Depending on the choosen degree programme, the course start in the summer or winter semester. When your desired study programme starts, you will find out in the overview of all degree programmes under "Semester".
The summer semester starts on 15th of March.
The winter semester starts on the 1st of October.
If these days fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the lectures start on the following Monday.
Here is the overview of the semester dates.
A standard period of study is defined in the study and examination regulations for each degree programme. In principle, all study and examination achievements, including the Bachelor's or Master's thesis, should be successfully completed or passed by the end of the respective standard period of study.
If the standard period of study is exceeded by more than two semesters, the Bachelor's or Master's examination is considered failed for the first time. All examination achievements (incl. internships and Bachelor's or Master's thesis) that have not yet been completed are then considered failed for the first time and are rated 5.0.
Please note that the crediting of previous study and examination achievements as well as the crediting of the internship may affect the number of semesters you have completed. This can shorten the standard period of study!
In principle, there is no compulsory attendance for lectures. However, regular participation is strongly recommended – participation reflects on grades!
Furthermore, participation in seminars with a strong practical component is often compulsory.
You decide that yourself. Frequently presentations are posted via the e-learning platform Moodle.
The university offers its students with children a range of support, from the possibility of leave of absence to childcare room. The offer is complemented by personal counselling: by telephone, e-mail or on-site. You are welcome to make an appointment. Contact details and further information on studying with children.
The internship semester is an integral part of every Bachelor programme. Often, a pre-study internship or basic practical training is required in addition according to the study and examination regulations.
Master students can compete an intership on a voluntary basis.
Here you will find more information on internships.
It is possible to apply for credit transfer of study and examination achievements if you have already acquired the competences (e.g. in an earlier course of study or outside higher education). The application should be submitted in the first year of study in the PRIMUSS portal. You can find out more about this in the Information Sheet Credit Transfer (access only possible as a registered student with a Moodle account).
Depending on the program, you have several courses per week, which are usually spread over all working days. In addition, you need to plan more time to deepen the material independently and to work on assignments. You can view your exact timetable independently after enrollment in PRIMUSS.
Note: If you would like to see your timetable through the THI app, you have firstly to compile and save your personal timetable as an online timetable in PRIMUSS!
That depends on your study course. Information on this can be found in the Study and Examination Regulations with Annex (Subject-Overview) of your study course. Detailed descriptions can be found in the module handbook of your study course. Both documents are linked on the respective course page. Please also note that some courses are offered either only in the summer semester or only in the winter semester.
In Bachelor's degree programmes, all examinations of the first and second semesters must be completed by the end of the third semester. If this is not done, the examination achievements not yet completed are deemed to have been taken for the first time and not passed.
Additional information for international degree-seeking students of English programmes:
The most important for all international students of English degree programmes, you will have to reach the German language level A1 until the end of the first semester.
The most important basic information about your study course can be found in the study and examination regulations with annex and also in the module handbook or study plan of your study course, which you can find on the respective course of course page.
Furthermore, all THI students are subject to the same legal framework, which can be found in the General Statutes of THI.
In the THI General Examination Regulations (APO) you will find, for example, information on repeat examinations, deadlines in the course of studies, regulations on the examination procedure, etc.
The matriculation statutes of THI mainly regulate topics such as matriculation, exmatriculation, prior practice, re-registration and also leave of absence.
The module handbook is the guide to all modules in the study programme. It contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS (=European credit points), duration, work load, literature and references.
Each study programme has its own study and examination regulations (SPO). It contains all relevant information on the structure of the programme, the degree, the qualification requirements for the programme, if relevant information on an aptitude test (improvement of chances of finding a place), the conditions for advancement in the course of the programme as well as the type and number of compulsory work placements.
There is an annex to each study and examination regulations. In this document you will find the division of the semesters into study sections, the list of all modules of your study programme to be taken, the time expenditure per module per week (SWS - semester weekly hours) as well as the number of credit points (ECTS) per module passed and the thesis of your study programme. You will also find essential information on the structure of your degree programme, admission requirements for examinations, the type of examination and the type of proof of achievement per module.
