The diploma examination

Article index

  1. Introduction
  2. General rules
  3. Rights and duties of students
  4. Organisation of the academic year
  5. Organisation of degree programmes
  6. Completion of classes
  7. Examination
  8. Completion of a course
  9. Grading scale
  10. Arrangements for students following a part of the curriculum outside their home faculty
  11. Completion of a semester of study
  12. Registration for the next year or semester of study
  13. Arrangements for students following an individualised study programme
  14. Arrangements for students following more than one degree programme in parallel
  15. Transfers
  16. Arrangements for resuming study
  17. Leave of absence
  18. The diploma thesis
  19. The diploma examination
  20. Graduation
  21. Ranking of graduates
  22. Prizes and distinctions
  23. Liability of students
  24. Circumstances of striking students from the register of students
  25. Final and transitional provisions

§ 19.

The diploma examination

  1. A decision to admit a student to the diploma examination shall be taken by the Dean. In order to be admitted to the diploma examination, a student shall be required to:
    • have fulfilled the requirements laid down in the curriculum;
    • have submitted a diploma thesis which has received a positive assessment from the thesis supervisor.
  2. The diploma examination should take place within one month of the date of admission thereto.
  3. The diploma examination shall be taken before a board appointed by the Dean and composed of: the chairperson of the board, the supervisor of the diploma thesis, the thesis reviewer, and an academic teacher representing the specialisation area or field of study of the student taking the examination. Other members may also be appointed to the board.
  4. The diploma examination shall be an oral examination.
  5. At the end of the diploma examination, the board shall determine:
    • the grade for the diploma thesis to be awarded on the basis of the grades proposed by the thesis supervisor and reviewer;
    • the grade for the diploma examination to be based on the answers given by the student to questions concerning the diploma thesis and questions covering the field of study or specialisation area;
    • the final grade to be given in accordance with § 20 (3).
  6. If a student has failed the diploma examination or has failed for no justifiable reason to take the diploma examination on the date fixed, the Dean shall set another date for the examination as the final date. The second examination may take place after one month has elapsed but no later than within three months of the first examination date.
  7. If a student fails the diploma examination on the second date, he or she shall be struck from the register of students.