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English Language Courses for Exchange Students in WiSe 2024/2025

Exchange students can attend any number of the English-taught classes listed on this page across all faculties and take the respective examinations. English-taught classes that are not listed on this page are not permitted for exchange students to register for examinations. If you would like to take German-taught classes across faculties as an exchange student, we appreciate this; please inform yourself about the German-language courses on offer via the curricula of the individual degree programmes and complete this form and send it to the Mobility Administration within one month of the start of the semester.

Faculty of Business and Economics

Classes ECTS Professor
Mathematics 5 Dr Simon
Soft Skills 5 Prof Herbert/Prof Richert
Marketing D: Current Topics in Marketing 5 Prof Ullrich
Corporate Finance 5 Prof Heinemann
Innovation in the Digital Era 5 Prof d'Andria
Data Science 5 Prof d'Andria
Managing Innovation 5 Prof Richter
Mathematical Finance 5 Dr Simon

Faculty of Computer Science

Faculty of Business Law

Classes ECTS Professor
Anglo-American Bankruptcy Management 2.5 Prof Schellberg
Financial Management 2.5 Prof Schellberg
International Sales Law & Arbitration 2.5 Prof Schackmar
Doing Business in Germany 2.5 Prof Schellberg
Business Law 2.5 Prof Schackmar

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Classes ECTS Professor
International Engineering Week 2.5 Prof Kolev
Fundamentals of Vibration Engineering 5 Prof Behn
Fossils and Bio Fuels, Lubricants and Plastics 5 Ms Beugel
Surface Engineering & Coatings Technology 5 Prof Dorner-Reisel, Dipl.-Ing. Siebeck
Fundamentals of Laser Technology 5 Prof Rödel
Production Technology 5 Prof Löser

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Classes ECTS Professor
Automatic Control 5 Prof Bachmann
Computer Vision 5 Prof Schweigel
Digital Signal Processing 5 Prof Roppel
Microelectronic Technologies 5 Prof Knechtel
Introduction to LabView 5 Prof Schweigel
Communication Systems 5 Prof Roppel
Artificial Intelligence 5 Prof Bachmann
Sensor Systems 5 Prof Knechtel
Automation Control 5 Prof Bachmann

International School (information from WS23/24, to be updated)

(a) Language and Communication: German 

In the study area “Language and Communication: German" we offer German language courses during the semester from A1 to C1 according to the ECFR. They are aimed at all foreign students who wish to develop or broaden their knowledge of German during their stay in Schmalkalden. They are not designed for native speakers and have a limited number of participants. Registration on Stud.IP is required in order to take part in the German language courses. The range of courses is as follows:  

Lectures ECTS Professor Exam
German Language A1.1 5    
German Language A1.2 5 Ms Pesavento  
German Language A2.1 5 Ms Itzerott  
German Language A2.2 5 Ms Itzerott  
German Language B1.1 5 Dr Renz  
German Language B1.2 5 Dr Renz  
German Language B2.1 5 Mr Renz  
German Language B2.2 5 Mr Renz  
German Language C1.1 5 Mr Renz  

Incoming students with a very good knowledge of German are kindly invited to register for the Centre for Key Skills courses here.

(b) Language and Communication: English 

In the study area “Language and Communication” we offer applied English language courses that are complemented by lectures on intercultural sensitisation. The courses on “Business English” prepare the students for demanding professional activities in an international context and are also offered within several skill levels. They are not designed for native speakers and have a limited number of participants. The complementary courses on interculturality aim at an enlightened and reflected foreign experience with intercultural awareness. Additionally, we offer tailored courses on academic writing and reading in an international context. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor Exam
Academic Reading 3 Mr Rausch  
Academic Writing 3 Mr Rausch  
Business English (beginners) 3 Ms Bagchi  
Intercultural Business Communication 6 Ms Bagchi  
Personal Branding 3 Ms Wassink  

(c) Introduction to German Studies 

The study area “Introduction to German Studies” is supposed to facilitate the students’ orientation in the host country, to sensitise them to cultural and country-specific characteristics in Germany as well as to impart knowledge on Germany’s higher education system. Students are highly recommended to join the introductory workshop in English. Furthermore, the International Office offers field trips to various destinations in order for the students to gather country-specific experience outside the study location. It should be noted that these trips are not compensated with credit points and involve a small personal financial contribution. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor Exam
Applied German Studies: Dresden-Leipzig 1 Mr Rausch  
Introduction to German Studies 3 Dr Hornung  
Applied German Studies: Berlin 1 Dr Hornung  

(d) Introduction to European Studies

The study area “Introduction to International Relations and European Studies” addresses students from outside Europe as well as all other students interested in the socio-scientific analysis of international relations. There is a specific introduction in every semester, which is also suitable for beginners. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor Exam
Introduction to European Studies 3 Dr Hornung  

(e) International Electives 

The range of courses within the area “International Electives” is supplemented by courses on changing subjects in English. Those events cover comprehensive international aspects relevant to students from all fields. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor Exam
Start-Up-Thinking and Entrepreneurial Spirit 3 Ms Wassink  
Principles of Marketing 3 Ms Bagchi  
Design Thinking & Doing COIL Program 2 Ms Wassink  
Global Marketing Research Project 6 Ms Bagchi