SSC Mathematics and Data Science
Student-Service-Centre learning unit
Mathematics and Data Science
Welcome to the SSC!
The Student-Service-Center (SSC) Mathematics and Data Science is the contact point for students of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs of Mathematics, Technomathematics, Business Mathematics, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Data Science as well as the Teacher’s Degree Program with Mathematics as a subject.
In addition to the topics mentioned below, we also offer advice on organizational and personal questions about your studies. We will be available to answer your inquiries during counseling hours, at a personal appointment, or via e-mail.
Counseling sessions during the lecture-free period
Please make an appointment by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You are also welcome to call or come by. However, please understand that the phone or office may not be staffed at that time.
Please note: The SSC will be closed in September 2023.
Counseling sessions during the lecture period
Changes and cancellations will be announced here.
Zoom Counseling | Zoom-Waiting Room
Monday 10:00 to 10:45
Open counseling service in the SSC | Room 01.332, Cauerstraße 11 in Erlangen
Wednesday 10:00 to 11:00
Telephone counseling | 0049 1627758611
Thursday 11:30 to 12:30
All the offers mentioned above are available without appointment for the resolution of short questions (15-20 minutes).
You are also welcome to call or come by outside of the times listed. However, please understand that the phone or office may not be staffed at that time.
If you would like a longer personal counseling session (45-60 min.), please make an appointment by sending an email to email@example.com and mention the type of counseling you would like (SSC-office/zoom/phone).
Counseling sessions are not held on public holidays.
We are a multiprofessional two-person team and bring a wide range of expertise to support you in the best possible ways with your study-related concerns. Here is a brief insight into our competences:
- confidential and respectful atmosphere
- professional interviewing
- upport regarding the personal organization of your studies
- orientation counseling
- understanding of intercultural matters
- learning counseling
- many years of experience in university context
Many questions concerning your studies can be discussed at the SSC. The bullet points below provide you with the most important information and forms.
These can be used to answer some questions directly.
In addition, you will find preliminary information to prepare you for your personal counseling interview at the SSC:
- Early study programm
Advice on organizational questions regarding the planning of your early study program, or the accreditation of courses you have already attended.
- Start of your degree program
For the start of your bachelor’s, teacher’s or master’s degree program, you will find a lot of information on our website for first-year students. In addition, the StudOn-Area is available with an extensive range of information.
- Advice on organizational questions regarding your studies
We will work out strategies on how to structure your studies together: Learning and time management, exam preparation, maximum duration of your studies, integration of part-time jobs to earn income, referring to possible networks…
- Planning a semester abroad
We can help with time and organizational planning. Information about scholarships and current events can be found here:
Information events: Informationsveranstaltungen (German only)
Internationalization pages of the Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Change of study program
Sometimes you want or need to change your chosen degree program. We will tell you which steps are necessary, how to fill out the application form and where to submit it. In addition, we can determine whether you can have achievements from your previous study program which can be accredited.
- Perspectives in case of interrupting or dropping out of studies / leave of absence
There are many reasons why things do not always go as planned: Illness, birth of a child, financial problems, relatives in need of care, semesters abroad, etc: We will show you perspectives in case of interrupting or dropping out of your studies and inform you about other suitable offers at FAU. In this kind of situation, a semester off can also be beneficial and relieve the burden: Guidelines and application form
- Advice on entering professional life for the first time
We will support you with exploring your own skills and give initial advice on finding a job. In addition, you can use the Career Service, to have e.g. documents checked or to simulate job interviews.
- Application to a Master’s program
For the Master’s programs in Mathematics (D), Business Mathematics (D), Data Science (E) and Computational and Applied Mathematics (E) information on the procedure and the documents that need to be submitted can be found here.
(D): German-language program (E): English-language program
Many issues can be solved directly. Sometimes, however, it may be helpful to consult an expert. In this case, we will support you with finding the right person to contact:
- Subject-specific questions
Questions about study contents, individual study plan, elective modules, etc. can be answered by our advisors or your mentor.
- FAU Counseling Services from A-Z
The FAU has an extensive range of support services available to all students.
In the StudOn Area of the teaching unit Mathematics & Data Science: all international Master programs you will find all the information you need about studying:
- Organization and structure of the study program
- Study plans and examination regulations
- Contact persons in the department
- Registration and withdrawal from examinations
- Student council
- Further counseling and support services, e.g. family service, career service, financing your studies
For successful study, please complete the material provided in a learning module under the title “Learning Materials”:
First, log in to StudOn and use this “Lernmodul”…
Study at FAU | teaching unit Mathematics – Data Science: all international Master programs
Study guide: Computational and Applied Mathematics | Data Science
Make sure to select the appropriate semester in which you started your studies before joining your degree program’s course.