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Courses of the University of Cologne

KLIPS 2.0 provides you with  different ways to view courses on offer at the University of Cologne:

  •  You can look up courses according to the organisation (e.g. faculty, institute, department).
    Detailed instructions as well as an explanation of the table "Courses Offered" can be found on this page.

  •  Using the application Registration Status, you can look up courses of your specific degree program.

  •  Alternatively, you can use the Search Function to look up all courses offered at the university.

View Courses of an Organisation

To view the courses of each Organisation (i.e. faculty, institute etc.), please do the following:

1. In the Organisation Tree, choose the organisation whose courses you would like to view. The Business Card of the chosen organisation will be displayed.

2. In the Application Menu of the organisation's Business Card, click on the application Courses. The page "Courses Offered" will open. It lists all courses offered by the chosen organisation and all its sub-organisations. 

3. Using the navigation area, you have the possibility to further define the course list: 

  • Choice of "Academic Year"
  • Choice of "Grouping": Compulsory Subject/Elective Subject or Semester

4. At the top of the table, you will find symbols for how to Sort and Filter each column.

Contents of the Table "Courses Offered"

In a tabular overview, you will be provided with detailed information on each course. In the following, the columns are explained in more detail.

Column                                                 Function, Notes
Course Nr. The course number is a 9-digit sequence of numbers. The first five digits represent the organisation (faculty, department, institute) and each organisation has their own sequence of numbers. The four digits after the 5-digit organisation number represent the course number. Each course has its own individual course number.

Semester in which the course takes place:

  • W = Winter Semester
  • S = Summer Semester
If there are available dates for a course, the letter (W or S) will be highlighted in green.
Term. Dates on which the course takes place. By clicking on the symbol, the window "Course Dates" will open, showing all the dates (time, dates, place) the course takes place.
Title By clicking on the title of a course, a detailed view of the course will open, showing all information about the course, the module(s) it belongs to, credit points etc. Here, you will also get information on the position of the course within the curriculum.
Duration Duration of the course (semester hours per week).
Type Type of course: e.g. VO (lecture), SE (seminar). The course types are specified in the central settings.
Part. Provides information about applying for a course group of a course. Courses are divided into “Course Groups”. In the simplest case, a course has exactly one course group, the standard group.
  • , (grey): There is no active course group and therefore there are currently no active application periods. Registration for this course is not possible.
  • , (yellow): The application periods for the course groups have been entered into KLIPS 2.0 but have not yet begun. Registration is therefore not yet possible.
  • , (red): The application period for the course group(s) has expired. Registration is no longer possible.
  • , (green): The current date falls during the application period of at least one of the course groups. Students can register for a course group if web registration is possible and registration prerequisites are fulfilled.
Exams Provides information about existing exam dates and the registration deadlines for the exams of a course.
  • , (grey): No exam date for this course yet.
  • , (yellow): There is at least one exam for this course, but the registration period has not started yet.
  • , (red): There is at least one exam for this course, but the registration period has expired.
  • , (green): There is at least one exam for this course. The current date falls within the registration period.
Eval. Provides information about the evaluation status of the course. This function is presently not active in KLIPS 2.0.
Info Additional information/resources for a course (files, internet addresses etc.).
  • (grey): There is no additional information available in KLIPS 2.0 for this course.
  • (green): There is additional information available in KLIPS 2.0 for this course. By clicking on this icon, the window “Further Information” will open and all resources (internet addresses, documents to download etc.) will be displayed.
SPO C/E/PhD Currently not in use at the University of Cologne.
Lecturer (Assistant) Provides the name of the instructor and assistants.
Resp. Org. Information about the responsible organisation (faculty, department, institute).
Languages of Instruction Information about the language(s) of instruction.
Place (1st session) Information about the place where the first session of a course takes place (room, address).
Time (1st session) Information about when the first session of a course takes place (date, time).