Academic programme

The academic programme of the Winter University Darmstadt combines seminars and field trips and German-as-a-foreign-language-classes. You can earn up to 4 ECTS credit points upon successful completion of the academic courses and 2 ECTS credit points for attending the German language course.

Seminar (course modules) and field trips

The Winter University Programme at Darmstadt provides you with knowledge of either
International Marketing and Sales” or
“Mechanical Engineering in Modern Power Plants”.

The module “International Marketing and Sales” deals with the growing importance of Marketing Management for the success of a product and the company. Students will learn how to manage complex international marketing concepts.  Different requirements of BtoB and BtoC customer segments, various industries as well as of selling services or products are considered in this module study.

The module “Mechanical Engineering in Modern Power Plants” deals with energy efficiency in modern fossil power plants. The focus will be on modern thermal power generation. Students will be introduced into the major components of steam plants, gas turbine plants and combined cycle arrangements. Thermodynamic influences and calculations are shown as well as the importance of materials development and limitation by production facilities and reliability demands.

Please find detailed module descriptions on the right-hand side.

German language courses

Learn the most widely spoken language in Europe! German skills can give you the edge in your global career.

The classes are planned and provided by the h_da language centre, which has long-standing experience in teaching foreign languages. You will be taught by qualified instructors of German as a foreign language who will pay special attention to your personal learning needs and interests. Class sizes of no more than 12 students guarantee intensive learning.

WUP is offering a German language course that is included in the programme fee. The course is offered on different levels.  According to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) the levels are:

Basic Level 1 (A1 CEFR)

Beginners with no knowledge of German

Basic Level 2 (A2 CEFR)

Students with little knowledge of German

Intermediate Level 1 (B1 CEFR)

Students with a basic knowledge of German

You will be placed in the level suitable to your background.

Courses on higher levels can be offered on demand.

For a detailed description of the different language levels and self-assessment check the europass-website.

Please find detailed module descriptions on the right-hand side.


Ms. Jessica Mayer
Max-Planck-Straße 2
64807 Dieburg
Office: F01, 110
Phone: +49.6151.16-39285
Email: wup.int@h-da.de

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