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Hearing procedure

Hearing procedure

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The hearing is not an examination, but a compulsory course guidance. A hearing is held if the required 15 ECTS credits are not achieved in the semester. The prerequisite is that the students were enrolled and not on leave of absence in the semester in question.

Aim of the hearing

The aim of the hearing is to clarify the reasons why the minimum number of points is not reached and to provide targeted support to students in order to successfully continue their studies. The consultation sessions are conducted by scientific staff, senior engineers or professors of the institutes. The hearing officers provide concrete assistance for effective learning organisation and sensible examination and study planning. In the case of more complicated problems, they will refer you to suitable advice centres.

A record of the interview will be taken and forwarded to the selection board. As a rule, the counting semester is downgraded and examinations that have not been passed can be made up for. During the Bachelor's programme, the application for an interview may be made a maximum of three times. During the Master's programme, a maximum of two hearings are possible.

Overview of the consultation procedure

Conduct of the hearing

1. If there are good reasons, an informal application can be made to the board of examiners at any time. If approved, no 15 ECTS-LPs have to be completed during the semester. 

2. At the beginning of May or November, students are informed in writing of the final failure of the overall examination in the previous semester by an EN decision

3. A request for a hearing must be submitted within the one-month period set after notification of the decision. If there were good reasons for a restricted ability to study during the semester, an objection must be filed in addition to the application in order to withdraw from the proceedings (see list of good reasons). In case of illness, please have certificates issued and collect them. Please note that a "yellow certificate" (AU) is not sufficient - a certificate must be presented.

4. At the end of the one-month period, the applicants shall be distributed among the institutions. The hearing dates will be announced on a notice board in the week before the hearings at the Examination Office.

5. The hearings shall take place in the institutes If the date cannot be kept, the Examination Office must be informed in advance.

6. After a positive result of the hearing, the students are activated by the examination office for online registration for the examination. In the event of a negative outcome, the examination board will decide on the continuation in a second hearing.

Good reasons are...

  • Disease

    Disease: Conditions and periods will be specified by the selection board.

    Proof: Collected certificates

    Attention: Certificates of incapacity for work ("yellow slip") are not accepted.

  • Chronic diseases and disabilities

    Chronic diseases and disabilities: The board of examiners draws up the regulations on conditions and periods.

    Proof: Medical certificate

  • Childcare for children under 6 years of age

    Care for children under 6 years of age.

    Proof: Birth certificate and registration or household certificate of the current calendar year.

  • Care of relatives

    Relative care to the extent of at least 20 hours per week.

    Evidence: Expert opinion of the medical service of the health insurance companies

  • Competitive Sports

    Competitive sport involving at least 20 hours of training per week or 6 weeks during the examination period (training for the Olympics or in a squad)

    Proof: Certificate from the responsible training unit

  • Committee activities

    Committee activities and activities in student self-administration amounting to 40 hours per month.

    Evidence: Certificate of the body

  • Other voluntary professional or social commitment

    Other voluntary professional or social commitment of at least 20 hours per week

    Evidence: Certificate from the competent institution

  • Knowledge tests and early performance

    Knowledge tests (as requirements for the Master's programme, to be fulfilled in the 1st and 2nd semester) and early performance (in the Bachelor's programme for the Master's programme).

    If 15 CPs have been achieved in the semester including the knowledge examinations (applies to the first two semesters after enrolment) or early achievements, the semester goal is considered to have been achieved and the hearing procedure does not apply. The same applies to the Bachelor's thesis, which may be completed in the first Master's semester.

  • Internship

    Internship in the 1st semester (Master).

    Usually: Leave of absence, which, however, is not possible in the first semester.

  • Consequences of being a victim of a crime that prolongs the period of study

    Consequences that extend the duration of studies as a victim of a crime.

    Proof: Report to the police/prosecution service

  • Death of relatives

    Death of relatives.

    Proof: Death certificate

  • Asymmetrical stay abroad

    Asymmetrical stay abroad.

    Proof: Certificate of the stay abroad

  • Bachelor thesis during the first master semester

    Students who are still writing their Bachelor thesis during the first Master's semester after early admission. 

    A hearing would be uncounted and unnecessary.

  • If all study and examination achievements have already been completed

    All study and examination papers have already been completed.

    If applicable, the thesis has already been registered.

EN Decision

The EN decision becomes legally binding when:

  • the application was not lodged or not lodged within the prescribed period.
  • did not appear at the hearing without excuse.
  • the number of possible attempts to be heard was exhausted and the minimum number of points was again undercut.

If the EN decision becomes legally binding, the entire Bachelor's or Master's examination is deemed to have been definitively failed.


Consequence:


After a forced de-registration it is no longer possible to study mechanical engineering or related subjects at German universities!

Information and explanation of the consultation procedure.

Contact

Academic Examination Office

Andrea Diesing
B.Sc. and M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Room
Andrea Diesing
B.Sc. and M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Room
Matthias Meier
M.Sc. Mechatronics and Robotics, M.Sc. Optical Technologies, M. Sc. Biomedical Engineering, B. Sc. and M. Sc. Production and Logistics
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Room
Matthias Meier
M.Sc. Mechatronics and Robotics, M.Sc. Optical Technologies, M. Sc. Biomedical Engineering, B. Sc. and M. Sc. Production and Logistics
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Room

Audit Committee

Agnes Maiwald, M. A.
Accreditation Officers
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Agnes Maiwald, M. A.
Accreditation Officers
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen