Decision process

You will be particularly motivated to graduate with a degree if you choose your course to match your interests, skills, and goals.

Selecting the right course is a process that takes time

The process can be roughly divided into four phases:

1. Orientation: What subjects can I choose?

2. Narrow down the choices: What are my skills and interests? What area would I like to work in? What suits me?

3. Find out more: Start looking for further information on possible subjects and fields of work. Details of key contact persons and relevant links are available in the adjacent contact box.

4. Condense the options: Try to systemize and weight all aspects that speak for or against a specific course. For example, if the criteria 'Interest in the subject' only applies to a limited extent for subject 1, the subject is given a low score in this aspect.

There are sure to be many more criteria that are important to you! The total score for each subject can be used to help you decide what decision is best for you at this point in time. Filling out the table will also help you to see where you still lack the information needed to choose your course.

Attribute and weighting Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3

Interest in the subject (1-10)

Ability in the subject (1-10)

Appeal of the subject (1-10)

Appeal of the subsequent profession (1-10)

Job prospects (1-10)

Appeal of the course location (1-10)

Special features (1-10)




Web-based tests such as self-assessments can also be helpful in choosing a course.

An overview of available test programs can be found at