Exam FAQ

Start of the Master Thesis

For PY14-present:

The Master Thesis can be issued earliest after having acquired 78 credit points. The work on the Master Thesis project should be commenced as early as possible after acquiring 90 credit points. Bear in mind that the right of examinations for the Master course of INFOTECH is lost, if the Master examination is not passed within 8 terms, except the student is not to be held responsible for exceeding this limit.

For PY9-PY13:

The Master Thesis project topic can be issued regularly only after having provided all other required study and examination achievements, as as prove of Industrial Internship and German language proficiency according to §2 section 1 no 3 of the Admission Regulation for the Master course of study INFOTECH. The examination commission decides upon premature issuance of Master Thesis project topic in case the prerequistes are not yet fulfilled.

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Exam repitition Master INFOTECH

Information on regulations concerning the repetition of exams for the Master's Course INFOTECH based on the respective study regulation

General Information:

  • The important section in either version of the Study Regulation is §18 
    (PO 2009 (bilingual) [PY09 -PY13] )  (PO 2014 (bilingual) [PY14-current] )
  • Exams that have already been passed can not be repeated
  • Repeat exams according to PO 2009: two third attempts, oral continuation after the second written attempt
  • Repeat exams according to PO 2014: three third attempts, oral continuation only after the third written attempt

Repeat Exams:

  • In case of repeat exams, exams have to be registered and taken at the earliest offered/possible date to not be counted as a fail (5.0), unless there are valid reasons for postponing the exam:  

The student formally requests to postpone an exam based on evidence he/she attaches to the request addressed to the Examination Commission - the student has to keep in mind that the processing of this request might take some time and that he/she submits that request as early as possible.

               The Examination Commission evaluates the request and either approves or denies it:

1. the request has been approved: The student will be informed by the INFOTECH Office. The examiner of the respective exam will also be informed about the decision of the Examination Commission.

2. the request has been denied: The student will be informed by the INFOTECH Office and is expected to take the exam at the original date. If the student does not comply the exam will be counted as a fail (5.0).

Final Fail criteria:

a) according to PO2009 [PY09-PY13]

In order to not lose the right for further examinations the student should not exceed the maximum of third attempts. For PO 2009 which is valid for PY09-PY13, the maximum of third attempts is 2, no matter if the third attempt was an oral continuation exam or not. Please also notice, that even a cleared subject in three attempts is effected by this rule.

Oral Continuation after the second or third written attempt according to PO 2009 [PY09-PY13] :

  • After the first repeat of an written exam (= second written attempt) an oral continuation has to be scheduled. The same applies for a second repeat of an written exam (= third written attempt).
  • The duration of this oral continuation is between 20-30 minutes for each subject (if there is a combination), otherwise 20-30 minutes in total.
  • The outcome of an oral continuation can only be passed (4.0) or fail (5.0).
  • The continuation exam will conclude the preceeding written attempt which means that in case of passing the oral continuation you will end up with 2 (if it concluded the written second attempt) or with three attempts (if it concluded the third written attempt).

b) according to PO2014 [PY14-present]

For PO 2014 which is valid for PY14-current, the maximum of third attempts is 3. Please also notice, that even a cleared subject in three attempts is effected by this rule.  

Oral Continuation after the third written attempt according to PO2014 [PY14-present] :

  • Only after the second repeat of an written exam (= third written attempt) an oral continuation has to be scheduled.
  • The duration of this oral continuation is between 20-30 minutes for each subject (if there is a combination) otherwise 20-30 minutes in total.
  • The outcome of an oral continuation can only be passed (4.0) or fail (5.0).
  • The continuation exam will conclude the preceeding written attempt which means that in case of passing the oral continuation you will end up with 3 attempts.

Summary: Changes between PY09 and PY14

  • Students of the PY14-present have an additional third attempt.

  • The option to have an oral continuation after the second written attempt has been dropped for the students of PY14-present. After failing the second written attempt there is no way for students from PY14-present to avoid a third attempt in the respective subject.

 

 For a closer reading of the study regulations from 2009 and 2014 please check here.