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Diplomprüfungsordnung für den integrierten Studiengang Informatik (DPO3) an der Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn

Aufgrund des § 2 Abs. 4 und des § 91 Abs. 1 des Gesetzes über die Universitäten des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (UG) vom 03. August 1993 (GV.NW. S. 532) geändert durch Gesetz vom 19. Juni 1994 (GV.NW.S.428) hat die Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn die folgende Diplomprüfungsordnung als Satzung erlassen:

Inhaltsübersicht

I. Allgemeines

§1Zweck der Prüfung, Gliederung und Ziel des Studiums
§2Diplomgrad
§3Regelstudienzeit
§4Prüfungen und Prüfungsfristen
§5Prüfungsausschuß
§6Prüfende und Beisitzende
§7Anrechnung von Studienzeiten, Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen,
Einstufung in höhere Fachsemester
§8Versäumnis, Rücktritt, Täuschung, Ordnungsverstoß

II. Diplom-Vorprüfung

§9Zulassung zur Diplom-Vorprüfung
§10Zulassungsverfahren
§11Zulassungsverfahren
§12Mündliche Prüfung
§13Klausurarbeiten
§14Bewertung der Prüfungsleistungen, Bildung der Noten und
Bestehen der Diplom-Vorprüfung
§15Wiederholung der Diplom-Vorprüfung
§16Erwerb der fachgebundenen Hochschulreife
§17Zeugnis

III. Diplomprüfung

§18Zulassung zur Diplomprüfung
§19Umfang und Art der Diplomprüfung
§20Diplomarbeit
§21Annahme und Bewertung der Diplomarbeit
§22Zusatzfächer
§23Bewertung der Prüfungsleistungen, Bildung der Noten
und Bestehen der Diplomprüfung
§24Wiederholung der Diplomprüfung
§25Freiversuch
§26Zeugnis
§27Diplomurkunde

IV. Schlussbestimmungen

§28Ungültigkeit der Diplom-Vorprüfung und der Diplomprüfung
§29Einsicht in die Prüfungsakten
§30Aberkennung des Diplomgrades
§31Übergangsregelungen
§32Inkrafttreten und Veröffentlichung
I. General information

I. General information

§ 1

Purpose of the examination, structure and aim of the study programme

  1. The degree examination constitutes the professional qualification of the degree course in Computer Science. The study in the integrated course of studies in Computer Science is divided into basic and advanced studies. (2) The purpose of the degree examination I is to determine whether the students have acquired the thorough specialist knowledge necessary for the transition to professional practice, have an overview of the interrelationships in their subject and have the ability to recognise problems in Computer Science, to select a suitable scientific method to solve them and to apply it appropriately. (3) The purpose of the degree examination II is to determine whether students have acquired the thorough specialist knowledge necessary for the transition to professional practice, have an overview of the interrelationships of their subject and possess the ability to analyse Computer Science problems and to independently work out and apply the scientific methods of knowledge to solve or describe them. (4) In addition to the general study objectives of § 80 UG, the course of study provides students with the ability to apply the scientific methods of Computer Science in their work and to act responsibly with regard to the effects of technological change. (5) The course of study, which is completed with the degree examination I, can include a professional practical of 22 weeks normally (a semester practical). In addition to the course of study without a semester practical, the course of study with practical semester shall constitute a further course of study leading to the award of the degree examination I. The choice of the course of study should be made at the latest at the beginning of the main study period. This does not give entitlement to the allocation of an internship place. Details are regulated by the study regulations for the course of studies with practical semester.

 

§ 2

Degree

If the degree examination is passed, the Department of Mathematics Computer Science awards the  degree, "Degree-Informatiker", abbreviated "Dipl.-Inform”. At the graduate's request, the degree programme can be stated in the degree certificate.

 

§ 3

Standard period of study

  1. The standard period of study, including the Degree Examination I, is seven semesters (if you choose a course of study without an internship semester) or eight semesters (if you choose a course of study with an internship semester). The standard period of study, including the degree examination II, is nine semesters. (2) The scope of study in the compulsory, elective and optional areas amounts to 133 semester hours per week (SWS) for a standard period of study of seven or eight semesters and 173 semester hours per week (SWS) for a standard period of study of nine semesters; of this total, 53 or 62 SWS are allocated to the compulsory area, 64 or 94 SWS to the elective area and 16 SWS or 17 SWS to the optional area not relevant to the examination. The study regulations describe and limit the study contents in such a way that the course can be completed within the standard period of study. It is guaranteed that students can choose their own focal points within the framework of these examination regulations and that compulsory and optional courses are in a balanced relationship to the preparation and consolidation of the subject matter and to the participation in additional courses, also in other courses of study.

 

§ 4

Examinations and examination deadlines

  1. The degree examination shall be preceded by the corresponding intermediate degree examination. (2) The Degree-preliminary  exam I should normally be completed before the beginning of the fourth semester. The Degree-preliminary  exam II should normally be completed before the beginning of the fifth semester. The Degree examination, including the Degree thesis, should generally be completed within the standard period of study (section 3(1)). (3) Notification of the examinations should be given at least two weeks before the respective examination date by submitting the written application for admission to the examination to the examination board. (4) The examinations can be taken before the study periods mentioned in paragraph 2 if the performance required for admission is proven. (5) At least two examination dates must be scheduled in each semester for the taking of subject examinations and the acquisition of credits, provided that these are conducted as a written or oral examination.

