The Curriculum for Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics
- Diplomingeniør i mekatronik
- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics
§ 1 - Description of the Programme
§ 1.1 - Applicable for students enrolled
§ 1.2 - Aim of Programme, including any professional profile and specialisations
The Bachelor of Engineering programme aims to qualify the student to perform vocational activities in both national and international settings, where he or she is required to:
- Translate technical research results and scientific and technical knowledge into practical application in development assignments and in the resolution of technical problems.
- Critically acquire new knowledge within relevant areas of engineering.
- Independently accomplish general engineering assignments.
- Plan, realise and manage technical and technological plants and systems, and in doing so be able to consider societal, financial, environmental and workplace safety and health implications in the resolution of technical problems.
- Take part in co-operative and managerial functions and contexts at a qualified level together with people with different educational, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
- Furthermore, the programme aims to qualify the students to participate in further education.
The Bachelor of Engineering programme is planned to comprise 3½ years of full-time equivalent work. A year of full-time equivalent work denotes a full-time student's work in the course of a year, corresponding to 60 ECTS points. Thus, the duration of the complete programme corresponds to 210 ECTS points. In addition, the student is required to participate in practical workshop training.
The Bachelor of Engineering programme includes
- mandatory technical courses
- elective courses
- practical workshop training
- engineering internship
- bachelor project (in the following referred to as final project).
§ 1.3 - Didactic and pedagogical basis
The Engineering Education Model of the University of Southern Denmark
The Bachelor of Engineering programme is a profession and development based programme of higher education which qualifies the student to carry out professional functions and independent work within the area of engineering. Another purpose of the programme is to qualify the student for further education.
All programmes at the Unviersity of Southern Denmark are structured in accordance with the university's leading education principles for programmes. For engineering programmes, the principles are put into practice in the educational concept 'The Engineering Education Model of the University of Southern Denmark' or, in Danish, 'Den Syddanske Model for Ingeniøruddannelser', in the following referred to by its official abbreviation, DSMI.
By offering and implementing engineering programmes based on DSMI, the university ensures that engineers who have recently graduated from the University have a high professional standard, based on their mastery of a range of core skills, which are in high demand on the labour market as well as in the research community.
Below is shown a summary of the main points of the education concept - the complete description of DSMI is available in electronic form at the website of the Faculty of Engineering.
Content and Skills
- Professional skills are at the centre of the educational activities, and all engineering programmes at the University of Southern Denmark are therefore rooted in research and development environments at a high international standard. Research and development-based tuition is provided at all programme levelse to accommodate both the needs of fundamental research and the requirements of practical applied science in close collaboration with business and industry.
- The programmes aim to foster modern, dyed-in-the-wool engineers. The learning and evaluation environment is therefore based on activating tuition and active learning that stimulates students to think and work in a problem-focused, project-oriented and cross-disciplinary manner. Assignments are accomplished both in teams and independently, and the focus is on innovation and reflection.
- The programmes aim to facilitate the students' development towards being able to accomplish assignments in international contexts. Throughout their studies, the students work in an environment with international lecturers and scientists as well as international fellow students, and in the course of their studies, they are also required to participate in dedicated project groups working across linguistic and cultural boundaries. The programme structure is designed to support studies abroad.
- To enhance the graduates' labour market value immediately after graduation, the programmes intercorporate a high level of business relevance, ensured mainly through students' participation in the integrated engineering practice and via project collaboration with external companies. These activities guarantee that the students' professional skills are put to regular use in a concrete, contemporary context.
- All students are encouraged to think and practice entrepreneurship - specifically through the corporate and business understanding integrated in the programme - and more generally through a learning and evaluation environment designed to stimulate student enterprise, creativity and responsibility.
