Students Examination

Examination regulations are given to each student registered on a programme. The Student Examination Directive covers all aspects of assessment including expected learner conduct at examinations, marks and standards relating to the programmes, rules regarding the submission of coursework, procedures relating to extensions and deferrals, and information relating to plagiarism.

All assessments mechanisms are validated internally and externally during the initial programme/subject development and during the programme/subject review cycle. The lecturer and Head of Program are responsible for the assessment of students. All assessments are written to reflect the subject syllabus and to examine the extent to which students have reached the learning outcomes. The Head of Program is responsible for ensuring that each subject Lecturer makes an appropriate amount of time available for assessment and verification activities based on an evaluation of the assessment and verification requirements of each subject. The final decision regarding the design of assessment components rests with the Head of Department. This includes an examination of the assessment instruments to ensure that they facilitate the achievement of the relevant assessment and grading criteria
The study method requires students to participate in lectures and seminars in the traditional format customary in most universities. Seminar sessions are opportunities for students to discuss in-depth about the topics of the week and receive further feedback on their self-study process. Thus, seminar participation is mandatory and a separate record is kept for every student.

Student achievements are evaluated through assignments and exams. The aim of the procedure is to test the knowledge that students have acquired during the course and their entitlement to academic credit.

Assignments – students are required to submit assignments during the semester on pre-determined dates. Assignments are checked, graded and returned to students. In addition to the grade students receive written feedback.
Examinations – in nearly all courses there is a final exam at the end of the semester. The exam is written by the course coordinator and is approved by a senior faculty member. Exams are checked on the basis of the pre-determined criteria. Appeals are handled by an individual not included in the first round of examination.
Final grade – the final grade in the course is calculated as a weighted average of the assignments submitted and of the exam. The assignments usually constitute 15-35 percent of the course grade. A student who fails the final exam cannot pass the course regardless of their performance on assignments.
Written final examinations are conducted at the end of all courses. They take place simultaneously. Students are entitled to take an exam twice. Most exams are open-ended questions. In some courses there may be tasks with multiple choices. In most cases, the final exam counts for 40-100 percent of the final grade. Exams are organized at the end of every semester and usually last between 1-3 hours. Students will proven learning difficulties get an additional hour. Assessment is dictated by the Study Regulations.

The exam assesses the learning outcomes. All subjects of theoretical nature end with exams. All exams include a written part, except where it is not permissible due the specifics. Graded assignments do not require a written part at the examination session. The goal of pass/fail evaluation is assessment of learning outcomes of a practical nature with the help of pass/fail scale. All students registered for the course will automatically register for the exam. Grades are on a scale of 0-100. The passing grade is 50 percent. The assessment of the learning outcomes is performed on the basis of a six-grade assessment system as follows: