Exam Rules and Regulations

Program, Exam Rules and Regulations

All examination regulations are explained on two levels:

The following list provides an overview of the examination process for the MSEIT and IMSEIT Program. For more details, please check the ABPO and BBPO above.

General Information

Exams are offered twice a year (February/March and July/August)


Grading is according to the German grading system.


Only exams which are not passed can be repeated.


German Grading System

1.0 (excellent)










5.0 (failed)


Check your registrations! Taking exams without registration is not permitted.

  • Registration is only possible during the registration period communicated on the EIT website. Please check the faculty time schedule.
  • You must register online for every exam you plan to take.
  • Cancellation of an exam is possible until 2 days before the exam.
  • The withdrawal from an exam is only possible online  up to 2 days before the exam.
  • For mandatory modules, a deregistration is only possible for the first attempt.
  • In case of illness you will have to submit a certificate from a doctor, stating that you are "prüfungsunfähig erkrankt".
  • If possible, please use the following withdrawal certificate, which shall be signed by the doctor and upload it here: https://form.jotform.com/240312036747349
  • The above mentioned certificates have to be submitted in original immediately, i.e. the latest the next working day to the Examination Secretariat.
  • The 2nd time of absence due to illness you have to provide a certificate issued by a public health officer ("Amtsarzt") at your own expense.
  • You may drop the certificate into the letter box at the entrance of the 4th floor or submit it to the Examination Secretariat (D16 / 407).
  • A so called “Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung” (Certificate of Incapacity) is not sufficient.

Mandatory Modules

Elective Modules


Only exams which are not passed can be repeated.


Only exams which are not passed can be repeated.


You will be automatically registered for all following exam dates of this exam.

Always check your registration in QIS.

In case of failure or deregistration, there is no automatic registration.

A repeat examination must be taken in the following semester. You cannot resign.

Optional modules can be repeated unlimitedly.

If you do not appear for the exam, this attempt will be counted as failed.

The result of an oral exam can only be passed (4.0) or failed (5.0).

Optional modules can be replaced by other optional modules.

In case you did not pass the 2nd repetition (3rd attempt) of an exam, an oral exam has to be conducted within 8 weeks after the results of the exam have been published.

You will receive an official letter from the faculty.

The final failure of an examination connotes the failure of the study program.

  • Only exams which are not passed can be repeated.
  • After failure of an exam, the system automatically registers you for the next exam date. As soon as the compulsory applications have been completed, you will be informed via my-hda. This only applies to mandatory modules!
  • After failure, an exam (mandatory module) can be repeated twice. After failing the third attempt, a last oral exam will be offered.
  • The final failure of an examination connotes the failure of the study program.

Recognition of German language skills.

Students have to take two German language courses to achieve at least A2.2 level or improve by 2 full levels (A2.1/ A2.2 and B1.1/ B1.2) if they already have German skills. You can get one course recognised if your level is already at least B1 and attend another course at level B2. Please fill in the recognition form and send it to the Sprachenzentrum (German@h-da.de) together with your language certificate.

Contact Examination Board:

Prof. Dr. Michael Kuhn

Birkenweg 8
64295 Darmstadt
Office: D16, 210


Andrea Wendt

Birkenweg 8
64295 Darmstadt
Office: D16, 408


contact us via our contact form 

Consultation Hour (D 16, Room 407)

Thursday: 9 am - 11 am