Master's Introductory Week summer term 2024

Welcome to the Master's Introductory Week. If you start your studies in the Computer Science Master's program here at RPTU this semester, then you're at the right place!

Events will take place from 17th to 19th of April 2024. New Master's students will receive further information by e-mail.

What is "EWoche" and what happens there?

The EWoche ("Einführungs Woche") is your introductory week especially for Computer Science students (do not confuse it with the Orientation Course by ISGS which is addressing all international students). Here, you will acquire information regarding your studies, have the opportunity to ask all kinds of questions and of course you will also learn about other not-so-study-related things which might help you at RPTU. Also, you will meet older CS students and (most importantly) get to know your fellow students (and future friends)!


This is your first entry point to the EWoche - feel free to browse through the website. If you encounter a page in German, you are probably on the sites for the Bachelor's EWoche. Please note that you do not have to create an account here. Your EWoche is organized by the department Computer Science and the Fachschaft Computer Science (you will learn what this is during your EWoche, don't worry), which also runs this website.

What should I do next?

You are probably wondering which next steps you should take before the lectures start on April 22nd:

Participate in your EWoche

To successfully participate in your EWoche, there are a few websites and online-tools you should know. Since you are computer scientists, we hope that you will figure out how to use those tools yourself. ;) For example, you can use this tutorial for accessing OLAT. If you still have problems (for example, if you have trouble with some things only being available in German), feel free to contact us (see section "Contact"). By the way, all of those websites and tools are hosted by the university themselves, so your data is safe.


OLAT is a regional learning-platform. It is used by RPTU for the organization of most courses and we will also use it during the EWoche. You can find all the material shown to you during your EWoche there and you will find additional things like a detailed schedule and a forum.

You can access the OLAT course for the EWoche here. To access OLAT, you need an RPTU account, which you should've already gotten by that time. In case you do not have an RPTU account yet, you can still access OLAT using this temporary solution:

Master Ewoche _ HowToOlat


Mattermost is an open-source, self-hosted Slack alternative. Most of the "short-term-communcation" during your EWoche and also for some lectures will take place on RPTU's Mattermost server. On this server, anyone can create Mattermost-Teams (for example, there will be a Team for your EWoche) where people can then write in different channels, send private messages, and explore all the other features like video communication. Think of Mattermost like a chat program.

You can access the Mattermost team for the EWoche here. Use your RHRK-credentials to log in.


BigBlueButton is an open-source web-conferencing system. It is integrated into our OLAT (can be accessed by clicking the respective link(s) in the menu of the OLAT course), so feel free to familiarize with it before you will have to use it for EWoche events and your lectures.

Get in touch with other students

Probably the best way to get in touch with other students these days is to join the Mattermost-Team of the Fachschaft where you will find many other bachelor and master CS students. Here, you can just chat, ask question, or just keep up-to-date with what people are talking about. You can also find people who are in the same semester or taking the same courses as you (even some professors are active there). Although most people talk in German here, everyone is able to speak English and it is totally fine to write in English as well. You can also organize yourself on other platforms, like a Discord server, of course.


If you have questions, feedback, or really any kind of issue, please feel free to contact the Fachschaft members responsible for the Master's E-Woche Marvin Häuser or the study manager of CS department Christian Bogner.

We are eager to get to know you, too, so don't be shy and contact us! :)

Kind regards, Your Master's EWoche Team