 

§ 5

Audit Committee

  1. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science appoints an Examination Board for the organization of the examinations and the tasks assigned by these examination regulations. The examination board consists of the chairman, his or her deputy and three further members. The first two and one further member are elected from the group of professors, one member is elected from the group of research assistants and one member is elected from the group of students. Substitute members are elected for the three other members. The term of office of the members from the group of professors and from the group of research assistants is three years, the term of office of the student members is one year. Re-election is permissible. (2) The examination board is an authority within the meaning of the Administrative Procedural Law and the Administrative Procedural Law. (3) The examination board ensures that the provisions of the examination regulations are observed, sets the examination dates and ensures that the examinations are conducted properly. It is also responsible for deciding on appeals against decisions taken in examination procedures. In addition, the Examination Committee must report to the Department Council on a regular basis, at least once a year, on the development of examinations and study periods. It makes suggestions for the reform of the examination regulations, the study regulations and the curriculum. The Examination Committee may delegate the execution of its tasks for all regular cases to the Chairperson; this does not apply to decisions on objections and the report to the Department Council. (4) The board of examiners constitutes a quorum if at least one other member with voting rights is present in addition to the chairperson or his/her deputy and one other professor. It decides by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the chairman has the casting vote. The student member of the examination board does not participate in pedagogical-scientific decisions, especially in the assessment, recognition or crediting of study and examination achievements, the determination of examination tasks and the appointment of examiners and assessors. (5) The members of the examination board have the right to attend the acceptance of the examinations. (6) The meetings of the examination board are not public. The members of the examination board, their deputies, the examiners and the assessors are subject to official secrecy. If they are not in public service, they shall be bound to secrecy by the chairman of the examination board.

 

§ 6

Examiner and assessor

  1. The board of examiners appoints the examiners and the assessors. It may delegate the appointment to the chairman. Only persons who have passed at least the corresponding degree examination or a comparable examination and, unless there are compelling reasons for a deviation, who have exercised an independent teaching activity in the section of the course of study preceding the examination, may be appointed as examiners. Only persons who have passed the corresponding degree examination or a comparable examination may be appointed as assessors. (2) The examiners shall be independent in their examination activities. (3) The candidate may propose the examiners or, where appropriate, a group of examiners for the degree thesis and the oral examinations. The candidate's suggestions shall be taken into account as far as possible. However, the proposals do not constitute a claim. (4) The chairman of the examination board shall ensure that the names of the examiners are notified to the candidates in good time, at least two weeks before the date of the examination in question. (5) § 5 Para. 6 sentences 2 and 3 apply accordingly to the examiners and assessors.

 

§ 7

Recognition of study periods, study and examination credits, placement in higher semesters

  1. Periods of study in the same course of study at other academic universities within the scope of the Framework Act on Higher Education and the credits earned during such periods of study shall be credited ex officio. (2) Periods of study in other courses of study or at universities other than universities of applied sciences within the scope of the Framework Act on Higher Education and the credits earned in the process shall be credited ex officio, provided that equivalence is established. Periods of study and study and examination achievements at universities outside the scope of the Framework Act for Higher Education shall be credited upon application, provided that equivalence is established. The equivalence of periods of study and academic achievements at foreign universities is governed by the equivalence agreements approved by the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany and the West German Rectors' Conference. In the absence of equivalence agreements, the Examination Committee will decide. Otherwise, the Central Office for Foreign Education may be consulted in the event of doubt as to equivalence. (3) Preliminary degree examinations and corresponding examinations as well as individual examination performances which the candidate has passed in the same course of study at academic universities within the scope of application of the Higher Education Framework Act shall be credited ex officio. Degree pre-examinations and individual examinations taken in other courses of study or at other academic institutions within the scope of application of the Framework Act for Higher Education shall be credited ex officio insofar as equivalence is established. In justified exceptional cases, other graded pieces of work may be credited instead of the Degree-preliminary  exam, provided equivalence is proven. Paragraph 2 sentences 3 to 5 shall apply accordingly. (4) Examination achievements in degree examinations which the candidate has completed in the same course of study at academic universities within the scope of the Framework Act on Higher Education shall be credited ex officio. The same shall apply to graded pieces of work in final examinations of other courses of study or at other academic universities within the scope of application of the Framework Act on Higher Education, insofar as equivalence is established. (5) Credits earned in state-recognised distance learning courses or in distance learning units developed by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in conjunction with the other states and the Federal Government shall, insofar as they are equivalent, be credited ex officio as study or examination credits. In determining equivalence, joint resolutions of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs and the West German Rectors' Conference shall be observed. (6) Performances which have been successfully completed at the Versuch Oberstufenkolleg Bielefeld in the elective subjects of mathematics or technology will be credited as academic achievements to the basic course of study, insofar as equivalence is proven. (7) Applicants who are entitled to take up studies in a higher semester on the basis of a placement examination pursuant to § 66 UG will be waived in accordance with the result of the placement examination in the basic study period and the examination results of the preliminary degree examination. The findings in the certificate of the placement examination are binding for the examination board. (8) The examination board shall be responsible for credits in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 7. The relevant subject representatives shall be heard before the equivalence is determined. (9) If examination performances are credited, the grades - insofar as the grading systems are comparable - shall be adopted and included in the calculation of the overall grade. In the case of incomparable grading systems, the remark ''passed'' shall be included. The crediting is marked in the transcript. (10) If the requirements of paragraphs 1 to 6 are met, there is a legal entitlement to crediting.

 

§ 8

Failure, withdrawal, cheating, breach of regulations

A graded piece of work is considered "insufficient" (5,0) if the candidate fails to appear at an examination date without good reason or if he/she withdraws from the examination without good reason after the examination has begun. The same applies if a written examination is not completed within the specified time limit. Withdrawal from any subject examination is possible without giving reasons at least 7 days before the examination date. (2) The reasons given for withdrawal or failure to attend must be notified immediately in writing to the examination board and must be substantiated. In case of illness of the candidate, a medical certificate may be required. If the examination board accepts the reasons, the candidate will be informed in writing and a new date will be set. In this case, the examination results already available will be taken into account. (3) If the candidate attempts to influence the result of his or her examination performance by deception, e.g. the use of unauthorised aids, the examination performance in question shall be deemed to have been graded as "insufficient" (5,0); the statement shall be made by the respective examiner or supervisor and recorded. A candidate who disturbs the proper conduct of the examination can, as a rule, be excluded from continuing the examination after the examiner or supervisor has issued a warning; in this case, the examination performance in question is considered to be graded "not sufficient" (5.0). The reasons for the exclusion must be recorded. In serious cases, the board of examiners may exclude the candidate from further examination performances. (4) The candidate can demand within 14 days that decisions in accordance with paragraph 3, sentences 1 and 2 be reviewed by the examination board. The candidate must be informed immediately in writing of any incriminating decisions of the examination board and reasons must be given. Before the decision is made, the candidate must be given the opportunity to be legally heard.

