Corona-related information on examination regulations and module handbooks

Withdrawal regulations and regulation on failed exams according to the Corona Statutes

Withdrawal from the examination is regulated according to ABMPO §7 (3): In the event of an examination being withdrawn due to illness, a medical certificate from a fiduciary doctor must be submitted, otherwise the examination will be deemed to have been failed.

Extensive facilitations regarding the withdrawal from examinations apply, which have been recorded in the Corona Statutes in §5 (2):

1. 1A withdrawal may be made by mere absence from the examination. 2Non-attendance is generally considered excused. 3The obligation to present a medical certificate in the event of non-attendance at registered university examinations is suspended. 4In the case of non-attendance, a (fiduciary doctor’s) certificate is no longer to be submitted for these examinations – the non-attendance is considered excused. 5No failure shall be recorded for non-attendance.
2. 1In case of withdrawal from or non-attendance of the first attempt of an examination, the registration expires subject to the regulation in sentence 3. 2If a candidate withdraws from or fails to take a repeat attempt, he/she must register for the next examination. 3Sentence 2 applies accordingly to withdrawal from the first attempt of an examination in cases where a repeat examination is offered in the same semester; students may, however, independently deregister from or withdraw from the repeat examination.
3. 1For final theses (Bachelor’s and Master’s theses) as well as examinations that are part of the University Law Examination, the regulations of the respective applicable study and examination regulations shall apply. 2Term extensions have been or will be granted for final theses to the extent necessary; further deviations from the regulations of the study and examination regulations may be granted upon application to the responsible examination board.

With regard to the processing of withdrawals and re-registration for examinations in the winter semester 2021/22:

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According to the Corona Statutes, in the winter semester 2021/22, regulations deviating from the examination regulations of the TF ensure the following

  • forms of examination,
  • sequence of modules by semester and
  • duration of examination periods

the studyability of study programs as well as the most trouble-free and flexible teaching and examination operations possible. The Dean of Studies is responsible for the decision on the above-mentioned changes.

 

Decisions on changes to examination forms or alternative examination forms for modules that are explicitly mentioned in an examination regulation are announced on this page. The same applies to repeat examinations for modules from the winter semester 2020/2021 and the summer semester 2021 that cannot be announced in the module handbook for technical reasons.
For modules of the winter semester 2021/22 that are not mentioned in an examination regulation, the module handbook (see UnivIS course list) will provide information about the examination form and, if applicable, two possible alternatives as of 02.11.2021. If alternative forms of examination are specified, the examiner will inform the student at the latest four weeks before the examination date which of the forms of examination will be used.

If shifts of modules between semesters are necessary for a study program, these will be announced on the respective study program pages (listing see https://www.tf.fau.de/studium/studieninteressierte/studiengaenge/).

For the winter semester 2020/21, the summer semester 2021 and the winter semester 2021/22, electronic examinations in which the form of examination does not change but only takes place electronically outside FAU (e.g. oral distance examination instead of oral presence examination) are not explicitly stated as an alternative form of examination in the module description. If necessary, the examiner will inform the examinees of this offer in good time. The examinees are informed with an information sheet about their processed data regarding the electronic execution. Electronic distance examinations are regulated at FAU in a statute (EFernPO).

According to the Corona Regulations, regulations deviating from the examination regulations at the Faculty of Engineering about examination forms, the sequence of modules per semester and the duration of examination periods ensure the ability of degree programmes to be studied as well as ensure that teaching and examinations remain flexible and with as little disruption as possible.

The Dean of Studies for teaching and studying is responsible for making decisions about the above changes.

The second examination period for summer semester 2021 has been extended from 13 September 2021 until 16 October 2021 (please refer to the resolution on the Intranet for more information).

Decisions about amendments to forms of examinations or alternative forms of examinations for modules that are explicitly mentioned in examination regulations will be announced on this page. This page will also include information about resit examinations for modules from summer semester 2020 and winter semester 2020/21 that cannot be included in the module handbook for technical reasons.
As of 26 April 2021, the module handbook (refer to the lecture and module catalogue sorted by degree programme in UnivIS) has provided information about the examination form and two other potential alternatives for modules in summer semester 2021 that are not included in examination regulations. If alternative examination forms are listed, the examiner shall confirm which of the examination forms is going to be used at the latest four weeks before the examination date.

If modules have to be shifted between semesters for a degree programme, this will be announced on the degree programme’s website (see list at https://www.tf.fau.de/studium/studieninteressierte/studiengaenge/).

The following applies regarding the processing of withdrawals and re-registrations for examinations during summer semester 2021:

  1. Withdrawal from an examination in summer semester 2021:
  2. a) The examination in question is a first attempt:

You can withdraw from a first attempt at any time via mein campus without giving reasons. You are not automatically re-registered for this examination for winter semester 2021/2022. You must register again to take the examination during the official registration period for examinations in winter semester 2021/2022.

