Examination

Here you will find everything you need to know on examinations.

Organization of the module exams

In the Bachelor's degree programme and Master's degree programme two exams are offered, which take place during the examination periods at the end of the lecture period and at the beginning of the following lecture period. You can find more detailed information on the pages of the  "Virtual Central Examination Office".

Examination attempts

The maximum of examinations in each module is three attempts.The third attempt normally is an oral examination. Examinations already passed may not be repeated.

Dates, form of and prerequisites for examinations

 Current dates of examinations.

The above link will also lead you to information on prerequisites and form of all examinations in the respective courses.   

Registration for examinations and inspection of the exam

Information on registration for examinations can be found here.

Withdrawal from an examination and medical certificates:

The examination office does only accept sick notes on the  form used by the university.

Bachelor, Master and Diploma theses

Students should registrate for the Bachelor final thesis at the start of the semester, but latest at the end of the second month of a semester. The registration has to be made wit the required form at the examination office. The examination office will then check that the formal requirements according to the examination regulations are fulfilled (please also hand in proof of the 10 LP in your application subject) and then will pass the form on to the supervising tutor. He/She will then announce the topic to the student/s. Both student/s and tutor will sign a declaration concerning this act. n case of a final project, the individual topic of the Bachelor's project may be handed out later, up to the end of the lecture period. In case of an individual Bachelor thesis, the topic should be handed out as soon as possible. In both cases a registration (registration form) at the examination office within the first two month of the semester is required. 

You need to hand in three bound copies (no spiral binding!) of the B.A. final thesis until the end of the semester (i.e. 31st of March in winter semesters and 30th of september in summer semesters). Part of the thesis must be a signed statutory declaration of authorship. The final presentation of the B.A. thesis, in which the thesis is presented to all interested members of the Department, also has to be held before these dates. The supervising workgroup sends out invitations for the presentation via the mailing lists studierende-ifi and mitarbeiter-ifi.

The assessment is being given within utmost four weeks. In cases of long correction periods, students may encounter problems when wishing to enrol for a consecutive Master's degree program. It is therefore possible to issue temporary confirmations of the B.A., if the examination office has been notified of successful completion of the B.A. (minimally required mark: 4,0). First referee is the supervising tutor. The second referee may be a member of staff of the Department of Computer Science.

A Bachelor / Master thesis has to be delivered in triplicate at the examination office. Diploma theses have to be delivered in quadruplicate.

Benefits for finishing within the designated period of study

The bachelor examination regulations Computer Science and Business Information Technology allow eliminating the worst 18 achievement points from the calculation of the final mark, if the degree is finished within the designated period of study (6 semesters). You thus have to finish all exams within the aforementioned 6 semesters. Take notice, that therefore the second examination period of the 6th semester can generally not be used. An early exam during the second examination period of the winter semester can still be accepted, if it is in March.

In hardship situations, e.g. illness during the final period of the Bachelor's thesis or during an exam in the first examination period one may still receive benefits.

Opposition period of module exams

The   allow an opposition period of one month after disclosure of the results. Send your objection, containing precise objections, in written form to the examination board. After one month the given grade is final. These regulations shall be put into effect for future module exams as follows:

  • Module examination: oral exam

    The opposition period ends one month after the module exam.

  • Module examination: written exam

    During the written exam the inspection date shall be announced. Here the students can take a look at their corrected exams and discuss the corrections made. It is possible that the grade can be changed in the process of inspection. You can find your grade at the latest four weeks after the inspection date in the students' database. The grades then are considered published. In the period of four weeks after this date (i.e. up to eight weeks after the inspection date), the students may raise a formal objection against this module exam with the examination board. Hereafter, the grade saved in the students' database is final.

Legal Basis

Legal basis for all examinations are the examination regulations and supplementary  decisions of the examination boards. Since the winter semester 2013/14, the Bachelor must be finished in accordance with the examination regulations of 2009.