II. Degree preliminary examination

II. Degree preliminary examination

§ 9

Admission to the degree preliminary examination

  1. Only the following can be admitted to the preliminary examination:
    1. Those holding a certificate of higher education entrance qualification (general or relevant subject-related higher education entrance qualification), the entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences, a certificate recognised as equivalent by law or by the competent state authority, or has passed the placement test (section 7(7))
    2. Those enrolled at the University of Paderborn for the integrated course of study Computer Science or is admitted as a second student according to § 70 Abs. 2 UG.
  2. Additional to the requirements mentioned in paragraph 1, admission to the subject examination Physical-Electrotechnical Foundations of Computer Science requires participation in the practical course on Physical-Electrotechnical Foundations of Computer Science and admission to the subject examination Technical Computer Science (only for degree preliminary examination I) requires participation in the practical course on Technical Computer Science.
  3. In addition to the requirements mentioned in paragraph 1 and paragraph 2, admission to the subject examinations of the degree preliminary examination requires the successful participation in the following courses in Computer Science and the minor subject chosen by the candidate according to the study regulations:
    1. A qualifying course for the degree preliminary examination II: Programming practical (a proof of achievement; prerequisite for admission to the last subject examination);
    2. A minor subject (these certificates of achievement are a prerequisite for admission to the minor subject examination).
      1. 2.1 Chemistry:
        • 2.1.1 Practical course General and Organic Chemistry (a certificate of achievement),
        • 2.1.2 Exercise Organic Chemistry (a certificate of achievement),
      2. 2.2 Electrical engineering: none
      3. 2.3 Mechanical engineering: none
      4. 2.4 Mathematics:
        • 2.4.1 for the subject examination Analysis: an exercise Analysis I or Analysis II
        • 2.4.2 for the subject examination Linear Algebra: one exercise Linear Algebra I or Linear Algebra II
      5. 2.5 Physics: Practical Course I and Practical Course II (two certificates of achievement),
      6. 2.6 Economic sciences: none.
  4. The application for admission to the degree preliminary examination must be submitted in writing to the examination board. The application must be enclosed:
    1. proof that the conditions for admission referred to in paragraph 1 have been met,
    2. evidence of the existence of the admission requirements mentioned in paragraphs 2 and 3, which are assigned to the notified subject examinations,
    3. if applicable, the names of the examiners pursuant to § 6 (3),
    4. for the minor subject examination in economics, the chosen examination areas,
    5. where appropriate, a statement that the admission of listeners is opposed
    6. a statement as to whether the candidate has already failed or definitively failed a degree preliminary examination or a diploma examination in Computer Science, Engineering Informatics, Business Informatics or a related course of study, whether he or she has lost the right to take the examination by missing a repetition period or is in another examination procedure
  5. Together with the application for admission, a provisional registration for the first subject examination must be submitted. This is considered final if it is not withdrawn at least 7 days before the fixed date. The examination board and the examiners must be informed of the withdrawal. The possibility of withdrawal applies accordingly to registrations for further subject examinations.
    1. Applications for further subject examinations shall be accompanied by evidence of the existence of the admission requirements mentioned in paragraphs 2 and 3, which are assigned to the subject examinations applied for.
    2. If it is not possible for a candidate to enclose a document required under paragraph 4 sentence 2 in the prescribed manner, the board of examiners may permit the candidate to provide evidence in another way.
    3. For one of the two examination dates in the semester, the board of examiners may, at the suggestion of the examiners, restrict admission to repeat students.

 

§ 10

Approval procedure

(1) Admission is decided by the Examination Committee or, pursuant to § 5 (3) sentence 5, its chairman or chairperson. (2) When registering for the first subject examination, the evidence of the admission requirements specified in § 9 Para. 1 and of the admission requirements specified in § 9 Paras. 2 and 3 as well as the performance certificates assigned to the first subject examination must be submitted. The notification for each further subject examination must be accompanied by the performance certificates assigned to this subject examination in accordance with § 9 (2) and (3). In all other respects, admission is granted subject to the proviso that the examination board has received all of the evidence or declarations specified in § 9 (4) at the latest when the report for the last subject examination is submitted. (3) Admission shall be refused if

  1. the conditions set out in paragraphs 2 and 3 are not fulfilled, or
  2. the documentation is incomplete, or
  3. the candidate has definitively failed the degree preliminary examination or the diploma examination in a course of study in Computer Science, Engineering Informatics, Business Informatics 3or in a related course of study at a scientific university within the scope of the Higher Education Framework Act, or
  4. the candidate is in an examination procedure at another university in a course of study in Computer Science, Engineering Computer Science or Business Computer Science

Admission may otherwise only be refused if the candidate has lost the right to take the examination by missing the deadline for retaking the examination in accordance with § 15, section 3. (4) Students changing universities or courses of study who have failed an examination in a subject which, according to § 11, must be taken for the Computer Science course of study, may only be admitted to the corresponding repeat examination according to § 15.

 

§ 11

Aim, scope and type of the degree preliminary examination

(1) The purpose of the degree preliminary examination is for the candidate to prove that he/she has achieved the goal of the basic studies and has acquired the basic content of Computer Science, a methodological toolkit and the systematic orientation necessary to successfully pursue further studies. (2) The degree preliminary examination shall cover the following subjects:

  1. Physical-Electrotechnical Fundamentals of Computer Science,
  2. Computer Science A
  3. Computer Science B
  4. Computer Science C
  5. Mathematics I
  6. Mathematics II
  7. Mathematics III
  8. the qualifying subject:
    1. within the scope of the degree preliminary examination I: Computer Science Engineering,
    2. within the scope of the degree preliminary examination II:
      1. Fundamentals of Theoretical Computer Science and
      2. Basics of algebra
  9. a minor subject of the candidate's choice (paragraph 3).