- In the course of their studies, all students with at least once collaborate with students from other engineering disciplines or other educational programmes on the solution of a complex, interdisciplinary problem in close collaboration with an external organisation. This interdisciplinary collaboration is organised on the basis of a principle of 'experts in teams'
Structure and Learning Environment
In overall terms, the interplay between programme structure, skills acquisition and the learning and evaluation environment of the engineering programmes at the University of Southern Denmark may be described as follows:
- In the practical planning of the programme content, significant emphasis has been placced on ensuring that the forms of tuition and examination are both relevant and contemporary and support the students' acquisition of core skills. In doing so, efforts are made to provide a highly dynamic study environment, where each individual student is expected to play an active role and assume responsibility for his or her own learning. The student will 'learn to learn' so that he or she will later be able to quickly embrace new and complex problems, just as the student will be encouraged throughout the programme to practice both independendt and co-operative thinking.
- In order to strengthen both the professional contemplation and application of acquired skills as well as the individual's continued motivation for developing professionally and personally on a labour market characterised by rapid change, the educational concept deliberately seeks to integrate both specific technical and broader general engineering skills.
- With DSMI, the University of Southern Denmark offers an attractive and relevant study programme with good immediate work proscpects. The keywords are activating teaching and active learning put into practice through project-oriented collaboration and problem-based learning. The purpose is to foster dyed-in-the-wool engineers with a high level of professional skills and the optimum basis for continued personal and professional development.
§ 3 - Detailed programme specific information
§ 3 - Programme title and profiles
Profile in Mechatronics Engineering
Profile in Mechanical Engineering
Profile in Electronics Engineering
Profile in Embedded Systems Engineering
§ 3.1 - The structure of the programme
§ 3.1.1 - Connection between entry requirements and the first year
§ 4 - Course Descriptions
§ 4 - Compulsory courses
Profile in Mechatronics Engineering
Profile in Mechanical Engineering
Profile in Electronics Engineering
Profile in Embedded Systems Engineering
Discover the Mechatronic Development Process
Statics, Materials and Mathematics
Dynamics and Mathematics
Build Mechatronic Products that can move
Electrodynamics and Mathematics
Develop Intelligent Dynamic Mechatronic Systems
Electronics Semester Project
Digital Signal Processing
Computer Aided Engineering
Control Engineering 1
Mechanical Semester Project
Digital Design and Signal Processing
Embedded Systems Semester Project
Expert in Teams
Fastening and Joining Methods
High Frequenccy Communication
Reliability of Electronic Systems
Real Time Operating System
Industrial Engineering Training
§ 5 - Examination provisions
§ 5.1 - Programme passing requirements
5.1.1 An examination is considered to be passed and a course is considered to be approved when the student has attained the assessment 'passed', 'approved' or the grade of 2 or higher.
5.1.2 An examination is either graded in accordance with the Danish 7-point grading scale, or is assessed as 'passed/failed' (bestået/ikke-bestået), or as 'approved/non-approved' (godkendt/ikke-godkendt). The Bachelor project is always graded in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
5.1.3 The 'passed/failed' and 'approved/non-approved' forms of assessment can account for no more than one-third of the programme's total number of ECTS. This does not apply to credit transfers from previous examinations.
5.1.4 When the assessment basis for a study activity is 'tuition attendance', this assessment is made by a teacher on the basis of criteria students are informed of at the beginning of the course. The condition for achieving the assessment 'approved' is that the student has achieved the objectives established for the course to such an extent that the assessment 'approved' or a grade of at least 2 would be given.
18.104.22.168 The basis for approval may be one or more of the following:
- attendance at lectures and exercises
- completed laboratory work, portfolios and reports and completed assignments or other practical or theoretical work
- participation in guiding internal examinations
- participation in seminars.
22.214.171.124 The student must be notified whether or not his/her participation in the course activities has been approved before the end of the semester.
5.1.5 The study programme has been successfully completed when the student has attained
- the grade of 2 or higher in all examinations graded in accordance with the 7-point grading scale
- the assessment 'passed' in all examinations assessed as either 'passed' or 'failed'
- the assessment 'approved' for all tests assessed 'approved/non-approved
- approval of the practical workshop training, and
- approval of the engineering Internship.
§ 5.2 - Special exams
5.2.0 Examinations Abroad
126.96.36.199 The Academic Study Board can grant dispensation to take examinations at a Danish representation or other site abroad, when there are exceptional circumstances that prevent the student from taking the examination(s) in Denmark. The examination can be set up as a video conference or by using other technical aids.
