The orientation offers enable ...

... Insights into the diverse research and activity areas of engineers from the start of your studies

... Interdisciplinary collaboration right from the start, exciting interdisciplinary projects in teams

... Offers for personal development, personal and intensive support

Ein Studierender lötet.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer
Ein Exponat welches im Rahmen der Orientierungsangebote erstellt wurde.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer
Zwei Studierende betrachten ein Exponat.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer

Young Researchers' Days in July 2024 at the TU Ilmenau

with workshops and projects in July 2024 for young people in year 10 and above and recent high school graduates and students

Registration by Friday of the previous week!

Introduction to soldering | Binary clock workshop | Measuring with the oscilloscope - virtual and real | Computer science workshop | From molecule to Lego brick - what are plastics made of? | Pitch your Green Idea | Digital Astronaut (VR/AR) | Digital Drawing Course - Technology & Art | Project configurable "ambient" lighting (electronic components, soldering, programming, 3D printing)

Orientation offers in the first semesters of your Bachelor's degree at the TU Ilmenau

Studierende betrachten eine Maschine.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer

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

Studierende heben ein selbst gebautes Modellauto in die Kamera.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer

Interdisciplinary project: Students are divided into small teams and work together (across degree programs) on exciting and challenging projects. By integrating this component early on in the course, the need to acquire theoretical foundations becomes clearer. In addition, the project work supports a better anchoring of knowledge.

Eine Szene aus einem Vortrag.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer

How does studying work? Integrated courses on key qualifications such as learning techniques, time management, academic work, project management and self-management

Procedure and application

The orientation courses extend over the first semesters of your Bachelor's degree and supplement your regular curriculum.

Agreements on the type, certification and recognition of additional coursework are described in a course-specific study agreement.


Registration is possible immediately, at the latest by October 11, 2024 (ERSTI week)

The number of places is limited!

Please send an e-mail to orientierung@tu-ilmenau with the subject "Application for orientation program" containing the following information:

  • Surname, first name, e-mail address and degree program
  • Motivation for applying to participate in the orientation program (one or two sentences or bullet points are sufficient)
Auf einem Tablet wird etwas erklärt.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer
Studierende sitzen im Hintergrund an Werkbänken, im Vordergrund steht ein Modellauto auf einem Tisch.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer
Ein Studierender lötet an einem Modellauto.TU Ilmenau / Stefan Riehmer

Confirmation of participation will be issued by October 12, 2024 at the latest and requires enrollment in one of the participating degree programs.

Participating degree programs in the academic year 2023/2024 are

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Automotive Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Informatics
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Management

The first courses in the program start on 15 October 2024.


Do you have any questions or need a personal consultation about the orientation programs? This is possible online or in person. Please send an e-mail to:

Contact persons


Sabine Fincke

03677 69-4554

Biomedical Engineering (BMT) degree program

Head of Institute and Department BMT:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jens Haueisen

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

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

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

Engineering Informatics degree program

Head of the Institute of Computer Engineering and Engineering Informatics:

Prof. Daniel Ziener

Study programs Mechanical Engineering | Mechatronics | Automotive Engineering

Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering:

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

Industrial Engineering and Management degree program

Vice Dean for Student Affairs of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Media:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Grebel