Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Examination Affairs

The official examination regulations are available in German language only. Please find the documents at the specific study program websites.

A detailed overview about the examination policies is given here. Please make yourself familiar with the regulations so that you are able to carry out your studies and exams successfully.

In the following, you can find a compressed summary of the most important regulations.

Examination Office

The official instance in charge of examinations is the Office of Examination Affairs (subdivision 4.2 of the central administration).

There, you need to register your exams during the regularly announced registration time slots. You need to take your signed exam registration form (see below) with you when registering.


Building 47, room 430.

Opening hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 -12:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exam Registration Forms

Before registration, discuss your exam registration form with your study model advisor. You need to have it approved by his or her signature before submitting it to the examination office.

You can download the forms at the specific study program websites.

Summary of Important Regulations

In the following, you can find a compressed summary of the most important regulations.

Registration for examination

The registration period is regularly announced by the examination office. Course time frames are:

  • Mid-November to mid-December for the examination period spring (mid-February to mid-April)
  • Mid-May to mid-June for the examination period autumn (mid-July to mid-October)

The registration must be done in person at the examination office.

Examination limits

  • Master EIT: All examinations have to be registered for the first time in the 4th semester at the latest.
  • EMECS: Depends on your combination!

Repeating an examination

Repeating an exam is only possible if the examination failed.

If examinations fail, it is possible to repeat them twice. In case of a written examination, an additional oral examination is possible after the second repetition.

Failed examinations have to be repeated within two semesters.

If an examination of an elective module, fails the module can be changed to another elective module. Please note that the examination of the new module starts with the first repeat!

Deregistering of examinations

It is possible to deregister from an examination up to one week before the examination date.

If you cannot join an examination because you are ill, you need a doctor's certificate. You have to bring this certificate to the examination office immediately.

Master thesis

  • Master EIT: You have to register your master thesis until the beginning of the 6th semester at the latest. For registering the master thesis you must have at least 30 credits in your master. The time for processing the master thesis is 6 months.
  • EMECS: For registering the master thesis in Kaiserslautern you must have at least 60 credits in your master. The time for processing the master thesis is 6 months.

Extracurricular courses

In case you wish to take more courses than are required for the completion of the program, you may take those courses as “extracurricular” courses. In this case, you need to inform the examiner of such a course that you wish to participate in the exam.

However, do not register for this course at the examination office! If you pass the exam, you will receive a certificate (“Schein”) from the examiner that you participated successfully in the course. The certificate can be issued with or without grade according to your preferences.

Please forward these obtained certificates to the examination office and request that these courses shall also be shown on your transcript. However, they will not count when calculating your final grade point average.

Further Information

For additional information or advise, please contact your study model advisor (for course-related issues) or our study guidance (for administrative issues). We are happy to help you!

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