Question: I have a few questions about the elective subjects and I am unsure about which to take. I need some advice regarding this matter.
F1: Must / Should I take the elective courses exactly in the semesters, as indicated in the degree programme pathways of the examination regulations?
A1: No! The degree programme pathways should only provide you with a solid framework on how to complete your studies within the standard time to degree. In particular, they ensure an approximately even distributed hourly load during the course of the study. However, this is not binding. This is also evident from the fact that the course distribution is different from one core study area to another. In addition, the current load on students can be different from student to student. Therefore, everyone is free to choose when and in what order they would like to take the elective courses.
Q2: Can I also choose to take compulsory subjects from other core study areas as elective courses?
A2: Yes, this is possible. Please refer to the list of possible subjects (link on the "Announcements" page). Attention: courses from another degree programme cannot be used.
F3: If I have failed an elective course, do I have to retake it?
A3: In general, you also have three attempts for elective courses. Since you can take more than the required number of elective subjects, it is not strictly necessary to retake a failed examination. However, you can also receive an obligatory registration for such courses.
F4: If I took three subjects with 4 HpW each instead of the required 10 HpW, can I use the additional two credit points otherwise?
A4: No! It is not allowed to split the acquired credit points of one subject.
Q5: What if I take more subjects than required by the examination regulations? Are the courses used in the sequence in which they were attended when calculating the grade for the module?
A5: You can also take more elective courses (and sit the exam) than required. These are then recognized as so-called "additional subjects" and can be accredited on your final degree certificate upon request. Even if on your transcript of records your grade has been calculated according to the order of completion, you can still choose which subjects are to be included in the grading of the module, once you register for the final thesis. This has to be indicated at the examinations office.