Lecture with interactive elements (VUE)
Based on the continuous assessment course (PI) format, lectures with interactive elements (VUE) offer the perfect framework for courses that require active student participation and provide more flexibility for teachers and students. The VUE course format is well suited e.g. for teaching settings with a lecture part and an interactive lab part.
Key facts about lectures with interactive elements:
Full contact hours in class
Reduction of student attendance requirement is possible (50-70% according to the general guidelines issued by the Vice-Rector for Academic Programs and Student Affairs)
Grading is based on at least two performance components
One performance component may be decisive for the final grade
Students can compensate for a missed performance component required for the positive completion of the course, if the student missed the performance component for a justifiable reason and excused him or herself
Students can repeat a Performance component required for the positive completion of the course, if the students was graded negatively and did achieve at least 10% of the total points of this performance component
Exam InformationIn the following paragraphs, you can find further information on repeating exams, viewing exam results, and other topics.
Repeating a Positively Graded Exam
A positively graded exam may be repeated once within a period of 12 months from the exam date. With the new attempt, the previously earned positive grade becomes void. This means that the repeat examination may also result in a lower grade. Applications to repeat an examination have to be submitted by email to the Examinations Office.
You have to resit courses with continuous assessment of student performance – it is not allowed to transfer completed assessments to another course/another semester.
Viewing Exam Results
You can view your exam results within six months of announcement of the grades. You can make photocopies of the exam papers when viewing your results, but you are not allowed to take the original documents home with you.
Your Legal Rights with Regard to Examinations
In principle, it is not possible to file any appeals against grades received for completed examinations. If any substantial shortcomings occurr during an examination, however (e.g. a fire alarm or a similar incident), students with a failing grade may submit an application for annulment of the examination within four weeks of announcement of the grades. This application must be submitted to the Study Regulations & Credit Transfer office (Study Service Center, LC building, level 2, counter 3) within four weeks of announcement of the grades. The application must clearly state and explain the alleged substantial shortcomings that are claimed to have invalidated the examination. Examinations that are declared void will not be counted as a lost examination attempt. Here can you find more information on the Conduct of Examinations and Dealing with Cheating and Fraud
If a student is found to be cheating or to have cheated during an exam (e.g. using a crib sheet or other unauthorized aids), a procedure for invalidating the exam in question will be initiated. Exams declared void because of cheating will count as a lost examination attempt. Invalidation procedures are initiated by Study Regulations & Credit Transfer and implemented in cooperation with the Study Support office. If a student attempts to take an exam on behalf of another student, he or she will – without exception – be reported to the public prosecutor’s office for charges of forgery, which may result in a criminal record.