In the meantime, we no longer recommend UnivIS, but rather the new alternative SLOT for generating the timetable. A graphical help is available here for the first registration. UnivIS is currently only recommended for reading the module descriptions.
UnivIS, what is it?
The University Information System is an online information portal of the University which provides important information on topics such as lectures, people, room plans and much more. The most important information of these is the lecture dates and rooms, from which you have to put together your timetable. The following is an example of how to put together your timetable for the first semester, e.g. as a CE student with the technical application subject thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. The procedure is similar for all other TAFs and semesters.
Putting together the timetable
First get to the right place …
You start your efforts at the address www.univis.uni-erlangen.de. From there, the first thing you have to do is click through to the right lectures. The easiest way to do this is as follows:
- First, select the semester for which you want to create a timetable in the top right-hand corner.
- Then click on the link “Vorlesungsverzeichnis nach Studiengängen (Technische Fakultät)” in the box “Lehre” (Teaching), which will take you to a list of the degree programmes at the Faculty of Technology.
- There you select the type of degree programme, in this case “Computational Engineering”.
Now select the lectures
On the page you see now, all lectures are sorted by groups:
- Computer Science and Mathematics Fundamentals
- Technical electives
- Technical application subject: Here there is a further subdivision according to the individual TAFs.
- Key qualifications
In the corresponding categories you will find exactly the lectures that belong to the corresponding blocks. If you click on one of these categories, the procedure is basically always the same (for the example, click on “Computer Science and Mathematics Basics”):
- First you have to select the semester you are in, in this case “1.” and click on “show”.
- In the list of lectures that now appear, mark the ones you want to include in the timetable in the corresponding checkbox in front of them (for the example, these are “Fundamentals of Algorithmics”, “Fundamentals of Computer Engineering” and “Mathematics for Engineers I A”) and click on the link “Add selection to collection” at the very bottom of the page. You can now see that the selected lectures have been marked.
Once you have added all the subjects you want to include in a category to the collection, you can click on “Computational Engineering (CE-BA)” at the top of the page to return to the overview of categories and add more lectures from other categories.
What if the lecture cannot be found under the categories?
Then there is the search! Let’s take the lecture “Experimental Physics” as an example. To find it using the search function, proceed as follows:
- At the top of the drop-down list behind “Search”, select “Courses” and click on the small arrow behind it.
- Now enter the search term for the desired lecture (in the example, “Experimental Physics”) and click on “Search!
- In the list of lectures that now appears, you can select the lectures you want to add to the timetable from the list of lectures sorted by category, just as you did before.
When you have added all the lectures …
Then you can view the timetable / collection. To do this, click on the link “Collection/Timetable” at the top of the page. In the list that now appears, you can see all the lectures you have selected and you can also remove lectures if necessary. To view the whole thing as a timetable, click on “Timetable” on the left side of the page. This will take you to a view of the timetable. At the top of this page you will find 3 checkboxes that you can use to select which of the lecture details should be displayed in the timetable: “Course names”, “Lecturer names” and “Time details”. To print the timetable, it is advisable to either click on “Print view” on the left, or to download the timetable by clicking on “Postscript” or “PDF landscape format” and then print it.
Further tips on UnivIS
- Some of the exercises are also listed in the UnivIS, so that you can also work them directly into your timetable.
- By clicking on a lecture (regardless of which page in UnivIS), you can access further information about the lectures, such as assigned exercises and links to, for example, the lecturer’s website or to a website assigned to the lecture.