188.8.131.52 The student is responsible for all practical arrangements related to the examination.
184.108.40.206 All costs linked to holding the examination, cancellation of the examination due to illness (if applicable) and problems with connecting to the system, etc., for which SDU cannot be held liable, shall be paid by the student.
§ 5.2.1 - Start of study exam
220.127.116.11 Students accepted on the Bachelor of Engineering programme must take and pass a study start examination in order to continue on their programme. The purpose of the study start examination is to verify that students have commenced their programme.
18.104.22.168.Study start test for students admitted in 2019:
- Attendance 2-6 September 2019 (all days).
22.214.171.124.Study start test for students admitted in 2018:
- MCQ test. The test must be passed no later than 7 September 2018.
- Attendance 3-7 September 2018 (all days).
126.96.36.199 Study start test for students admitted in 2017:
- Attendance 4-8 September 2017.
- Students in Odense: Attendance in the Faculty introductory lecture.
188.8.131.52 Students have two attempts to pass the study start test.
- Reexam for students admitted in 2019 is held 9-13 September 2019 (all days). The reexam is based on attendance.
- Reexam for students enrolled in 2018 is held 10-14 September 2018. The reexam is based on attendance and MCQ-test.
- Reexam for students admitted in 2017 is held 11-15 September 2017. The reexam is based on attendance.
184.108.40.206 If warranted by special circumstances, the Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from the rules on the study start examination.
§ 5.2.2 - First year exam
220.127.116.11 Before the end of the first year of study, the student must take the test(s) which according to the programme-specific part of the Curriculum are constituent components of the first-year examination. The first-year examination must be passed in its entirety before the end of the first year of study after the commencement of studies, in order for the student to qualify for continuing his or her studies. This applies irrespective of whether or not the student has used his/her third examination attempt.
18.104.22.168 The first-year examination of the Bachelor of Engineering programmes at the University of Southern Denmark consists of the courses of the first semester of the programme in question in their entirety and the project course in the second semester. The detailed contents of the first-year examination are listed in the semester descriptions of the Curriculum and the course descriptions.
22.214.171.124 There is offered an examination in the 1st semester courses in the spring semester, before the ordinary examination in the project module in the 2nd semester. Students who have not passed the 1st semester courses in connection with the ordinary examination and/or the re-examination, can register for this examination with the aim of passing the first-year examination.
126.96.36.199 If warranted by extraordinary circumstances, or the student is elite athlete, entrepreneur or a chairman for an organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), the Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from the rules on the first-year examination. It is a prerequisite for the participation in the 3rd semester courses on the bachelor of engineering programmes, that the student has passed the first year examination in its entirety.
§ 5.3 - Spelling and writing skills
5.3.1 The assessment of the final project and the semester projects must also, in addition to the technical content, address the student's spelling and language proficiency, regardless of the language in which the project is written.
5.3.2 The projects must be written in a concise and easily understandable language. The wording of the written presentations or the Final Project may have a positive or negative impact on the overall grade. Additional information on the language requirements is provided in the course descriptions.
5.3.3 The Academic Study Board may grant dispensations from the above spelling and wording requirements for students who can document that they suffer from a relevant, specific impairment (such as dyslexia).
§ 5.4 - Internal or external exams
5.4.1 Examinations are either external or internal. External examinations are assessed by the teacher(s) and one or more external examiners appointed by the Danish Agency for Higher Education. Internal examinations are assessed by one or more teachers appointed by the university from among its teachers.
5.4.2 At least one-third of the programme's total number of ECTS points must be documented by external assessment. This includes the most important components of the programme, including the Final Project, but does not apply to credits transferred from other examinations.
§ 5.5 - Exam language
5.5.1 For study programmes offered in Danish up to and including 2nd semester: The tuition and examination language is, as a basic rule, Danish. Examinations may be taken in Swedish or Norwegian instead of Danish.
5.5.2 For study programmes offered in Danish up to and including 4th semester: The tuition and examination language is, a basic rule, Danish. Examinations may be taken in Swedish or Norwegian instead of Danish.
