Here you will find frequently asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact the study program service.
Can I have previous achievements recognized?
Yes, recognition from previous studies or another university is possible.
You can also find further information here.
Please note: According to § 18 (2) of the study and examination regulations, students who are newly enrolled must submit the application for recognition within one semester of enrolment.
Where can I find the examination regulations, applications and important information about my studies?
Where can I go if I have questions or problems?
What do I need to bear in mind for re-registration?
How do I prepare for exams?
- Listen carefully to the lectures
- Interview students from higher semesters
- Past exams and transcripts (available from Fachschaft)
- Study groups with fellow students
- Oral exams: Generally concepts need to be explained, but not every calculation needs to be known
- Written exams: Mostly about calculations or exercises from the tutorials
What happens if I don't pass the oral re-examination?
What happens if I fail a written repeat exam?
After a failed written re-examination, an oral re-examination takes place promptly, which cannot be graded better than 4.0.
The registration and scheduling of this examination is handled directly by the examining institute. Please note the notices at the institutes and check your KIT email account regularly!
Until when can I cancel my registration for an exam?
What should I do if I fall ill before an exam?
Be sure to cancel your registration before the start of the examination.
As long as it is possible, via the campus portal, or directly to the examiner if you have to cancel at short notice.
An examination not taken without deregistration will be graded 5.0 (fail).
We recommend that you keep proof of your deregistration (screenshot of the online deregistration, confirmation email from the examiner).
When do the exams take place?
Do I need to bring anything to the exam?
Can I change my specialization during my studies?
Yes, you can change your specialization at any time.
However, please note that some modules you have already completed cannot necessarily be transferred to other specializations and will then be booked as additional credits.
Please contact the study program service before making a change.
A change is only possible until the start of the final thesis!
How do I plan my studies?
Lectures usually take place in the summer or winter semester.
Basic subjects: basic knowledge, best taken in the first and second Master's semester
Compulsory subjects: compulsory, includes a work placement (compulsory attendance)
Compulsory elective subjects: choose subjects that are related to your specialization and seem most interesting to you.
You must put together your own timetable:
Lectures take place either in summer or winter (exams are possible every semester)
Create your timetable in CAS. Overlaps are clearly visible there