  1. b) The examination in question is a resit examination:

Under the current exceptional circumstances, you are allowed to withdraw from a resit examination. Please send an e-mail to pruefungsamt@fau.de. The Examinations Office will then re-register you for the examination in the examination period for winter semester 2021/2022.

If you do intend to intend to withdraw, please always ensure you do so in good time from any examinations you do not wish to take either yourself (first attempt) or by sending an e-mail (resit). This makes it considerably easier for us to plan examinations. Please always include your full name, degree programme, student registration number and the relevant examination number in the e-mail you send to pruefungsamt@fau.de when withdrawing from a resit examination.

  1. Participating in examinations in summer semester 2021:

Under the current exceptional circumstances, you do not require a medical certificate in the case of illness on the examination day to withdraw from an examination in summer semester 2021 (more information is available here). There is no need to notify the Examinations Office if you are unwell. Your failure to attend will be recorded as an ‘excused absence’. In the case of oral examinations, please inform your examiner that you are unable to attend the examination due to illness, so that the examiner is not waiting for you on the day. If you fell unwell after starting an examination and have to leave the examination prematurely, a medical certificate from an official medical examiner is required (please refer to ABMPO Section 7 (3)).

According to the Corona statutes, in the winter semester 2020/21, regulations deviating from the TF examination regulations guarantee

forms of examination,
semesterly sequence of modules and
Duration of examination periods

the studyability of study programmes as well as teaching and examination operations that are as trouble-free and flexible as possible. The Dean of Studies for Teaching and Studies is responsible for deciding on the above-mentioned changes.

Decisions on changes to examination forms or alternative examination forms for modules which are explicitly mentioned in examination regulations are announced on this page. The same applies to repeat examinations for modules from the summer semester 2020, which for technical reasons cannot be announced in the module handbook. Furthermore, changed examination periods will be announced there.

For modules from the winter semester 2020/21 that are not listed in an examination regulation, the module handbook (see UnivIS Lecture and Module Directory by degree programmes) will provide information on the examination form and, if applicable, two possible alternatives from 2 November 2020. If alternative examination forms are indicated, the examiner will inform the student at least four weeks before the examination date which of the examination forms will be used.

If a programme of study requires modules to be postponed between semesters, this will be announced on the respective programme pages (see https://www.tf.fau.eu/studying/prospective-students/degree-programmes/ for a list).

Attention:

The regulation according to which failed examinations belonging to the summer semester 2020 are cancelled no longer applies to the winter semester 2020/21. Failure to pass is therefore possible again.

Cancellation of examinations is now also regulated again in accordance with ABMPO §7 (3): If the examination is cancelled due to illness, a medical certificate from a doctor of confidence must be submitted, otherwise the examination will be deemed to have been failed.

Nevertheless, there are far-reaching simplifications regarding the withdrawal from examinations, which were laid down in §5 (2) of the Corona Statutes (version dated 04.08.2020):

1. 1 Withdrawal may be effected simply by not attending the examination. 2 Late arrival is generally deemed to be excused. 3 The obligation to present a medical certificate in the event of non-participation in registered university examinations is suspended. 4 In the event of non-participation in these examinations, no medical certificate (issued by a doctor of confidence) need be presented – non-participation is deemed to be excused. 5 No failed attempt due to non-attendance will be registered.
2. 1 In the event of withdrawal from or failure to take the first attempt at an examination, the registration will expire. 2 In the event of withdrawal from or failure to take a repeat attempt, compulsory registration will be made for the next examination date.
3. 1For final theses (Bachelor’s and Master’s theses) and examinations which are part of the university examination in law, the regulations of the applicable study and examination regulations shall apply. 2In so far as necessary, extensions of deadlines have been or will be granted for final papers; further deviations from the provisions of the study and examination regulations may be granted on application to the competent examination board.

According to the Corona statutes, regulations deviating from the examination regulations of the TF guarantee

forms of examination,
semesterly sequence of modules and
Duration of examination periods

the studyability of study programmes as well as teaching and examination operations that are as trouble-free and flexible as possible The Dean of Studies for Teaching and Studies is responsible for deciding on the above-mentioned changes.

Decisions on changes to examination forms or alternative examination forms for modules which are explicitly mentioned in examination regulations are announced on this page. The same applies to examinations for modules from the winter semester 2019/20, which for technical reasons cannot be announced in the Module Handbook.

For modules from the summer semester 2020 that are not listed in an examination regulation, the module handbook (see UnivIS Course and Module Directory by degree programme) will provide information on the form of examination and, if applicable, a possible alternative from 18 May 2020.

If a degree programme requires modules to be postponed between semesters, this will be announced on the programme pages (see https://www.tf.fau.eu/studying/prospective-students/degree-programmes/ for a list of modules).