If individual courses are offered in Danish but taught in English by a lecturer, who speaks Danish, the examination language is the student’s preferred language (Danish or English).
If individual courses are offered in Danish but taught in English by a lecturer, who does not speak Danish, the examination language is English.
5.5.3 For study programmes offered in Danish, 5th-6th semesters: The courses are offered and taught in English. The examination language is English. The Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from this rule.
5.5.4 For study programmes offered or taught in English: The examination language is English. The Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from this rule.
§ 5.6 - Forms of assessment
5.7.1 The purpose of the examination is to document whether and to which extent the student's qualifications match the learning goals specified in the Ministerial Order concerning Bachelor of Engineering programmes, the Curriculum and the respective semester plans. The final examination provides the basis for issuing a diploma.
5.7.2 The programme includes a variety of examination forms to reflect the content and working methods of the tuition provided.
The examination forms must accommodate the purpose of the individual subject/subject element, and may include:
- oral, written and practical examinations, project-oriented courses and combinations of the different forms of examination.
5.7.3 Any requirements on mandatory attendance or completion of written assignments, etc., during the study period which must be met in order for the student to be allowed to take an examination at the end of the course or course element are specified in the relevant module description.
5.7.4 All written campus-based examinations must be completed using a computer in accordance with the University of Southern Denmark’s rule set for written examinations.
Assessment of Group Assignments
5.7.5 Projects are normally completed by groups of students. As a rule, these groups consist of six students. The Head of Programme may allow a group to consist of fewer or more students, based on an individual professional assessment. However, these provisions do not apply to the final project.
Sound and/or Image Recordings
5.7.6 The use of sound and image recordings during an examination is not allowed, unless such recordings are part of the examination procedure. If so, such recordings will be made by the University.
5.7.7 The use of examination aids is specified in the individual module descriptions and semester plans.
§ 5.7 - Irregularities at exams
5.8.1 Disciplinary action will be taken against a student who:
- unlawfully seeks or offers help with the completion of an examination paper, or
- brings non-allowed examination aids to an examination, or
- passes the work of another off as his/her own, or
- cites his/her own previously evaluated work without adding proper references, or
- is otherwise found guilty of cheating at the examination
cf. the Regulations of the University of Southern Denmark re. Disciplinary Measures.
5.8.2 Disciplinary action may also be taken against a student who acts in an interruptive manner during an examination.
5.8.3 If a student discovers errors or defects in an examination, he or she must contact the evaluators (for oral examinations) or the invigilators (for written examinations).
Errors and Defects in an Examination
5.8.4 In cases of errors or defects or a particularly serious character, or where this must be considered the most appropriate way to remedy the error or defect, the university may cancel the examination and make arrangements to conduct an extraordinary examination. Re-examination due to cancellation of the original examination may result in a lower mark.
5.8.5 The university may offer an extraordinary examination in connection with other errors or defects. The offer must apply to all students whose examinations are affected by the error or defect in question. A student who has taken the extraordinary examination may choose to retain the original assessment given.
§ 5.8 - Special examination conditions
5.9.1 Students with physical or mental impairments, or similar difficulties may apply to the Academic Study Board to be granted special examination conditions. The Academic Study Board will accommodate the request if this is found necessary in order to place such students on an equal footing with others during the examination. It is a condition that the alteration does not imply a change of the level of examination.
5.9.2 The deadline for applying for special examination conditions is 1 September for the winter examination term and 1 February for the summer examination term. In case of chronic impairments, the Academic Study Board may approve special examination conditions for the rest of the bachelor of engineering programme.
5.9.3 The diploma will not include any information on special examination conditions.
§ 5.9 - Ordinary exams
5.10.1 Ordinary examinations will be held immediately at the end of the course leading up to the examination.
5.10.2 The student must be prepared to sit examinations throughout the examination period, but not in July. This also applies in situations when a planned examination is moved due to force majeure.
§ 5.10 - Reexams
Reexams and Make-up Exams
5.11.1 Students who did not pass the ordinary examination and students who have been prevented from attending the examination due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances can register for a re-examination.