(3) As standard minor subjects, the following can be chosen:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Mathematics
  5. Physics
  6. Economics

Upon application, the examination board may, in individual cases, allow another subject as a minor subject, in which case it will determine the examination performances to be achieved, which must be communicated to the applicant. It is possible to change minor subjects once. (4) The subjects of the subject examinations are the contents of the following courses:

  1. Physical-Electrotechnical Fundamentals of Computer Science A and Physical-Electrotechnical Fundamentals of Computer Science B,
  2. Computer Science A
  3. Computer Science B
  4. Computer Science C
  5. Mathematics for Students of Computer Science I (for special regulations for the minor subject Mathematics see 9.4),
  6. Mathematics for students of Computer Science II (like 5.),
  7. Mathematics for Computer Science III students (like 5th),
  8. in the qualifying professional examination:
    • 8.1 for degree preliminary examination I: Computer Science in Engineering,
    • 8.2 for degree preliminary examination II:
      • 8.2.1 Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science and
      • 8.2.2 Algebra for Students of Computer Science
  9. minor field of study
  • 9.1 Chemistry: General and Inorganic Chemistry for Computer Science students and Organic Chemistry for Computer Science students,
  • 9.2 Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering A and Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering B,
  • 9.3 Mechanical engineering
  • 9.4 Mathematics
  • 9.4.1 Subject examination Analysis: Analysis I and Analysis II (this subject examination replaces the subject examination Mathematics I)
  • 9.4.2 Subject examination Linear Algebra: Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II (this subject examination replaces the subject examination Mathematics II),
  • Subject examination numerical analysis: numerical analysis I (this subject examination replaces the subject examination Mathematics III),
  • 9.5 Physics: Experimental Physics I and experimental Physics II,
  • 9.6 Economic sciences:
    • 9.6.1 for the degree preliminary examination I,
      • 9.6.1.1 Business Administration A and
      • 9.6.1.2 Business administration B,
  • 9.6.2 for the degree preliminary examination II with focus on business administration
    • 9.6.2.1 Business Administration A and
    • 9.6.2.2 Business Administration B and
    • 9.6.2.3 Economics B,
  • 9.6.3 for the degree preliminary examination II with focus on economics
    • 9.6.3.1 Economics A and
    • 9.6.3.2 Economics B and
    • 9.6.3.3 Business Administration A or Business Administration B.

The contents of these compartments are regulated in the Annex, Catalogue W.

(5) The subject examinations shall be conducted in the following form:

  1. Physical-Electrotechnical Fundamentals of Computer Science and Computer Science A and Computer Science B and Computer Science C: one up to three hours each
  2. Mathematics I and Mathematics II and Mathematics III: one up to three-hour written examination each (special regulations for the minor subject Mathematics see no.
  3. qualifying professional examination:
    1. 3.1 Computer Science: oral examination
    2. 3.2.1 Fundamentals of Theoretical Computer Science: oral examination,
    3. 3.2.2 Basics of algebra: up to three hours of written work
  4. minor subject
    1. 4.1 Chemistry: oral examination,
    2. 4.2 Electrical engineering: up to four hours of written work
    3. 4.3 Mechanical engineering: two four-hour written exams
    4. 4.4 Mathematics:
      • 4.4.1 Subject examination Analysis and subject examination Linear Algebra: oral examination,
      • 4.4.2 Numerical Examination: up to three hours of written work
    5. 4.5 Physics: oral examination,
    6. 4.6 Economics: two or three two-hour written examinations

As a rule, the board of examiners determines the duration of the exams, which may last a maximum of three or four hours, two months before the respective exam date. (6) If the number of candidates exceeds approximately 50, the examination board may decide that individual subject examinations are to be taken in the form of a written examination lasting up to three hours instead of an oral examination. This alternative form of examination must be announced publicly at least two months before the subject examination. (7) If subject examinations and either their first repeat examination or their two repeat examinations in written form have not been passed, the candidate may, on application, take an oral supplementary examination. The acceptance and assessment of such oral examinations shall be subject to §§ 12 and 14 accordingly. If the supplementary examination is graded with at least "sufficient", the subject grade "sufficient" (4,0) is set, otherwise the subject grade "insufficient" is set. The content of the supplementary examinations shall be the content of the subject examinations in accordance with Paragraph 4. (8) If the candidate can prove by a medical certificate that he or she is not able to take the examination in whole or in part in the intended form due to a prolonged or permanent physical disability, the chairman of the examination board shall permit the candidate to take equivalent examination performances in another form. (9) Examination performances of the degree preliminary examination may be replaced by equivalent performances within the framework of a placement examination in accordance with § 66 Para. 1 UG.

 

§ 12

Oral examination

(1)In the oral examinations, the candidate should demonstrate that he/she recognises the interrelationships of the examination field and is able to place special questions in these interrelationships. The oral examinations are also intended to establish whether the candidate has a broad basic knowledge. (2) Oral examinations, including supplementary examinations in accordance with § 11 Para. 7, are taken either in front of two examiners (collegial examination) or in front of one examiner in the presence of a competent observer (§ 6 Para. 1 Clause 4) as group examinations or as individual examinations. Before the grade is determined in accordance with § 14, paragraph 1, the examiners advise the assessor or listen to the assessor in the absence of the candidate. (3) The oral examination normally lasts at least 20 and at most 35 minutes per candidate. (4) The main subjects and results of the examination in the individual subjects are to be recorded in minutes. The candidate shall be informed of the result of the examination at the end of the oral examination. (5) Students who wish to take the same examination at a later examination date will be admitted as listeners in accordance with the available space, unless a candidate objects. Admission does not extend to the advising and announcement of the examination results.

 

§ 13

Written exams / tests

(1) In the written examinations the candidate should prove that he/she is able to recognise problems in his/her subject with the aids approved by the examiner within a given time and that he/she is able to solve them with common methods. The board of examiners may, in consultation with the examiners, shorten the duration of examinations. This deviating duration must be announced publicly at least two months before the subject examination. (2) Each examination paper within the framework of a subject examination is to be assessed by two examiners in accordance with § 14 Para. 1. In the event of disagreement on the assessment of the examination paper, the grade shall be calculated from the arithmetic mean of the individual assessments. (3) Students shall be notified of the evaluation of written examinations after six weeks at the latest.

