What are the orientation program?

You are not yet sure whether an engineering degree is right for you? Do you want more practical experience in your studies and would you like close supervision and additional support? Or would you like to gain additional experience together with students from other programs?

Technische Universität Ilmenau has an orientation program that gives you the opportunity to find out about your interests and abilities in practical projects with other students and close supervision.


Through the orientation offerings, you'll benefit from....

... interdisciplinary cooperation right from the start.

...offers for personal development.

...personal and intensive support.

...additional practical relevance & the opportunity to gain insight into companies at the beginning of your studies. This can make it much easier for you to find an internship and start your career.

...an easier change of study program within the engineering programs of the TU Ilmenau. A change after the first or second semester is also not a problem for a Bafög-benefit.

What you can look forward to

  • exciting practical projects
  • applying your knowledge and learned skills in other subjects as well
  • working in a motivated team of students

Dino Junski | TU Ilmenau
Eleonora Hamburg

Who can participate in the orientation services?

Participating degree programs in the academic year 2023/24:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

What are the offers?


Career orientation and answering the question "What does an engineer do?" through company visits, presentations by graduates of the degree programs or industry and business partners.

Interdisciplinary practical project: Students are divided into smaller teams and then work together on the respective projects (across all degree programs). The early integration of this practical component in the course of study makes the necessity of acquiring theoretical fundamentals more apparent. In addition, the practical project supports better anchoring of knowledge and the ability to have this knowledge ready for application.

Courses on key qualifications such as time management, project management and also self-management for the practical project and for the studies are integrated.

The offers are divided into two parts - The course "Aspects of Engineering" with 3 ECTS and the "Interdisciplinary Practical Project" with 5 ECTS. Both parts go over the first two semesters and run parallel to your study plan.

Procedure and application

The orientation offers extend over the first two semesters and there are only a limited number of places available!

Do you have questions or need a personal interview about the orientation offers? This is possible online or in person. Please send an mail to orientierung@tu-ilmenau.de.

Contact persons


Sabine Fincke


03677 69-4554

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology:

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Möckel


Study programs Mechanical Engineering | Mechatronics | Automotive Engineering

Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Husung