Practical study phase / Practical semester / Semester Abroad

Do I have to register for the practical study phase / the practical semester / a semester abroad if I am enrolled in the Department of Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology?

Yes, there are various registration forms for this, however registration via QIS is not possible. It depends on whether you are studying in a 6- or 7-semester program and whether you are completing the practical phase of your studies/ the practical semester as an internship at a company or as a semester abroad at a university or another institute.

You can find the forms for registration here "Downloads für Studierende, Vordrucke und Informationen im Fachbereich Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik", please select the one that is valid for you.

The form pertaining to you must be completed and signed by the supervising examiner. A copy of the form must be submitted to the Examination Office before the start of the practical study phase/practical semester. The original must be kept by you for later recognition. After your practical study phase/practical semester has been recognized by your supervising examiner, the original must be returned to the Examination Office, at which point the recognition is recorded in the QIS student administration system and the ECTS is credited, provided that the required preliminary work has been completed and passed.

You can find information on what preliminary work requirements in the regulations governing the practical phase of studies/internship semester/semester abroad applicable to your course of study. These can be found on the pages of your course of study.


 
 

Information and regulations for the practical study phase / practical semester in the Department of Environmental Planning / Environmental Technology

If you are a student in the Faculty of Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology (UP/UT) and you are about to complete the practical phase of your studies/the practical semester/a semester abroad, you will find here the current regulations for the practical phase of your studies or for the practical semester for the Bachelor's degree courses of the Faculty of Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, location Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld.

If you are still enrolled in an old examination regulation, then these two regulations are valid for you.
Regulations for the practical study phase in the UP/UT department for all 6-semester Bachelor's programmes in the UP/UT department
Regulations for the practical semester in the UP/UT department for all 7-semester Bachelor's programmes in the UP/UT department.

If you are enrolled in a degree program for which new subject examination regulations have come into force, then these regulations apply to you:
Regulations for the practical study phase in the UP/UT department for all 6-semester Bachelor's programmes in the UP/UT department
Regulations for the practical semester in the UP/UT department for all 7-semester Bachelor's programmes in the UP/UT department.


The regulations for a semester abroad are contained in the regulations applicable to you.

How to register for the practical phase of studies is already explained in the previous question. You can find the application form in our section "Downloads for students" via the highlight box "Forms and information in the Department of Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology".

The Regulations for the Practical Study Phase and the Regulations for the Practical Semester contain all relevant regulations regarding purpose, duration and time, practical positions and contracts, obligations of practical positions, students and the university, the preliminary work to be done "practice-oriented work 1 and 2", the completion and recognition as practical phase / practical semester or as a semester abroad. Please click on the regulations applicable to your course of study and find out everything you need to know while reading.
15 ECTS are allocated to the practical phase of study, 30 ECTS to a full practical semester.
The ECTS points will only be credited in the QIS when the original course slip for the practical study phase with the recognition by your supervising examiner has been received by the Examinations Office and the two preliminary achievements "practice-oriented work 1 and 2" to be completed have been entered in the QIS with passed.

The preliminary performance "practice-oriented work 1" is usually fulfilled by the proof of participation in the semester introduction event "Flying Days". If you did not attend this event at the beginning of your studies, e.g. due to illness, you can complete the practice-oriented work 1 by activities/projects as for practice-oriented work 2, after consultation with the course officer responsible for your degree programme.
The preliminary work "practice-oriented work 2" can be carried out, for example, by working as a tutor (e.g. during the Flying Days) or by individual projects for the lecturers of the department Environmental Planing/Environmental Technology (possibly also by prior arrangement with the department Environmental Business/Environmental Law).

Do I have to register for the practical study phase / the practical semester / a semester abroad if I am enrolled in the Department of Environmental Business/Environmental Law?

Yes, you must register in advance for the practical study phase / practical semester / semester abroad in the courses of study of the Faculty of Environmental Business and Environmental Law.

There is a separate registration form for this purpose (Laufzettel zur Anmeldung der praktischen Studienphase/Praxissemester/Auslandssemester) (Running card for registration of the practical study phase / the practical semester / the semester abroad) . Registration must be submitted to the Examination office (Building 9924, Room 119) by 31 October (for a winter semester) or 30 April (for a summer semester) at the latest. Further information can be found in the regulations for the practical study phase / the practical semester / the semester abroad of the Faculty of Environmental Business/Environmental Law.