 

§ 14

Evaluation of the examination results, formation of grades and passing the degree preliminary examination

1

=

very good

=

an excellent performance;

2

=

good

=

 a performance that is considerably above

average requirements;

3

=

satisfactory

=

a performance that meets average requirements

corresponds;

4

=

sufficient

=

a performance which, despite its defects, still meets the

requirements are met;

5

=

not sufficient

=

a performance which, due to significant errors or omissions, does not meet the necessary requirements.

By lowering or raising the individual grades by 0.3, intermediate values can be formed in order to arrive at differentiated evaluations; the grades 0.7, 4.3, 4.7 and 5.3 are excluded. (2) The subject examination is passed if all examination performances are at least "sufficient" (up to 4.0). The differentiated subject grade is calculated from the arithmetic mean of the grades of the individual examination performances. The subject grade is

with an average up to 1.5

=

very good,

with an average above 1.5 to 2.5

=

good,

with an average above 2.5 to 3.5

=

satisfactory,

with an average above 3.5 to 4.0

=

sufficient

with an average above 4.0

=

not sufficient

(3) The degree preliminary examination is passed if all subject grades are at least "sufficient" (up to 4.0). (4) The overall grade is calculated from the average of the differentiated subject grades. The overall grade of a passed examination is

with an average up to 1.5

=

very good,

with an average above 1.5 to 2.5

=

good,

with an average above 2.5 to 3.5

=

satisfactory,

with an average above 3.5 to 4.0

=

sufficient.

 

(5) Only the first decimal place after the decimal point is taken into account when forming the subject grades and the overall grade; all other places are deleted without rounding.

§ 15

Resitting the degree preliminary examination

(1) The degree preliminary examination shall be repeated by retaking the failed subject examinations in the form provided for in section 11(5). (2) The examination may be repeated twice in each of the subjects in which it was not passed or is deemed to have been failed. Failed attempts in the same subject at other universities shall be credited (section 10(4)). The repetition of a passed subject examination is not permitted. (3) If the candidate fails to report for retaking the examination within two years of the failed attempt or of the last subject examination, the next attempt shall be deemed to have been failed unless he or she proves that he or she is not responsible for the failure to meet this deadline. The examination board shall make the necessary assessments.

 

§ 16

Obtaining the subject-related higher education entrance qualification

Students who have the Fachhochschulreife (certificate of aptitude as an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences) acquire the subject-specific entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) in accordance with the Regulation on the acquisition of the subject-specific entrance qualification for studies at universities during studies in integrated study programmes of 23 September 1981 (GV. NW. p. 596), last amended by the Regulation of 16 May 1990 (GV. NW. p. 350), if they have proved the successful completion of bridging courses in three subjects after the basic studies in the integrated study programme Computer Science and have passed the degree preliminary examination II. A corresponding note must be included in the certificate of the passed degree preliminary examination.

 

§ 17

Certificate

(1) A certificate shall be issued without delay, if possible within four weeks of the completion of the last examination, stating the individual subject grades and the overall grade as well as whether the student is qualified to continue his or her studies by taking either degree examination I or degree examination II (in each case stating the standard period of study). The certificate shall be signed by the chairman of the examination board. The date of the certificate shall be the date on which the last examination was completed. In the cases of § 16, the certificate shall not be handed over until the note on the acquisition of the subject-related higher education entrance qualification has been entered. (2) If the degree preliminary examination has not been passed or is deemed not to have been passed, the chairman of the examination board shall notify the candidate thereof in writing, stating also whether and, if so, to what extent and within what time limit the degree preliminary examination may be repeated. (3) The notification of the failure to pass the degree preliminary examination or of the loss of the right to take the examination must be accompanied by instructions on legal remedies. (4) If the candidate has failed the degree preliminary examination, a written certificate shall be issued on request, on presentation of the relevant evidence and the certificate of deregistration, stating the examination results and marks achieved and the examination results still to be achieved in order to pass the degree preliminary examination, and indicating that the degree preliminary examination has not been passed. The same applies in the event of loss of the right to take the examination.

III. Degree examination

III. Degree examination

§ 18
Admission to the degree examination

(1) Only the following may be admitted to the degree examination

  1. those possessing the certificate of entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or a certificate recognised as equivalent by law or by the competent state authority as a prerequisite for admission to degree examination I or the certificate of higher education entrance qualification (general qualification for university entrance or relevant subject-related higher education entrance qualification) as a prerequisite for admission to degree examination I or II, or has passed the placement examination (section 7(7))
  2. those enrolled at the University of Paderborn for the integrated course of studies Computer Science or is admitted as a second student according to § 70 Abs. 2 UG;
  3. those who have passed the correspondingly qualifying degree preliminary examination in the integrated course of studies Computer Science or an examination which is credited as equivalent according to § 7 Abs. 3;
  4. those who can present proof of attendance in a course on data protection (admission requirement for the second subject examination);
  5. those who can prove programming knowledge in a programming language other than the one used in the programming internship (§ 9, paragraph 3, no. 1 or § 18, paragraph 2, no. 1.1) according to the study regulations (admission requirement for admission to the final examination).

(2) In addition to the courses mentioned in paragraph 1, admission to the degree examination I requires the attendance or successful completion of the following courses in Computer Science and the minor subject chosen by the candidate in accordance with the study regulations.

1. Computer Science (these admission requirements are only to be proven for the examination papers in Computer Science).

    • Programming internship (a certificate of achievement as an admission requirement for the first examination),
    • at the candidate's choice, two exercises in two standard courses (six SWS, two of which are SWS exercises) on sub-areas from different areas of Computer Science (see Appendix, Catalogue I1); (two performance certificates as admission requirement for the first examination),
    • at the candidate's choice Software internship or project group or a comparable event of at least six SWS including seminar part; the content of this event is not subject of the Computer Science examination (a certificate of achievement as admission requirement for the degree thesis)

2. Minor subject (these admission requirements must only be proven for the minor subject examination).

    • 2.1 Chemistry: a practical course in the chosen field of study (see Annexes Catalogue C1; a transcript of records)
      • 2.2 Electrical engineering: a basic internship in electrical engineering (one certificate of attendance),
      • 2.3 Mechanical engineering: an exercise on measuring techniques (a certificate of achievement),
      • 2.4 Mathematics: at the candidate's choice, an exercise (a performance record),
      • 2.5 Physics: an exercise on experimental physics III (a certificate of achievement),
      • 2.6 Business Studies: An exercise or seminar on a special business administration or general business administration (a certificate of achievement) of the candidate's choice.

