Registration and de-registration from examinations

Do I have to register for an examination that I want to participate in?

Yes, if you want to participate in an examination, you have to register for the examination using QIS, a student administration system. This also includes repeat attempts, pre-tests, interdisciplinary projects, seminars (in-depth), technical projects and so on. The registration must be done during the registration deadlines, which can be found in QIS system under the respective examination. Theses registration deadlines are cut-off periods. The registration must occur prior to the provided deadline. A registration can be completed up until the last day of the provided deadline (23:59 P.M.). Once the deadline has past, registration is no longer possible. In this case, please contact the Examination Office immediately.

 

 

Are there deadlines to register for examinations?

The registration must be done during the registration deadlines, which can be found in QIS system under the respective examination. Theses registration deadlines are cut-off periods. The registration must occur prior to the provided deadline. A registration can be completed up until the last day of the provided deadline (23:59 P.M.). Once the deadline has past, registration is no longer possible. In this case, please contact the Examination Office immediately.

 

 

Do I also have to register for Interdisciplinary projects, technical projects and laboratory projects?

Yes, you have to utilize the QIS system to register for Interdisciplinary projects, technical projects and laboratory projects. Deadlines for the registration are 15 May for the summer semester projects and 15 November for the winter semester projects. 

 

 

What happens if I am not registered for an examination that I want to participate in?

If you are not registered for an examination within the given deadline, you are not allowed to participate in the examination. In this case, please contact the Examination Office. Please check the QIS system on a regular basis to ensure that you are correctly registered for all the examinations that you would like to participate in.

What can I do if my registration for an examination is not possible in QIS?

For technical difficulties pertaining to the registration for examinations please contact the Examination Office prior to the deadline. This can be done via email up until the last day of the deadline. In this email please write the problems you are experiencing and for which examination you would like to have the Examination Office register you for. If this email reaches the Examination Office before the end of the deadline (last day of the deadline, 23.59 P.M.) your registration can be processed. If not, a participation is not possible. 

 

 

Can I de-register from an examination?

You can only de-register from an examination if the examination is not a mandatory required examination. This is only possible for examinatinos that are attempted for the first time and do not fall under the "1+4 regulation".
For example, the first attempt of an examination of the 1st semester (curriculum) can be done voluntarily in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th semster meaning a re-registration is possible. In the 5th semester, a re-registration from this examination is no longer possible because of the "1+4 regulation" and you must attempt the examination for the first time.

A re-registration is only possible prior to the provided deadlines found in the QIS system. Examinations that fall under the "1+4 regulation" and for repeat attempts, a de-registration is not possible.  A de-registration from these examinations is only possible if, for example, you were to fall ill and provide a medical attestation.

Can I withdraw from an examination after it has begun?

A withdrawal from an examination which has begun is only possible if an acutely occurring valid reason exists. For example, after the beginning of the exam, you begin to feel very ill and it is not possible for you to continue with the examination because  your performance capability is limited and it is obvious to you that you can not complete the examination.
In this case, the following steps must be taken in accordance with the regulation provided by the examination boards for the departments of Environmental Planing/Environmental Technology and Environmental Business Mangagement/Enviorenmental Law:

  1. The examinee who wants to withdraw from the examination after it has begun must immediately notify the examination proctor with the acutely occurring valid reasons so this can be documented.
  2. The examination documents must be provided to the examination proctor.
  3. The examinee must immediatley consult with a doctor or medical officer, who must identify the medical issue that is being experienced by the examinee and document the fact that the performance capability has been limited and it is obvious  that the examinee could not complete the examination. The rules pertaining to medical attestations must be followed. Students in the department Environmental Planing/Environmental Technology  must always submit a medical attestation from a medical officer.
  4. The Examination Office has to receive a request for withdrawal indicating the acutely occurring valid reason together with a medical attestation and the supplement to the submission of medical certificates within three working days.
  5. The examination boards or the chairperson of the examination boards decides about the request for withdrawal. The Examination Office will then inform the students pertaining to the decision made. If the request is denied, the examination will be graded as "failed". If the requst is approved, the Examination Office will enter a "withdrawal with valid reason" in the QIS system.
What are the consequences if I participate in an examination even though I am sick and fail the examination?

If you participate in an examination even though your performance capability is limited due to an illness, it is your own risk , decision and responsibility to decide if you want to continue with the examination and subsequently submit the examination to the proctor. With this decision,  you have to accept the fact that you may fail the examination and any other additional consequences this might cause. If you chose to wait for the examination to be graded, you will give up your official right to withdraw from the examination.

 

Change of the course of study

What is a change of the course of study and how can I change it?

If, after starting your studies in one course of study, you discover that this course of study does not relate to what you have in mind for your professional career, you can apply for a change to another course of study.

You can do this online via the StudIS portal with your student account. To do this, select the function "Änderung der Einschreibung" (Change of enrollment) and follow the steps there through to the end.
The application for a change of the course of study must be printed out and submitted to the Student Service Office.
The application must be submitted within the re-registration period for the following semester, at the latest by the end of a semester for the following semester.

We advise you to seek detailed advice from the Examination Office before changing degree programs and to make an appointment with the person responsible for your degree program.

After a change of course of study, you will receive a provisional assessment notice from the Student Services Office stating that you must apply for recognition of achievements within the first semester after enrolment. Please contact the Examination Office as soon as possible to clarify the details.
Recognition will be granted on the basis of your achievements from the old degree course in accordance with the recognition lists for the new degree course established by the department.

Based on the recognized ECTS credit points, the student is placed in the corresponding semester in the new course of study:

    0 – 29 ECTS   = 1. Semester
  30 – 59 ECTS   = 2. Semester
  60 – 89 ECTS  =  3. Semester
  90 – 119 ECTS = 4. Semester
120 – 149 ECTS = 5. Semester
150 – 179 ECTS = 6. Semester
180 – 209 ECTS =7. Semester

Can I switch back to a course I've been enrolled in before?

Yes, you can change back to or re-enrol in a course of study in which you have already been enrolled. However, this is only possible if you still have the right to take the examination. If you lose your examination entitlement in this course of study, you will not be able to re-enroll in this course of study.

If you re-enroll in a course of study in which you have already enrolled, the old status is restored. This means that the semester count continues where it left off. In addition, the failed attempts that have already been made will be counted towards the re-enrolment. Any work already done will be recognized ex officio.

Please note that if you re-enroll in the same course of study, you will have to take any upcoming repeat examinations immediately. The same applies to examinations that are due according to the "1+4 regulation".

You will be notified of the recognition of ECTS credits, failed attempts and semesters as well as the upcoming examination obligation by the Examination Office in a final assessment decision.

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