 

Information on the procedure, the grading and the regulations for the practical study phase in the Department of Environmental Business/Environmental Law

If you are a student in the Department of Environmental Business/Environmental Law (UW/UR) and you are about to start your practical study phase, you will find here all necessary information as well as the current regulations for the practical study phase, the semester abroad and accompanying internships for practice-oriented theses for the Bachelor's and Master's programmes of the Department of Environmental Business/ Environmental Law at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, location Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld from 27.11.2019.
Regulations for the practical study phase in the department UW/UR

The procedure for registering for the practical phase of study is already explained in the previous question. You can find the registration form in our section "Downloads for Students" via the highlight box "Forms and Information in the Department of Environmental Business/Environmental Law".
The regulations for the practical study phase contain all relevant regulations regarding purpose, duration and time, internships and contracts, obligations of internships, students and university, the courses accompanying practical work, the completion and recognition as practical phase or as semester abroad as well as the accompanying internships for practice-oriented theses.

30 ECTS are allocated to the practical study phase, of which 5 ECTS are allocated to the accompanying courses.
The ECTS points will only be credited in the QIS when the original course sheet for the practical study phase with the recognition by your supervising examiner as well as the proof of your successful participation in the practical courses has been received by the examination office.

There are different regulations for the practice-accompanying courses (PBV) depending on the course of study and the version of the examination regulations.
In the Bachelor's programme in Business and Environmental Law, the PBVs are a course achievement and are not graded, but are assessed as passed/failed on the basis of a scientific paper. They are not included in the calculation of the overall grade.
In the old examination regulations of the Bachelor's programmes in Environmental and Business Management as well as Sustainable Resource Management (= until the start of the programme in the summer semester 2018), the PBVs are a course achievement and are not graded, but are assessed as passed/failed on the basis of a scientific paper. They are not included in the calculation of the overall grade.
In the new examination regulations for the Bachelor's programmes in Environmental and Business Management as well as Sustainable Resource Management (= starting in the winter semester 2018/2019), the PBVs are graded as graded papers based on a scientific paper and are included in the calculation of the overall grade.

Under this link you will find a summary of the PBV process in german language and here in english.

If you have any questions about the regulations that apply to you, please contact the Examination Office. If you have any questions regarding the procedure and organization of the PBV, please contact the UW/UR department or the course officer of the course in which you are enrolled.

Do I have to take part in examinations during the semester in which I am in the practical study phase / the practical semester / the semester abroad?

In the semester in which you are in the practical study phase / in the practical semester / abroad semester, you are exempt from taking part in examinations. This also applies to repeat examinations. Within the scope of the test count, a 5.0 is entered in the case of repeated attempts because of non-appearance in a compulsory attempt, but this is deleted with the entry of the recognition of the practical study phase / the practical semester / the semester abroad or a withdrawal with recognized reason is recorded by the examination office.

During this semester you are allowed to participate in examinations on a voluntary basis, however, if you fail, the attempt will be counted.

What is a Learning Agreement that I have to agree for a semester abroad at a foreign university?

If you are interested in a semester of study at a foreign university, it would be in your best interest to contact the International Academic Office for advice on the prerequisites, especially pertaining to possible funding programs.

If you want to complete the semester abroad as a practical phase of your curriculum, you will need a supervising examiner. With this examiner you clarify the requirements and regulations for a semester abroad. A "Learning Agreement" is always agreed upon. This contains the examinations which you must successfully complete at the foreign university in order to get the semester abroad recognized as overall with the assigned ECTS credit points.

When will my ECTS points for the practical phase of my studies / the practical semester / the semester abroad be recorded in the QIS?

Your ECTS points for the practical phase of your studies / the practical semester / the semester abroad will be recorded in QIS by the Examinations Office as soon as all required documents have been received and completed:
- Original of the registration form on which the supervising examiners have carried out the recognition
- Proof of participation in the Flying Days (= practice-oriented work 1 in the department Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology)
- Proof of the successful completion of the practice-accompanying courses (PBV) (department Environmental Business/Environmental Law)
- Successful completion of practice-oriented work 2 and maybe 3 in the department Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology (e.g. Tutor Flying Days)

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