenau. You will not regret it!

On this page you will find numerous links and tips for a successful start to your studies.

We look forward to seeing you around!


  • All freshmen of the department IA are invited to the "Erstikochen" (we're cooking dinner with you).
  • The city of Ilmenau grants an annual subsidy of 80 euros to all students who register their principal residence here. The required form can be downloaded at On the website of the Registry Office, online registration is also possible for students.
  • If you live on the campus, you have to register yourself and log in your PC or laptop into the FeM network to access the internet. The necessary forms can be found on the download page of FeM. Please also consider the contribution rules!


  • The "Erstiguide" (German only) contains a summary of important information about the Department IA as well as answers to some frequently asked questions. (It is also distributed in the first week by your tutors.)
  • This page contains important dates during the semester, e.g. when you have to sign up for exams, lecture period, holidays…!