(3) In addition to the requirements listed in paragraphs 1 and 2, admission to the degree examination I with practical semester requires participation in a practical semester in accordance with the detailed provisions of the study regulations. Attendance shall be certified by the supervisor, taking into account the certificate issued by the training institution, if he or she has established that the professional activity corresponds to the purpose of the practical semester and the student has carried out the tasks set satisfactorily.

(4) In addition to the requirements mentioned in paragraph 1, admission to the degree examination II requires the attendance or successful completion of the following courses in Computer Science and the minor subject chosen by the candidate in accordance with the study regulations.

1. Computer Science (these admission requirements are only to be proven for the examination papers in Computer Science).

    • at the candidate's choice, an exercise in a standard course (six SWS, including two SWS exercises) on a subfield from the field of Computer Science Applications (see Appendix, Catalogue I2; a certificate of achievement as an admission requirement for the second subject examination),
    • at the candidate's choice, an exercise in a standard course (six hours, including two hours of exercises) on a subfield from one of the fields of Theoretical Computer Science or Practical Computer Science (see Appendix, Catalogue I2). The content of this course is not subject of the examination. (A certificate of achievement is a prerequisite for admission to the first subject examination),
    • at the candidate's discretion, a project group or comparable event of at least ten SWS; (proof of participation is required as a prerequisite for admission to the degree thesis)
    • two Seminars in Computer Science from different fields of Computer Science (see Appendix, Catalogue I2; two certificates of achievement as admission requirement for the last exam)

2. Minor subject (these admission requirements must only be proven for the minor subject examination).

  • 2.1 Chemistry: one exercise and one practical course from the chosen field of study (see Annex Catalogue C2; two certificates of achievement),
  • 2.2 Electrical engineering: a basic internship in electrical engineering (one certificate of attendance),
  • 2.3 Mechanical engineering: an exercise on measuring techniques (a certificate of achievement),
  • 2.4 Mathematics: at the candidate's choice two exercises (two certificates of achievement),
  • 2.5 Physics: one exercise on Experimental Physics III and one exercise on Technical Physics A (two certificates of achievement)
  • 2.6 Economics: for the degree examination II with a focus on business administration: an exercise or seminar on a special field of business administration or general business administration (a certificate of achievement) of the candidate's choice, for the degree examination II with a focus on economics: a seminar on economics theory or economics policy or finance (a certificate of achievement).

(5) The application for admission to the degree examination shall state the chosen minor subject, the chosen examination subjects in accordance with § 19 and, if applicable, the additional subjects in accordance with § 23. Otherwise, sections 9 and 10 shall apply accordingly.

(6) Candidates shall register their participation in a written examination in a minor subject with the examination board at least two weeks before the examination date. The registration must be accompanied by the assigned performance certificates according to paragraph 2 or paragraph 4.

 

§ 19
Scope and type of degree examination

1. The degree examination consists of

  1. the degree thesis
  2. the subject examinations

and is taken in any order in time.

2.

  1. The subject examinations of the degree examination I cover the following subjects: 1.1 Computer Science, 1.2 specialisation in Computer Science, 1.3 a minor subject of the candidate's choice.
  2. The subject examinations of the degree examination II cover the following subjects: 2.1 Theoretical Computer Science, 2.2 Practical Computer Science, 2.3 Specialization in Computer Science, 2.4 a minor subject of the candidate's choice.

3. As standard minor subjects can be chosen:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Mathematics
  5. Physics
  6. Economics

Upon application, the examination board may, in individual cases, allow another subject as a minor subject, in which case it will determine the examination performances to be achieved, which must be communicated to the applicant. The minor subject of the degree examination is usually the minor subject chosen in the degree preliminary examination. If a different minor subject is chosen in the degree examination than in the degree preliminary examination, graded pieces of work from the degree preliminary examination may be required in the minor subject as additional admission requirements. It is possible to change minor subjects once during the main study period.

4. The topics of the individual subject examinations are:

                1. within the scope of the degree examination I

  • 1.1 in the Computer Science examination: two sub-areas from different areas (Annex: Catalogue I1) of Computer Science, the content of which is taught in standard courses (six SWS, two of which are SWS exercises). These sub-disciplines may not be the same as two of the sub-disciplines for which performance certificates are available. The sub-areas are to be chosen from the four areas in such a way that, including the credits according to § 18, paragraph 2, no. 1.2, at least three areas are represented, of which only the area of Practical Computer Science can appear twice.
  • 1.2 in the subject examination specialization in Computer Science: according to the candidate's choice, related topics of Computer Science, the contents of which are usually taught in courses of at least eight SWS, of which at least four SWS are special courses and at most two SWS are software internships, project groups or similar. If the degree thesis is written in a standard minor subject according to § 20 paragraph 3, up to half of the topics can be contents of the minor subject, which are not subject of a proof of achievement or the minor subject examination.
  • 1.3 in the minor subject examination 1.3.1 Chemistry: the field of study selected in accordance with § 18 para. 2 no. 2.1 (see Annex Catalogue C1), 1.3.2 Electrical Engineering: 1.3.2.1 Components of Electronics and 1.3.2.2 Measurement Technology I and 1.3.2.3 Control Engineering I or Communications Engineering I 1.3. 3 Mechanical Engineering: Technical Presentation 1, 2 and Machine Elements 1 1.3.4 Mathematics: at the candidate's choice, two sub-areas according to Annex Catalogue M1, including an introduction to stochastics, if no certificate of achievement is available for this course, but not the sub-area for which a certificate of achievement is available 1.3.5 Physics: Physical Measurement Techniques A and Physical Measurement Techniques B, 1.3.6 Economics: 1.3.6.1 General Business Administration and 1.3.6.2 Special Business Administration (see Annex Catalogue W1)

