First Days @ FAU

First Days @ FAU

Starting a master’s program at a new university is exciting but can be a challenge. To help you get organized, this checklist provides an overview of necessary steps to be taken at the beginning of your studies. Please be aware that this list might not be complete. You will find additional information by going through the IIS website and the FAU website. Additionally, you will get information material when registering yourself for the master’s degree at the head office in Erlangen. If you have any further questions, you can talk to your fellow students, post your question in the facebook group or contact the program coordinators.

To do before the semester starts:

ToDo Details/Purpose
[  ] FAU Main Website Did you check the FAU website for necessary general information
[  ] IIS Website Are you familiar with the information available on our IIS website (this website)?
[  ] Module Manual Have you read the module handbook to get a general overview which modules are generally available?

Master’s degree programs -> Master of Science in International Information Systems (Start of study after WS14/15)

[  ] Timetable via UnivIS Have you put together your timetable?
You can plan the courses individually by yourself:
  1. Go to:
  2. Choose English language
  3. Education > Course List
  4. Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät (RW) > Wirtschaftsinformatik / International Information Systems
  5. Master Program International Information Systems, 2 Options:
    1. > Course Directory: If you want to see all courses/courses of your semester directly
    2. > Module Directory: If you want to display courses sorted in IIS modules
  6. Choose the information you like
  7. Optional: You can pick the courses you like and can create a PDF on the left-hand side.
[  ] Study and exam regulations Have you read the “Studien- und Prüfungsordnung to be informed about all issues concerning your exams and modules and options?
  1. Go to “Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakutltät: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften”
  2. Go to “Masterstudiengänge Rahmenprüfungsordnung für die konsekutiven Masterstudiengänge”
  3. Take the most recent version
[  ] Important Semester Dates Did you write down the most important semester dates?

[  ] FAU Introduction Event
Are you aware of the date to celebrate the start of the university life at FAU?

[  ] Faculty introduction Event
Are you aware of the date of the faculty introduction event?

[  ] IIS specific introduction Event

Are you aware of the two IIS welcome events?

  1. IIS Inofficial Welcome (weekend prior lecture period) => get to know each other
  2. IIS Official Welcome (1st week of lecture period) => official information
[  ] FAU app Did you download the FAU app for your smartphone?
[  ] Facebook Do you follow IIS on Facebook?
[  ] FSI WInf/IIS Did you visit the website of the students’ representative group for the IIS program at the FAU? Feel free to participate actively!
[  ] Going Abroad Options Did you already think about your options for going abroad?
[  ] Residence registration Have you registered your address at the “Einwohnermeldeamt”?
[  ] RRZE-Starthilfe How to setup your IT infrastructure?
  • User ID Management
  • FAUcard
  • Internet and E-Mail
  • Online-Services
  • Hardware
  • Software
[  ] E-Mail Account Have you activated your e-mail account? Its a must to check your e-mails regularly!
[  ] Library Did you visit the library/libraries?
  • Erlangen (Main Libary)
  • Erlangen (Technical Faculty)
  • Nuremberg (Faculty of Business Administration)

(You can also take part in a tour through the library offered by one of the libraries)

[  ] Nuremberg Did you make yourself familiar with Nuremberg and the city’s surroundings?
[  ] Semester Ticket In collaboration with the local transport network (VGN), Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg is introducing a semester ticket. All students must pay the fee for the basic ticket and may choose whether they also wish to purchase the additional ticket.