About Us

 

Today, IT competencies are important key qualifications - they are an important basis for successful studies and the subsequent career: Being able to work with a PC and software applications has become a "must."

Beginnings

In April 2008, at the start of our project, we decied to focus our course offerings on standard office software applications, not least due to the high demand and RWTH Aachen's cooperation with Microsoft. In 2008, we launched the first Microsoft Offifce "basic workshops" for Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, and Word 2003. Since the summer term of 2010, we have been offering courses on MS Office 2007. Since the summer term of 2011, we also offer workshops for the Office 2010 package.

Pretty soon, these free courses for RWTH students became very popular; already in the summer semester of 2008, we developed "extension courses" to complement basic courses; these were launched in the winter semester of 2008/09.

Our Courses

In all courses, the focus is on the use of software for everyday study:

  • How to write a term paper
  • How to evaluate measurement data and statistics
  • How to organize information
  • How to present my homework and results from studies

Erstmals starteten im Wintersemester 08/09 auch die Kurse "Webentwicklung mit PHP und HTML" sowie zur "Einführung in die Netzdienste der RWTH". In diesen Kursen lernen vor allem Erstsemester mit den zahlreichen Onlinesystemen der RWTH Aachen umzugehen.

In the winter semester of 2008/09, the courses "Web Development Using PHP and HTML" and "Introduction to the RWTH Network Services" were launched. These classes assisted students, in particular, first-term students, in learning how to use the online systems at the University.

Nach einigen Jahren erfolgreicher Projektentwicklung lässt sich auf ein breites Spektrum von IT-Kursen blicken:

After a few years of successful project development, a broad range of courses is now available:

Current Course Offerings

Microsoft Excel 2010

Introduction to MATLAB

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Presentation Tools and Methods

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Statistical Analysis Methods Using SPSS 17.0
Microsoft Word 2010 Text Processing Using LaTeX
Microsoft Office 2010 for advanced students

Discontinued Courses

PHP & HTML Basic Course

RWTH Aachen Network Services

Advanced LaTeX (Mathematics, Presentation)

Course participants can receive certificates of participation. Bachelor's students can list fIT qualifications in their diploma supplement; for details, please contact the Central Examination Office.

Members of the fIT team are certified specialists for Microsoft Office 2010. Course instructors have taken official exams are received the Microsoft"Office Specialist" certificate.

IWe expect to add further courses in the upcoming semesters. We develop new course offerings depending on demand.

During the lecture period, the courses are offered on a weekly basis; in the lecture-free period, the courses are available as block seminars. Depending on the popularity of a course, it is advisable to register for the course on time.