                2. within the scope of the degree examination II

  • 2.1 in the subject examination Theoretical Computer Science: contents of the area Theoretical Computer Science (Appendix: Catalogue I2), which are taught in standard courses, according to the study regulations,
  • 2.2 in the subject examination Practical Computer Science: Contents of the area Practical Computer Science (Annex: Catalogue I2), which are taught in standard courses, according to the study regulations,
  • 2.3 in the subject examination in the field of specialization Computer Science: at the candidate's choice, related topics of Computer Science, the contents of which are usually taught in courses of at least twelve SWS, of which at least six SWS are special courses and at most two SWS are project groups or similar. If the degree thesis is written in a standard minor subject according to § 20 para. 3, up to half of the topics can be contents of the minor subject, which are not subject of a proof of achievement or the minor subject examination,
  • 2.4 in the minor subject examination 2.4.1 Chemistry: the field of study selected in accordance with § 18 Para. 4 No. 2.1 (see Annex Catalogue C2), 2.4.2 Electrical Engineering: 2.4.2.1 Semiconductor Components and 2.4.2.2 Measurement Technology and 2.4.2.3 Communications Engineering II or Control Engineering II, 2.4.3 Mechanical Engineering: 2.4.3.1 Technical Presentation 1,2 and Machine Elements 1 and 2.4.3. 2 a) Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer or b) Control Engineering II 1,2 and Mechatronics or c) Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering and Joining Technology II or d) Mechanical Process Engineering and Fundamentals of Plastics Technology II 2.4.4 Mathematics: at the candidate's choice two sub-areas according to Annex Catalogue M2, including an introduction to Stochastics, if no proof of performance is available for this course, but not the sub-areas for which proof of performance is available 2.4.5 Physics: Physical Measurement Techniques A and Physical Measurement Techniques B 2.4.6 Economics: for the degree examination II with focus on Business Administration: 2.4.6.1 General Business Administration and 2.4.6.2 a Special Business Administration (see Annex Catalogue W2), for the degree examination II with focus on Economics: one of the subjects Economics Theory or Economics Policy or Finance, from which the proof of achievement is not available.

 

§ 20
Degree dissertation / thesis

(1) The Degree Thesis I is an examination paper which concludes the scientific education and is intended to show that the candidate has the ability to work on a Computer Science problem within a certain period of time on the basis of scientific methods. The length should correspond to a text of between 20 and 150 A4 pages. (2) The Degree Thesis II is an examination paper which concludes the scientific training and is intended to show that the candidate is capable of working on a Computer Science problem within a certain period of time using scientific methods. The length should correspond to a text of between 20 and 150 A4 pages. (3) The Degree Thesis I or II can be supervised by any professor and any habilitated research associate of the University of Paderborn who has independently taught courses in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the Advanced Study Period I or II of Computer Science. In exceptional cases, the degree thesis can also be supervised by another person entitled to examine according to § 6 paragraph 1. At the candidate's request, the examination board may also admit professors or research assistants with habilitation to supervise the degree thesis I or II who represent the minor subject chosen by the candidate. The candidate shall be given the opportunity to make suggestions for the topic of the thesis. (4) Upon request, the chairman of the examination board shall ensure that a candidate is given a topic for a degree thesis in good time. (5) The degree thesis may also be admitted in the form of a group work if the contribution of the individual candidate to be assessed as an examination paper is clearly distinguishable and assessable on the basis of the indication of sections, page numbers or other objective criteria which allow a clear distinction to be made and meets the requirements of paragraph 1 or paragraph 2. (6) The degree thesis may not be issued until the candidate has been admitted to the degree examination. The topic of the degree thesis shall be issued by the chairperson of the examination board. The date of issue shall be recorded. (7) The time taken to complete the thesis is four months, and six months for thesis II on an empirical, experimental or mathematical topic. The topic and the task of the thesis must be such that the time limit set for completion can be met. The topic can only be returned once and only within the first third of the time limit. In individual cases, the Examination Committee may, upon reasoned request, exceptionally extend the time allowed for completion by a maximum of four weeks, or by a maximum of six weeks in the case of an empirical, experimental or mathematical topic. (8) When handing in the thesis, the candidate must confirm in writing that he or she has written the thesis - in the case of group work the correspondingly marked part of the work - independently and has not used any sources other than those indicated as aids and has not marked quotations.

 

§ 21
Acceptance and evaluation of the degree dissertation / thesis

(1) The degree dissertation must be submitted to the board of examiners within the specified period; the date of submission must be recorded. If the degree dissertation is not submitted on time, it shall be deemed to be graded "unsatisfactory" (5.0) pursuant to § 8, Sub-Clause 1, Sentence 2. (2) The degree dissertation shall be examined and evaluated by two examiners, at least one of whom shall teach Computer Science. One examiner shall be the supervisor, the second examiner shall be appointed by the examination board. In case of disagreement, the arithmetic mean of the assessments will be given as the mark if the difference is less than 1.0, otherwise the examination board will decide on the final assessment after hearing the examiners. (3) The students shall be notified of the grade of the degree dissertation after eight weeks at the latest.

 

§ 22
Additional subjects

(1) The candidate may take an examination in subjects other than those specified (additional subjects). The scope corresponds to that of a subject examination. (2) The result of the examination in these subjects will be included on the certificate at the candidate's request, but will not be taken into account when determining the overall grade.

 

§ 23
Evaluation of examination performances, formation of grades and passing the degree examination

(1) Section 14 applies mutatis mutandis to the assessment of individual examination performances in the degree examination and the formation of subject grades. The degree examination shall also be deemed not to have been passed if the degree dissertation has been graded "unsatisfactory". (2) The overall grade shall be calculated from the arithmetic mean of the differentiated subject grades (within the meaning of section 14) and the differentiated grade of the degree dissertation, with the differentiated grade of the degree dissertation being weighted twice. In all other respects, section 14(4) and (5) shall apply accordingly. (3) The overall grade "passed with distinction" shall be awarded if the grade of the degree dissertation and at least one subject grade is 1.0 and no subject grade is worse than 1.3.