5.11.2 Make-up examinations are held at the same time as re-examinations.
5.11.3 Re-examinations are held during the same examination term as the ordinary examination. The examination period for the autumn semester is 2 January – 28/29 February and for the spring semester 1 June – 31 August. In some cases, exams can also be held in December and May. Examinations are not held in July, unless warranted by special circumstances.
5.11.4 The student shall register for a re-examination within eight days after publication of the results of the ordinary examination. Students who have been absent from the ordinary examination, shall register for a re-examination within 8 days from the date the ordinary examination was held.
5.11.5 Students cannot withdraw from the registration for re-examination and it will count as a failed examination attempt, if the student is absent from the re- examination, unless the Academic Study Board has granted dispensation from this rule due to extraordinary circumstances.
5.11.6 Re-examination may take a different form of examination or assessment than the ordinary examination. Students will be notified of any change in the form of examination or assessment before the examination. The form of examination for the final project, however, cannot be changed.
Consequences for not having passed an Exam by 2nd Attempt
5.11.7 If the student does not attend or pass the ordinary examination and/or the relevant re-exam, the student can register for the examination the next time the course is offered next time. The student must comply with the registration period.
5.11.8 If the student failed an examination on the second attempt, the student must participate in the course and re-submit all assignments prior to the next ordinary examination, unless the course is no longer offered. The Academic Study Board can grant a dispensation from this rule.
§ 5.11 - Exam attemts
5.12.1 A passed examination cannot be retaken.
5.12.2 A student has three attempts to pass an examination. If warranted by extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Study Board may grant additional examination attempts. The question of academic ability cannot be considered in assessing whether or not such extraordinary circumstances exist. The first-year examination and the study start examinations constitute an exception to this rule.
5.12.3 A student whose tuition attendance is to be assessed for the second time may demand an examination instead. Tuition attendance associated with practical exercises, however, cannot be replaced by an examination. This rule does not apply to the study start examination.
§ 5.12 - Requirements for exams
Failure to Meet Examination Requirements
15.13.1 If the student fails to fulfil the examination requirements this will count as one examination attempt. In extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from this rule.
Absence from Examination Activities
15.13.2 If the student is absent from an examination, this leads to the student losing an examination attempt. If the evaluation a course is based on an overall evaluation of two or more examination activities, absence from one or more activities leads to the student being registered as absent from the entire examination. The Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from this rule, if there are extraordinary circumstances.
Participation in Group Assignments
15.13.3 The student is required to participate actively in group assignments. For this reason, the work will be supervised by the academic supervisor. If a student fails to meet the requirement on active participation, the relevant programme co-ordinator, following the academic supervisor's or the Head of Programme's recommendation, may decide that the student be excluded from the group. The applicable criteria for assessing whether the group assignment work has been performed satisfactorily will be laid down for the assignment at the start of the supervision.
§ 5.13 - Group exams
5.15.1 Examinations are arranged as individual or group examinations.
5.15.2 The basis for assessment is always individual, and individual grades are given.
5.15.3 The course description specifies the maximum number of students who can participate in a group examination. It will not be possible to choose an individual examination instead of a group examination, the final project being an exception from this rule.
§ 6 - Credit transfer
§ 6.1 - Transfer of credit
6.1.1 The student must apply for credit transfer for course elements passed from all earlier study programmes at the same educational level immediately after enrolling in the study programme in question at the Faculty of Engineering.
§ 6.2 - Transfer of credit
6.2.1 Students who wish to take course elements from a different study programme or at another institute of higher education in Denmark or abroad as part of their study programme can apply to the Academic Study Board for pre-approved credit transfers for planned course elements.
6.2.2 Students who wish to take on student exchange abroad for at least for a semester, must have passed courses corresponding to at least 90 ECTS points on the respective bachelor of engineering study programme. Furthermore, the student exchange abroad may not lead to an extension of the student's study period.
6.2.3 The Academic Study Board must have pre-approved credits for courses offered in the autumn semester and which form part of the student’s pool of electives no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in August. Likewise the Academic Study Board must have pre-approved credits for courses offered in the spring semester and which form part of the student’s pool of electives no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in January.
