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Exams

general information

General Information

If you want to sit an exam you MUST enrol online for it!

In order to enrol, you will be asked to complete the evaluation of the course. This is required by the Ministry and is part of the Quality Assurance Process of Italian universities. The evaluation is your chance to tell us if the course is well structured or not and if professor is doing a good job or not. It is completely anonymous and the data are aggregated, so do not be afraid to be honest: you will help us to improve!

If you  are not able to enrol for an exam please check this possible reasons:

  • the deadline (5 days before the exam) has expired
  • you have not certified the official teaching language
  • you have already sat that exam twice in the same academic year
  • the exam is not in your “study career”
  • you have not paid your tuition fees

Should none of the above-mentioned reasons apply, please contact the Faculty Secretariat immediately!

exam sessions

Exam Sessions

The Academic Year is divided in two semesters:

  • 1st (October-January)
  • 2nd (February-June)

During the academic year there will be 3 exam sessions. Despite this, students only have 2 exam attempts per course within an academic year.

Winter session (December/January/February) 

  • 1st call for 1st semester courses
  • 3rd call for 2nd semester courses of the previous academic year

Summer session (May/June/July)

  • 1st call for 2nd semester courses
  • 2nd call for 1st semester courses

September Session

  • 2nd call for 2nd semester courses
  • 3rd call for first semester courses

The best strategy is to try the exam only when you feel prepared, so you do not waste one exam session. Also remember that positive grades are automatically registered and you cannot refuse a low grade: therefore, if you want to keep a good grade average, be sure to study well.

After the 3 exam sessions of the academic year have passed, you will have to study the content foreseen by the course of the new academic year (there might be changes in the syllabus, in the assessment or in the lecturer).

Academic Calendar

enrolment and cancellation

Enrolment and cancellation

Enrolment

You have to enrol online for each exam you want to sit: exams sat without enrolment are not valid. You will receive an e-mail when enrolments open (usually one month before each exam session).

The deadline for enrolment and cancellation of enrolment is FIVE working days before the exam date (exam date and Sundays are not considered). Therefore:

  • exam on Monday -> enrolment deadline on Tuesday
  • exam on Tuesday -> enrolment deadline on Wednesday
  • exam on Wednesday -> enrolment deadline on Thursday
  • exam on Thursday -> enrolment deadline on Friday
  • exam on Friday -> enrolment deadline on Saturday
  • exam on Saturday -> enrolment deadline on Sunday

Cancellation of enrolment to exams

If you decide not to take an exam for which you are already enrolled, you must cancel your enrolment online.

If you forget to cancel the enrolment and don’t show up at the exam please be aware that this will count as an attempt!

The deadline for the cancellation of enrolment is the same as for enrolment (FIVE working days before the exam date)

Illness

In this case you have to send an e-mail to the Faculty of Science and Technology by the day the examination takes place. What is more you have to hand in a valid medical certificate, which explicitly identifies the days on which you were ill within a week after the exam date.

exam enrolment

Conversion of exam grades Master EMMA

Conversion of the exam grades for the Master in Environmental Management of Mountain Areas (EMMA)

The exams grades between the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and the  University of Innsbruck are converted according to the table approved with resolution of the Study Council n. 02/2016 of the 15.03.2016.

Conversion table

Study Project – Master Industrial Mechanical Engineering LM-33

Both study plans foresee in the 3rd semester a compulsory “study project” activity. This “study project” is intended to let students practice and implement the skills acquired. Study projects can be individual or team projects. More specific information can be found in the syllabus.

Conversion of the exam grades for the Master Industrial Mechanical Engineering LM-33, Study-Plan “Logistics and Production”, Double Degree Program with the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Exams are marked according to the respective national grading system. Conversion of grades obtained at a partner institution into the grading system of the home university are performed following the conversion rules of the Modified Bavarian Formula.

Conversion table