 

§ 24
Resitting of the degree examination

(1) Subject examinations which are not considered a "free shot" attempt (§25) may be repeated twice in the case of "insufficient" performance. A third repetition of the subject examinations is excluded. § Section 11(7) shall apply accordingly. (2) The degree dissertation may be repeated once if the grade is not sufficient (above 4.0). A second repetition of the degree dissertation shall be excluded. However, the subject of the degree dissertation may only be returned within the period specified in section 20(8), third sentence, if the candidate had not made use of this option when writing his/her first-degree dissertation. (3) § 15, Sub-Clause 3 shall apply mutatis mutandis. (4) For repeat examinations, the candidate may propose another examiner for the oral examinations and for the degree dissertation.

 

§ 25
A "free shot" attempt

(1) If a candidate takes a subject examination within the standard period of study at the time specified in paragraph 7 or earlier and after an uninterrupted period of study, and does not pass this examination, it shall be deemed not to have been taken ( a "free shot" attempt). A second free attempt in the same subject examination is not permitted. Clause 1 shall not apply if the examination has been declared a fail due to conduct in breach of regulations, in particular an attempt to cheat. (2) When calculating the date referred to in paragraph 1, clause 1, semesters of study shall not be taken into account and shall not be deemed to be an interruption during which the candidate was demonstrably prevented from studying due to prolonged serious illness or for any other overriding reason. An impediment is to be assumed in particular if at least four weeks of a maternity leave period fall within the lecture period. In the event of illness, the candidate must immediately arrange for an examination by a medical officer and submit the medical certificate containing the medical findings which indicate the inability to study. (3) Studies abroad for up to three semesters shall also be disregarded if the candidate has demonstrably been enrolled at a foreign university for the subject in which he/she wishes to take advantage of the free attempt regulation and has attended courses of an appropriate scope, as a rule of at least eight semester hours per week, and has acquired at least one certificate of achievement per semester. (4) Furthermore, semesters of study to an appropriate extent, but for a maximum of two semesters, shall not be taken into account if the candidate was active during this time as an elected member of statutory bodies or statutory organs of the university. (5) Candidates who have passed a subject examination when the requirements of paragraphs 1 to 4 are met may repeat the subject examination once to improve their subject grade. The application for admission shall be submitted on the next examination date. The repetition of an oral examination must be completed after six months. (6) If a candidate achieves a better subject grade in the repeat examination, the better subject grade shall be shown on the certificate and shall be taken as the basis for calculating the overall grade of the degree examination. (7) At the candidate's request, the subject examinations of degree examination I will be assessed as a "free shot" attempt.  At the candidate's request, the subject examinations of degree examination II will be assessed as a "free shot" attempt if they are taken before the beginning of the 9th semester. These deadlines are extended by one semester if the degree dissertation has been submitted or a practical semester ("Haupstudium I" Graduate Studies I) has been completed.

 

§ 26
Certificate

(1) Once a candidate has passed the degree examination, he or she will be awarded a certificate which will contain the grades obtained in the subject examinations, the subject and grade of the degree dissertation, the names of the examiners involved and the overall assessment. The certificate must state the duration of the stipulated standard period of study. If use has been made of the possibility of a practical semester, a reference to the successful completion of the practical semester shall be included. (2) Otherwise, section 17 shall apply accordingly.

 

§ 27
Degree document

(1) At the same time as the certificate, the candidate will be issued with the degree document bearing the date of the certificate. This shall record the award of the degree in accordance with § 2. (2) The degree certificate shall be signed by the dean of the department and the chairman of the examination board and shall bear the seal of the university.

IV. final conditions

IV. final conditions

§ 28
Invalidity of the degree preliminary examination and the degree examination

(1) If the candidate cheated during an examination and this fact only becomes known after the certificate has been issued, the examination board may subsequently correct the marks for those examination performances in which the candidate cheated and declare the examination failed in whole or in part. (2) If the requirements for admission to an examination were not fulfilled without the candidate having intended to deceive, and if this fact only becomes known after the certificate has been issued, this defect will be remedied by passing the examination. If the candidate has intentionally obtained the admission unjustly, the examination board will decide on the legal consequences in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. (3) Before a decision is made, the person concerned must be given the opportunity to comment. (4) The incorrect examination certificate shall be withdrawn and, if necessary, a new one issued. A decision in accordance with paragraph 1 and paragraph 2, clause 2 is excluded after a period of five years after the issue of the examination certificate.

 

§ 29
Access to examination files

(1) After completion of each examination and of the examination procedure, the candidate will, upon request, be granted access to his or her written examination papers, to the examiners' reports on them and to the examination records. (2) A request must be submitted to the chairman of the examination board within one month of the announcement of the result or the issue of the examination certificate. The chairman of the examination board shall determine the place and time of the inspection.

 

 

§ 30
Revocation of the degree

The award of a degree shall be revoked if it is subsequently established that it was obtained by deception or if essential requirements for the award of the degree have been erroneously regarded as fulfilled. The Senate of the University of Paderborn decides on a revocation.

 

§ 31
Temporary transitional arrangements

(1) These examination regulations apply to all students who are registered for the first time in the winter semester 1997/98 at the University of Paderborn for the integrated course of study Computer Science. (2) Students who were enrolled at the University of Paderborn for the integrated study program Computer Science before the winter semester 1997/98 and who have not yet passed the degree preliminary examination can take it until the summer semester 2000 according to the examination regulations valid in the summer semester 1997; however, from the winter semester 2000/2001 on, part II of these new examination regulations is also valid for these students. (3) Students who were enrolled at the University of Paderborn for the integrated degree program in Computer Science before the winter semester of 1997/98 and who have taken the degree preliminary examination according to the examination regulations in force in the summer semester of 1997 may take the degree examination until the summer semester of 2001 according to the examination regulations in force in the summer semester of 1997; however, as of the winter semester of 2001/2002, Part III of these new examination regulations will also apply to these students. (4) Repeat examinations can be taken in accordance with the examination regulations according to which the first examination was taken. (5) These new examination regulations shall be applied upon application. The application for application of these new examination regulations is irrevocable. (6) In justified cases, the Examination Committee may decide on special transitional regulations on application.

Paderborn, den 1998

Der Rektor
der Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn
Universitätsprofessor Dr. W. Weber

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