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The mentoring program of the Faculty of Engineering supports students in the introductory phase and during the course of their studies.

We offer individual counselling sessions and work together to address your learning difficulties and time management.

We support you with individual problems that may arise during your course of study and, in addition to personal counselling, offer you encouragement and support with information, ideas, tips and materials.

If you - as you most certainly intend to do - want to study successfully, but don't quite know what you need to do to achieve this goal and how best to proceed, we offer you guidance to furthering your learning and working techniques.

To register for the mentoring program, please send an e-mail to:

Your path to the Faculty of Engineering

Infos for first year students

Dear first-year students, we have put together important information for a successful start to your studies. Take a look at the exciting videos of our departments and gain an insight of the atmosphere in our faculty!

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Emergency kits in examination situations

If you are afraid of not being able to pass an exam shortly before it is due, here are some tips and advice on how to stay confident in such a situation and make the best of it.

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We support you with individual problems that may arise during your studies and offer personal counselling. If you have strong doubts about whether you want to continue your studies and give up, please contact us. You can often find ways not to give up.

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We want to achieve that you can develop a positive and personal relationship with your study subject and encourage you to optimize your learning behavior and think about solutions. If you internalize our offers in the following, you will see that studying can be a lot of fun and enjoyable for you. Join us!

Learning strategies

Within the framework of a self-study course, we show you various facets of learning strategies on how to study effectively. Our approach is not a recipe book based on the principle of "succeeding in your studies in 30 days", but an encouraging guide through your studies.

Scientific work

Science can be exciting and bring you a lot of fun and joy. Doing scientific work as part of your studies is challenging enough in itself. Before you start working scientifically, you should learn and understand the basics of scientific work.

Mentoring program for students in the transition from study to workDiMento

DiMento is a one-year mentoring program and is aimed at master's and doctoral students of all faculties of the University of Duisburg-Essen, preferably already in their first or second master's semester (but also later) or in the second half of their doctorate, who want to develop individual strategies for the transition to their career.

For this purpose, the exchange with professionally experienced personalities in the intended career field (mentoring), the development and expansion of personal competencies, potentials and soft skills in workshops and at theme evenings and the intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange as well as the networking in the peer groups serve. DiMento is designed on the principles and objectives of diversity management at the University of Duisburg-Essen. It addresses the personal diversity and the comprehensive potential of the student body and networks the participants interculturally and interdisciplinarily.

The program is starting its 10th round - application deadline is November 1st!