Examinations and Results
You have to log-in into PRIMUSS student portal and choose "My exams" --> "Overview of Marks".
You can request an official grade confirmation with signature and seal in the PRIMUSS student portal by selecting the corresponding application in the My study --> Applications and Messages
Study Leave Semester
If there is an important reason, you can apply for a leave of absence for the next semester until the end of the current semester (September 30 or March 14)
Important reasons for a leave of absence are:
- An illness certified by a doctor's certificate if the illness prevents proper study in the semester in question.
- Maternity protection / parental leave
- Care of a close relative
- The completion of a voluntary internship of at least 18 weeks, which is conducive to the study program
- The completion of training periods for a recognised training occupation (within the framework of a combined study programme)
- A missing course offer of the follow-up semester required according to the progress of studies
- An extraordinary additional workload, clearly limited in terms of content and/or time by the employer and certified by the employer, which considerably impairs a proper course of study in the semester in question (applies ONLY in part-time Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes of the IAW).
Other grounds shall be accepted only if they are sufficiently well founded in the individual case. As a rule, economic grounds are not recognised.
Leave of absence is only granted for one semester and should as a rule not exceed two semesters. If necessary, a new leave of absence must be submitted.
During the leave of absence, study and examination achievements cannot be completed. However, it is possible and in certain cases mandatory to repeat examinations. More detailed information can be obtained directly from the SCS.
The topic of the final thesis can be chosen freely from the field of study in consultation with the first examiner. As a rule, the supervising professor (first examiner) should be a professor from your degree programme. You yourself are responsible for selecting the subject and the supervising professor.
Further information to the final thesis topic you find on Moodle.
You do not need to write the thesis with a company, but you can decide to do it. Some companies have advertised final thesis positions for which you can apply. You can also consider to send an unsolicited application to a company and apply for a final thesis position.
Further information to the final thesis topic you find on Moodle.
THI is open from Monday to Friday from 6:00 until 21:00 and on Saturday from 7:00 until 18:00.
The library turnstile guarantees extended opening hours for enrolled students to the library: 18/7 (Mon - Sun 6 am - midnight). During exam months: 24/7.
Here you will find further open hours of THI service offices.
Yes, we have!
Students or employees can use THI's Wi-Fi networks with their ID.
- Eduroam (use THI-Accountname e.g.: abc1234 and password)
- Campus (use THI-Mailaddress e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org and password)
Difference between eduroam and campus: With campus you can connect to the internet, the THI-network and the services of our library. With eduroam you can only connect to the internet.
Here you will learn more about Central IT Services and their offers for students.
The printing infrastructure on the campus of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt includes a FollowMe Printing system consisting of Konica Minolta multifunction devices, laser printers in computer labs aand the EveryonePrint system, by which print jobs can be sent from the browser. To get the printing pricing and instructions please follow the THI printing site.
If you are coming from another city by train, you will have to choose the Northern Railway Station. (Ingolstadt Nord). From there you have a 15 minutes walk to THI.
If you are taking a bus, you may exit at the central bus station (ZOB). From there, it is just a short walk to THI.
Normally, there is a bus stop: “Technische Hochschule” just next to THI, however due to the road works the bus stop is closed until approx. 2022.
Further informaiton find here: directions - THI Main Campus.
The student canteenis open on workdays from 11am to 2pm. At reduced rates, students and staff can choose from three different menus, one of which is vegetarian. The cafeteria next door has opening hours from 8 o'clock in the morning to 7 o'clock in the evening. It offers small snacks and a variety of cold and hot drinks. The canteen and the cafeteria accept cashless payments only with the electronic student card.
Students and staff can eat in the Reimann´s restaurant, right next to the main entrance. It offers lunch, including a vegetarian option, between 11.a.m and 2 p.m. at a good price. In the morning and afternoon cold and warm snacks and sandwiches are on offer. Reimanns is a popular venue for university events and student parties.