6.2.4 The Academic Study Board must have pre-approved credits for courses offered in the autumn semester and which are to replace constituent courses in the curriculum no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in April. Likewise, The Academic Study Board must have pre-approved credit transfer for courses offered in the spring semester and which are to replace constituent subjects in the curriculum no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in November.
6.2.5 A decision of pre-approval of credit transfer puts a student under the obligation of sending documentation for passed study activities to the Academic Study Board.
6.2.5 Students must re-apply for pre-approved credit transfers if they cannot attend one or more of the course elements for which they have obtained pre-approved credit transfers.
§ 6.3 - Credit
6.3.1 Based on an assessment of the academic qualifications of a student, the Academic Study Board may allow credits to be transferred from a previous higher education programme in Denmark or abroad.
6.3.2 The possibility of credit transfers will always depend on the Academic Study Board's assessment of the equivalence between the relevant programme components.
6.3.3 Course elements whose contents coincide with the contents of constituent course elements of the study programme in question or with any already passed course elements in the present study programme cannot be approved as elective courses or entitle to credit transfers as elective courses in the study programme. Elective courses include all course elements approved by the Academic Study Board and that are not compulsory in the study programme in which the student is enrolled.
6.3.4 Credit transfers are only given upon production of an original, official transcript of records (hard copy) or a certified pdf-file, showing the passed study activities.
6.3.5. Transfer of study credits with grades is possible only when the previously passed study activity was graded in accordance with the 7-point grading scale, and when there is equivalence between the previously passed study activity passed and the study activity being substituted. Such equivalence must exist both in terms of the technical contents and in terms of the scope of the activity, as measured in ECTS points.
§ 6.4 - Extemptions
6.4.1 Practical Workshop Training
188.8.131.52 For each programme it may be decided that students with a previous completed vocational education relevant to the area of enrolment in question, and students enrolled in the engineering programme on the basis of a successfully completed htx (General Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Advanced Level, Higher Technical Examination) programme with a technical specialisation relevant to the chosen area of enrolment, will be eligible for credit transfer towards the practical workshop training and will thus not have to participate in the practical workshop training. Such students will receive written information on this from the University. Other students who wish to be exempted from the course are requested to approach the Head of Programme.
6.4.2 Industrial Engineering Training (Intership)
184.108.40.206 The engineering internship constitutes an integral part of the Bachelor of Engineering programme, and as such, no exemption will usually be granted from taking the Internship. In quite extraordinary circumstances, however, an application for exemption from the engineering internship may be submitted to the Academic Study Board, which will make the final decision on the basis of an individual assessment.
§ 7 - Provisions on the organisation of the programme
§ 7.1 - Enrollment and Unenrollment from teaching and exams
Course and Exam Registration
7.1.1 Registration for tuition and examinations shall be conducted in compliance with SDU’s rules on registering for courses and examinations.
7.1.2 The prerequisite for participating in tuition and examinations during each semester is that the student registers for the semester’s activities within the deadlines.
220.127.116.11 Admission to the study programme also implies admission to the first and second semester tuition and examination. Admission to tuition and examinations in the other semesters takes place electronically on Student Services Online at https://sso.sdu.dk.
18.104.22.168 The application periods are May for tuition during the autumn semester and November/December for tuition during the spring semester. The registration period is published on the website and is sent by e-mail to students’ SDU e-mail addresses. It is the student's responsibility to keep abreast of the time limits for registration.
7.1.3 Registration for a subject or optional subject involves automatic registration for tuition and the associated ordinary examination. Registration for both compulsory and optional subjects is binding. The Academic Study Board grant dispensation from this rule, provided that special circumstances apply. However, electives can be changed. See 7.1.4.
22.214.171.124 If the student registers for subjects additional to the 30 new ECTS points per semester, this registration will also be binding and cannot be cancelled.
7.1.4 Students may change an optional subject if they have not attempted an examination in the subject for a different optional subject within the first three weeks of the start of the semester.
