When? How? Why?
The Department of Mathematics uses examination plans to help you choose, and especially combine, modules. In mathematics we work on the principle that you are free to register for the elective modules of your choice once you have shown that you are familiar with the stipulations in the Examination Regulations. In your subsidiary subject you may only register for examinations in modules that have been approved in advance.
Please take note of the regulations and deadlines given below and submit your examination plans in good time by posting them in the wooden box in front of the Office for Student Affairs.
Examination plans – Bachelor’s students
If you want to take elective modules in your subsidiary subject before you take elective modules in mathematics, it is sufficient to complete the second page only in order to submit a plan for your subsidiaries. If you would like to subsequently amend your choice, you must submit a new plan for your subsidiaries. Please note that, depending on your subsidiary subject, modules in which you have already attempted an examination are an integral part of your study programme. Registered modules and examinations taken in a subsidiary, which are not covered by an approved examination plan, are recorded as voluntary additional credits and can be included in your degree.
In order to register a module in the compulsory elective area Ü, you can simply send an e-mail to the Office for Student Affairs. You will then be given access and will be able to register for the examination yourself. An examination plan is not required for registration.
Before choosing a compulsory elective module in mathematics for the first time, you must submit a so-called initial examination plan. This must cover plans for your entire Bachelor’s programme (including the compulsory elective area Ü and the subsidiary subject) as well as the mathematics elements of your Master’s programme because the choices you make during the Bachelor’s programme will influence the choices during the Master’s. Once this plan has been approved, you are free to attend other elective modules in mathematics, as well. If new Examination Regulations are adopted before you embark on your Master’s programme, you will have to re-plan.
Examination plans for subsidiary subjects and other examination plans must be submitted prior to the respective examination registration phase.
In your application for your degree certificate at the end of your Bachelor’s programme, you must explain which of the modules you have completed should be included in your degree. At the same time, you must state which mathematics modules, which subsidiary subjects and which non-mathematical specialisation classes you intend to take during forthcoming Master’s programme (in so far as this is possible with regard to specialisations/subsidiary subjects that are still in the process of being approved). This helps to ensure, on the one hand, that you will be able to register for the modules without delay as soon as you have made the transition and, on the other, that it can be checked whether there is a need for conditions to be imposed if you are changing your subsidiary subjects or field of study.
The application for your degree certificate, together with your application for the Master’s programme, must reach the Office for Student Affairs by 15.03 or 15.09. respectively to ensure a seamless transition to the Master’s programme. If you have taken examinations during your Bachelor’s programme which, according to your examination plan, you are not intending to include in your Master’s degree, these will automatically be designated as voluntary additional credits in your Bachelor’s degree and may not be included in your Master’s.
Examination plans – Master’s students
If you have taken your Bachelor’s degree in mathematics with us at TU Darmstadt, you will have already given us your Master’s examination plan in the form of the application for your Bachelor’s certificate. If you have taken your Bachelor’s degree at another university or in another subject, you will have to submit a complete initial examination plan, including a separate credit list for your Bachelor’s programme (in so far as this is possible with regard to specialisations/subsidiary subjects that are still in the process of being approved), at the beginning of your Master’s programme.
Just as in the Bachelor’s programme, a different choice of subsidiary subject or a non-mathematical specialisation will require approval of a new subsidiary plan.
Examination plans for subsidiary subjects as well as initial and additional examination plans must be submitted prior to the respective examination registration phase.
In order to register a Studium Generale module, all you need to do is send an informal e-mail to the Office for Student Affairs. You will then be given access and will be able to register for the examination yourself. An examination plan is not required for registration.
At the end of your study programme, you have to submit an application for a certificate. If you need confirmation that you have completed your degree before your certificate is issued, in order, for example, to take up a position as a research associate, the application for your certificate must reach us six weeks before you start work. Two weeks before you start work, you should inform the Office for Student Affairs about your final credits (e.g. the “4,0-Bescheinigung” stating that you have passed your Master’s thesis). Please keep us informed as to when you expect to complete your final credits (examination or final dissertation) so that we can act as promptly as possible. The certificate itself takes approx. four weeks to process after we have received the final examination credits (usually the review of your Master’s dissertation).
Changing elective modules
If you have made two failed attempts at an elective module you are not necessarily forced to complete the module; instead, you can replace it with a different module. (The relevant alteration in the General Examination Regulations, 5th amendment, was introduced on 1.10.2015.)
It refers to modules in
- compulsory electives in mathematics (B.Sc.)
- compulsory electives in Ü (B.Sc.)
- the supplementary mathematical area (M.Sc.)
- Studium Generale (B.Sc./M.Sc.)
Examination plan for the subsidiary subject
For your study plan/examination plan in your subsidiary subject you will choose modules in which you intend to accrue credits. In TU Darmstadt’s examination administration, modules and classes constitute two different categories: you attend classes and your credits will subsequently be assigned to and entered in modules. Whilst the modules and classes match up one-to-one in the mathematics study programmes, this is often not the case in other departments.
For this reason, we recommend you to consult the relevant Guide to Modules for your special subsidiary subjects (such as Biology, Digital Philology,Psychology oder Philosophy. The Central Student Advisory offers links to many of the module guides or you will find them on the webpages of the respective department. Just choose the modules that are relevant for you. You will avoid misunderstandings and facilitate the work of the Office for Student Affairs if you state the TUCaN module number (often included in the Guide to Modules) for each of the modules you choose.
To find classes on a semester basis, please use the programme catalogue. If you log onto TUCaN you will also find the module numbers for the respective classes, enabling you to compare the timetable with your study plan/examination plan.