Oral Exams in the Continuing Examination Procedure
- Oral exams in the continuing examination procedure (for example in bachelor and master programs with end-of-term exams in each course) are usually offered within the last week of the lecture period or within the first weeks of the lecture-free period.
Withdrawal in Lab Courses and Seminars
- Note: in bachelor and master courses, seminars and lab courses are examinations that require registration in advance
- If nothing else is announced by the lecturer, the following regulations apply:
- Regulations for lab courses: students for whom the lab course is an examination are considered as registered for the examination with the registration for the lab course. A withdrawal from the examination is possible only before the deadline for submission of the first worksheet. Students who do not participate or only partly participate in the lab course and do not withdraw within the specified deadline, will fail the course and are graded as "not passed (failed to appear)" with numerical grade 5.0.
- Regulations for seminars: students are considered as registered for the examination after the validated registration for the seminar in TUMonline. A withdrawal from the examination is possible only before the very first deadline (of the presentation, handout, etc.). Students who do not participate or only partly participate in the seminar and do not withdraw within the specified deadline will fail the course and are graded as "not passed (failed to appear)" with numerical grade 5.0.
Regulations for Bachelor, Master, Project and Seminar Theses
- Bachelor and Master theses as well as theses produced in the context of seminars, lab courses or projects are scientific publications, for which the commonly accepted standards and conventions of scientific practice have to be followed.
All theses are examinations. A substantial, culpable violation of these regulations therefore inevitably leads to failure of the exam!
In particular, the following has to be considered:
- A thesis must not only be compiled from external sources, but has to comprise an own, clearly defined individual contribution, for example a personal review, criticism, or discussion, presentation of own ideas, independent new description of facts, or similar.
- All text passages, images, or similar elements that are adopted from other publications, must be indicated accordingly! (citation duty)
- Literal citations must not be changed; if really necessary, mark omissions with ellipses [...], and put necessary additions (due to grammatical reasons, e.g.) in angular brackets (source has to be cited, see above)
- Even text passages that are not cited literally but are notionally close to an original, must be attributed with a reference.
- Also, if entire chapters or sections are based on external sources, also if this is the case only in the general description, the respective source has to be appropriately referenced in the thesis.
- Used literature and other sources have to be listed in a bibliography arranged according to the common scientific practices; note that this bibliography alone is not sufficient to fulfill the general citation duty.