7.1.5 The student must register for tuition and examination when the subject is offered for the final time.
7.1.6 It is the responsibility of students to check their registrations at the start of the semester.
7.1.7 Students cannot register for courses beyond the level required to complete the study programme, unless the student is enrolled on one of SDU's talent programmes.
Course and Exam Withdrawal
7.1.8 Withdrawal is not permitted and absence from an examination will be registered as a failed examination attempt, unless the Academic Study Board grants dispensation for withdrawal from one or more courses. The student must have applied for a dispensation for withdrawal before the exam in question is held.
§ 7.2 - Access to Masters level courses
§ 7.3 - Deadline for programme completion
Maximum Study Period
7.3.1 The Bachelor of Engineering programme must be completed no later than four and a half years after the commencement of studies. See SDU’s rules on completion times for Bachelor, Professional Bachelor and Master’s (Candidatus) programmes. Granted leave of absence is not included in this time period.
7.3.2 If warranted by special circumstances or the student is elite athlete, entrepreneur or a chairman for an organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), the Academic Study Board may grant dispensation from the rules on the maximum study period.
§ 7.4 - Study activity
7.4.1 Minimum Pass Grade Requirement: A student must pass at least one ECTS qualifying examination during a coherent period of at least one year. Should this requirement not be fulfilled, the student's enrolment will be cancelled.
126.96.36.199 If warranted by special circumstances, the Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from the minimum pass grade requirement.
7.4.2 Activity requirement: See, SDU’S rules on student activity.
188.8.131.52 If warranted by special circumstances or the student is elite athlete, entrepreneur or a chairman for an organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), the Academic Study Board can grant dispensation from SDU’s rules on student activity.
§ 7.5 - Thesis
7.7.1 The final project is usually completed during the seventh semester of the programme. The final project must contain an independent, experimental or theoretical discussion of a practical problem related to the core subjects of the study programme.
§ 7.6 - Change of profile
§ 7.7 - Individual activities
Individual Study Activities
7.11.1 Students may in agreement with a supervisor apply to the Academic Study Board for an individual study activity.
7.11.2 Individual study activities shall include a description of the learning outcomes in terms of knowledge, skills, competencies and assessment method.
7.11.3 An individual study activity may not be used to reduce the scope of the study programme, and it may not overlap with the contents of the final project.
7.11.4 As a general rule, the extent of an individual study activity may not exceed 5 ECTS points. The Academic Study Board can, under special circumstances, make an exception to this rule.
7.11.5 Individual study activities completed in the autumn semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s pool of optional subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in August. Likewise individual study activities completed in the spring semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s pool of optional subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in January.
7.11.6 Individual study activities completed in the autumn semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s constituent subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in April. Likewise individual study activities completed in the spring semester and which do not form part of the curriculum and which are to be included in the student’s constituent subjects must have been approved by the Academic Study Board no later than at the Study Board’s meeting in November. As a general rule, individual study activities can only substitute obligatory courses in situations, where the obligatory course no longer is offered, the student has not used any examination attempts in the course in question and it is not possible to take an equivalent course (pre-approval of credit transfer).
§ 7.8 - Limitation on the number of entries
§ 8 - Exemptions and complaints procedures
§ 8.1 - Dispensation from University regulations
8.1.1 When warranted by extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Study Board may grant dispensations from those rules of the Curriculum which have been laid down exclusively by the institution. In certain situations, where the student is an elite athlete, entrepreneur or a chairman for an organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), the Academic Study Board may grant a dispensation from the curriculum or the rules of SDU. The Academic Study Board may in all cases of dispensation, apart from when deciding upon extra examination attempts, consider the academic ability of the student in question.
8.1.2 Any application for dispensation from the rules of the Curriculum must be made in writing, must be reasoned, and must be accompanied by relevant documentation. Costs related to acquiring such documentation shall be borne by the student. The Academic Study Board must have received the complete application no later than eight days prior to the meeting during which the application is to be processed.
§ 8.2 - Complaints over exams
8.2.1 The student is entitled to complain about an examination or other evaluation that is a constituent part of the examination. Complaints may
- be procedural (i.e. concerning whether the matter has been handled in accordance with applicable law and general principles of administrative law), or
- relate to the basis of examination,
- relate to the examination procedure and/or
- relate to the assessment of the examination
and must be submitted by the student to the university no later than 14 days after publication of the examination result. The complaint must be in writing. The complaint must be addressed to the Faculty of Engineering's Secretariat and sent to email@example.com.
8.2.2 The university will decide on the complaint based on the assessors' professional opinion and the complainant's comments on the result. The decision may offer a reassessment or a re-examination, or may find against the complainant. A re-assessment or re-examination could result in a lower grade. Complaints cannot be made about examination basis, examination procedures or assessment related to the study start examination.
§ 8.3 - Complaints over University decisions
8.3.1 Complaints regarding procedural matters
184.108.40.206 The student is entitled to file a procedural complaint (i.e. concerning whether the matter has been handled in accordance with applicable law and general principles of administrative law) against the university's decisions, including decisions made by the Academic Study Board. Procedural complaints may be submitted to the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.
220.127.116.11 The complaint must be submitted to the University no later than 14 days after the student has been notified of the contested decision. The complaint must be in writing. The complaint must be addressed to the secretariat of the Academic Study Board at the Faculty of Engineering and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8.3.2 Complaints about credit transfers and pre-approved credit transfers
18.104.22.168 Complaints about the refusal or partial refusal of pre-approved credit transfers or credit transfers for Danish or foreign course elements that have been passed can be submitted to the Qualifications Board when they related to academic issues in accordance with the Act on the Danish Assessment of Foreign Qualifications, etc.
22.214.171.124 The complaint must be submitted to the University no later than 4 weeks after the student has been notified of the contested decision. The complaint must be in writing. The complaint must be addressed to the secretariat of the Academic Study Board at the Faculty of Engineering and sent to email@example.com.
§ 9 - The affiliation of the programme
§ 9 - Transitions
9.7.1 The rules concerning the first year examination, which were valid at the time of admission and enrolment, apply on students admitted and enrolled on a Bachelor of Engineering study programme before 1 September 2015.
9.7.2 The rules concerning the study start examination and SDU's activity requirement do not apply on students admitted and enrolled on a Bachelor of Engineering study programme before 1 September 2015.
9.7.3 The rules concerning maximum period of study, which were valid at the time of admission and enrolment, apply on students admitted and enrolled on a Bachelor of Engineering study programme before 1 September 2016. Ie. these students must have completed the study programme within 7 years after the commencement of studies.
§ 9.1 - Legal basis
This curriculum is based on the provisions of:
- Danish Consolidated Act no. 1778 of 7. August 2019 concerning the Danish Act on Universities (Universitetsloven)
- Danish Consolidation Act no. 790 of 9. August 2019 on Academy Profession Programmes and Professional Bachelor Degree Programmes (LEP-loven)
- Danish Ministerial Order no 841 of 24 June 2018 on Academy Profession Programmes and Professional Bachelor Degree Programmes (chapter 1 – section 5(1-2) excluded – and chapters 3-4 and 6-7 only) (LEP-bekendtgørelsen),
- Danish Ministerial Order no. 211 of 27 February 2019 on the admission to academy profession programmes and professional bachelor degree programmes, as amended by the Ministerial Order no 663 of 28 June 2019
- Danish Ministerial Order no 1160 of 7 September 2016 on Bachelor of Engineering programmes
- Danish Ministerial Order no 1062 of 30 June 2016 on examinations and examiners related to universiy programmes, as amended by the Ministerial Ordes no 1503 of 28 November 2017, no. 1080 of 28 August 2018 and no. 878 of 26. August 2019 (Eksamensbekendtgørelsen)
- Danish Ministerial Order no 1500 af 2 December 2016 on examinations in advanced vocational programmes (Chapter 6 only), as amended by Ministerial Orders no. 1502 of 28 November 2017 and no. 1081 of 28 August 2018
- Danish Ministerial Order no 114 of 3 February 2015 on the Grading Scale and Other Forms of Assessment (Karakterbekendtgørelsen)